LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Leading figures from the International Olympic Committee, World Archery and the International Golf Federation will be among the key speakers at the fully-virtual International Federation (IF) Forum on 5 November 2021, SportAccord has announced.
The IOC Sports Department will focus on a variety of learnings from Tokyo 2020 before Dr. Pau Mota, the IOC’s Senior Manager, Medical and Scientific Department, will highlight the most important medical issues that arose in relation to the Olympic Games earlier this year.
With the IF Forum taking place under the theme, ‘Tokyo 2020 – Learnings and Take-Aways for the Future’, there will also be timely Games-related case studies from World Archery Secretary General Tom Dielen and International Golf Federation Executive Director Antony Scanlon.
Dr. Raffaele Chiulli, the President of SportAccord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), will also provide the welcome address at the invitation-only virtual gathering, which will take place over half a day, from 09:00 to 12:45 CET.
The programme’s content has been driven by the IOC and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), and the structure of the IF Forum will provide an ideal opportunity to discuss best practice approaches and lessons from the Tokyo 2020 experience.
Each of the sessions will be followed by a dedicated 15-minute Q&A slot, giving IFs the chance to participate and interact in a valuable knowledge-sharing exercise.
“Each of these expert speakers will provide essential perspectives on what they learned from a unique Olympic Games, helping to sharpen the focus of IFs on future challenges and opportunities,” Dr. Raffaele Chiulli said. “Undoubtedly, there will be vital take-aways from these sessions, and with more than 300 leaders from over 125 IFs set to attend virtually, there will be a very healthy exchange of ideas via the dynamic digital platform.”
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 will take place just over six months before the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2022 reunites the global sports movement, allowing 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 World Sport & Business Summit 2022, which will take place from 15-20 May in Ekaterinburg, Russia. 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.