SPORT EVENT DENMARK RETURNS AS GOLD PARTNER AND #SAC2017 CO-HOST FOR THE WORLD’S PREMIER ANNUAL EVENT AT THE SERVICE OF SPORT

Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to welcome the return of Sport Event Denmark as a Gold Partner and Co-Host for the 15th edition of the SportAccord Convention taking place in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sporting event organisation, established and supported by the Danish Government. Its main objective is to help develop and promote sport, to attract and host major international sporting events and congresses.

“It is a unique situation for Sport Event Denmark to welcome SportAccord Convention and all the delegates to Denmark as co-host as well as being Gold Partner once again. We will take the advantage to walk-the-talk in terms of hosting, not only in terms of the Convention but also in terms of the many major international sporting events that are in the pipeline. From the Opening of the Convention until the Closing Event in the ARoS Museum, we will do our utmost to demonstrate why Danes are some of the happiest people in the world and to share how the Danish “hygge” can be translated into an international setting.” said Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark.

To experience this in action, Sport Event Denmark will be found at the Danish Booth (no. 90) where delegates can take part in an interactive competition with the chance of winning a range of daily prizes including Beoplay H7 – Premium wireless over-ear headphones. Delegates are also invited to join the Danish team for Happy Hour from 16:30 to 17:30 daily from Tuesday 4 to 6 April inclusively, to sip and “exbeerience” one of the most famous beers in the world – Carlsberg.

Commenting on the partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “It is always a pleasure to have Sport Event Denmark onboard as a Gold Partner and particularly this year as Co-Hosts with the City of Aarhus. Their enthusiasm, passion and contribution in putting this event together has been instrumental in helping to make the 15th edition of SportAccord Convention a special one in this year’s European Capital of Culture, Aarhus Denmark, and we would like to offer our sincerest thanks.”

Around 2,000 delegates register and attend the SportAccord Convention to network and discuss the business of sport with over ninety percent (90%) of the delegation being key decision-makers and in a position to take action. The majority of delegates, partners and exhibitors return each year, ensuring the Convention is part of their business strategy.

To become involved in the SportAccord Convention, follow developments and updates via Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention

IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF BRONZE PARTNERS FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to confirm its Bronze Partners for the 15th edition of the Convention taking place from 2 - 7 April 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark, a city passionate about sport with a strong cultural vibe and offering friendly hospitality – the Hygge way.

Taking place in this year’s European Capital of Culture, the SportAccord Convention Bronze Partners include:

·       European Championships Glasgow 2018

·       FIBA (International Basketball Federation)

·       Finnish Olympic Committee

·       Mexico City Sports Institute

·       Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

·       Melbourne - Visit Victoria

Held in a different city every year, the SportAccord Convention 6-day event is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas, and is attended by up to 1,500 delegates.

Commenting on this year’s Bronze Partners, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We’re delighted to welcome our Bronze Partners for the 15th edition of SportAccord Convention and appreciate the support, commitment and value they bring to delegates. This year’s Bronze Partners demonstrate how the Convention provides the perfect platform for organisations to network and discuss the business of sport from all corners of the globe.”

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will host a 3-day Exhibition as well as a Conference including: the Plenary, City-to-City, City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord at this prestigious global gathering. Other features include the Speakers’ Corner, Opening Ceremony, as well as Closing Event to be hosted at the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. To register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

[email protected]

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION OPENS HOST CITY APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2017 AND 2018

Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With Lausanne recently confirmed as the location for the next SportAccord Convention, set to take place 17-22 April 2016, the organisation has now officially opened the application process for future host cities of the Convention in 2017 and 2018.

Held in a different city every year, the annual SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas. As the premier event connecting sport and industry, approximately 90% of the participants are high-profile leaders, who seek to further the development of sport in an intimate and exclusive environment. In turn, this garners much attention and places cities firmly in the spotlight.

