SPIA Awards names PH as best SEA Games organizer

Richiel S. Chavez

THE Sports Industry Awards (SPIA) Asia has recognized the Philippine South East Asia Games Organizing Committee (Phisgoc) as the best Southeast Asian (SEA) Games organizer.

The award was based on the efforts in staging a world-class opening ceremonies and organizing 56 sports and 530 events in the 30th edition of the biennial sporting meet.

SPIA chief executive officer Eric Gottschalk personally handed the award to Phisgoc chairman Alan Peter Cayetano and Phisgoc chief operating officer Ramon Suzara during the conference organized by SPIA Asia at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Manila.

As the Asia’s leading sports business conference and awards platform, SPIA Asia recognizes and celebrates Asia’s Top 10 in 25 distinct awards categories including the Asia’s Best Sportsman and Asia’s Best Sports Woman category.

The SPIA Asia Awards have become the most credible awards platform in Asia having Suzara expressed his gratitude to the SPIA and stressed that the recognition will inspire the Phisgoc workforce to work harder and do better in the remaining days of the biennial meet. (SunStar Cebu)