SPORT EVENT DENMARK RETURNS AS GOLD PARTNER AND #SAC2017 CO-HOST FOR THE WORLD’S PREMIER ANNUAL EVENT AT THE SERVICE OF SPORT

Date: 
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to welcome the return of Sport Event Denmark as a Gold Partner and Co-Host for the 15th edition of the SportAccord Convention taking place in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sporting event organisation, established and supported by the Danish Government. Its main objective is to help develop and promote sport, to attract and host major international sporting events and congresses.

“It is a unique situation for Sport Event Denmark to welcome SportAccord Convention and all the delegates to Denmark as co-host as well as being Gold Partner once again. We will take the advantage to walk-the-talk in terms of hosting, not only in terms of the Convention but also in terms of the many major international sporting events that are in the pipeline. From the Opening of the Convention until the Closing Event in the ARoS Museum, we will do our utmost to demonstrate why Danes are some of the happiest people in the world and to share how the Danish “hygge” can be translated into an international setting.” said Lars Lundov, CEO of Sport Event Denmark.

To experience this in action, Sport Event Denmark will be found at the Danish Booth (no. 90) where delegates can take part in an interactive competition with the chance of winning a range of daily prizes including Beoplay H7 – Premium wireless over-ear headphones. Delegates are also invited to join the Danish team for Happy Hour from 16:30 to 17:30 daily from Tuesday 4 to 6 April inclusively, to sip and “exbeerience” one of the most famous beers in the world – Carlsberg.

Commenting on the partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “It is always a pleasure to have Sport Event Denmark onboard as a Gold Partner and particularly this year as Co-Hosts with the City of Aarhus. Their enthusiasm, passion and contribution in putting this event together has been instrumental in helping to make the 15th edition of SportAccord Convention a special one in this year’s European Capital of Culture, Aarhus Denmark, and we would like to offer our sincerest thanks.”

Around 2,000 delegates register and attend the SportAccord Convention to network and discuss the business of sport with over ninety percent (90%) of the delegation being key decision-makers and in a position to take action. The majority of delegates, partners and exhibitors return each year, ensuring the Convention is part of their business strategy.

To become involved in the SportAccord Convention, follow developments and updates via Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention

IMPRESSIVE LINE-UP OF BRONZE PARTNERS FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

Date: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to confirm its Bronze Partners for the 15th edition of the Convention taking place from 2 - 7 April 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark, a city passionate about sport with a strong cultural vibe and offering friendly hospitality – the Hygge way.

Taking place in this year’s European Capital of Culture, the SportAccord Convention Bronze Partners include:

·       European Championships Glasgow 2018

·       FIBA (International Basketball Federation)

·       Finnish Olympic Committee

·       Mexico City Sports Institute

·       Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

·       Melbourne - Visit Victoria

Held in a different city every year, the SportAccord Convention 6-day event is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas, and is attended by up to 1,500 delegates.

Commenting on this year’s Bronze Partners, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We’re delighted to welcome our Bronze Partners for the 15th edition of SportAccord Convention and appreciate the support, commitment and value they bring to delegates. This year’s Bronze Partners demonstrate how the Convention provides the perfect platform for organisations to network and discuss the business of sport from all corners of the globe.”

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will host a 3-day Exhibition as well as a Conference including: the Plenary, City-to-City, City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord at this prestigious global gathering. Other features include the Speakers’ Corner, Opening Ceremony, as well as Closing Event to be hosted at the ARoS Aarhus Art Museum. To register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION OPENS HOST CITY APPLICATION PROCESS FOR 2017 AND 2018

Date: 
Thursday, December 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With Lausanne recently confirmed as the location for the next SportAccord Convention, set to take place 17-22 April 2016, the organisation has now officially opened the application process for future host cities of the Convention in 2017 and 2018.

Held in a different city every year, the annual SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas. As the premier event connecting sport and industry, approximately 90% of the participants are high-profile leaders, who seek to further the development of sport in an intimate and exclusive environment. In turn, this garners much attention and places cities firmly in the spotlight.

Speaking about the host city opportunity, Mr. Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention commented:

“The SportAccord Convention is an important event in the sporting calendar for industry, International Sport Federations and organisations worldwide, so the earlier we start the bid process for the involvement of future cities, the better. The Convention provides an ideal platform to get business done - much is achieved in a short space of time - and for many organisations, the same opportunities may not present themselves as easily throughout the year.” Hatt went on to say:

“We are inviting cities to apply to become a host city in 2017 or 2018, and take advantage of the opportunities gained by being involved in this unique event”.

