Our Achievements in 2010
Deepening the cooperation and exchange of sport management in the Asia Pacific Region
Sport affairs of today are considered as highly internationalized and commercialized, and their massive contributions to the economics have been phenomenal for single or for multiple countries. In recent years, the Asia Pacific region has been particularly interested in bidding the hosting rights for international sporting events There are six Korean cities which will host mega sport events in the near future. Taiwan has also successfully organized two events in 2009, the World Game and the Deaflympics. The idea of "Exercise is medicine" will be prevailing in the region as the population is aging. And the trend will have profound influences to the growth of the sport industries in the region.
The one day event "2010 International Sport Management Summit in Taiwan
The Deepening the cooperation and exchange of sport management in the Asia Pacific Region was thus created by us and staged in our campus. The four presidents of the sport management associations in the Asia Pacific region were invited as keynote speakers, and they were: Dr James Zhang of North American Society for Sport Management, NASSM; Dr. Russel Hoye of Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand, SMAANZ; Dr. Chin-Hsung Kao of Asian Association for Sport Management, AASM; Dr. Kong-Ting Yeh of Taiwan Association for Sport Management, TASSM. The Dean of College of Sport Knowledge, professor Tien-Zu Chen was also the keynote speaker representing the hosting organization, Aletheia University.
Pevious presidents from the sport management associations worldwide gathered in the "2011 Global Sport Management Summit" held in Taiwan by the Department of Sport Management at Aletheia University, from April 29 to May 1 st in 2011. Presidents of NASSM, EASM, SMAANZ, and the new born African and South American associations, ASMA and ALGEDE spoke individually and together in front of over 600 participants coming from governments, industries, and academics around the world. In responding to the globalized nature of sports, the summit intended to unite the field of sport management as one. The theme of the summit was: " facilitating the cooperation and exchange of sport management around the world."