Speaking about the host city opportunity, Mr. Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention commented:

“The SportAccord Convention is an important event in the sporting calendar for industry, International Sport Federations and organisations worldwide, so the earlier we start the bid process for the involvement of future cities, the better. The Convention provides an ideal platform to get business done - much is achieved in a short space of time - and for many organisations, the same opportunities may not present themselves as easily throughout the year.” Hatt went on to say:

“We are inviting cities to apply to become a host city in 2017 or 2018, and take advantage of the opportunities gained by being involved in this unique event”.

Further information can be found on the website at https://www.sportaccordconvention.com/about/bid-city-information-2017-and-2018.This includes the Bid City Application Information Pack, the Host City Bidding and Selection Process, as well as the Bid City Application Form.

The place Where Sport Meets, the SportAccord Convention is an exclusive 6-day event and attended by 2000 delegates. It is host to annual general meetings, a themed conference including City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord, as well as a Plenary Conference. An Exhibition is also held within the Official Programme and is represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event services, media, and many more. International Sport Federations also take part in the Sports Demo Zone, and the Convention additionally provides a strong cultural and social programme for all participants.

Cities interested in bidding to host the Convention in 2017 or 2018 should contact Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention, [email protected] to register their interest by Thursday, 28 January 2016.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

[email protected]

New Global Telecoms Service Partner ‘Cellhire’, offer Delegates Preferential Rates during SportAccord Convention

Date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to announce Cellhire as Global Telecommunications Service Partner for this year’s World Sport & Business Summit taking place from 19-24 April 2015 at the Sochi Expocentre, Sochi, Russia.

As part of the partnership, SportAccord Convention has negotiated exclusive rates with Cellhire, allowing delegates travelling to Sochi, to choose from a variety of cost-saving solutions including voice and data products.  Available in voice bundles priced from €36.50, this includes a sim card and 250 minutes of local calls, along with unlimited cellhire to cellhire calls.

Commenting on the partnership, Aymeric Bouffard, Cellhire Managing Director Americas and Mainland said,

“We are delighted to be returning to Sochi in partnership with SportAccord Convention. This is a great platform to meet new and existing customers in the sports event industry. We will be presenting our bespoke offers for the European Games in Baku in June 2015 and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, and we look forward to providing SportAccord Convention delegates with the best wireless offers for their international travels.”

Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention noted, “We’re pleased to be able to offer delegates this opportunity as networking and communication is an essential part of SportAccord Convention. Partnering with leading supplier Cellhire, provides delegates with cost-effective options for sharing insights, and conversing with friends and colleagues at the SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit.”

The SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers in sport to engage with business leaders across 25+ industry sectors. The 6-day event features a 3-day Conference, dynamic exhibition, LawAccord, City Forum, the SportAccord Convention Village and Sports Demo Zone, as well as hosting the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport.

For more information on voice and data bundles, as well as phone and device hire, email [email protected].

For conference information, including the Official Schedule and Conference Programme, or to register as a delegate, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com.

For media enquiries, please contact Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer at + 44 (0)20 3289 1690 or [email protected]  

SPORTACCORD 2018 ‘GREAT HONOUR TO HOST WORLD CLASS EVENT IN BANGKOK’

Date: 
Thursday, February 8, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Recent Thai radio coverage and television news bulletins focused on the upcoming SportAccord have confirmed it is ‘a big opportunity and great honour to host the world class event in Bangkok.’ It is the first time SportAccord will take place in Thailand providing a prestigious platform, as well as easy-access for Thai organisations and those in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, to become involved in the business of sport and take advantage of the many opportunities the event has to offer.

SportAccord is the only annual sports business event attended by all the international sports federations within GAISF, and provides unique access to numerous networking events and high-profile attendees throughout the week. These include around 1,500 delegates representing industry, cities/regions, legal and health teams, inventors, sports sponsors, providers and rights holders, subject matter experts, as well as newsmakers, to name a few.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said: “Final preparations are well underway ahead of SportAccord in April. We have just returned from another series of very successful coordination meetings with the Thai Ministry and their teams in Bangkok. There is a lot of focused and dedicated work going on behind the scenes to ensure that the next SportAccord will be an outstanding success for everyone involved.”

