Sports & Play Industry Conference • 30-31 August 2018

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Sports & Play Industry Conference • 30-31 August 2018

DATE: 30 -31 August 2018
LOCATION: Mantra On Salt Beach, Kingscliff, in Northern New South Wales.

The Sports and Play Industry Association (SAPIA) is the peak industry body for sports and recreation construction in Australasia. It is a not-for-profit association, established to promote the best construction standards and business practices for the benefit of both members and their customers, as well as to contribute to the safe sporting pleasure of participants who use facilities constructed and/or serviced by members of the Association.

SAPIA members include builders, sub-contractors, manufacturers, suppliers, and professional consultants. They have expertise in building and surfacing all types of sports and recreation areas, including tennis courts, playgrounds, basketball and netball courts, bowling greens, hockey fields, squash courts, athletic tracks, equestrian arenas, soccer fields, cricket pitches, golf greens, baseball fields, rugby and AFL fields, skateboard parks and velodromes. Members manufacture and install sports flood lighting, fencing, all types of nets, net and goal posts, basketball towers, shade structures and shade sails, synthetic grass and acrylic surfacing materials as well as ancillary products.

Naturally, as a leading manufacturer of synthetic sports and recreational surfaces, Advanced Polymer Technology (APT) is highly involved with SAPIA and play a key role in the annual event. As SILVER SPONSOR, APT will be attending the 2018 annual conference, hosted at Mantra On Salt Beach, Kingscliff, in Northern New South Wales.

Jim Tritt – Value Chain Manager PU Applications for SportGroup and former Director of Operations at APT Asia Pacific, was elected to the SAPIA Board in 2016. Jim has extensive knowledge in the design, manufacture and distribution of synthetic turf systems, including elastic layers, infill materials and adhesives. He is also experienced in the development of polyurethane coatings with a particular emphasis on sports applications including athletic tracks, tennis courts, gymnasium floors and protective coatings for concrete.

Jim is delighted to be presenting this year at the 2018 SAPIA event and welcomes all members to the event for an educational and informative series of discussions, targeting this year’s most popular topics.

For further information about this event, please refer to the SAPIA website: