Exhibitors

AGES

The purpose of the Association of Global Event Suppliers is to build up awareness for industry-specific aspects and to promote the interests of its members in the international event marketplace.

AGES shall become a cohesive and powerful voice and offer appropriate, standardized tools to its members as well as to relevant governmental bodies and organizers of large events.

Sharing information
The objective is to become a professional and business-oriented association which offers to share and manage valuable information related to the temporary infrastructure industry in order to streamline business for buyers and sellers.

A young industry
AGES will facilitate knowledge transfer, the building of reputations, the acknowledgement of the temporary infrastructure industry, and help increase the business potential for this industry in general.

Developing a roadmap
AGES wants to develop a roadmap together with governmental bodies and key stakeholders to create procedures, standards and other tools to facilitate interaction and business with event suppliers, and through this contribute to lowering the burden on future organizers.

The member companies MTD, CAT ES as well as the associate member Rock-it Cargo are present at the booth and will proudly represent the Association of Global Events Suppliers.

Booth Number: 54

AISTS

The AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), is committed to professionalising sports management through three core activity areas: continuing education, applied research and providing an engaging platform for industry connections.

Founded as a not-for-profit organisation in 2000, AISTS’s Founding Members - the International Olympic Committee, the EPFL, the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud - all recognise the importance of meeting the evolving knowledge needs of today’s sports managers.

Through its education services, the AISTS prepares tomorrow’s international sports managers with the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sports Administration held each year in Lausanne; provides professional development opportunities to international sport organisations; and onsite training for major event organisers.

The AISTS’s applied research arm conducts independent and commissioned projects, in addition to helping sports organisations and federations navigate an increasingly complex sport landscape through advisory services. The AISTS focus lie in four key competency areas, namely: sport events, sport business, sport technology and innovation, and sustainability in sport.

Beijing Olympic City Development Association

Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA) was set up on August 6, 2009. The scope of operation of BODA: to mobilize social forces to carry forward the Olympic spirit and boost the development of Olympic movement in the city; to support the development of public welfare work relating to Olympic culture, education, sports, youth, people with disabilities and volunteer service, etc., to conduct sport related exchanges and cooperation with relevant international organizations.

Booth Number: 133

Budapest

Budapest is a new force among Host Cities. Second between 2017-2023 in the Global Sport Cities Index, host of a hugely successful FINA Aquatics World Championship and the World Judo Championship in 2017 and European Capital of Sport for 2019, Budapest has taken its place on the stage among the world’s greats.

Why?

Because we are a city that has a unique passion for sport. 485,000 spectators packed the venues at the FINA World Championship last summer and a further 400,000 Hungarians flocked to the Fan Zones to take part in the spectacle. We are a people with sport in our DNA.

Why?

Because we are a tried, trusted and tested host. With events only from last year as diverse as FINA Aquatics World Championship, Formula 1, EHF Champions League Final4, LEN Champions League Final6 and the European Youth Olympic Festival, Budapest has the creativity and capability to stage world-class eye-catching events.

Why?

Because we have a great sporting future ahead. We have magnificent venues such as the new Duna Arena Aquatics Centre built in a record time. And we are pressing on with the development of Budapest’s city infrastructure as we create a modern and interconnected sort city at the heart of one of Europe’s most stunning natural urban environments. Just next year Budapest will welcome five world championships in 2019.

Our ambitions do not rest here. We will bid to bring the IAAF World Championships to Budapest in 2023, to be hosted in our brand new athletics venue, planned for excellence and performance.

And we look forward to welcoming you too, as a visitor or fan.

Booth Number: 30

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a non-governmental, member-based, capacity building organization that promotes sport tourism as a grassroots economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 500 members across Canada, including 150 municipalities, 300 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and a variety of other sport and tourism industry partners. Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with approximately $6.5 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors.

Booth Number: 78

Chungcheongbuk-do

Chungcheongbuk-do Province is located in the center of the Republic of Korea and is a strategic transportation hub. The Province is the home to the largest scale "National Training Center" where 1,150 athletes representing 35 events can train. The Province successfully hosted international sport/martial art mega events such as World Rowing Championships in 2013 and World Martial Arts Masterships in 2016.

In particular, Chungcheongbuk-do Province is gaining attention as a center for martial art. The Province has international organizations related to martial art such as International Center of Martial Art (UNESCO-ICM), World Martial Arts Union (WoMAU), and World Martial Arts Mastership Committee (WMC). Especially, WMC is the governing body of World Martial Arts Masterships, which was held in Cheongju City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province in 2016, expanding traditional martial arts throughout the world. Also, 2019 World Martial Arts Masterships, approved by the Korean government as an international event, will be held in Chungju City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province.

A successful hosting of the event leads to the expectation that Chungcheongbuk-do Province will position itself as a hub for world martial art and sport. Likewise, Chungcheongbuk-do Province will endeavor to develop martial art and sport with great passion around the world.

Booth Number: 62

CIES

The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was created in 1995 as a joint venture between the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the University of Neuchatel, the City and State of Neuchatel.

Using a multi-disciplinary approach CIES provides research, top-level education and consulting services to the sports world with the aim of overcoming the complexities of sport in today's society and improving how it is governed and managed across all sports.