Hatt went on to say: “If you have not already done so, I would encourage anyone involved in the business of sport, to register and take part.”

Speaking of the great honour in hosting SportAccord, Col. Ruj of the Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT) revealed to news channels:

“Thailand has gained confidence from SportAccord. This also comes from the hard work undertaken by the Thai team over the last 6 months, with a bit left to do over the next 2 months to achieve where we would like to be.”

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord will host well over 20 networking events, a 3-day Exhibition as well as an extensive Conference programme to include: the Summit (Plenary), CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord and HealthAccord.

Organisations looking for opportunities to increase their visibility at the World Sport & Business Summit can become an Exhibitor or Partner by contacting the sales team: [email protected] or phone +41 (0)79 126 08 42.

Other key features include: Speakers’ Corner, the Thai Pavilion, the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #sportaccord, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: [email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord
SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport. The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It engages international sports federations, athletes, industry, rights holders, organising committees, cities, government, agencies, media, technology, legal teams, medical professionals, inventors, and subject matter experts – represented at the highest levels.

As part of GAISF Services and Events Association, SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

These stakeholders include: GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations).

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com and see footage from past events.

 

RETURNING BRONZE PARTNERS CONFIRMED FOR SPORTACCORD 2018

Date: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is pleased to confirm returning Bronze Partners for the 16th edition taking place from 15 - 20 April 2018 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center, Thailand. Attended by international sports federations, cities/regions as well as organising committees, the World Sport & Business Summit attracts delegates across the sports business community at the highest levels.

This year’s SportAccord Bronze Partners include:

·         Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance: Canada offers a variety of world-class facilities, is host to three Olympic Games and hundreds of international and continental sporting events

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

·         Finnish Olympic Committee: Finnish host cities have a wealth of experience in hosting international sport events and congresses with more than 20 major international sporting events organised in Finland annually

·         Melbourne - Visit Victoria: Victoria’s tourism and events company, responsible for tourism marketing and event attraction

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said, “It’s a great pleasure to welcome back these Bronze Partners who were with us in Aarhus, Denmark last year. Their continued support and presence brings more opportunities to delegates and confirms the value these partnerships bring by being part of SportAccord. We appreciate their commitment and loyalty and wish them a successful time in Bangkok.”

With over 135 cities/regions in attendance at last year’s event, the SportAccord 6-day Summit is a unique opportunity for delegates to network and get in front of the key decision-makers involved in the business of sport by registering at www.sportaccord.com.

Organisations looking for opportunities to increase their visibility at this prestigious global gathering and take advantage of the opportunities associated with becoming an Exhibitor or Partner, should contact the sales team: [email protected] or phone +41 (0)79 126 08 42.

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord will host well over 20 networking events, a 3-day Exhibition as well as an extensive Conference programme to include: the Summit (Plenary), CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord and HealthAccord.

Other key features include: Speakers’ Corner, the Thai Pavilion, the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #sportaccord, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook.

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: [email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord

SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport. The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It engages international sports federations, athletes, industry, rights holders, organising committees, cities, government, agencies, media, technology, legal teams, medical professionals, inventors, and subject matter experts – represented at the highest levels.

As part of GAISF Services and Events Association, SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

These stakeholders include: GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations).

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com and see footage from past events.

Follow #sportaccord on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and Flickr        

 

 

SPORTACCORD 2018 CONFIRMS INITIAL SPEAKER LINE-UP FOR BANGKOK CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Date: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord today confirmed close to twenty-five speakers for the upcoming SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit. SportAccord will be held from 15 – 20 April 2018 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand.

