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]  

GLOBAL SPORTS LEADERS TO DISCUSS MERITS OF FUTUROLOGY AND NEW TECHNOLOGY AT INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (IF) FORUM

Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Members from GAISF, the Global Association of International Sports Federations and associates will take part in the 12th IF Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland from 5-7 November 2018. Sporting leaders will hear from leading experts, stakeholders and peers who are seeking specialist guidance to forecast future trends in sport and learn about the revolutionary benefits of new tools.

The tricky prediction of what will happen next using historical data and current trends to help determine the future of sport will form part of the discussions during this year’s IF Forum headlined: Open Doors and Open Minds – New Tools for IFs.

Experts in futurology will provide a scene-setter focused on the ‘Ever-changing Global Landscape and its Impact on Sport’.

International sports federations will hear from cryptocurrency and blockchain experts during the session ‘Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: the 5 Ws for you and your organisation’.

Some larger organisations are already investing in blockchain technology and many industries stand to gain from its growing use - such as sport. Cryptocurrencies on the other hand, have come under a lot of pressure, however, there is still optimism that regulators could look more favourably towards them and help to boost market participation.

IF Forum delegates will also hear ‘How 5G Networks are Changing the Face of Livestreaming and Mobile Content Delivery’ - encompassing more than mobile and including contribution and distribution of all media and entertainment.

International sports federations will also learn how new technologies are disrupting and transforming delivery in the session: Robotics – changing how events are delivered and who helps deliver them!

Event/Ticket pricing models will also be covered with a new take on a traditional approach during the gathering of international sports federation leaders in Lausanne.

During the Forum, GAISF will also host an eSports Workshop for IFs, as well as share a session update on lessons learned from compliance since GDPR came into force.

The IF Forum – an event for the IFs by the IFs – is organised by SportAccord and will take place over three days and follow the format of previous years. The IF Forum receives the support of longstanding Host City Partners Lausanne and the Canton de Vaud, and the International Olympic Committee.

To become an Official IF Forum Partner and benefit from industry exclusivity as well as take part in the event, contact: [email protected].

For further details visit https://www.sportaccord.com/if-forum/international-federation-if-forum-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.

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), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.

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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr.      

The International Federation (IF) Forum

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

 

SPORTACCORD 2018 MEDIA PARTNERS AND PRESS DELIVER EXCELLENT COVERAGE FOR SUMMIT IN BANGKOK

Date: 
Thursday, April 26, 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand – SportAccord 2018 would like to thank its Media Partners and Press for the excellent coverage at this year’s World Sport & Business Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, and for their support in the lead-up to the event.

SportAccord receives media attention from top media outlets globally across all news platforms with content reaching around 190 countries and delivered in 40+ languages.

The 16th edition of SportAccord also saw significant support from sporting leaders including the Minister of Tourism and Sport, Thailand, H. E. Weerasak Kowsurat. The Minister hosted interviews with both Thai and International media, sharing Thailand’s vision and intentions as a Host nation and within the Asia Pacific region.

This year’s Principal Media Partners included SportsPro who brought two speakers to the SportAccord conference programme, as well as Sportcal and Yutang Sports who each hosted workshops at the event. Delegates heard exclusive news and insights from recent research findings at these workshops which were also livestreamed at SportAccord.

SportAccord 2018 also received support leading up to and during the Summit from Media Partners who included: AFP, Anadolu Agency, FrancsJeux, iSportconnect, SportAkademReklama, SportBusiness Group and SportsFeatures.com.

Jérôme Martin, Global Head of Marketing Sport at AFP also took part in the MediaAccord conference panel session: Millennials and the Media. Martin discussed how AFP is engaging the largest living generation through innovation, by delivering news content in different ways that appeals to millennials and catches their attention.

Journalists working on the ground in Bangkok at SportAccord 2018 as well as news desks around the world, delivered media coverage across various platforms including: print and digital (publications and newspapers), television, radio, video, podcasts, blogs and social media.

Watch SportAccord 2018 Bangkok on YouTube. Keep up-to-date via Twitter @sportaccord using #sportaccord, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook. For images please visit Flickr.

