LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is pleased to confirm returning Bronze Partners for the 16th edition taking place from 15 - 20 April 2018 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Center, Thailand. Attended by international sports federations, cities/regions as well as organising committees, the World Sport & Business Summit attracts delegates across the sports business community at the highest levels.

This year’s SportAccord Bronze Partners include:

·         Canadian Sports Tourism Alliance: Canada offers a variety of world-class facilities, is host to three Olympic Games and hundreds of international and continental sporting events

·         FIBA (International Basketball Federation): the world governing body for basketball - is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world and recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC)

·         Finnish Olympic Committee: Finnish host cities have a wealth of experience in hosting international sport events and congresses with more than 20 major international sporting events organised in Finland annually

·         Melbourne - Visit Victoria: Victoria’s tourism and events company, responsible for tourism marketing and event attraction

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said, “It’s a great pleasure to welcome back these Bronze Partners who were with us in Aarhus, Denmark last year. Their continued support and presence brings more opportunities to delegates and confirms the value these partnerships bring by being part of SportAccord. We appreciate their commitment and loyalty and wish them a 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 get in front of the key decision-makers involved in the business of sport by registering at

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: or phone +41 (0)79 126 08 42.

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 Opening Ceremony and Closing Event.

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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.

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.

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