“We have an amazing SportAccord lined up for 2018, across the conference, the exhibition and the many programmes and events that comprise SportAccord, said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord.

“Attendees will have the opportunity to experience many new elements this year, most notably the new HealthAccord conference stream, additional events, hospitality and networking areas, as well as the unique Thai Pavilion. We’re looking forward to hosting the most prestigious annual sports business event for sport and industry, towards creating a better future for the global sports community and citizens worldwide.”

This year’s SportAccord Summit (Plenary) is focused on "Uniting A Global Audience: Marketing and Sponsorship for the Future." Continuing the theme of ‘sponsorship and marketing’ throughout the conference programme, speakers will be representing organisations across the entire sports business landscape including industry, international sports federations, cities and regions, as well as legal and medical experts. Confirmed speakers include:

·         Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand

·         Adolfo Bara, Managing Director Sales & Marketing, La Liga

·         Caroline Baxter Tresise, International Consultant, Social and Human Resources, UNESCO

·         Charmaine Crooks C.M. Olympic Medalist, President, NGU Consultants

·         Craig Howe, CEO & Founder, Rebel Ventures

·         David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World

·         David Simon, President, Los Angeles Sports Council

·         Frederique Reynertz, Director of Legal and Business Affairs Department, IAAF

·         Giles D. Morgan, Independent Advisor and Former Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, HSBC Holdings PLC

·         Guy Port, Managing Director Asia, Nielsen Sports

·         Hayden Opie, Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters), University of Melbourne

·         James Pearce, Sports Broadcaster, BBC

·         Jeff Benz, CEDS, JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator and former General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee

·         Kim Andersen, President, World Sailing

·         Laurie Cavan, GM Parks, Recreation & Culture, City of Surrey, BC, Canada

·         Margo Mountjoy, Chair, ASOIF Medical + Scientific Consultative Group, IOC Medical + Scientific Commission-Games Group FINA Bureau

·         Matteo Vitello, Business Relations Manager, Technogym SPA

·         Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General, Court of Arbitration for Sport

·         Melanie Duparc, Coordinator, Smart Cities & Sport

·         Michael Lenard, Vice President, ICAS

·         Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, President, FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine) & Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission – Medical and Scientific Group

·         Stephen Townley, Chairman, Active Rights Management Ltd

·         Thomas Lund, Secretary General, Badminton World Federation

·         Troy Pugmire, Managing Director, Gramercy Global Media

The SportAccord 2018 conference programme comprises five key streams including: The Summit, CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord and HealthAccord. The conference programme, exhibition, networking and cultural events can be attended by delegates who register at www.sportaccord.com.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #sportaccord, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook.

For Exhibition or Partner enquiries, please contact the sales team: [email protected] or phone +41 (0)79 126 08 42.

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: [email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord

SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport. The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It engages international sports federations, athletes, industry, rights holders, organising committees, cities, government, agencies, media, technology, legal teams, medical professionals, inventors, and subject matter experts – represented at the highest levels.

As part of GAISF Services and Events Association, SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

These stakeholders include: GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations).

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com and see footage from past events.

Follow #sportaccord on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and Flickr        

 

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION WORLD SPORT & BUSINESS SUMMIT EMBRACES A NEW NAME AND VISUAL IDENTITY

Date: 
Thursday, January 25, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit for sporting leaders today confirmed its new brand name ‘SportAccord’ and unveiled a vibrant new logo. Following in the footsteps of SportAccord, the International Federation (IF) Forum also shared its refreshing new logo, proudly displaying its stylish new colours in similar fashion.

SportAccord and the IF Forum are now part of the renamed legal entity ‘GAISF Services and Events Association’ formerly known as SportAccord Convention. The alignment of names and the new visual identity provides the opportunity to set the scene for future activities of GAISF Services and Events Association. The new structure creates a platform which will continue to serve the needs of the global sports community, the international sports federations and their stakeholders while embracing and creating exciting new opportunities.

