“INNOVATOR” DOW JONES SPORTS INTELLIGENCE GOES FOR GOLD PARTNERSHIP AT SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to announce Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, the only due diligence and research service tailored specifically to the sports industry, as a Gold Partner for this year’s Convention focused on ‘Innovation In Action’, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Dow Jones, the leading global provider of news and business information, has been innovating and delivering quality content for the last 125 years.

It launched its Sports Intelligence service in 2015 which is based on the simple premise: How much do you know about the people or organisations you are in business with?

As the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry, sport is increasingly finding itself under scrutiny. Dow Jones Sports Intelligence provides a kite mark service that helps to deliver and independently reinforce the good governance, transparency and risk management credentials of its clients, protecting them from commercial and reputational exposure.

Simon Greenberg, Head of Dow Jones Sport and Global Head of Rights at News Corp said, “We deliver key insights to help sports organizations assess third-party relationships, manage risk and perform due diligence on bidders for major events.

 “This allows our clients, which include international sports federations, leagues, clubs and sponsors, to make more informed decisions. We draw on a global infrastructure, huge data archives, and researchers fluent in 60 languages, to produce quality reports underpinned by sports expertise.  Dow Jones Sports Intelligence is an innovator because it provides information to the sports industry and all its stakeholders that is new and unique. This is why it makes sense for Dow Jones Sports Intelligence Service to become a Gold Partner of the SportAccord Convention.”

Over one thousand organisations 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.

Commenting on the Gold Partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are delighted Dow Jones Sports Intelligence has become a Gold Partner for the first time and sees the benefit the SportAccord Convention brings with its high-profile audience. Having Dow Jones Sports Intelligence on-board gives our delegates, who come from all corners of the globe, a great opportunity to kick-off discussions and learn about this unique and innovative service.”

To meet the Dow Jones Sports Intelligence team, visit Booth 85. To become involved in the SportAccord Convention and take advantage of the current delegate price before it increases to CHF3,000 (plus Danish VAT) on 15 March, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com, follow developments and updates via Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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. 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 Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

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. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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

“INNOVATOR” DOW JONES SPORTS INTELLIGENCE GOES FOR GOLD PARTNERSHIP AT SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to announce Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, the only due diligence and research service tailored specifically to the sports industry, as a Gold Partner for this year’s Convention focused on ‘Innovation In Action’, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Dow Jones, the leading global provider of news and business information, has been innovating and delivering quality content for the last 125 years.

It launched its Sports Intelligence service in 2015 which is based on the simple premise: How much do you know about the people or organisations you are in business with?

As the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry, sport is increasingly finding itself under scrutiny. Dow Jones Sports Intelligence provides a kite mark service that helps to deliver and independently reinforce the good governance, transparency and risk management credentials of its clients, protecting them from commercial and reputational exposure.

Simon Greenberg, Head of Dow Jones Sport and Global Head of Rights at News Corp said, “We deliver key insights to help sports organizations assess third-party relationships, manage risk and perform due diligence on bidders for major events.

 “This allows our clients, which include international sports federations, leagues, clubs and sponsors, to make more informed decisions. We draw on a global infrastructure, huge data archives, and researchers fluent in 60 languages, to produce quality reports underpinned by sports expertise.  Dow Jones Sports Intelligence is an innovator because it provides information to the sports industry and all its stakeholders that is new and unique. This is why it makes sense for Dow Jones Sports Intelligence Service to become a Gold Partner of the SportAccord Convention.”

Over one thousand organisations 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.

Commenting on the Gold Partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are delighted Dow Jones Sports Intelligence has become a Gold Partner for the first time and sees the benefit the SportAccord Convention brings with its high-profile audience. Having Dow Jones Sports Intelligence on-board gives our delegates, who come from all corners of the globe, a great opportunity to kick-off discussions and learn about this unique and innovative service.”