City of Berlin

Berlin is Germany’s political capital and one of the world’s leading sports metropolises. Thanks to its high-quality sporting venues, such as the Olympiastadion Berlin or the Max-Schmeling-Halle and the Velodrom, Berlin hosts sports highlights of international importance again and again. In the last few years for example the European Swimming Championships 2014, the UEFA Men’s and Women’s Champions League finals 2015, the European Maccabi Games 2015 as well as the International German Gymnastics Festival 2017. In the next few years, Berlin will again be the site of high-caliber events. One particular highlight will be the European Athletics Championships 2018.

City of Lausanne

Lausanne and the Canton de Vaud, together the Olympic Capital, are the home of international sport.

Today, more than 1,500 people working in the sports industry call the Olympic Capital their home. Together, the sports organization's based in the region, which include 56 international sports federations, combine to provide a unique community which offers unrivalled knowledge sharing and opportunities for development.

The Olympic Capital is also home to a variety of international sports events and conferences every year, such as Athletissima (part of the IAAF's Diamond League series), a stage of the FIBA 3X3 Basketball World Tour, the WADA Anti-Doping Symposium and SportAccord’s IF Forum. Next year, the Olympic Capital will host the 2019 ITU Triathlon Grand Final and in 2020, will become the proud host of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games.

Welcome to the Olympic Capital, home of international sport!

Department for International Trade

The Department for International Trade is an international economic department. We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade.

The Department’s Sports Economy team helps UK companies identify and pursue the substantial export opportunities around global sporting events. We focus on areas where the UK has significant expertise which can make the biggest impact. We work with the main industry stakeholders; use government-to-government contacts; promote UK capability overseas; help develop the UK’s supply chain; help companies access overseas markets and potential buyers; and promote major export opportunities to UK companies.

Booth Number: 111

Dubai Sports Council

The Dubai Sports Council (Dubaisc) as the official sport’s governing body was founded on November 30, 2005 to represent and promote Dubai as one of the best global hub for sports innovation, leadership and excellence with the aim of developing and improving sport in Dubai. It aims also to create a comprehensive sports environment that meets the requirements of society and paves the way for the youth to cultivate their sporting and cultural talents and aptitudes in a way that leads them to achieve tangible results, so that Dubai can become a leading name in the world of sports.
The same umbrella of Dubaisc, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (MBRCSA) is also affiliated to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. It reflects the thoughts and philosophy of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to honor Individuals, Teams and Organizations with significant contributions in the field of sports not only in Dubai, Arab countries but worldwide.

Booth Number: 102

Edmonton Events

Edmonton is a spirited city that loves sports and radiates culture, and the two of those qualities combined create the perfect storm for hosting major events that leave a lasting impact on spectators, athletes and organizers alike. Edmonton has a reputation for hosting a diverse range of events, with spectators that rally support without fail, welcoming some of the world’s best events to our city with open arms and spirited chants. From traditional events like the ITU WTS Grand Final and IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championships, to extreme events like the FISE World Series and Red Bull Crashed Ice, Edmonton has demonstrated time and time again that we have the capacity and the expertise to put on events that are second to none, and the world has taken notice. Voted 9th in the Around the Rings 2016 Ranking of Sports City Poll and the only Canadian city to crack the top 20 in SportCal’s Global Sports Cities Index, when it comes to events, Edmonton’s philosophy is go big or go home. Although, when the place you call home is as great as Edmonton is, maybe going home isn’t such a bad thing.

Event Planning Group Ltd

The Event Planning Group (EPG) are your global event specialists and over the past fifteen years we have become leaders in the fast-paced world of international events, helping to define, plan and deliver many of the world’s leading global sporting events. We have been an integral part of the delivery teams at the Summer Olympic Games since 2000, along with Winter Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, Cricket, Rugby & Football Worlds Cups. Our team has also been a part of the delivery of a diverse range of corporate & community event profiles including festivals, celebrations and exhibitions.

EventScotland

EventScotland is part of VisitScotland and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events, EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting, generating and sustaining a portfolio of world class events in Scotland.

FAI - World Air Sports Federation

Founded in 1905, FAI - The World Air Sports Federation – is an IOC recognised, non-governmental and non-profit-making organisation that furthers aeronautical and astronautical activities around the world, ratifies records and coordinates international air sports competitions ranging from parachuting contests to fast-paced drone races. Its more than 100 member countries include numerous Asian nations. Air sports are booming in this region of the world, where you can enjoy some of the biggest events of 2018. The first FAI World Drone Racing Championships will take flight in Shenzhen, China, while The Red Bull Air Race, an FAI World Championship that combines speed, precision and skill and is followed by millions of fans, is touching down in Japan. Paragliding is also on the Asian Games programme for the first time, while the Federation is busy organising its flagship event – the multi-sport FAI World Air Games – due to take place in Turkey in 2020.

Federal Office of Sports

The Federal Office of Sport FOSPO in Magglingen promotes sport and physical exercise in Switzerland and its positive, useful and necessary role in society. It is a centre for services, education and training for Swiss sport and a sport scientific centre of excellence. Furthermore it establishes optimum conditions for sports facilities of national importance. Our key objective for participating at SportAccord Convention is the promotion of Switzerland, which has a long tradition of, and considerable experience in, hosting major regular and one-off national and international sporting events in Switzerland.