SportAccord stakeholders include: GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations).

SportAccord and GAISF President Patrick Baumann said: “The new brand identity represents an exciting time for SportAccord and one of opportunity – as the name reflects our organisation’s heritage while allowing for a fresh vibrant look that symbolises its bright future.”

The new logo design was created by José Miguel Tortajada Aguilar, an international award-winning Barcelona designer whose accolades were achieved as a result of his work for many well-known brands.

His colourful and striking design complements the logo created for GAISF and makes a powerful impact – the prime purpose of any logo. Designer José Miguel Tortajada Aguilar explained his aim was to create a design which is memorable and practical, ensuring the logo is fit for purpose across any medium or platform. Delegates can look forward to experiencing the new visual identity at the upcoming SportAccord 2018 taking place in Bangkok (15-20 April 2018).

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: [email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord

SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport. The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It engages international sports federations, athletes, industry, rights holders, organising committees, cities, government, agencies, media, technology, legal teams, medical professionals, inventors, and subject matter experts – represented at the highest levels.

As part of GAISF Services and Events Association, SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

These stakeholders include: GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations).

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com and see footage from past events.

Follow #SPORTACCORD on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and Flickr        

The International Federation (IF) Forum

The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and non-Olympic International Sport Federations with focus on sharing best practices and knowledge. The event is open to international sports federation members from GAISF, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF, AIMS, and Associate Members by invitation only.

 

CITIES, ORGANISING COMMITTEES AND INTERNATIONAL SPORT FEDERATIONS COMMIT IN RECORD NUMBERS TO THE SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2018 EXHIBITION

Date: 
Tuesday, January 23, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With twelve weeks until the SportAccord Convention takes place at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand from 15 – 20 April 2018, 77% of exhibition floor space has already been snapped up for the upcoming event. The only annual sports business convention where all the international sport federations (IFs) are guaranteed to attend. Exhibitors include international sport federations, organising committees, cities and regions and make up over seventy-five percent of total exhibitors providing organisations involved in the business of sport ample opportunity to connect with these industries.

Joining SportAccord Convention 2018 as an exhibitor for the seventh time, Andrew Gettig, VP of International - Connor Sport Court said, “It is important for us to continue the momentum gained in Aarhus and previous editions, and position our company at the heart of the SportAccord Convention. We truly believe in its value and see the Convention as a unique platform that allows us to connect with the leaders of Olympic and non-Olympic sport movement, organising committees and host cities in one easy to navigate place.”

International sport federations, cities, and businesses interested in attending can book an exhibition booth online or discuss their requirements and options with the sales team.

The venue layout for SportAccord Convention 2018 has been designed to optimise networking opportunities for both exhibitors and delegates with access to the conference auditorium and official meeting rooms via the exhibition area which are all on one level. Exhibitors will also have access to the SAC networking mobile app to contact delegates, arrange meetings, and keep up-to-date with the latest news at the SportAccord Convention.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “The SportAccord Convention prides itself on providing an event that meets the needs of our partners, exhibitors, and delegates. This year’s exhibition promises to deliver that with dynamic feature area zones, a larger SAC Café including the Speakers Corner and an easy to access conference auditorium, only minutes away from the exhibition.”

The exhibition area will feature an all-new ‘Relaxing Zone’ for delegates which will incorporate a surprise element guaranteed to rejuvenate delegates. In addition, the exhibition area will also provide a touch of Thai culture with its special ‘Thai Pavilion’ which will include a variety of local Thai attractions.

Hatt went on to say: “Combine this opportunity to connect with sporting business leaders and the optimised exhibition layout, I am not surprised that our community has once again embraced the SportAccord Convention and that over 2/3’s of the exhibition floor space is already reserved.”

‘Enhanced’ booths remain the ‘go-to’ booth for SportAccord Convention with a variety of sizes and configurations still available. Entry-level booths will start at 6m² and include 4 delegate passes (increasing with booth size), graphics, TV, chairs, table, information counter, Wi-Fi, power, lights and carpet).