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), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com.

Follow #sportaccord on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr        

 

SPORTACCORD 2018 THANKS INDUSTRY PARTNERS, SUPPORTERS AND EXHIBITORS FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTIONS IN BANGKOK

Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

BANGKOK, Thailand – SportAccord 2018 would like to thank its Partner, Supporters and Exhibitors for their outstanding contributions towards making the 16th edition of the World Sport & Business Summit one of the most exciting on record. Attended by delegates represented at the highest levels, SportAccord was honoured to receive the Minister of Tourism and Sport of Thailand, Mr Weerasak Kowsurat, throughout the 6-day event.

Budapest was this year’s Global Partner and the city will become next year’s European Capital of Sport.

SportAccord 2018 Gold Partners included: Chungcheongbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea - home to the largest ‘National Training Centre’ for over 1100 athletes representing 35 events. FITEQ the International Federation for Teqball where football is played over a multiple award-winning table, enjoyed by many of the delegates at this year’s SportAccord in Bangkok. Malaysia Major Events who shared new developments and the virtues of staging major events in the region. Sport Event Denmark, last year’s Host City co-host and a partner since the inaugural event in 2003. Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government responsible for the implementation of sport policies and encouraging sports development.

Silver Partners included Edmonton Events as well as EventScotland – where both regions continue to receive outstanding success as major event hosts.

Bronze Partners at this year’s SportAccord Summit included: Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, FIBA, Finnish Olympic Committee, Singapore Sports Hub, Visit Victoria.

Official Delivery Partners comprised: Qatar Airways (Airline), Penceo (Digital Communications), Host City (Event Development), DB Schenker (Logistics), Gerflor (Flooring).

Principal Media Partners at this year’s SportAccord 2018 included: Sportcal, SportsPro and Yutang Sports; and Media Partners Anadolu Agency, Francs Jeux, iSportconnect, SportAkademReklama, SportBusiness Group and Sports Features; who help to deliver news and content in multiple formats to more than 190 countries in 40 languages.

Supporters at this year’s event comprised Getty Images, GlobalSportsJobs, LawInSport, Projects4Sports, and World Union of Olympic Cities.

Always a big draw at SportAccord, this year’s exhibition line-up saw more than 25 international sports federations as well as national federations take part, organising bodies, 40+ cities and regions, as well as organisations representing the financial, construction, hospitality, government and education sectors to name a few.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord commented: “SportAccord would like to thank all the Partners, Supporters and Exhibitors for their huge contributions to this year’s event on so many levels. Their involvement, support, loyalty and inspiration always plays a big part in SportAccord with many returning each year. We wish each and every one of them a productive year ahead and look forward to welcoming their return next year.”

Watch SportAccord 2018 Bangkok on YouTube. Keep up-to-date via Twitter @sportaccord using #sportaccord, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook. For images please visit Flickr.

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), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com.

Follow #sportaccord on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr        

SportAccord Exhibitors

Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES), Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), Budapest, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), Chungcheongbuk-do, City of Berlin, City of Lausanne and Canton of Vaud, 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, Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS , Finnish Olympic Committee, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), Holland – Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, Gracenote, HIGH Performance Sport Centres of Portugal, International Basketball Federation (FIBA), International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), International E-Sports Federation (IESF), International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB), International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP), International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ),  International Ice Dragon Board Federation (IIDBF), International Jump Rope Union (IJRU), International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), Innovation Norway), International Federation of University Sports (FISU), International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF), International Sambo Federation (FIAS), International School Sport Federation (ISF), International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF), International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), International Wushu Federation (IWUF), International Zurkhaneh Sport and Koshti Pahlavani (IZSF), Japan Sport Council, International Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IJJF), Korea for Sports Development, Malaysia Major Events, Marsh, National Association of Sports (NASC), New Zealand Major Events, Nussli, Panam Sports, Peace and Sport, Projects4Sports, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), Sports Bureau Taichung City, Saitama Sports Commission (SSC), Singapore Sports Hub, Sport Event Denmark (SED), Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government, Sports Bureau, Taichung City Government, The World Air Sports Federation, Sports Authority of Thailand, The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), The World Games 2021 Birmingham, Tourism and Events Queensland, UAE, UK Sport, Visit Victoria, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO), World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), Welsh Government (Wales), World O-Sport Federation (WOF)

