Keynote Speakers

Keynote 1


Ms. Marisol Casado

Nationality: Spain
Organization: ITU – International Triathlon Union
Position: President

Born in Madrid in 1956, Casado started her sport career in running and field hockey while furthering her education. She competed in the first triathlon in Spain and won the race. Casado has a degree in Philosophy and Hispanic Language and an MBA in Sport Management. She is currently the president of International Triathlon Union since 2008 and has been an IOC Member from 2010 to present while also working for IOC Women and Sport (2014 to present), Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2015 to present), Olympic Solidarity (2017 to present), Coordination for the Games of the XXXIII Olympiad in Paris 2024 (2017 to present). She was awarded Golden Medal of the “Real Orden del Mérito Deportivo” for her service to sport. She lives in Madrid with her husband Joaquín and daughter Berta.

Keynote 2


Dr. Packianathan Chelladurair

Nationality: Canada
Organization: Troy University
Position: Distinguished Professor

Packianathan Chelladurai, or "Chella" as he is most widely and affectionately known, has clearly established himself as one of the pre-eminent scholars in sport management, specializing in organizational theory and behavior in the context of sport. Chella has left an indelible mark at several world class universities, having taught at the University of Madras in India, the University of Western Ontario in Canada (where he is a professor emeritus), and Ohio State University in the United States (where also he is a professor emeritus). He is currently teaching full time at Troy University.


Dr. Wirdati M Radzi

Nationality: Malaysia
Organization: University of Malaya
Position: Senior Lecturer

Dr. Radzi teaches and researches sport industry, sport law and risk management for the last two decades at University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. She was the Founding Member and Current President of Malaysian Association for Sport Management (MASMA). She is the Executive Council Member of AASM since 2014. She is the current Football Association of Malaysia Club Licensing Appeal Board Chair and member of Women in Sport Law Association as well as the International Sport Law Association. She is also a Member of the Malaysian and Kuala Lumpur Bar and a Sport Law Consultant at Messrs Zahir Khailani, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Keynote 3


Dr. David K. Stotlar

Nationality: USA
Organization: University of Northern Colorado
Position: Professor

Dr. David K. Stotlar served as the Director of the School of Sport & Exercise Science at the University of Northern Colorado 1992-1996 & 2007-2014; retiring in 201. He taught on the faculty in the areas of sport management and sport marketing. He has had more than 90 Journal articles, more than 50 textbooks and book chapters, and given over 300 presentations at professional conferences. He is a founding member of the Sport Marketing Association and was elected President of the North American Society for Sport Management.


Dr. Yi-Hsiu Lin

Nationality: Republic of China (ROC)
Organization: National Taiwan University
Position: Associate Professor

Dr. Yi-Hsiu Lin is an Associate Professor at National Taiwan University, teaching Master Program of Sport Management and Health Promotion. She is also Vice President of AASM, serving as a Marketing Committee. She serves as a director of Taiwan Society for Sport Management (TASSM). She earned her BA from Shih Hsin University, her Master from Fu Jen Catholic University, her Ph.D from University of Northern Colorado in the subject of Sport Administration in 2007. Her research interests are Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Communication, Sport Public Relations.

Symposium Speakers

Symposium 1


Mr. Hirokazu Kumekawa

Nationality: Japan
Organization: Japan Sports Agency
Position: Director, International Affairs Division

In 1994, Kumekawa started his career at Science and Technology Agency. Since then, he has worked mainly in the field of science and technology including total six-year service at International Atomic Energy Agency. In July 2018, he was assigned to the director of international affairs division of Japan Sports Agency. In the new capacity, he has been engaged in Japan-ASEAN cooperation with a focus on empowering women and girls in and through sport.