Further information can be found on the website at https://www.sportaccordconvention.com/about/bid-city-information-2017-and-2018.This includes the Bid City Application Information Pack, the Host City Bidding and Selection Process, as well as the Bid City Application Form.

The place Where Sport Meets, the SportAccord Convention is an exclusive 6-day event and attended by 2000 delegates. It is host to annual general meetings, a themed conference including City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord, as well as a Plenary Conference. An Exhibition is also held within the Official Programme and is represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event services, media, and many more. International Sport Federations also take part in the Sports Demo Zone, and the Convention additionally provides a strong cultural and social programme for all participants.

Cities interested in bidding to host the Convention in 2017 or 2018 should contact Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention, nis.hatt@sportaccordconvention.com to register their interest by Thursday, 28 January 2016.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

New Global Telecoms Service Partner ‘Cellhire’, offer Delegates Preferential Rates during SportAccord Convention

Date: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to announce Cellhire as Global Telecommunications Service Partner for this year’s World Sport & Business Summit taking place from 19-24 April 2015 at the Sochi Expocentre, Sochi, Russia.

As part of the partnership, SportAccord Convention has negotiated exclusive rates with Cellhire, allowing delegates travelling to Sochi, to choose from a variety of cost-saving solutions including voice and data products.  Available in voice bundles priced from €36.50, this includes a sim card and 250 minutes of local calls, along with unlimited cellhire to cellhire calls.

Commenting on the partnership, Aymeric Bouffard, Cellhire Managing Director Americas and Mainland said,

“We are delighted to be returning to Sochi in partnership with SportAccord Convention. This is a great platform to meet new and existing customers in the sports event industry. We will be presenting our bespoke offers for the European Games in Baku in June 2015 and the Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, and we look forward to providing SportAccord Convention delegates with the best wireless offers for their international travels.”

Cellhire has service agreements with more than 100 network partners in over 40 countries, ensuring coverage is truly global.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention noted, “We’re pleased to be able to offer delegates this opportunity as networking and communication is an essential part of SportAccord Convention. Partnering with leading supplier Cellhire, provides delegates with cost-effective options for sharing insights, and conversing with friends and colleagues at the SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit.”

The SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers in sport to engage with business leaders across 25+ industry sectors. The 6-day event features a 3-day Conference, dynamic exhibition, LawAccord, City Forum, the SportAccord Convention Village and Sports Demo Zone, as well as hosting the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport.

For more information on voice and data bundles, as well as phone and device hire, email info@sportaccordconvention.com.

For conference information, including the Official Schedule and Conference Programme, or to register as a delegate, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com.

For media enquiries, please contact Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer at + 44 (0)20 3289 1690 or jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com  

SPORTACCORD MOURNS THE LOSS OF PRESIDENT PATRICK BAUMANN

Date: 
Sunday, October 14, 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland - It is with immeasurable sadness that SportAccord learned of the passing of its President Patrick Baumann.

Patrick  died, aged 51,  on the evening of October 13  following a suspected heart attack while attending the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Our thoughts are, and will remain,  with his wife and children.

Patrick Baumann was an inspirational leader whose vision, drive and matchless enthusiasm characterised his work on behalf of sport as SportAccord and GAISF President, Secretary General of FIBA  (the International Basketball Federation) and an IOC Member.

He was a member of the IOC Evaluation Commissions for the Olympic Games 2008 and 2020, a member of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2012 and Chairman of the Evaluation Commission, and Vice-Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2024. He was also appointed Chairman of the Coordination Commission for the Olympic Games 2028 and was a member of various other IOC Commissions.

Patrick was appointed to the International Advisory Board of the World Academy of Sport in 2009. He was a member of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport (ICAS) from 2010, and was elected as a Council member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) in 2011 and re-elected in 2015. He was also serving as a member of the Executive Committee and the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

In addition, he was President of the 2020 Lausanne Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee.

In his honour, the Olympic flag will be flown at half-mast for three days at the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne and at the IOC Headquarters at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires. The IOC will also hold a memorial in the Youth Olympic Village.