To meet the Dow Jones Sports Intelligence team, visit Booth 85. To become involved in the SportAccord Convention and take advantage of the current delegate price before it increases to CHF3,000 (plus Danish VAT) on 15 March, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com, follow developments and updates via Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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. 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 Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

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. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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

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#SAC2017 ‘MEDIAACCORD’ EXAMINES WAYS TO TRANSFORM MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES POWERED BY INNOVATIVE THINKING AND KICKS OFF WITH CBC SPORTS

Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to reveal this year’s MediaAccord programme for SAC2017 with the underlying premise ‘No Sport is Too Big, Or Too Small’. This year’s conference sessions will consider the power of innovative thinking to transform opportunities no matter what size the sports discipline. MediaAccord will take place on Wednesday, 5 April from 14.00 – 17.30 at the Scandinavian Center in Aarhus, Denmark, this year’s European Capital of Culture.

Kicking off with the Interview of the Day, David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World will talk to Greg Stremlaw, Head of CBC Sports & General Manager, Olympics, who will share how CBC Sports redirected coverage of the Olympics and Olympians, moving to much more personality-driven content with regard to the athletes and building up their public profiles, so by the time the Olympic Games arrived, Canadians were highly familiar with the athletes and became more passionate in cheering for their success.

Commenting on CBC’s strategy, Greg Stremlaw said, “We saw this in both Sochi and in Rio, as the two most watched Olympic Games in Canadian history with 97% and 92% national reach for those events – unprecedented numbers in Canada.

“CBC Sports achieves these numbers by bringing fans closer to the athletes they admire through in-depth stories – often told by the athletes themselves, across multiple platforms, including: Road To The Olympic Games, hosted by Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo each weekend on CBC-TV; live streaming event coverage at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app; and through Off Guard, a new weekly podcast – a first for CBC Sports – hosted by Olympian and World Champion hurdler, Perdita Felicien, that goes beyond the scores and statistics, to reveal personal stories from some of the biggest names in high-performance sport.”

A panel session will follow moderated by Rachael Church, Director of Editorial and Communications, World Academy of Sport entitled ‘Beauty and the Beast … or Happy Families?’ The panel will examine how sports can work with the media to deal with issues of governance and integrity, and consider both practical and more strategic ways of enhancing the relationships with the media to help to tell a better story about sport.

Panel Member, Mark Parkman, General Manager, Olympic Channel said, “Our relationship with each Olympic sport is at the core of the Olympic Channel’s output, and since our launch we have announced agreements with 40 Federations. We share a common goal to increase both the size of the audience and active participation for their sports, so it is important for us to work together in our collective efforts to promote their sports and to help grow their audiences worldwide. This includes creating and distributing as widely as possible relevant content that is appealing to our target audiences.”

Rachael Church will also moderate a further panel session entitled, ‘Ask the Experts’, with a selection of International Federations and media representatives, on what recent innovation is most likely to influence the sport/media relationship in the next year.

This year’s Event Watch in MediaAccord will focus on Aarhus who have been nominated as a European Capital of Culture for 2017. Media coverage of Aarhus has been widespread with thousands of articles in circulation, many from leading publications, conveying the passion, innovation and vibrancy of the city in the run-up to the event. Delegates will learn about the approach and how the media teams went about establishing good working relationships with the media during the lead-up to this coveted and major international event.

SportAccord Convention is a high profile gathering of key decision-makers focused on the business of sport. The 6-day Convention includes the Plenary Conference, LawAccord, City Forum, and City-to-City.

Follow developments and updates on SportAccord Convention on Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017 or on our LinkedIn company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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. 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 Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

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. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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

SPORTS BUREAU OF MACAO SAR GOVERNMENT RETURNS FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS GOLD PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today announced the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government will be a Gold Partner again for this year’s 15th edition taking place from 2 – 7 April 2017 in the waterside city of Aarhus Convention Center in Denmark.

Commenting on its Gold Partnership, Mr Pun Weng Kun, President of Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government said, “We are honored to return again as one of the Gold Partners, as we look forward to enhancing Macau’s profile as an active sport city, making contributions to the positive growth and development in the global sport industry and being a significant part of the success of the SportAccord Convention.”

The Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government seeks to promote sport at all levels with athletes and citizens alike. It focuses on creating the necessary conditions for the development of sport and plays an active role between sports associations as well as encouraging citizens to lead a healthy lifestyle, promoting the positive message, “Let’s exercise for our health” as a good habit.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are pleased to welcome Macau for their tenth anniversary year as a Gold Partner. Their strategy and objectives for enabling people to participate in sport from grassroots to elite levels, as well as hosting international sport events, makes Macau a key contender as an international sports destination.” Hatt went on to say, “With interest high for this year’s Convention, as well as Aarhus being on the radar of many organisations around the world as European Capital of Culture for 2017, we’ve seen a sharp rise in registrations to take advantage of this halo.”