BUDAPEST ‘A NEW FORCE AMONG SPORTS HOST CITIES’ CONFIRMED AS GLOBAL PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD 2018

Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is delighted to confirm Budapest as the Global Partner for the 16th edition of the World Sport & Business Summit taking place from 15 - 20 April 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Attended by delegates represented at the highest levels, this includes all the international sports federations within GAISF, as well as organisations and industry involved in the business of sport.

Commenting on their global partnership, Deputy Mayor of Budapest, Alexandra Szalay-Bobrovniczky said:

“Budapest is a new force among sports host cities with a great sporting future ahead. Ranked second in the Sportcal Global Sport Cities Index 2017-2023, Budapest hosted the hugely successful FINA Aquatics World Championships and World Judo Championships in 2017.

“Budapest will also become the European Capital of Sport for 2019, taking its place on the stage among the world’s greats.

“As a host city, we are immensely proud of our developing track record and look forward to sharing our experiences with the sporting community attending this year’s SportAccord in the iconic host city of Bangkok.”

Building on the diversity and hosting successes of 2017 which also included the Red Bull Air Race, the premier club competitions for EHF Champions League Final4 and LEN Champions League Final6, as well as the European Youth Olympic Festival, Budapest’s quest to stage global events is set to continue.

Chosen as the European Capital of Sport for 2019, Budapest will host five world championships with the aim of firmly establishing itself as a leading host city and nation for major events.

With its long term vision, unstoppable energy as well as breakneck speed in achieving the impossible in record time - such as the new Duna Arena Aquatics Centre - Budapest has now turned its attention to the city’s infrastructure and additional sports venues for future championships. Located in the heart of one of Europe’s striking natural urban environments, Budapest aims to create a modern and interconnected city for visitors, sports fans and the local community.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said, “It is with immense pleasure that we welcome Budapest as the Global Partner for SportAccord 2018. Budapest’s ambition and commitment to sport as a world player while staying true to their local identity, paves the way towards a very exciting future. We wish Budapest a productive and 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 establish new connections with 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 21 601 27 64.

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 Sports Festival, 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 Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Flickr        

Budapest

Budapest is a new force among Host Cities. Second between 2017-2023 in Sportcal’s prestigious Global Sport Cities Index, Budapest and Hungary enjoy a proven track record of delivery of great venues and world class events. Last year the city was host to the FINA Aquatics World Championships and the World Judo Championships. Budapest will continue its hosting programme of major World and European sport and para-sport championships. The city will host five world championships in 2019 and Budapest has been appointed as the European capital of Sport for 2019.

For media enquiries contact [email protected] (Ivan Rozsa), or phone +36 305383863 (mob).

 

EVENTSCOTLAND AND EDMONTON EVENTS CONTINUE SILVER PARTNERSHIPS WITH SPORTACCORD

Date: 
Thursday, March 22, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is pleased to confirm Silver Partners EventScotland and Edmonton Events will take part in another edition of SportAccord, to be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand from 15 – 20 April 2018. Attended by international sports federations, cities and regions, as well as organising committees, the World Sport & Business Summit attracts delegates across the sports business community at the highest levels.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events by developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events. Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland Director of Events commented:

“EventScotland is delighted to be continuing as a Silver Partner of SportAccord. This is an extremely valuable event for us and the Scottish events industry as it provides us with the opportunity to showcase our capability and capacity as a host of major international events.

“Over the next 12 months, Scotland will once again provide the perfect stage for some amazing international sporting events, including the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships and The 2019 Solheim Cup, and we cannot wait to show delegates exactly what we’ve got planned.”

