Aganzo, president of AFE and José Luis De Santos, president of ACP, discuss the different formulas of the competition proposed in both sports as a result of the Coronavirus crisis. A new installment of Connected the forum of management and sponsorship debate of major sporting events in the pandemic of Covid-19. This time, football, and cycling are analyzed by the respective presidents of their professional associations.
Josie Puglia – (left to right) Sir Richard Branson was the unexpected star of last weekend’s AFL match for TravelManagers’ Josie Puglia (centre) when she was introduced by Virgin Australia’s Felicity Allen (at left)TravelManagers’ Virgin Selfie at the FootyWhen the Adelaide Crows faced off against the Western Bulldogs in an AFL Elimination Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, at least one footy fan at the ground was distracted from the game by the unexpected presence of Sir Richard Branson at the same function.Josie Puglia, representative for Geelong, Victoria, was one of ten travel agents who, along with their partners, had been invited as guests of Virgin Australia. During the hosted pre-match dinner in the MCG’s Olympic Room, the guests were spoken to by Gillon McLachlan, Chief Executive of the AFL, before the group proceeded outside to watch the game.“Sir Richard was sitting a couple of rows behind me during the match,” explains Puglia. “When Felicity Allan, who is the Industry Sales Manager VIC/TAS for Virgin Australia, introduced me to Sir Richard, I couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask for a selfie together,” she adds with a smile.Puglia says she was most impressed by the hospitality provided by Virgin Australia and by the Virgin boss himself, although she’s not certain how happy he was with the outcome of the match.“He was wearing a Western Bulldogs jersey but it didn’t do them any good – the Crows finished ahead by seven points!”About TravelManagers TravelManagers operates in all Australian States and is a wholly owned subsidiary of House of Travel, Australasia’s largest independent travel company, which has a forecast turnover of $1.5 billion for 2015. TravelManagers is a sister company to Hoot Holidays, also owned by House of Travel, and has more than 480 personal travel managers throughout Australia with a dedicated support team at the company’s national partnership office in Sydney. TravelManagers places all customer money in a dedicated and audited Client Trust Account which is separate from the general business accounts, ensuring client funds are only used for client purchases. Join TravelManagers Australiabecome a Personal Travel ManagerSource = TravelManagers Australia