Significant Presence for SportAccord at Influential Russian Sports Industry Event in Kazan

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, President of SportAccord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), will lead a prominent presence on the ground at the influential Russia – Country of Sports International Forum in Kazan from 8-10 September.

Dr. Chiulli will lead a delegation representing SportAccord and more than 125 International Sport Federations (IFs) under the GAISF umbrella. The delegation will strengthen relationships with key industry stakeholders, including Regional Sports Ministers and Sports Administrators, ahead of the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2022 from 15-20 May in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

With excellent support at a federal and regional level in Russia, preparations for SportAccord 2022 are progressing smoothly. Dr. Chiulli will discuss the latest plans for next year’s highly anticipated event at a number of official meetings with Dmitry Chernyshenko, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation and Chairman of the SportAccord 2021 Organising Committee, as well as with Oleg Matytsin, Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation.

Dr. Chiulli will also speak at the event’s Plenary Conference Session in Kazan and will participate in a Panel Session focusing on SportAccord and the next edition of the event in Ekaterinburg. In addition, Ekaterinburg and the Sverdlovsk Region will have an exhibition presence on the Kazan show floor.

“It is a great pleasure for myself and the SportAccord delegation to return to Russia for this important event in Kazan, as it provides an ideal platform to discuss the matters at the heart of the development of sport – at all levels,” Dr. Chiulli said.

“Our significant presence at the Russia – Country of Sports International Forum will allow us to connect with many influential decision-makers and engage stakeholders in sport as we look forward to the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2022 in Ekaterinburg and as the host city selection starts for various GAISF World Multi-Sport Games.

“Furthermore, this gathering in Kazan will also give us an excellent opportunity to hold productive meetings and build bridges with our friends in sport at both the federal and regional level to discuss the latest preparations for a groundbreaking global gathering next year in Ekaterinburg.”

SportAccord 2022 in Ekaterinburg will feature a series of dedicated conference streams, including CityAccord, HealthAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord, the main Summit programme, and much more.

As the only global sports industry event attended by all IFs and their stakeholders, SportAccord brings together organising committees, hosting cities and regions, governments and administrations, rights-holders, agencies and athletes, as well as top-level experts and organisations from the sports media, technology, investment, medical and legal sectors.

Registration is open for the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2022 in Ekaterinburg, the 19th edition of SportAccord’s flagship annual event. Organisations interested in becoming an official partner or exhibitor can contact SportAccord to discuss these investment opportunities by emailing, with SportAccord also offering an interactive exhibition floorplan and 3-D flyover of the SportAccord 2022 exhibition space.

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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: 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), GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) and Associate Members.

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