Booth Number: 109

FIAS - International Sambo Federation

International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) is a non-governmental organization and the only recognized international body being in charge of SAMBO development in the world. Nowadays, 88 national SAMBO federations are affiliated to the FIAS membership and 120 countries are developing SAMBO around the world.
SAMBO is included into the program of the Asian, European and Central American Games. FIAS annually conducts numerous international events at all the continents, including the world championships, continental championships and the President’s Cups.
FIAS is an active member of GAISF, AIMS, FISU, AIPS, Peace and Sport and fully complies with the WADA code and regulation.

FIBA – International Basketball Federation

FIBA (fiba.basketball) - the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

For further information about FIBA visit fiba.basketball or follow FIBA on facebook.com/fiba, twitter.com/fiba, instagram.com/fiba and youtube.com/fiba.

FICS - International Federation of Sports Chiropractic

The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic / Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) is comprised of national chiropractic sports councils worldwide and individual members, and has affiliations with international organizations within the chiropractic profession and the world of sports.

Finnish Olympic Committee

Finland – for the love of sport

Finnish Olympic Committee/Sport Finland builds bridges between sports federations, cities, event organisers, organisations and other entities. Our international network is wide and as a gateway between East and West, Sport Finland invites and unites people through sport.

Our main city partners are Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Oulu, Tampere and Turku. Also the Sports Division of Ministry of Education and Culture works in close collaboration with Sport Finland.

Sport Finland is where the sports beats from the heart. Together with our partners we create events with a soul.

Please contact Sport Finland for more info.

Booth Number: 32

FISU - International Federation of University Sports

Since it’s founding in 1949, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has been the world’s uniting force for university sport.

As the international federation of university sport, FISU represents 170 million students across 40,000 universities.

Embracing the motto “Today’s Stars, Tomorrow’s Leaders,” FISU’s flagship events are the World University Championships, University World Cups, and the Summer and Winter Universiades. The latter two are two-week events that happen biennially that draw thousands of student-athletes.

“Taipei did it,” Taipei City Mayor Wen-je Ko, said after hosting the 2017 Summer Universiade. “The world got to see us as we are.”

FITEQ - Fédération Internationale de Teqball

The International Federation of Teqball - FITEQ - based in Switzerland, has been established to unite the international Teqball community, a sport incorporating a highly engineered multiple award-winning Teqball table over which football is played. The FITEQ’s objective is to promote the development of Teqball globally, assisting in establishing national federations and to unify the rules of Teqball. The Federation will organise, promote and support international Teqball events and competitions including Teqball World Championships as well as establishing and maintaining world ranking statistics.

Booth Number: 100

GAISF - Global Association of International Sports Federations

GAISF is composed of International Sports Federations and other international sport and event related organizations. GAISF members are divided into five groups: ASOIF and AIOWF for those on the Olympic Summer and Winter Program, ARISF for IFs that are recognized by the IOC, AIMS for IFs that are not yet in any of the other groupings. The fifth group brings together all associated members which are sport-related organizations that organize events or support sport in various capacities.

GAISF’s vision is to present a united voice of sport in support of the Olympic ideals and of the Olympic movement and promote sport at every level and in every corner of the world, from grassroots to elite, wherever its members have national organizations and events.

The mission of GAISF is to serve and represent the common interests of all International Federations and coordinate the efforts of all those that aspire to become IOC recognized and, eventually, wish to enter the Olympic Program.

Booth Number: 52

Gerflor Connor Sport Court

The Gerflor Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of courts for sports.
Your events take place on sport surfaces, and the Gerflor group helps you set the stage. As the approved or official playing surfaces of multiple International Federations, our product quality and technical support will help you create the ideal setting for your competitions and provide a lasting legacy for your athletes, teams and communities.
Talk to us if you are working on new construction or the upgrading of existing facilities, creating space for competition or training, elite or recreational or corporate social responsibility projects.
With the Taraflex, Connor and Sport Court brands united, no company has more experience providing high level courts to Olympic, World Championship, regional and professional events than Gerflor.
Stop by Booth #81 to tell us about your court needs and see how we can help your organization.

Gracenote Sports

Gracenote Sports offers unique data, media, analytic and event services to the sports industry. We manage the world’s largest sports database, covering over 250 sports worldwide, historical and live. Over the past 15 years, a central data platform has been developed for sports results and biographical data on tens of thousands of athletes.

Gracenote Sports’ clients include sports federations, national Olympic committees, event organisers, rights agencies, broadcasters, media publishers, brands and app developers.

High Performance Sport Centres of Portugal

HPSC of Portugal network includes 13 specialized venues, mono and multi-sports, from all across the Country.
Each HPSC integrates a whole set of specific facilities, provided with the latest technological equipment and multidisciplinary support services, directed towards sports performance optimization.
HPSC main purpose is to deliver athletes the best preparation conditions, namely - sports performance evaluation, due control and optimization assessment, sports medicine, psychology, physiotherapy and nutrition.
HPSC of Portugal will be represented by its officially recognized organizational Body – National Sports Foundation – a private Entity of documented public interest, which focuses on better supporting Sports development through public/private means and resources and also EU Funds (i.e., Portugal 2020).