Dr. Supitr Samahito

Nationality: Thailand
Organization: NOCT
Position: Vice President
OCA Women and Sport Committee

Dr. Supitr Samahito is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sports Science, Kasetsart University in Bangkok. She received her B.Ed.and M.Ed in Physical Education (Elementary Education) from Chulalongkorn University and her Ph.D. in Educational Measurement and Research Design as well as the interested area in Sports and Exercise Psychology from Oregon State University in 1984. She was the founder of Faculty of Sports Science in 2005. She served as the Chairperson of the Department of Physical Education during 1989 - 1991, Dean of the Faculty of Education during 1992 - 2000, Vice President for Planning and Development at her University during 2001 - 2004. She was the OCA Women and Sport Committee since 2005 until now, served as FISU/CESU from 2007 - 2018. Significantly speaking, Dr.Supitr Samahito has a crucial role to play in creating and initiating the concepts of thinking for Thailand to establish the National University of Sport, in addition to creating the establishment of National Institute of Sports Science. On behalf of W&S representative in Southeast Asian Zone, Dr.Supitr has exercised her full potentials to motivate the member countries to create its own W&S Commission in its territory It is Amazing that since 2018, every country already have its own W&S Commission established. Currently, Dr.Supitr served as the Senate’s Academic Member; Standing Committee on Sport. President, Sport Psychology Society of Thailand, President, Women and Sport Association of Thailand. Vice President, National Olympic Committee of Thailand and Director, Thailand Olympic Academy.


Dr. TEOH, Chin Sim

Nationality: Singapore
Organization: Khoo Teck Puat Hospital
Position: Clinical Director

Dr TEOH Chin Sim is Singapore’s 1st female sports physician and has served as Chief Medical Officer to Team Singapore at multiple major Games including Paralympic, Youth Olympic, Commonwealth and Asian Games.

She is a pioneer in the women in sport movement in Singapore, having been appointed as Secretary of the Women and Sports Working Group (under the Singapore Sports Council), organising the 1st National Women and Sports Conference in 1999.

Dr Teoh is also a founding member and the 1st Treasurer of the Association of Women Doctors (Singapore) in 1998.

She is a current member of the SEA Games Federation Women and Sport Committee, and Chair of the Women in Sport Committee of the Singapore National Olympic Council.


Ms. Aya Noguchi

Nationality: Japan
Organization: Juntendo University
Faculty of Health and Sport Science
Position: Assistant Professor

Aya Noguchi is currently an assistant professor at Juntendo University Faculty of Health and Sport Science. She is also enrolling a Ph.D. program at International Christine University majoring gender-related issues in Sport for Development and Peace (SDP). She studied her master program at Franklin Pierce University in the U.S. majoring business administration (MBA) after she graduated from the University of Tsukuba School of Health and Sport Science in 2010. She was a professional football player in Swedish top division women’s football league. Before she started her current job, she was working for the International Affairs Division of Japan Sports Agency for two and a half years.

Symposium 2


Ms. Maki Kobayashi

Nationality: Japan
Organization: The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Position: Executive Director of Communications & Engagement

Maki Kobayashi-Terada joined the Tokyo2020 Organising Committee since August 2017. Before arriving the Committee, she held the position of Director for European Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She is a career diplomat since 1990 and worked on various areas including UN Security Council, Public Diplomacy before serving as Director for Economic Treaties or Chair of the Working Party of the Trade Committee of the OECD. She holds LLB from Kyoto University and graduated from Ecole Nationale d’Administration (Cycle international long).


Dr. John Horne FAcSS

Nationality: British
Organization: Waseda University
Position: Professor (Faculty of Sport Sciences)

John Horne Ph.D., FAcSS, is currently Professor in the Graduate School and Faculty of Sport Sciences at Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining Waseda, he held the chair of sport and sociology at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England and has been Reader and Senior Lecturer in Sociology in the School of Education at The University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He is the author, co-author, editor and co-editor of many publications including: Understanding the Olympics (2nd edition, 2016), Mega-Events and Globalization (2016), Sport in Consumer Culture.