Edmonton Events, a partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, attracts major events to the city and works closely with rights holders to attract, enhance, and execute sport and cultural events of all kinds. Lindsay Harrison, Director of Edmonton Events said:

“We are thrilled to be supporting SportAccord again through our partnership. As one of the top 20 cities in Sportcal’s 2017 Global Sports Cities Index, we value the expertise we’ve gained and the connections we’ve developed through attending SportAccord. We are looking forward to yet another successful event, this time in Bangkok, Thailand.”

Edmonton Events will also sponsor the ‘Relaxing Zone’ for delegates - a new feature at this year’s 3-day Exhibition. As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord will host well over 20 networking events, and an extensive Conference programme to include: the Summit (Plenary), CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord and HealthAccord. Sportcal and Yutang Sports, two of the Principal Media Partners for SportAccord 2018 will also host workshops.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord remarked: “It is a real pleasure to welcome back EventScotland and Edmonton Events as part of SportAccord 2018. Their continued loyalty and support, as well as the mutual benefits these partnerships bring, also demonstrates SportAccord is an impressive draw for cities and regions involved in staging world-class sports events. We wish them an exciting and productive time in Bangkok.”

With over 135 cities/regions in attendance in Aarhus, Denmark for the 2017 edition, the SportAccord

6-day Summit is a unique opportunity for delegates to connect with 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 21 601 27 64.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        

Edmonton Events

Edmonton Events is a strategic partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism that attracts major events to the city. Edmonton Events works closely with event rights holders to attract, enhance, and execute sport and cultural events of all kinds. Edmonton is the only city in Canada with a ranking in the top 20 of Sportcal’s prestigious Global Sports Cities Index 2017.

Visit www.eventsinedmonton.com, follow on Twitter @eventsinyeg, or Instagram @edmontonevents

For media enquiries contact [email protected] (Kylee Quinn), +1 780 901 8715 (M)

EventScotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events, EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news, visit www.EventScotland.org. Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews and LinkedIn: EventScotland.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the national tourism organisation which markets Scotland as a tourism destination across the world, gives support to the tourism industry and brings sustainable tourism growth to Scotland.

For more information about VisitScotland see www.visitscotland.org or for consumer information on Scotland as a visitor destination see www.visitscotland.com.

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BREAKING NEW GROUND: AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE

Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Delegates attending MediaAccord will hear from leading experts on future digital media opportunities and how they will be affecting every player involved in the business of sport, during this year’s conference - Breaking New Ground: Areas of Opportunity in the Media Landscape. MediaAccord will take place on Thursday 19 April 2018 at SportAccord in Bangkok.

Kicking off with a scene setter by dynamic presenter Craig Howe, CEO & Founder of Rebel Ventures, this session will look at the current and future media reality where Howe will share his insights on how to use new technology to best advantage.

In this year’s MediaAccord Interview: The Future of Media at Sports Events in a Digital World, delegates will also hear first-hand from Anthony Edgar, Head of Media Operations and Olympic Information Service, International Olympic Committee (IOC):

"The media is in a state of flux unlike anything it has seen since the inception of the television. Nowhere is this witnessed more than in the media coverage of major sporting events like the Olympic Games. My presentation will explore some of the most significant shifts impacting the media’s coverage of sport in a digital age, and what we can expect in the near future."

Delegates will also learn about the latest in sports apps in the A is for APP - How (and why) to create a dynamic one for your Sport, in an interactive Q&A with Motasem El Bawab, Digital Manager, FIBA. This session will provide insight on how they work, who they attract, what is possible – and what they have to offer sport, athletes, fans, and how they affect the bottom line.

MediaAccord will also host a panel session on Millennials and the Media. This audience are currently the largest living generation and the most lucrative market worldwide - with the largest buying power. The session will be made up of seasoned media representatives, along with millennials themselves – an athlete, a fan, and a journalist.

Delegates who register for SportAccord 2018 have access to the entire conference programme. As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord provides numerous opportunities throughout the 6-day World Sport & Business Summit, with over 20 networking events and a popular 3-day Exhibition, as part of the delegate experience.

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.

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

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