IFBB - International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness

International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness, IFBB, is the governing body of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, that includes 197countries. It's President is Dr Rafael Santonja. IFBB headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain.
The IFBB organize worldwide in a yearly basis over 2.000 events. The major IFBB events are World Men Championship and Congress, World Fitness Championships, World Classic Bodybuilding Championship, World Junior and Master Championships, Arnold Classic Weekends and IFBB Diamond Cup.
IFBB is member of SportAccord (World Association of International Sport Federations) International World Games Association, UNESCO, ICSSPE (International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education), amongst many other prestigious international bodies, being recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and by PASO as the sole International Sport Federation for the sport of Bodybuilding and Fitness, in full compliance with the WADA Code.

IFMA - International Federation of Muaythai Amateur

Recognised by SportAccord since 2006, The International Federation of Muaythai has 133 member countries worldwide, and 5 continental federations operating under a unified regulatory body.
Muaythai is a martial art originating from Thailand. Practitioners execute strikes using 8 points of contact: fists, shins, knees and elbows.
IFMA participates in the World Games, Combat Games, FISU WUC Programme, SEA Games, and holds many muaythai events including an annual World and Continental Championships. IFMA was granted provisional recognition by the IOC on December 6th 2016 and is now a proud member of ARISF. Additionally, IFMA has forged strong partnerships with organisations such as UNESCO, UNWomen and P&S, engaging in various activities and initiatives which uses the power of sport to create a positive change in the lives of our youth.

IFMP - International Federation of Match Poker

The International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP) was formed in 2009 with 7 founding members and has grown to over 60 national federations across 6 continents. IFMP became an official signatory to the WADA code in 2017 and has also been recognised as an Observer Member of GAISF. IFMP is dedicated to the growth and development of Match Poker as a mind sport and game of skill worldwide. With the launch of the Match Indian Poker League (MIPL) as the pioneer, we are working towards many more national pro leagues to help grow our sport globally. Match Poker is played completely digitally, on mobile devices, and free of conventional cards or chips. We have tied up with the University of Alberta’s Computer Poker Research Group and encourage our athletes to test their skills against the world’s leading AI poker player. Our sport is all about data and analysis, ensuring luck is not a deciding factor in crowning our Champions.

Innovation Norway

Innovation Norway is the national organisation for sport, cultural and business events, responsible for promoting Norway as a destination for future events.Innovation Norway is the national organisation for sport, cultural and business events, responsible for promoting Norway as a destination for future events. The following destinations will be present at the Norway booth 152 at SportAccord: Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Tromsø. Please come and see us.

Booth Number: 121

International Esports Federation

The International Esports Federation (IESF) is consistently making efforts to promote esports as a true sport beyond language, race and cultural barriers. IESF mission is to support International Federations (IFs) and the international sports society to adapt and advance into the digital era. Its mission is also to enhance the global momentum of esports globally.

International Ice Dragon Boat Federation

International Ice Dragon Boat Federation (IIDBF) is dedicated to the spread and development of ice dragon boat sport worldwide. IIDBF has published constitutions, articles, racing rules and regulations for international ice dragon boat tournaments and national contest. Ice dragon boat sport is innovated based on the water dragon boat sport maintaining its original skills and competitiveness. However, ice dragon boat sport is also the extension of water dragon boat sport overcoming its restriction of location and season. Therefore,ice dragon boat sport attracts attention and recognition from dragon boat fans all over the world and becomes a brand-new global winter sport.

Booth Number: 128

International Jump Rope Union (IJRU)

The International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) is the unified Jump Rope/ Rope Skipping federation for the global sport. IJRU joins - Fédération Internationale de Saut à la Corde (FISAC-IRSF) and World Jump Rope Federation (WJRF). Our Objectives are to;

● Promote, grow and encourage development of Jump Rope/Rope Skipping,
● Provide fair and drug free sport environments,
● Promote and encourage the development of international relations,
● Develop and adopt streamlined and standardized components, rules and regulations
● Promote and organize World Championships and other IJRU competitions,
● Encourage increased awareness for Jump Rope/Rope Skipping throughout the world with the support of other interested parties, and
● Carry out such other activities as may be desirable to promote our sport.

Our mission “To effectively and compassionately govern and grow the global sport of Jump Rope by serving our sport and athletes in accordance with the values of diversity and inclusion, innovation and excellence.

International Mixed Martial Arts Federation

The International MMA Federation is the global governing body for the sport of MMA, representing stakeholders across 70 nations through its family of non-profit, democratic federations. Founded from within the MMA community for the MMA community, the IMMAF works to further the development and regulation of MMA from the grass roots to elite level, and to organize elite, Amateur MMA Championships worldwide. IMMAF’s goal is for MMA to attain official sport recognition and ultimately be accepted into the Olympics.

