BANGKOK, Thailand – SportAccord 2018 would like to thank its Partner, Supporters and Exhibitors for their outstanding contributions towards making the 16th edition of the World Sport & Business Summit one of the most exciting on record. Attended by delegates represented at the highest levels, SportAccord was honoured to receive the Minister of Tourism and Sport of Thailand, Mr Weerasak Kowsurat, throughout the 6-day event.

Budapest was this year’s Global Partner and the city will become next year’s European Capital of Sport.

SportAccord 2018 Gold Partners included: Chungcheongbuk-do Province, Republic of Korea - home to the largest ‘National Training Centre’ for over 1100 athletes representing 35 events. FITEQ the International Federation for Teqball where football is played over a multiple award-winning table, enjoyed by many of the delegates at this year’s SportAccord in Bangkok. Malaysia Major Events who shared new developments and the virtues of staging major events in the region. Sport Event Denmark, last year’s Host City co-host and a partner since the inaugural event in 2003. Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government responsible for the implementation of sport policies and encouraging sports development.

Silver Partners included Edmonton Events as well as EventScotland – where both regions continue to receive outstanding success as major event hosts.

Bronze Partners at this year’s SportAccord Summit included: Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, FIBA, Finnish Olympic Committee, Singapore Sports Hub, Visit Victoria.

Official Delivery Partners comprised: Qatar Airways (Airline), Penceo (Digital Communications), Host City (Event Development), DB Schenker (Logistics), Gerflor (Flooring).

Principal Media Partners at this year’s SportAccord 2018 included: Sportcal, SportsPro and Yutang Sports; and Media Partners Anadolu Agency, Francs Jeux, iSportconnect, SportAkademReklama, SportBusiness Group and Sports Features; who help to deliver news and content in multiple formats to more than 190 countries in 40 languages.

Supporters at this year’s event comprised Getty Images, GlobalSportsJobs, LawInSport, Projects4Sports, and World Union of Olympic Cities.

Always a big draw at SportAccord, this year’s exhibition line-up saw more than 25 international sports federations as well as national federations take part, organising bodies, 40+ cities and regions, as well as organisations representing the financial, construction, hospitality, government and education sectors to name a few.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord commented: “SportAccord would like to thank all the Partners, Supporters and Exhibitors for their huge contributions to this year’s event on so many levels. Their involvement, support, loyalty and inspiration always plays a big part in SportAccord with many returning each year. We wish each and every one of them a productive year ahead and look forward to welcoming their return next year.”

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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), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.

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SportAccord Exhibitors

Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES), Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), Budapest, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), Chungcheongbuk-do, City of Berlin, City of Lausanne and Canton of Vaud, Connor Sport Court, DB Schenker, Department of International Trade (DIT), Dubai Sports Council, Edmonton Events, Event Planning Group (EPG), Event Scotland, Federal Office of Sport Switzerland, Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS , Finnish Olympic Committee, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), Holland – Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, Gracenote, HIGH Performance Sport Centres of Portugal, International Basketball Federation (FIBA), International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), International E-Sports Federation (IESF), International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB), International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP), International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA), International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ),  International Ice Dragon Board Federation (IIDBF), International Jump Rope Union (IJRU), International Mixed Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF), Innovation Norway), International Federation of University Sports (FISU), International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF), International Sambo Federation (FIAS), International School Sport Federation (ISF), International Sepaktakraw Federation (ISTAF), International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), International Wushu Federation (IWUF), International Zurkhaneh Sport and Koshti Pahlavani (IZSF), Japan Sport Council, International Jiu-Jitsu Federation (IJJF), Korea for Sports Development, Malaysia Major Events, Marsh, National Association of Sports (NASC), New Zealand Major Events, Nussli, Panam Sports, Peace and Sport, Projects4Sports, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), Sports Bureau Taichung City, Saitama Sports Commission (SSC), Singapore Sports Hub, Sport Event Denmark (SED), Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government, Sports Bureau, Taichung City Government, The World Air Sports Federation, Sports Authority of Thailand, The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), The World Games 2021 Birmingham, Tourism and Events Queensland, UAE, UK Sport, Visit Victoria, World Association of Kickboxing Organizations (WAKO), World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), Welsh Government (Wales), World O-Sport Federation (WOF)