 

‘SPORTACCORD 2019’ REGISTRATION OPENS FOR GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA

Date: 
Thursday, October 4, 2018

 

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Registration is now open for the seventeenth edition of SportAccord – World Sport & Business Summit - set to take place in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 5 – 10 May 2019. A vibrant coastal city and recent host to the Commonwealth Games, SportAccord 2019 will take place at the world-class Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre with over 1,500 delegates expected to attend.

To register for the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit and take advantage of the registration opening rate (CHF 1,500) available for a limited period only, visit www.sportaccord.sport.

Commenting on SportAccord 2019, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said:

“We are delighted to be in Gold Coast, Queensland for the next edition of SportAccord. The World Sport & Business Summit brings important opportunities and unique networking experiences to any organisation involved in the business of sport, particularly as it is the only global event with all the key players from the Olympic and non-Olympic movement present.

“Following the recent SportAccord team visit to Gold Coast, strong commitment from the Local Organising Committee and the award-winning venue team is very apparent. Together, we are confident the next edition of SportAccord will be a great success and bring significant opportunities to delegates, the region and Australasia, as well as to the sports business community worldwide.”

Queensland’s Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said she was looking forward to welcoming delegates to the Gold Coast. “Hosting SportAccord is a great opportunity to show the world why the Gold Coast is now renowned as a hub for major events.

“While they’re here, delegates will enjoy the world-class tourism experiences on the Gold Coast – from our famous beaches and surf breaks, to our lush hinterland, food and wine experiences, theme parks and local hospitality.

“We’re working hard to make the most of the Commonwealth Games to ensure this event continues to deliver a great legacy for Queensland and we look forward to discussing new opportunities to secure international sporting events for Queensland.”

The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (GCCEC) offers magnificent, state-of-the-art facilities, cutting-edge technology, and large spacious foyers showcasing 180-degree views of the Broadbeach skyline. However, it is the venue team’s ‘can-do’ approach, professional service and attention to detail that really sets the GCCEC apart and will help to make each and every delegate experience unique and memorable.

With an abundance of stunning exhibition space, businesses looking to raise their visibility and showcase their organisation, launch a new product or service during SportAccord, will be able to take advantage of this outstanding opportunity. For further details and to secure premium exhibition space, make early contact with sales@sportaccord.com as booths always sell out quickly.

SportAccord 2019 will host over 50 conference sessions with around 100 international speakers and panellists taking part. The five conference streams include: The Summit, CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord, and HealthAccord.

The World Sport and Business Summit will also offer a varied and exciting social programme to suit every delegate with plenty of opportunity to network outside formal surroundings. This includes the daily Exhibition Luncheons and Evening Cocktails, After Hours Bar, Opening Ceremony and Closing Event, bringing a sense of occasion and cultural flavour to the Gold Coast edition of SportAccord.

This year SportAccord is delighted to confirm oneworld® as the Official Airline Alliance partner enabling delegates to enjoy reduced airfares with thirteen carriers for flights to Brisbane (BNE)/Gold Coast (OOL).

The Queensland Government, via Tourism and Events Queensland, is proud to support SportAccord 2019 which features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar. Your perfect next event is in Queensland where live events combine with the most incredible destinations, and life is beautiful one day, perfect the next.

To become an Exhibitor or Partner contact the sales team: sales@sportaccord.com or phone +41 21 612 3070. To register as a delegate and watch past SportAccord footage visit www.sportaccord.sport.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #SA2019, or keep up-to-date via LinkedIn and Facebook.

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: jenny.edmondson@sportaccord.com

SportAccord

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: 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. SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ)

Is a statutory body of the Queensland Government and the state's lead marketing, destination and experience development and major events agency. In partnership with government, regional tourism organisations, industry and commercial stakeholders, TEQ aim to build Queensland's tourism and events industry to foster innovation, drive industry growth and boost visitor expenditure.