Registration for SportAccord Convention 2018 is in full-swing and organisations are encouraged to secure their delegate passes at CHF 2,500. Many delegates and organisations have already committed to attend the SportAccord Convention 2018 and passes are selling out.

The SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit provides a unique platform for leaders from international federations, cities, and industry to meet and discuss the business of sport. The annual 6-day summit also includes an extensive Conference programme and is host to all the Stakeholder General Assemblies attended by their Members. The SportAccord Convention also offers many other social and networking opportunities as part of its Official Schedule.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

[email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

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, and organisations involved in the business 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.

GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), 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.

SportAccord Convention Exhibitors include:

Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES), Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), City of Berlin, City of Lausanne, Connor Sport Court, DB Schenker, Department of International Trade (DIT), Dubai Sports Council, Edmonton Events, Event Planning Group (EPG), Event Scotland, Federal Office of Sport Switzerland, Finnish Olympic Committee, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), Gracenote, International Basketball Federation (FIBA), International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB), International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), International Federation of University Sports (FISU), International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF), International Sambo Federation (FIAS), International Wushu Federation (IWUF), International Zurkhaneh Sport and Koshti Pahlavani (IZSF), Malaysia Major Events, Marsh, New Zealand Major Events, Panam Sports Organization, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), Saitama Sports Commission (SSC), Sport Event Denmark (SED), Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government, The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), The World Games 2021 Birmingham, Tourism and Events Queensland, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), UK Sport, Visit Victoria, Welsh Government (Wales), World Jump Rope Federation (WJRF)

 

SAC2018 MEDIA PARTNERS CONFIRMED FOR SPORTS BUSINESS GLOBAL GATHERING OF INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS & INDUSTRY IN BANGKOK

Date: 
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today confirmed six Media Partners as part of its tiered media partnership programme who will cover the business of sport for international sports federations, industry, cities and regions. Set to take place in Bangkok, Thailand from 15 – 20 April 2018, the SportAccord Convention Media Partners include: AFP Sports, Anadolu Agency (AA), Francs Jeux, iSportconnect, SportBusiness Group, as well as Sports Features Communications.

Selected as Media Partners for their global reach and expert analysis, they will provide media and marketing support in the lead-up to the Convention, as well as in-depth news coverage and interviews during the event.

Focused on ‘sports marketing and sponsorship’, the sixteenth edition of SportAccord Convention is supported by a full 3-day conference programme involving leading subject matter experts. The varied programme streams include the PlenaryCityAccordMediaAccord and LawAccord, as well as the launch of HealthAccord.

With a packed Official Schedule, and the only sports business summit attended by all the international sports federations, SportAccord Convention hosts the General Assemblies for GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), 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. A delegation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will also be in attendance.

As a result of the high-profile organisations and delegates in attendance, this year’s 6-day global gathering in Aarhus, Denmark, generated nearly 2,000 unique news stories as well as 50 broadcasted interviews – reaching 60 countries. Media coverage included breaking news and analysis, exclusives, features and in-depth interviews, as well as news-in-brief.

Welcoming this year’s Media Partners on-board, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are delighted to be working with these media partner organisations once more, many of whom have been with us for years. Their continued loyalty, support and refreshingly down-to-earth approach towards media coverage, provides international sports federations, industry, cities, partners and exhibitors, with excellent opportunities to reveal breaking news, profile new products or services, and help drive awareness globally.”

Stakeholders involved in the business of sport can register as a delegate for SportAccord Convention and take advantage of the current delegate rate due to rise in the new year. For organisations interested in a commercial partnership or becoming an exhibitor, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com, contact [email protected] or phone +41 (0)79 126 08 42.

Follow the latest developments and updates via Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2018, LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention, or Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

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, and organisations involved in the business 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.

GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), 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.

For more information about the SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

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