"This is the most prestigious event on the South African sporting calendar, and we’re delighted to be entrusted with such a highly thought of event and brand," says Hayley Horan, MD of Creative Space Media.

"Sport is such a big business in South Africa, with so many different role players, so it’s fantastic that we’re in a position to put on an event that rewards excellence in this space and host a memorable night for the sports industry," Horan adds.

Creative Space Media has built a portfolio of over 60 events in South Africa and has licenced the SA Sport Industry Awards from the Sport Industry Group in the United Kingdom.

This year will see the ninth staging of the event in South Africa.

"We are excited to be working with Creative Space Media, which has a track record for delivering events to industry," says Nick Keller, CEO of Sport Industry Group. "They offer a new platform for the South African sports industry to demonstrate its world-class administration, creativity, strategy and communications." 

The SA Sport Industry Awards is targeted at all the main commercial players in South African sport, namely agencies, rights holders, sports federations, media companies, PR agencies, brands, events and organisers, and the goal is to showcase talent, reward excellence, provide a networking opportunity and put on a night to remember for the industry.

The 2019 categories and judges will be revealed in due course.

Creative Space Media will aim to engage the South African sports industry through the weekly Sport Industry Group newsletter. 

For more information, contact [email protected].