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. An exclusive 6-day event with 1500 delegates expected to attend in just under 6 weeks, organisations who want to take advantage of the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event and get involved in the business of sport, are registering as exhibitors or delegates daily at www.sportaccordconvention.com.

The SportAccord Convention is also host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee, and its 3-day conference programme focused on ‘Innovation In Action’ promises to share cutting edge business ideas and fire the imagination of delegates.

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

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.

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.

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

Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government

The objectives of the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government of the Macao Administrative Region’s government are to direct, encourage, assist and promote sports. With concerned efforts to create the necessary conditions for the development of sports, and play an active role in the coordination between the sports associations and their personnel.

To provide the athletes and residents an opportunity to take part in sports events, each year the Board cooperates with various sport federations in the organization of various international sports events and sports-for-all activities.

Simultaneously it provides related training and sports medicine services together with sport venues and facilities in order to improve the physical condition of the population and motivate a healthy lifestyle, promoting the positive message “Let’s exercise for our health” as a good habit.

For press enquiries contact Luis Leong, [email protected], +853 87965691

www.sport.gov.mo

 

#SAC2017 REVEALS ADDITIONAL SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS FOR “INNOVATION IN ACTION” PLENARY CONFERENCE INCLUDING TOM GLICK FROM MANCHESTER CITY FC

Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today provided an update on the Plenary Conference programme ‘Innovation in Action’ including speakers, additional sessions, and partners. SportAccord Convention will be held from 2 – 7 April 2017 at the Scandinavian Center in Aarhus, Denmark, this year’s European Capital of Culture.

With sport being the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry, it also holds a unique place in the hearts and minds of supporters. Thanks to our Top Media Partner Dow Jones, Tom Glick, CCO of City Football Group will share his insights into how the club has opened the door to innovation, to build loyalty and grow support as well as commercial success, in a scene setter focused on Innovation in the Business of Sport’.

Commenting on the Group’s strategy, Tom Glick said, “At Manchester City and all our City Football Group clubs, we have a passion for innovation and for connecting with our fans everywhere in the world; whether in stadium or wherever they follow our clubs. Our fans are increasingly global, increasingly digital and increasingly mobile and we are delighted to be working with world-class partners who are helping us to find new ways to engage them.”

Continuing the theme Innovation in the Business of Sport’, a panel will consider the risks of moving too fast for fans, balanced against the dangers of getting caught up in the wake of other, faster moving clubs, sports, and competitions. The session will address how sponsor engagement, digital, data and in-stadium technology, enables sport disciplines to deliver even more to meet fan expectations and draw so much more in return.

The Panel lineup includes:

·         Ishveen Anand, Founder & CEO, OpenSponsorship

·         David de Behr, Head of Sales, Major Events Division, Aggreko

·         Tom Glick, CCO, City Football Group

·         Fiona Green, Director & Co-Founder, Winners

The Panel for the session focused on Innovation – A permanent change revolution, or an opportunity to reset your sport?’ is now confirmed and will look at how sports are using innovative approaches within their specific disciplines to advance both the sport itself as well as expand who is able to participate.

Panel members includes:

·         Mark Barfield, Technical Manager, UCI

·         Johannes Holzmüller, Head of Football Technology Innovation Department, FIFA 

·         Angela Ruggeiro, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab and Chair of IOC Athletes' Commission

·         Chris Wells, Communication Manager, World Archery

David Eades, Journalist and Anchor for BBC World will moderate the sessions. Further details of the Plenary Conference as well as the LawAccord programme can be found at www.sportaccordconvention.com.

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 Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

Follow developments and updates on SportAccord Convention on Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017 or on our LinkedIn company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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

[email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

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. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

Partners and Exhibitors involved in this year’s Convention include:

Gold Partners: Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, Dubai Sports Council, FINA Budapest 2017, Macau Sport Development Board as well as Sport Event Denmark who are also a Host Partner for #SAC2017. Silver Partners: Aggreko, EventScotland, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, Malaysia Major Events. Bronze Partners include FIBA, Glasgow City Council.