Booth Number: 139
Website: http://immaf.org

International Roll Ball Federation

ROLL BALL, a fast growing sport of the century now has spread its wings throughout the world. It has received attention of various people in the sports fraternity and applauds from the people. Roll Ball has now become the heart throbe of all the youth.
The IRBF has now more than 50 countries spread across 5 continents playing this game. So come one come all, join this great sport of this new era. A game with thrill, enthusiasm, unity and sensitivity. A warm welcome to you in the Roll Ball family.
The main aim of International Roll Ball Federation is to promote this game in all countries of the world and to make this game popular among the school and college students. This will help the students/ players to interact & exchange their cultural values and view with others. It has always been our constant endeavor to create a sense of unity and brotherhood between the players all across the globe.
It is certainly not an easy task to introduce a New Game in to the main flow of the sports world. What encourages us to promote Roll Ball is the Joy of the players playing this game.

Booth Number: 108

International Zurkhaneh Sports And Koshti Pahlavani Federation

The International Zurkhaneh Sport and Koshti Pahlevani Federation (IZSF) was established on 2004 to promote Zurkhaneh and Pahlavani sports on a global level. The IZSF aims to regulate and standardize rules for Koshti Pahlevani and organize international festivals and competitions. In 2010 it started to regulate and organize para-zourkhaneh festivals for disabled athletes. 85 countries are currently members of the IZSF in 5 continents.
Zurkhaneh sports is a school of thought and tradition, to promote ethics and certain attitude.

Booth Number: 122

IPF - International Powerlifting Federation

The IPF was founded 1973 in the USA.
Since 1976 the IPF is a full member of GAIFS, IWGA, AIMS, as well as a provisional member of FISU.
IPF is a founding member of the World Games and participated on all editions of the Games.
Currently the IPF has 112 full member federations on all continents.
Our main event are the IPF Classic World Championships with +800 athletes.

Since 2008 the IPF has two strong partners with ELEIKO SE from Sweden and SBD Apparel from UK.
With those two partners the IPF was able to start working in a professional way.

ISF - International School Sport Federation

The ISF is the world governing body for School Sport.

It organises World Schools Championships in more than 20 sports and two multi-sport events: the Schools Summer Games (Gymnasiade) and the Schools Winter Games.
ISF events gather, every year, around 10000 students (aged 13 to 18) from all over the world.

The International School Sport Federation aims, through its events and activities, to promote education through sport, mutual understanding, peace and tolerance and to contribute to the physical, social and intellectual development of youngsters.

ISTAF - International Sepaktakraw Federation

In 1990, Sepaktakraw was included at the Asian Games in Beijing. Since then, Sepaktakraw has grown not only as a sport but one with high levels of commercial and entertainment value. This has allowed the inclusion of Sepaktakraw as a sport in the Asian Games since 1990 till the latest edition in 2018,
The ISTAF SuperSeries, a series of elite tournaments designed to deliver to Sepaktakraw fans a regular pipeline of the very best the sport has to offer, was launched in Bangkok, Thailand following the 2011 ISTAF World Cup. International TV coverage and recognition of the inaugural ISTAF SuperSeries 2011/12 exceeded all expectations and proved that passion for Sepaktakraw has been ignited in all corners of the globe.

Booth Number: 28

IWF - International Weightlifting Federation

The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), founded in 1905, is a permanent non-profit organization composed of 192 affiliated National Federations worldwide, from all five Continents. The IWF, being one of the oldest International Sport Federations, is the world controlling body for weightlifting sport which was one of the first sports included already in the first Modern Olympic Games 1896, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad. The IWF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole controlling body for international weightlifting and implicitly a member of SportAccord and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)

IWUF - International Wushu Federation

The International Wushu Federation (IWUF), established on October 3rd, 1990, is the international federation (IF) which governs wushu in all its forms worldwide. Wushu, which is also referred to as kungfu, is the collective term for the martial art practices which originated and developed in China. Currently, the IWUF has 149 members, across 5 continental federations worldwide. The IWUF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is also a member of both ARISF and GAISF. The IWUF is devoted to the spread and development of wushu throughout the world, to enrich people’s lives by making them healthier, both mentally and physically, and to promote friendship and understanding between all people worldwide through the spirit of sport.

Booth Number: 141
Website: http://iwuf.org/

Japan Sport Council

Established in 2003, the Japan Sport Council is the national agency responsible for development of sport in Japan. Managing the Sports Promotion Fund and Sports Promotion Lottery, the Japan Sport Council funds widely in both local community and elite performance sport. Total funding in FY 2017 amounted to approx. 29.7 billion JPY (approx. 280 million USD). The Japan Sport Council also owns and operates major sporting facilities such as the National Stadiums, National Training Center and Japan Institute of Sports Sciences. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Japan Sports Agency, the Japan Sport Council plays a vital role in delivery of sport policy in Japan and enhancement of sporting values in society.

Booth Number: 90

JJIF - Ju-Jitsu International Federation

Ju-Jitsu is a martial art which dates back to 16th century Japan. Ju-Jitsu stands for “flexible art” , which is designed to defend you with a appropriate reaction to violence. From Japan it spread all the way around the world and developed as sport, violence prevention and modern self-defense. Due to the initiative of the European Union in 1987, an international governing body, the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) was established. JJIF is not representing a specific style of Ju-Jitsu but providing for a sportive competition. The JJIF currently contemplates three different types of competitions at world level: the Duo System (Technical competition), the Fighting System (Sportive and safe MMA) and Ne-Waza (known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu as well).

