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Historic sports moment to happen as MMA boss speaks at Forbes Conference

By Dugout Philippines

MANILA--One Championship chairman Chatri Sityodtong is set to share his experiences at the Forbes Global CEO Conference on Nov. 29 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

The Forbes Global CEO Conference is an invite-only, exclusive two-day event where CEOs from all over the world and from various global brands and international organizations are brought in to share their experiences in the past year, including the toughest obstacles and how they overcame them.

It is the 16th iteration of the annual event which brings together over 400 global CEOs, tycoons, entrepreneurs, up-and-comers, capitalists and thought leaders.

The year 2016 is particularly noteworthy because it will be the first year the conference is attended by an individual representing the sport of MMA.

MMA’s inclusion in this round of the conference is a milestone for the sport and is a testament to its rapid success over the past few years.

Because of Sityodtong’s work with One, MMA in Asia is no longer running paces behind the pack--it’s revolutionizing sports entertainment in the region with fresh marketing initiatives and a robust digital platform.

In just a short span of five years since One was established in 2011, the company has become the largest sports media property in Asian history with an audience reach of one billion homes in over 118 countries worldwide through various international media broadcasts.

It is widely recognized as one of the largest MMA promotions in the world and its popularity has led to a handful of key partnerships with brands like Disney, Marvel, G-Shock, Under Armour, and UMG.

Sityodtong will be joined by leaders in different fields such as AirAsia CEO Tony Fernandes, InterContinental Hotels Group CEO Richard Solomons, and his excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, among others.

Sityodtong is scheduled to touch on various subjects, including primarily “Building Brand Power” and how he was able to take a promising upstart and turn it into a leading global brand.

Alongside bigwigs from organizations like Cirque du Soleil, IHG and the Ayala Corporation, Sityodtong will divulge his knowledge and experience in developing One Championship over the past few years.

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