Media Partners:

Top Media Partner: Dow Jones, Principal Media Partners: SportBusiness Consulting, Sportcal, Yutang Sports. Media Partners: AFP, Around The Rings, FrancsJeux, Host City, iSportconnect, SportAkademReklama, Sport Business Consulting, SportsPro.

Exhibitors:

AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), Around The Rings, CIES (Centre International d’Etude du Sport), City of Berlin, City of Lausanne, Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, Dream Together, Dubai Sports Council (DSC)/MBR Awards, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, Fáilte Ireland, Federal Swiss, FIAS (International Sambo Federation), FIBA (International Basketball Federation), FICS (Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport), FINA Budapest 2017, FOSPO (Swiss Federal Office of Sport), Gracenote Sports, IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness), IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur), IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation), IOF (International Orienteering Federation), IRBF (International Roll Ball Federation), Japan Sport Council, Macau Sport Development Board, Malaysia Major Events, MARSH, New Zealand Major Events, Nüssli Group Support AG, Peace and Sport, Rider Levett Bucknall, Russian International Olympic University, Sarasota County Sports Commission, SmartScoring, Sport Event Denmark, Trivandi, UK Sport, Visit Victoria, Welsh Government, Wales, World Jump Rope.

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

Don't Miss Out! 3-Days to go until #SAC2017 Delegate Price Rises on 6 February!

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017

With 3 days to go before the delegate pass rises by CHF 500, now is the time to register for the SportAccord Convention so you don’t miss out on the world’s premier event focused on the business of sport. Taking place in this year’s European Capital of Culture for 2017, this stunning city is another reason SportAccord Convention is not to be missed!

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 business of sport.

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CITIES SHINE IN SILVER-PARTNER LINEUP FOR #SAC2017 HOSTED IN EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE AARHUS, DENMARK

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today announced its Silver Partners for the 15th edition of the Convention taking place from 2 - 7 April 2017 in the Scandinavian Center Aarhus, Denmark. This year’s Silver Partners include:

·         Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance – created through a partnership with the Canadian Tourism Commission, CSTA has over 400 members including 142 municipalities and 200+ national and regional sport organisations, as well as product and service suppliers. One of its key objectives is to market Canada internationally as a preferred sport tourism destination.

·         Edmonton Events – established as a strategic partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, is focused on attracting major events to the region. Edmonton Events provides a single point of contact, offering services and expertise from event inception, bidding and marketing, to operations and legacy.

·         EventScotland – part of VisitScotland, and building on Scotland’s reputation as a major events destination, its refreshed vision is aimed at making Scotland ‘The Perfect Stage’ for events.

·         Malaysia Major Events – a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, MME was established to promote, facilitate and stage international events as the venue of choice for the region.

Welcoming on-board this year’s Silver Partners, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We’re delighted to welcome our Silver Partners to this year’s special edition. As regional event and hospitality experts and hosts, they are well aware of the benefits and exposure SportAccord Convention provides them as a host city.” Hatt went on to say, “With Aarhus being the European Capital of Culture for 2017, this setting enables all our partners and exhibitors to really shine and take advantage of the opportunities and interest surrounding our event and the Host City.”

Aarhus, the city that never sleeps, has a monumental year ahead with a cultural programme to keep everybody entertained. Filled with museums, and iconic buildings like ARoS offering panoramic ‘rainbow’ views, or the stunning new waterside library ‘Dokk1’, an ambitious project which successfully manages to marry two Danish cultural traditions - being accessible to all generations and social classes, as well as being functional within a beautiful design. The bustling streets are packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants, where Aarhus (and the surrounding area) also hold the prestigious title of European Region of Gastronomy 2017.

Over one thousand organisations attend the SportAccord Convention to network and discuss the business of sport. With just under one week to go before the delegate pass rises to CHF 2,500, and the exhibition proving as popular as ever with 85% of booths now sold, organisations still considering whether to become involved should take action and register as a delegate or secure a booth at www.sportaccordconvention.com. For those who would like to go the extra mile and benefit from this unique opportunity, a couple of Bronze partnership opportunities remain.