Korea for Sports Development

Korea Sports Promotion Foundation

Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Sports Promotion Foundation has organized Sports ODA (Official Development Assistance) project to promote sports development as a sports leader.
We provide educational opportunities to the sports talents from developing countries as below.

(1) Administrator - Master's Degree in Seoul National University (Dream Together Master Program)

(2) Coach -International Sports Certifications in Korea (Korea Sports & Olympic Committee)

(3) Athlete -Joint training with the Korean National Team (Korea Sports & Olympic Committee)

(4) Dispatching Korean coaches - Korean coaches will come to your country for improvement (Korea Sports & Olympic Committee)

Malaysia Major Events

Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (Entry Point Project 7) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and supports major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to homegrown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit www.mymajorevents.com.my, or you can follow us on facebook.com/MalaysiaMajorEvents and Instagram/MyMajorEvents.

Marsh

World-class sport and events demand world-class advice. Events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the role of Federations and Governing Bodies in sport have a complex risk profile.

Marsh's Global Sports and Events Practice has experienced specialists who understand the risk management and insurance needs of this industry. With a continuing focus on risk management and the controls for safety and emergencies, effective event management is increasingly becoming a top focus and a significant concern for event owners and organizers. Our mission is to create and deliver integrated risk solutions and services that makes our sport and events clients more successful.

National Association Of Sports Commissions

National Association Sports Commission promises to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing to sports destinations, sports event owners, and vendors to the industry. As a non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sport tourism industry in the United States, NASC is the most essential resource for sports commissions, sports destinations, sports event owners, and industry partners.

Anaheim, Chicago, Denver, Michigan, Houston, Las Vegas, MGM Resorts, Miami and Reno/Tahoe have come together to represent the United States at SportAccord 2018.

Booth Number: 135

Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions

Holland, great destination for great sports events

Sports events in Holland are renowned for their professional and reliable organisation and innovation. Holland’s world-famous informal and open-minded atmosphere adds value to your sports event.
The five biggest cities collaborate closely with the NOC*NSF, sport federations, NBTC Holland Marketing, and the national government. This networking organisation, ‘The Power of Sports Events’, aims to take the quality and impact of big events to a higher level, organising the greatest possible number of activities before, during and after the main event. We focus on maximising the economic, social and sportive impact of your elite sports event.

Booth Number: 51

New Zealand Major Events

New Zealand is an attractive destination for major events of global significance. Recent events have included World Masters Games 2017, Cricket World Cup 2015, FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015, Rugby World Cup 2011 as well as unique home-grown events such as the Winter Games NZ. New Zealand is represented at SportAccord 2018 by New Zealand Major Events, which is the national body responsible for facilitating major events in New Zealand; Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, which is the economic development agency for Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city; and Sport New Zealand, which represents New Zealand’s sporting bodies.

Nüssli Group Support AG

With its temporary event structures, NUSSLI ensures that sport, cultural and business events held throughout the world leave a lasting impression. Our product line includes temporary grandstands and arenas, stages, overlay and event structures, event halls, pavilions as well as exhibition and museum structures. Since the founding of the Swiss company in 1941, NUSSLI has been developing technologically advanced and proven construction systems which form the structural framework for all types and sizes. Every day, 450 specialized professionals in 20 locations throughout the world bring their in-depth know-how, innovative approaches and flexibility to the table as they go to work on multifaceted design and construction projects. Each year, NUSSLI designs and builds approximately 2,000 exceptional event structures throughout the world, on time, with a reliable standard of quality, and precisely tailored to clients' requirements. For more information, please visit www.nussli.com

Panam Sports

We are the leader of sport and the Olympic Movement of the Americas. Panam Sports fuels the development of sport and supports the work of our 41 member National Olympic Committees to inspire more world-class performances and the the next generation of athletes across our region.

Peace and Sport

Peace and Sport is an international, neutral and independent organization based in Monaco, which contributes to peace using the power of sport. Founded in 2007 by Modern Pentathlon Olympic Medallist and World Champion Joël Bouzou, Peace and Sport is under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Through international and local cooperation between sport governing bodies, politics, athletes, peace-building practitioners, Champions for Peace, the private sector and civil society, Peace and Sport promotes actions and initiatives that aim to transcend cycles of violence and exclusion and to move towards sustainable and peaceful communities.

Penceo

Penceo is an all-round Digital Communications Agency dedicated to the world of sport, among our clients are many international and European sports Federations and Organizations. Headquartered in Geneva, Penceo has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Stockholm, Budapest and Krakow.
Our 360° Digital Marketing & Communication Services include:
- Digital Strategy
- Branding & Design
- Social Media Content Planning
- Video Campaigns & Social Media Posts
- Website Design
- IT Support, Web Development & App Development
- Online Games & Initiatives
- Fan Activation & Event Promotion

Our team is equipped to offer a 360° support to our clients when it comes to putting in place a digital marketing strategy and developing their digital footprint. Our team of graphic designers, developers and project managers offer professional support in communicating your message across digital and offline platforms. We offer more than creative and technical support, as we believe that a solid strategy lies at the foundation of every successful project. Our Marketing Managers and Digital strategist are ready to help your organization tell your story and activate your community with honest communication.

