Recently (on 7 November), “Laguna Phuket Triathlon” was named Best Amateur Sports Event of the Year in Thailand (Silver) at Sports Industry Awards & Conference (SPIA Asia) 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand. Winning the award for two consecutive years, the 2017 edition is a step up from the Bronze Credential LPT has won in the same category last year.
Also joined Laguna Phuket Triathlon in this category were “Laguna Phuket Marathon” (Gold) and “FC Bayern Munich Youth Cup Thailand 2017” (Bronze).
SPIA Asia 2017 saw an expansion of both the sports conference and Awards Gala formats to now include 47 Asian countries across 23 distinct categories, both professional and community focused. 400 entries were received this year, and an independent panel of industry experts and appointed awards auditors have closely reviewed all the 205 shortlisted entries before awarding the top performers with Gold, Silver & Bronze accolades.
“We'd like to thank MMC Sportz Marketing for hosting such prestigious event to recognize us in the sports industry, Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand, Sport Authority of Thailand and Tourism Authority of Thailand for continuous support in Thailand's sport tourism segment, Phuket Provincial Office and Thai Airways International (PLC) for being there for Laguna Phuket Triathlon from the beginning, as well as all of our sponsors,” said Ms. Prapa Hemmin, Event Director of Laguna Phuket Triathlon.
“Special thanks go to Go Adventure Asia our long-term partners, all of our triathletes from our first race in 1994, event staff and volunteers both from Asia's premier resort Laguna Phuket and local communities surrounding us.”
Registration to this year Laguna Phuket Triathlon (Sunday 19 November) opens until 13 November at www.lagunaphukettri.com. For more information about SPIA Asia 2017 and all winners listing, please visit www.spiaasia.com.