LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord has opened the registration process for the 2021 edition of the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit in Ekaterinburg, Russia.
The dynamic and historic city will reunite the international sporting community from 23-28 May 2021 at the IEC Ekaterinburg-Expo convention centre, helping to draw a line under the turbulence of 2020 and herald a bright new chapter for the future of sport.
Situated on the banks on the Iset River, on the crossroads between Europe to the west and Asia to the east, Ekaterinburg will bring together all international sport federations and their stakeholders, as well as industry executives and experts from across the globe for six days of high-level meetings, an unmissable conference programme, a bustling exhibition and a thriving networking schedule.
While in Ekaterinburg, delegates will be able to explore a destination that has become a hotspot for tourism, business and sport.
Russia’s fourth-largest city by population is home to numerous professional teams across a wide range of sports and will host games during the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men’s World Championship before staging the 2023 FISU Summer Universiade, having previously hosted 2018 FIFA World Cup matches and the 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships.
SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli said: “Sport plays a vital role within communities worldwide and, at SportAccord, we want to contribute towards the resurgence of sport following an incredibly challenging 2020 by working with our partners in Ekaterinburg and Russia to deliver an outstanding SportAccord 2021.”
“SportAccord is built on the principles of unity and friendship – and these will be key pillars for sport and society as a whole in the coming months. Preparations are on track for a superb event in Ekaterinburg that will bring the sporting world together once again for essential knowledge exchange and networking, all for the benefit of the future development of sport.”
SportAccord Managing Director Nis Hatt said: “We truly appreciate the hospitality shown by our hosts and to be able to return to Russia once again. SportAccord remains focussed on unity, inclusion and building joint bridges for the world of sport and that of society.”
“With registration now open for SportAccord 2021, those who had already earmarked the dates of 23-28 May 2021 in their calendar will have the opportunity to confirm their attendance for our annual Summit.”
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