Penceo is the official digital delivery partner for the SportAccord website.

Booth Number: 39

Projects4Sports

Projects4Sports partners with sports and cultural organizations looking for support in delivering services on all types and sizes of projects. To that end, our Network of Projectants is focused on 4 main areas:

Education & Knowledge Transfer
Event Management
Congresses, Meetings & Incentives
Marketing & Communication

Booth Number: 138

Rider Levett Bucknall

RLB is the leading supplier of Cost, Budget, Procurement and Contract Management services and advice in the major events and stadium/arena sector with considerable experience in both Overlay and Legacy construction.
We are completely independent with 3,600 people across 120 offices around the world.
We specialise in three areas:

1. BIDs - Cost advice and support for Cities / Federations bidding for international sporting events

2. OC's - Cost Management services for Organising Committees of Major International Sports Events

3. Stadium & Arena - Cost Management services for stadium and arena development projects

Please visit us on Stand 40 for more information.

Booth Number: 40

Russian International Olympic University

Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) focuses on training specialists in sports management for the Russian and international sports industry, and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements. RIOU's courses cover major areas of sports education - including management of sporting events and facilities; mass communications; diplomacy and administration and career management - preparing students to make a positive and lasting impact on the international sports industry and secure prestigious positions within sporting organisations.

Saitama Sport Commission

Saitama Sport Commission is an organization in Saitama City, Japan. We are the organization which was formed to publicize local sports and revitalize the local economy by making optimal use of the sports resources and unique tourist attractions to attract sports related events such as tournaments.
We help organizers to find a venue or to publicize your event etc. to ensure the success of your Event.
We support you with warm hospitality, so feel free to contact us.

Booth Number: 148

Schenker AG

Growing and global: DB Schenker has extensive service expertise as an integrated logistics services provider. Expert teams connect the modules of the entire service range to form complex value chains.
DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods: in land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Roughly 68,000 employees at some 2,000 locations around the globe generated revenues totaling EUR 15.128 billion in 2016.
As a specialist in European land transport, DB Schenker connects all of the important economic regions in over forty European countries via a dense network of regular scheduled services. The company also specializes in global air and ocean freight solutions as well as all related logistics services. Integrated logistics centers at the world's most important intersections where flows of goods converge create an effective link between all carriers and enable a wide range of value-added services. DB Schenker holds top positions in automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, trade fair forwarding, special transports and services for major sporting events.

Singapore Sports Hub

The Singapore Sports Hub is one of the world’s first fully integrated sports, entertainment & lifestyle destination. Spanning a mammoth 35 hectares of land in the heart of the city, the Singapore Sports Hub is a sports and lifestyle precinct that houses a unique cluster of world-class facilities comprising of the National Stadium, Singapore Indoor Stadium, OCBC Arena, OCBC Aquatic Centre, Water Sports Centre, Kallang Wave Mall, Sports Hub Library, Singapore Sports Museum, and Shimano Cycling World. Incorporating cutting edge design and environmentally conscious construction, the Sports Hub campus comprises different multi-purpose venues with varying seating capacities, allowing the venue to host a variety of events ranging from sports and entertainment, to lifestyle and community events. Targeting all demographics – from the elite to the novice – the Singapore Sports Hub is a mega-project conceived as part of the Singapore Government’s vision to enhance the nation’s sporting landscape, and built with the community in mind. The Sports Hub’s in-house community programme – Experience Sports – enables everyone to participate in sports and fitness programmes for free, alongside public facilities for everyday use, which includes the 100PLUS Promenade, beach volleyball courts, hard courts (futsal, basketball, and netball), skate park and lawn bowls.

Sport Event Denmark

Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sporting event organization. Established and supported by the Danish Government.
Our objective is bidding for and hosting world-class sporting events in Denmark, for example World- and European Championships in different sports as well as major sports congresses. Sport Event Denmark is working in close collaboration with the Danish host cities and the national sport federations. Today Denmark is one of the leading countries in terms of hosting world-class sporting events (in top-15 globally according to SportCal).

Sports Authority of Thailand

Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), a national sports organization under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, is responsible for elite and professional sports development and promotion through standardized management to create social happiness and economic value. Its major missions are to formulate policies, direction and rules governing elite and professional sports, to support and develop elite and professional sports organizations, to enhance performance of Thai athletes and sports personnel, to encourage the implementation of sports science and technology to improve performance of athletes and sports personnel of all levels and to manage sports organizations, venues, facilities and equipment to meet an international standard. Its core values consist of five essential characteristics, i.e. visionary, relationship, spirit, accountability and teamwork or in abbreviation “VRSAT”.

Booth Number: 16, 16

Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government

Sports Bureau (“the Bureau”) is a department responsible for implementation of sport policies of the Macao SAR government. It aims to instruct, encourage, assist and promote sports development; enhances partnership between the Bureau and sports federations create the necessary conditions for the development of sports.

