SportAccord Convention Announces Confirmed Partners & Conference Programme for 2015


LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention is pleased to announce its collaborative partnerships for this year’s edition taking place from 19-24 April 2015 at the Sochi Expocentre in Russia. The World Sport & Business Summit is the foremost global gathering owned by sport.

Gold Partners include:

The Combat and Strength Sports Confederation of Kazakhstan, Macau Sport Development Board who are supporting the Convention for the eighth consecutive year; as well as Sport Event Denmark who are also returning this year.

Silver Partners include: Aggreko, City of Edmonton, Eurosport, EventScotland and Qatar Olympic Committee, with the Commonwealth Games Federation joining once again as a Bronze Partner.

Euronews will be supporting the Convention in 2015 and continue to generate buzz around the SportAccord Member sports with the Sports United weekly-show in conjunction with SportAccord. Additionally, Taishan Sports Equipment Company, who signed a ground-breaking partnership agreement with SportAccord, will be in attendance too.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention said, “As the Convention broadens its role, it is important to encourage involvement from both the sport and industry sectors. We’re pleased that our committed partner organisations, new and existing, will be working with us to deliver a rewarding Convention for our delegates.”

The World Sport & Business Summit creates a unique opportunity for exchange between key decision-makers from International Sports Federations and business leaders from innovative and fast-growing companies across more than 20 industries.

The SportAccord Convention Conference Programme promises to encourage lively discussion with ‘Legacy’ being this year’s theme. Panel discussions include debate on: The truth about Legacy; and addressing current issues including: The Sporting Future Today – How technology is changing the game plan.

"There are so many important areas of interest for our attendees, and during this Conference Programme, we can focus on the specific implications for International Sport Federations and the wider Sport Family." noted Nis Hatt.

Presentations delivered by leading experts will spotlight trends and opportunities, including: The Athlete Brand and Role Model Revolution; as well as covering issues around sport morality, social responsibility, transparency and authenticity when it comes to managing an organisations’ reputation before it becomes the legacy.

Nis Hatt concluded by saying: “The SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit provides a unique platform for bringing together the world of sport and industry.”

For further information about SportAccord Convention or to reach Partner Organisations, please contact Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer: Tel: + 44 203 289 1690.