Dr. Hyun-duck Kim

Nationality: Republic of Korea
Organization: Keimyung University/
Korean Association of Sports Management (KASM)
Position: Professor/Secretary General

Professor Hyun-Duck Kim teaches in the Department of Sport Marketing at Keimyung University in South Korea and currently serves as the secretary general of the Korean Association for Sport Management. He is actively involved with various government agencies in the development and quality assessment of local and international sport-related events in Korea. He is a certified evaluator for Event Sustainability Management System (ISO 20121). His recent research interests include managerial aspects of sporting events at various levels and consumer behavior and its relationships with organizational outcomes through meta-analytic methodology. He also published a series of articles on socio-historical aspects of Korean sports movement in international peer-reviewed journals.


Dr. Munehiko Harada

Nationality: Japan
Organization: Waseda University
Position: Professor

Dr. Harada was educated in Japan (Kyoto University of Education), achieved his Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University and was a Fulbright Senior Researcher at Texas A&M University. He has held positions with the National Institute of Fitness and Sport and Osaka University of Health and Sport Sciences prior to taking up his current position as professor on the faculty of sport sciences at Waseda University, Tokyo. He has also held positions as the past president of the Asian Association for Sports Management, the president of the Japanese Association for Sport Management, and the chairman of the Japan Sport Tourism Alliance (JSTA). He is a well-published author on sport management, sport marketing, sport tourism and leisure studies.

Symposium 3


Dr. Joyce Liddle

Nationality: British
Organization: Newcastle Business School,
University of Northumbria, NEWCASTLE, UK
Position: Professor of Public Leadership & Enterprise,
Director of Research & Innovation

Professor of Public Leadership & Enterprise, Director, Research & Innovation, Newcastle Business School, UK. Was Professor of Public Management & Leadership, Aix-Marseille Université, France. Fellow of the UK Academy of Social Science, UK JUC, and RSA. Member of six international Editorial Boards, Chair, EAB of IJPSM, UK editor, Local Economy. Joint editor, Emerald’s Annual Critical Perspectives in International PM, & editor, Public Sector Entrepreneurship. VP at various international universities. Published in most notable PSM journals; 10 books, 200 articles, 25 chapters and guest editor 20 special issues. Recent publication (2018) Handbook of International LG (eds) Kerley, Liddle & Dunning, Routledge.


Ms. Felicity Bennée

Nationality: British
Organization: Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Position: Head of Data Governance

Felicity has been working with technology and data in the public sector for over a decade, from developing open standards for interoperability to conducting research into why government IT projects fail. She has recently been working for better use of data in the public sector, working through senior governance boards to highlight the benefits of data-driven policy and projects.


Dr. Tateo Arimoto

Nationality: Japan
Organization: National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)、 Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)
Position: Deputy Director, STI Policy Research Center and Visiting Professor, National Graduate
Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)、 Principal Fellow, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

He served as Director General of Science & Technology Policy Bureau of the Ministry of Education and Science and held the position of Executive Research Fellow at the Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet office. He has played an active role in public policy making and implementation in the area of science, technology and innovation in Japan and is a major promoter of science of STI policy with multidisciplinary approach. He has been a co-chair person of the OECD study projects on scientific advice and research funding system. He is also a member of the program committee of the International Network for Government Science Advice (INGSA), and the special committee of Science Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan. He has published several books and numerous papers and given many invited lectures in quality journals and international conferences such as OECD, INGSA, APEC, EU, WSF, STS Forum and AAAS.

Moderator / Speaker

Dr. Hiroko Kudo

Nationality: Japan
Organization: Chuo University
Position: Professor

Prof. Dr. Hiroko KUDO is full professor of public policy and management at the Faculty of Law, Chuo University and visiting professor at Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University and Graduate School of Public Policy, The University of Tokyo.

She has been visiting professor and has been working with various master and doctorate courses at Italian, German, Austrian, and Hungarian universities, and was visiting research fellow at Economic and Social Research Institute of the Cabinet Office and Policy Research Institute at the Ministry of Finance of the Japanese Government.

Her research topics include: evidence-based policy making; co-production in public service delivery; behavioural public policy, ICT and innovation; and sport policy.

Her works include: “Bridging Big Data and Policy Making: A case study of failure”, in Proceeding of ICEGOV ’18, April 2019, Galway, Ireland, pp.609-615.