LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today launched its bid city application process for the 2019 and 2020 Conventions. Potential bid cities are invited to submit their ideas and proposal by Wednesday, 1 March 2017.
SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. Held in a different city each year, the Convention takes place over six days and 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. These include:
  • 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
In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.
The Convention provides organisations involved in the development and business of sport with a unique opportunity to meet and network on a global scale with over ninety percent (90%) of the delegation being key decision-makers. The majority of delegates, partners and exhibitors return each year, ensuring the Convention is part of their business strategy, thus helping towards achieving their goals and objectives. On top of this, SportAccord Convention works closely with the media worldwide, who delivered more than 1,500 unique news stories across all media platforms during the SportAccord Convention held in Lausanne last year.
Mr. Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention said, “We are looking for cities who will help to deliver an outstanding Convention and continue to build on the successes of previous Conventions. Cities are encouraged to look at creative ways to provide the facilities and services needed to host the Convention and welcome the sports community coming from all corners of the globe.” Hatt continued, “It goes without saying, hosting the SportAccord Convention also provides outstanding opportunities for cities in a unique setting.”
This year, SportAccord Convention is taking place in Aarhus, Denmark, nominated the European Capital of Culture for 2017. A vibrant city and passionate about sport, this accolade, together with the Cultural Programme of events unfolding throughout the year, will certainly help to make the 15th edition of the SportAccord Convention, a special one.
Further information can be found on the website at the following link. This includes the Bid City Application Information Pack as well as details outlining the Host City Bid and Selection Process.
Bid cities interested in hosting the Convention in 2019 or 2020 should contact Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention, [email protected] to register their interest and submit their Bid City Application Form by Wednesday, 1 March 2017.