LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to announce the official programme for the LawAccord Conference scheduled to take place on Thursday, 6 April 2017 from 14:00-17:30 at the Scandinavian Center Aarhus, Denmark. This year’s LawAccord conference programme will include the latest updates from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). A workshop will also examine the legal strategies and novel approaches organisations may consider, to capture and monetise their digital assets.

Conference Co-Chair and Head of the LawAccord Conference Programme, Stephen Townley commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting LawAccord 2017 with the support of Michael Lenard, Vice President from the International Court of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS), and Co-Chair for LawAccord. This year’s programme promises to provide some interesting discussions and practical takeaways from a range of experts across the field, and is especially relevant for International Federations, sports administrators and lawyers, as well as cities.” Townley went on to say:

 “In addition to the critical briefing sessions from CAS and WADA at this time of considerable change in legal aspects of the sports industry, LawAccord will also examine the way technology is sparking innovation, creating both challenges and opportunities for International Federations as well as organisations who are involved in the legal business of sport.”

Keynote addresses will include the most recent jurisprudence and CAS rules presented by Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of CAS. Delegates will also hear from Julien Sieveking, Director, Legal Affairs from WADA, who will provide an update on the implementation of the 2015 Code, the WADA compliance programme, and a roundup of the latest WADA investigations.

Delegates will also learn the latest with an important new announcement from CAS on the CAS Doping Division following the IOC Doping Symposium recommendations. The following link provides further information on the LawAccord Conference Programme.

Registered SportAccord Convention delegates who are planning to attend LawAccord should indicate their interest at: [email protected].

Lawyers, sports professionals and International Federations who wish to attend the LawAccord Conference only, at a rate of CHF 750 (plus Danish VAT at 25%), should register using the following link: LawAccord Conference only.

For those who wish to register for a full delegate pass and take advantage of all the benefits the SportAccord Convention has to offer, including LawAccord, please register at:

Held in the European Capital of Culture for 2017, ‘Innovation in Action’ is this year’s theme for the SportAccord Convention Plenary Conference. As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will also host City Forum, and MediaAccord. The Convention also comprises: a 3-day exhibition represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event and legal services, media, and many more, as well as social and cultural programmes including the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event.

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SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.

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Delegate Registration for LawAccord only

For those delegates who wish to attend LawAccord only, click here to register and purchase a delegate pass.

A delegate pass for the LawAccord conference ONLY is priced at 750 CHF + Danish VAT @ 25%.