SportAccord Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

The SportAccord Convention official schedule will also include a plenary conference, City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord and this year’s overarching theme is ‘Innovation in Action’. These sessions are intended for International Federations and organisations who want to get up to speed with the latest thinking, as well as hear the news and views of sporting leaders from around the globe.

To become a delegate or exhibitor at SportAccord Convention register at: www.sportaccordconvention.com

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

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. 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.

In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.         

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION UNVEILS PLENARY CONFERENCE PROGRAMME ‘INNOVATION IN ACTION’ FOR ANNIVERSARY EDITION

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today announced first details of the Plenary Conference programme ‘Innovation in Action’ taking place in this year’s European Capital of Culture, Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 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, and organisations involved in the business of sport.

“We have a great event lined up for delegates at this special 15th anniversary edition of the SportAccord Convention and we’ll see a number of speakers make their debut at the Plenary Conference,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention. “Innovation is at the hub of any successful organisation and this year’s conference programme will enable delegates to explore and experience the innovative ways business leaders are making decisive decisions to keep their organisations ahead of the game and in the hearts and minds of fans.”

Day 1 will kick-off with a keynote to address why organisations must innovate to remain relevant. This will follow with a conference session examining whether innovation is a permanent change revolution or an opportunity for organisations to reset their sport. Other sessions will focus on the business of sport and includes how one English Premier League football club opened the door to innovation, to build loyalty and grow support, as well as commercial successA panel will consider the risks of moving too fast for fans, balanced against the dangers of getting caught in the wake of other, faster moving clubs, sports and competitions. Delegates will also hear how some International Sports Federations have used innovation to great effect in their sport discipline.

Day 2 will begin with a presentation from Tokyo 2020 on their plans for hosting the next Games and why it will be the most futuristic sporting event to date. Panel sessions will examine whether technology is a friend or foe when it comes to dictating the direction of sport and how organisations can embrace beneficial technological change and meet generational expectations without losing the very essence of sport. A technology health-check for the sports movement will also provide updates on key developments in the areas of digital and social media, wearable devices, 3-D and VR content, drones, and more, with experts who can share the latest technology, best practice and answer questions.

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 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. With over seventy percent (70%) of exhibitor space sold, and just under two weeks to go until the delegate pass is due to rise to CHF 2,500 on 6 February, organisations can become involved at SportAccord Convention as a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor and register at www.sportaccordconvention.com, email the commercial team at [email protected] or discuss opportunities and phone +41 21 612 3070.

Follow developments and updates on SportAccord Convention including the Plenary Conference on Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017 or on our LinkedIn company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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

[email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

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.

In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

Organisations involved in this year’s Convention include:

Gold Partners: Dubai Sports Council, Macau Sport Development Board as well as Sport Event Denmark who are also a Host Partner for #SAC2017. Silver Partners: EventScotland, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, Malaysia Major Events. Bronze Partners include FIBA, Glasgow City Council.

SportAccord Convention Exhibitors include:

AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), CIES (Centre International d’Etude du Sport), City of Berlin, City of Lausanne, Dream Together, Dubai Sports Council (DSC)/MBR Awards, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, Fáilte Ireland, Federal Swiss, FIAS (International Sambo Federation), FIBA (International Basketball Federation), FICS (Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport), FOSPO (Swiss Federal Office of Sport), Gracenote Sports, IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness), IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur), IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation), IOF (International Orienteering Federation), IRBF (International Roll Ball Federation), Japan Sport Council, Macau Sport Development Board, Malaysia Major Events, MARSH, New Zealand Major Events, Nüssli Group Support AG, Rider Levett Bucknall, Russian International Olympic University, Sarasota County Sports Commission, SmartScoring, Sport Event Denmark, Trivandi, UK Sport, Visit Victoria, Welsh Government, Wales.

For more information about the Plenary Conference Programme and SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

 

DB SCHENKER RETURNS AS OFFICIAL LOGISTICS PROVIDER FOR #SAC2017 IN EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE AARHUS, DENMARK

Date: 
Wednesday, January 25, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to welcome the return of DB Schenker as Official Logistics Provider for the fifteenth edition of the Convention. The event will take place in the stunning city of Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017 at the Scandinavian Center.