With a vision of ‘inspiring the world to experience the best address on Earth’, Queensland, TEQ is a consumer-led experience-focused and destination-delivered organisation that connects people and places like never before through innovation and collaboration with the tourism and events industry. teq.queensland.com

For media enquiries, please contact:

Danielle Krista, Corporate Communications Leader, M +61 414 313 769, danielle.krista@queensland.com    

EUROSPORT, JLT AND SPORTS NEVADA USA CONFIRMED AS COMMERCIAL PARTNERS FOR INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (IF) FORUM 2018

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The 12th International Federation (IF) Forum organised by SportAccord today confirmed partnerships with Eurosport, JLT and Sports Nevada USA. The IF Forum is set to take place from 5-7 November 2018 when more than 100 international sports federations, associates and observer members from GAISF will gather at the Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The IF Forum provides a platform for GAISF members (both Olympic and non-Olympic) to tackle global matters related to the Sports Movement. The annual 3-day gathering is also limited to a small number of industry partners and gives them exclusive access to an authoritative networking environment and recognition as a supporter of the Sports Movement.

Eurosport is one of the top sport destination broadcasters and this includes the Olympics in Europe. Eurosport channels reach more than 242 million cumulative subscribers across 75 countries worldwide. Its online sports news website Eurosport.com sees around 42 million users per month and along with the Eurosport app, enables fans to watch Eurosport anytime, live or on demand, via its digital streaming service the Eurosport Player.

This year sees JLT as an IF Forum industry partner for the 8th year running. They specialise in risk and insurance services to the sports industry and have worked with the international federations (IFs) since 1980. JLT offers a number of bespoke products specifically designed for IFs such as broad coverage, risk and insurance advice including arrangements, as well as liability claims for significant events.

Sports Nevada USA promotes the State of Nevada (USA) as an elite sports competition and event destination, and nurtures the Olympic Movement statewide. Sports Nevada USA hosts, facilitates, and supports such activities to further its mission, partnering with tourism agencies in Reno-Tahoe and Las Vegas including the Boyd Gaming resorts.

Commenting on the IF Forum partnerships, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said:

“We are delighted to have JLT and Sports Nevada USA with us again. Their commitment demonstrates the value a partnership brings by being involved in a high-profile event. We are also pleased to welcome Eurosport into the fold for the 2018 edition.

“This year’s IF Forum should be an extremely interesting three days of discussion, debate, and insights into what the future holds for international sports federations and the wider global sport community.”

Limited partnerships are available and partners have access to the official schedule which includes: entry to all conference and panel sessions, workshops; VIP functions and social events; and the opportunity to deliver a presentation as part of the conference programme.

To discuss partnership opportunities and take advantage of exclusive access to the IF Forum, contact Malcolm Hardman of SportAccord +41 (0)79 945 89 34 or email malcolm.hardman@sportaccord.com

This year’s IF Forum conference programme is entitled: Open Doors and Open Minds – New Tools for IFs. Key decision-makers from the international sports federations will hear from industry experts representing blockchain and cryptocurrency; robotics; 5G and livestreaming; event/ticket pricing models, and much more.

IF Forum speakers include: Will Reynolds, Futurologist from ASOIF who will provide insights into ‘The Ever-Changing Global Landscape and its Impact on Sport’; blockchain technology/cryptocurrency panellists Lars Schlichting, Attorney at Law, LL.M, Crypto Lawyer from Kellerhals Carrard, Alberto Perucchini, Next Generation Research Analyst, Julius Baer, Steve Aeschlimann, CEO, International Motorcycle Federation (FIM); Emma Mason, Head of Strategy and External Affairs, WFSGI as part of the 5G/Livestreaming panel; and panelist Juerg Capol, Marketing Director, International Ski Federation (FIS) for Event/Ticket Pricing Models.

The final day of the IF Forum will include an eSports Workshop hosted by GAISF and the International Olympic Committee, and a GDPR update presented by GAISF. For further details on the IF Forum visit: https://www.sportaccord.sport/if-forum.

For media enquiries, email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer: jenny.edmondson@sportaccord.com

EDITORS NOTES

The International Federation (IF) Forum

The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and non-Olympic International Sport Federations with focus on sharing best practices and knowledge. The event is open to international sports federation members from GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, by invitation only.

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Eurosport

For Eurosport press enquiries contact James Hillier, Senior Communications Director, james_hillier@discovery.com, +33 1 40 93 79 01 (mobile).

JLT

For JLT press enquiries contact Corinne_gladstone@jltgroup.com, +44 (0)7799 340658 (mobile).

Sports Nevada USA

For Sports Nevada USA press enquiries contact Jon.killoran@renotahoewintergames.org, +1 775 342 3444 (mobile).

