LAUSANNE, Switzerland – More than 400 leaders from the international sports movement are ready to connect virtually this Friday (5 November 2021) to discuss the post-Tokyo 2020 implications, challenges and opportunities at the Virtual International Federation (IF) Forum.
Representatives from over 125 IFs will tune in to the invitation-only event, which will take place under the theme of ‘Tokyo 2020 – Learnings and Take-Aways for the Future’ over half a day, from 09:15 to 12:45 CET.
SportAccord, the organisers of the virtual gathering, have confirmed the participation of several stellar speakers, with the programme’s content having been driven by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF).
IOC Sports Director Kit McConnell will discuss various key learnings from Tokyo 2020, while Dr. Pau Mota, the IOC’s Senior Manager, Medical and Scientific Department, will focus on the vital medical issues that emerged in relation to the Olympic Games earlier this year.
World Archery Secretary General Tom Dielen and International Golf Federation Executive Director Antony Scanlon will also provide Games-related case studies that will delve into their experiences of Tokyo 2020.
Each of the sessions will be followed by a dedicated 15-minute Q&A slot, providing all attendees with the chance to interact in a valuable knowledge-sharing exchange.
“This is an ideal opportunity to discuss lessons from Tokyo 2020 and best practices for the future,” said Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, the President of SportAccord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), who will provide the IF Forum’s welcome address.
“Tokyo 2020 showcased the very best of sport in challenging circumstances, and our international movement has an unprecedented opportunity to build on the legacy of a game-changing edition of the Olympic Games and work together for the benefit of global sport and society. With the IOC and ASOIF driving the agenda, this virtual event will be highly relevant to the hundreds of International Sport Federation representatives who will participate, as we look ahead to emerging from the post-pandemic world in stronger shape than ever.”
IF Forum 2021 Host City partners are: City of Lausanne and Canton de Vaud and the Official Partners are: City of London, Marsh, OnePlan, Sociedad Peruana de Derecho Deportivo and Sport Event Denmark.
The IF Forum on Friday is taking place with just over six months to go before the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2022 in Ekaterinburg, Russia. SportAccord 2022 will reunite the global sports movement, allowing all of the industry’s leading figures and stakeholders to gather in person for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Registration is open for the SportAccord 2022, which will take place from 15-20 May in Ekaterinburg. Organisations interested in becoming an official partner or exhibitor can contact SportAccord to discuss these investment opportunities by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, with SportAccord also offering an interactive exhibition floorplan and 3-D flyover of the SportAccord 2022 exhibition space.
The International Federation (IF) Forum
The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and International Sport Federations with a focus on sharing best practices and knowledge.
The event is open to International Sports Federation members from 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, the IF Forum receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.
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.