Commenting on the long-standing Partnership, Christian Schultze, SVP Product Management Sports Events, DB Schenker said, “We have supported SportAccord Convention since its inception in 2003 and understand what exhibitors expect when it comes to providing a first-class service for events around the globe. It’s great to be back and especially for the Convention’s fifteenth anniversary year.”

Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention said, “We are delighted to welcome DB Schenker on-board again as our Official Logistics Provider. As a long-term Delivery Partner, DB Schenker’s commitment and involvement over the years has been outstanding. Their expertise provides us with the confidence to know that the needs of our delegates and organisations will be met.”

DB Schenker is well-equipped to respond and deliver to global requirements with teams based in 2,000 locations. Their knowledge of the event puts them in a strong position when it comes to assisting and managing the needs of exhibitors taking part and their services come “highly recommended” by the SportAccord Convention Exhibition Manager, Carl Langdon who commented, “Using our Official Logistics Provider has many advantages for exhibitors, not least because DB Schenker is familiar with the Convention and can provide a seamless service between the exhibitor and the #SAC2017 operational teams.”

This year’s exhibitors include our Gold Partners - Dubai Sports Council, Sport Bureau of Macau Government, and Sport Event Denmark who are also a Host Partner for #SAC2017. Examples of other organisations with booths include Nüssli (events supplier), SmartScoring (big data), Sambo (FIAS – an international sport federation), Berlin (city) and UK Sport (financial). With 70% of the exhibition space already filled, there are only a few booths remaining.

Commenting on the commitment shown for this year’s SportAccord Convention, Brandon Kelly, Sales Manager said, “With delegate passes due to rise to 2,500 CHF in just over two weeks, organisations should consider one of our ‘pop-up’ booths. They’re an affordable investment, providing 2 delegate passes and all the benefits of having additional visibility both in the Exhibition area, as well as across our marketing and communication platforms.”

Organisations can discuss their logistics requirements with Thomas Holm, Manager Sports Events, DB Schenker, at [email protected] or phone +45 3686 9493 to make arrangements.

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. An exclusive 6-day event with 1,500 delegates expected to attend, the Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

As part of the official programme, SportAccord Convention will also host a Plenary Conference, City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord. The Exhibition is represented by industries, sport organisations, NOCs, organising committees, government offices, cities, financial institutions, event services, media, and many more. Social and cultural programmes are also planned and will take advantage of Aarhus, nominated the European Capital of Culture for 2017.

Organisations can become involved at SportAccord Convention as a delegate, exhibitor or sponsor and register at www.sportaccordconvention.com, email the commercial team at [email protected] or discuss opportunities and phone +41 21 612 3070.

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. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sport 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.

In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

SportAccord Convention Exhibitors include:

AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), CIES (Centre International d’Etude du Sport), City of Berlin, City of Lausanne, Dream Together, Dubai Sports Council (DSC)/MBR Awards, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, Fáilte Ireland, Federal Swiss, FIAS (International Sambo Federation), FIBA (International Basketball Federation), FICS (Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport), FOSPO (Swiss Federal Office of Sport), Gracenote Sports, IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness), IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur), IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation), IOF (International Orienteering Federation), IRBF (International Roll Ball Federation),  Japan Sport Council, Macau Sport Development Board, Malaysia Major Events, MARSH, New Zealand Major Events, Nüssli Group Support AG, Rider Levett Bucknall, Russian International Olympic University, Sarasota County Sports Commission, SmartScoring, Sport Event Denmark, Trivandi, UK Sport, Visit Victoria, Welsh Government, Wales.

DB Schenker

DB Schenker has extensive experience in the provision of logistics services for major international sporting events. These include the Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Cups (including Football), and other World Championship events.

For media enquiries please contact Christian Schultze, SVP Product Management Sports Events, [email protected], or +49 6107 74231 (landline), +49 151 16716363 (mobile).

For further information about DB Schenker, please visit www.dbschenker.com

Organisations can discuss their logistics requirements with Thomas Holm, Manager Sports Events,

DB Schenker, at [email protected] or phone +45 3686 9493.

 

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION BID CITY PROCESS FOR 2019 AND 2020 GETS UNDERWAY

Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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.

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