SportAccord

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: 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.

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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SPORTACCORD UNVEILS NEW ‘DOTSPORT’ DOMAIN – SPORTACCORD.SPORT

Date: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord today announced it has been awarded exclusive use of the ‘DotSport’ domain extension ‘sportaccord.sport’ following the successful launch of the new .sport digital ecosystem, managed and delivered by GAISF.

A .sport domain name is seen as a positive endorsement of any organisation operating in the world of sport. GAISF’s ownership of the domain protects the integrity of .sport by ensuring that only properly qualified organisations and individuals can use it. These include sports governing bodies to events, companies and clubs.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord, World Sport & Business Summit commented:

“We are delighted to take advantage of this new opportunity and have applied the SportAccord.sport domain extension to key digital platforms and collateral. This will further help to enhance the SportAccord brand across the global sports and business sectors.

“We are proud to be part of this community-led initiative and fully support the values, culture and principles it represents for sport.”

SportAccord joins other organisations who have been awarded the .sport extension including several of the international sports federations, Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games and the International Testing Agency.

GAISF Head of Digital Pierre Germeau said:

“This digital transformation is proving to be a game-changer, not just for IFs but for all reputable sports stakeholders that work hard to promote the best image of sport. Each domain offers stakeholders a significant and respected online presence, tailored specifically to their individual needs.”

SportAccord is host to the annual general assemblies and official meetings for event stakeholders, with representation from all the GAISF international sports federations, associates and observers in attendance.

SportAccord 2019 will take place in Gold Coast, Australia from 5-10 May 2019 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre and will welcome the sporting business community for the 17th edition of the World Sport & Business Summit.

Organisations looking for opportunities to increase their visibility at the World Sport & Business Summit can become an Exhibitor or Partner by contacting the sales team: sales@sportaccord.com or phone +41 21 612 3070.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #SA2019, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook.

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: jenny.edmondson@sportaccord.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord

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: 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.

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: http://www.sportaccord.sport and see footage from past events.

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GAISF .sport extension programme

For more information on the .sport extension programme, please contact Pierre Germeau at pierre.germeau@gaisf.sport

 

 

THE GOLD COAST OF QUEENSLAND TO HOST SPORTACCORD 2019 AND BRING THE WORLD SPORT & BUSINESS SUMMIT TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME

Date: 
Thursday, September 6, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord today announced that the Gold Coast located in Queensland, Australia as its next Host City when the sporting business community gathers for the 17th edition of the World Sport & Business Summit taking place from 5-10 May 2019 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

The Gold Coast has set the scene for blockbuster movies and many world-class sporting events including the recent 2018 Commonwealth Games. With this, it is no surprise Queensland’s most charismatic city has been drawing visitors for more than 50 years. The Gold Coast offers an array of top hotels and expansive resorts set along more than a dozen golden sand beaches. The Gold Coast has something for everyone, from dedicated sport enthusiasts to easy-going families and sophisticated foodies.

Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones said:

“This event will bring 1500 representatives from up to 100 countries, representing 500 different international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, businesses and other sporting organisations to the Gold Coast.

“This is the most significant meeting of international sport representatives held every year and securing it for the Gold Coast shows the world that we have one of the foremost major events destinations on the planet. 

“Hosting SportAccord gives us unprecedented access to key decision makers and provides the opportunity to showcase our capabilities first hand.

“The success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games proved we have everything required to host large-scale, international sporting events. As a result of the Games we have a range of newly-built and upgraded world-class sporting venues.

“Hosting SportAccord is the next step in securing major international events for the city and our state which will bring benefits to Queensland for years to come.”

Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the city was the perfect host for the major international convention.

“This is a great demonstration of the partnership we have built with the State over the past years.

“Having SportAccord in our city will turbo charge the opportunities for the Gold Coast to further activate our sporting arenas, as well as our sports science and training facilities.

“This is post-Games legacy in action and I can’t wait to welcome SportAccord.”

Last year’s SportAccord gathering was hailed as an event to remember for delegates during a week of top-level networking, meetings, conferences, new initiatives and business in Bangkok, Thailand.

The event’s President Patrick Baumann underlined SportAccord’s credentials as ‘the most productive meeting place for stakeholders in world sport.’