The Bureau organizes various international sports events and “Sports for All” activities regularly through collaboration with various sports federations. Meanwhile, improves the sports venues and sport facilities, as well as provides related training and Sports Medicine Services, promotes the positive message “Let’s excise for our health” actively, and to encourage residents to cultivate good habit of doing physical exercise to stay fit and healthy for the enhancement of the quality of life.

Macao 2018 calendar not only includes the Macao International Dragon Boat Races, FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Macao, Wushu Masters Challenge, Macao Grand Prix, Macao International Marathon and Macao International Kart Grand Prix but also Macao Open Badminton – Part of the BWF Grand Prix Gold Series, 2018 Macao China International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships and ABF Tour – Macao, China and JUA Open Cadets and Junior Macao 2018 and 2018 Macao Squash Open.

The promotion of various sport events in Macao has encouraged teenagers to actively take part in sports and the city is becoming a new force in the Asian sports arena.

Booth Number: 104

Sports Bureau, Taichung City Government

City Government of Chinese Taipei, mainly for sport-related affairs.

Booth Number: 123

The World Games 2021 Birmingham

TWG 2021 BHM is the Organizing Committee for The World Games 2021 Birmingham.

GBCVB is the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, USA - Host City for The World Games 2021.

Booth Number: 113

Tourism and Events Queensland

Queensland is Australia’s new global sport hub and Tourism and Events Queensland, as the state’s lead marketing, experience development and major events agency, has a vision of inspiring the world to experience the best address on earth. As host of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Queensland has just delivered a unique sporting event combining world-class infrastructure with stunning natural landscapes, an unbeatable outdoor lifestyle and world-famous weather. Easily accessible both internationally and domestically and with a $1.5 billion spend on new sporting infrastructure, Queensland is ideally positioned as a world-class event destination.

UK Sport

UK Sport is the UK Government’s lead agency responsible for strategically investing into Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes in order to maximise their chances of medal success. UK Sport also has responsibility for major sporting events, working closely with sports and regional partners to ensure that the UK successfully bids for and stages a range of the world’s biggest international sporting events.
Our investment and support services cover:

•High Performance (Investment, Evaluation, Solutions)
•Major Events (Investment, Bidding, Support)
•International Relations (Investment, Advocacy, Partnerships)
•Governance and Leadership
•Science, Medicine and Technology (via the UK’s Home Country Sports Institutes)

Booth Number: 76

Visit Victoria

Visit Victoria is Victoria’s tourism and events company, responsible for tourism marketing and event attraction. Visit Victoria is a single, unified organisation, working to sell Victoria’s great strengths nationally and internationally.

WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations

WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) is the World governing body responsible for creating, interpreting, managing, coordinating, improving, organizing and realizing activities concerning Kickboxing sport in all the five Continents. It is an association of 126 national kickboxing organizations, recognized by the relevant Government Sports Authorities or National Olympic Committee. WAKO ensures its development in-line with the Olympic Movement. Kickboxing is contact fighting sport with hand and leg techniques and maximum use of protective equipment, it is the umbrella name for seven competitive disciplines in the ring (Full Contact, Low kick, K-1) and on the tatami (Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light and Musical Forms).

Booth Number: 137

WBSC - World Baseball Softball Confederation

Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland -- the Olympic Capital -- the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball. WBSC has 202 National Federation and Associate Members in 143 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually.
The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Cups, Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women's).

Booth Number: 118

Welsh Government

Wales is recognised as a consistently outstanding destination for Major Events. Amongst many others, Wales has previously hosted the Rugby World Cup 1999, RBS Six Nations matches, 2 Ashes Tests, FA Cup finals, British Speedway Grand Prix, 11 London 2012 Olympic Football matches, Ryder Cup 2010, Wales Rally GB, Extreme Sailing Series, ICC Champions Trophy, ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup, Rugby League World Cup 2013, IPC Athletics European Championship, The Senior Open 2014 and 8 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches, UCI Velothon Wales,World Half Marathon Championships, ICC Champions Trophy and a UEFA Champions League Final.

Future events secured include a ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and a stop-over of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18.

World O-Sport Federation

World O-Sport Federation (WOF) founded 15th December 2005 in Hamedan city in accordance to the amateur goals of sport. It consists of various competition disciplines equally for both men and women which have become popular in many countries.

The multi-skilled technical structure of O-Sport is formed of: Persian arts and games, such as Dooz, Slingshot, Ley ley, swimming and traditional Martial Arts of Persian tribes. During a process of deep studies and modernization, these Games have become the industry of sport. These sports include Aqua O-Sport, Mind O-Sport and Combat O-Sport.

- Aqua O-Sport (is the combination shooting with Slingshot, crossing the obstacles and swimming in the fastest possible time in pools and seas).

- Mind O-Sport (is the combination of mind skills with geometric equations in order to link 3 people or stone in intersecting lines on a 24-dot screen in three types of Groups and physical skills, rhythmic and balanced movements which is done as group with music and instruments).

- Combat O-Sport (is combination of shooting with Slingshot, free running and crossing the obstacles with acrobatic movements in the fastest possible time and finally fighting on the competition platform or Ring in order to showcase combat capabilities of athletes).

Booth Number: 126