Looking ahead to SportAccord 2019, Patrick Baumann, President of SportAccord and GAISF said:

“It is a pleasure to bring the SportAccord to the Gold Coast of Australia and I would like to thank the Government of Queensland for hosting SportAccord 2019. The 17th edition of SportAccord will be a special one, as it will help mark the one-year anniversary of the delivery of a successful Commonwealth Games and will provide the chance for our delegates to embrace all the qualities and opportunities the Gold Coast and Queensland has to offer.”

Mr. Baumann went on to say: “It is a unique opportunity for the whole Oceania sports community to meet, interact and mingle with all international sports leaders in a focused and efficient way.”

Organisations looking to become industry partners or send a delegation to SportAccord 2019 can read and watch highlights in The Review magazine. These include the SportAccord Keynote Zarah Al-Kudcy from Formula 1 discussing cultural change through diversity and openness; the incredible success story of LaLiga shared by Grégory Bolle, Head of Global Sponsorship and Sales; and Queensland’s Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, and the Commonwealth Games, Honourable Kate Jones who talked about ‘Making Relationships a Priority’ during the Closing Keynote Address at the CityAccord conference.

SportAccord is also host to the annual general assemblies and official meetings for the event stakeholders, with representation from all the GAISF international sports federations, associates and observers in attendance. 

Organisations looking for opportunities to increase their visibility at the World Sport & Business Summit can become an Exhibitor or Partner by contacting the sales team: sales@sportaccord.com or phone +41 21 612 3070.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #SA2019, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook.

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: jenny.edmondson@sportaccord.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord

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: 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.

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: http://www.sportaccord.sport and see footage from past events.

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Host City

To find out more about the Gold Coast visit www.queensland.com

For media enquiries contact Henry Tuttiett, Director Corporate Communications: henry.tuttiett@queensland.com or phone +61 408 768 948.

 

 

GLOBAL SPORTS LEADERS TO DISCUSS MERITS OF FUTUROLOGY AND NEW TECHNOLOGY AT INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION (IF) FORUM

Date: 
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Members from GAISF, the Global Association of International Sports Federations and associates will take part in the 12th IF Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland from 5-7 November 2018. Sporting leaders will hear from leading experts, stakeholders and peers who are seeking specialist guidance to forecast future trends in sport and learn about the revolutionary benefits of new tools.

The tricky prediction of what will happen next using historical data and current trends to help determine the future of sport will form part of the discussions during this year’s IF Forum headlined: Open Doors and Open Minds – New Tools for IFs.

Experts in futurology will provide a scene-setter focused on the ‘Ever-changing Global Landscape and its Impact on Sport’.

International sports federations will hear from cryptocurrency and blockchain experts during the session ‘Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain: the 5 Ws for you and your organisation’.

Some larger organisations are already investing in blockchain technology and many industries stand to gain from its growing use - such as sport. Cryptocurrencies on the other hand, have come under a lot of pressure, however, there is still optimism that regulators could look more favourably towards them and help to boost market participation.

IF Forum delegates will also hear ‘How 5G Networks are Changing the Face of Livestreaming and Mobile Content Delivery’ - encompassing more than mobile and including contribution and distribution of all media and entertainment.

International sports federations will also learn how new technologies are disrupting and transforming delivery in the session: Robotics – changing how events are delivered and who helps deliver them!

Event/Ticket pricing models will also be covered with a new take on a traditional approach during the gathering of international sports federation leaders in Lausanne.

During the Forum, GAISF will also host an eSports Workshop for IFs, as well as share a session update on lessons learned from compliance since GDPR came into force.

The IF Forum – an event for the IFs by the IFs – is organised by SportAccord and will take place over three days and follow the format of previous years. The IF Forum receives the support of longstanding Host City Partners Lausanne and the Canton de Vaud, and the International Olympic Committee.

To become an Official IF Forum Partner and benefit from industry exclusivity as well as take part in the event, contact: sales@sportaccord.com.

For further details visit https://www.sportaccord.com/if-forum/international-federation-if-forum-2018.

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: jenny.edmondson@sportaccord.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord

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: 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.

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com and see footage from past events.

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The International Federation (IF) Forum

The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations with focus on sharing best practices and knowledge. The event is open to international sports federation members from GAISF, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF, AIMS, Associate Members, and Official Partners by invitation only.

 

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