DOW JONES RETURNS AS “TOP MEDIA PARTNER” FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

Date: 
Thursday, March 16, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to welcome the return of Dow Jones, a global provider of news and business information, as the Top Media Partner for this year’s SportAccord Convention – the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport.

Commenting on the Top Media Partnership, Simon Greenberg, Global Head of Rights at News Corp, and Head of Dow Jones Sport, said:

“SportAccord Convention brings together key decision-makers to discuss the major issues facing global sport and enact change. By shining a spotlight on innovation, this year’s Convention will recognize efforts to challenge the status quo and drive the industry forward. 

"This is a compelling forum for Dow Jones, which prides itself on innovation across all its brands and is committed to advancing business intelligence. In particular, Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, the only due diligence and research service tailored specifically to the sports industry, delivers new and unique insights to help organizations assess third-party relationships and manage risk, so they can innovate with confidence.”

As part of the partnership, Dow Jones has helped to secure Tom Glick, CCO of City Football Group for the Plenary Conference taking place on Wednesday 5 April 2017. Glick will share his insights into how Manchester City Football Club has opened the door to innovation, to build loyalty and grow support as well as commercial success, in a scene setter focused on ‘Innovation in the Business of Sport’.

Continuing with this year’s Plenary Conference theme Innovation in Sport, Tom Glick will take part in the panel session following, to address how sponsor engagement, digital, data and in-stadium technology, enables sport disciplines to deliver even more to meet fan expectations and get back so much more in return.

The Panel lineup will also include:

·         Ishveen Anand, Founder & CEO, OpenSponsorship

·         David de Behr, Head of Sales, Major Events Division, Aggreko

·         Fiona Green, Director & Co-Founder, Winners

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “It is a pleasure to welcome Dow Jones as the Top Media Partner for the 15th edition of the SportAccord Convention. Having Dow Jones onboard for the second year running demonstrates the value and opportunities the Convention brings to global players involved in the business of sport.”

The SportAccord Convention will take place from 2-7 April 2017 at the Aarhus Convention Center in Denmark, this year’s European Capital of Culture and a go-to destination for sport events. For further information on the Convention including the Official Schedule or the full Conference Programme, visit the SportAccord Convention website. Organisations looking to take part, should register as a delegate at www.sportaccordconvention.com.

For media enquiries, please email Media Relations Officer: jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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) and Associate Members.

In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about the SportAccord Convention: www.sportaccordconvention.com

Dow Jones

Dow Jones is a global provider of news and business information, delivering content to consumers and organizations around the world across multiple formats, including print, digital, mobile and live events. Dow Jones has produced unrivaled quality content for more than 130 years and today has one of the world’s largest newsgathering operations globally. It produces leading publications and products including the flagship Wall Street Journal, America’s largest newspaper by paid circulation; Factiva, Barron’s, MarketWatch, Financial News, DJX, Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, Dow Jones Newswires, and Dow Jones VentureSource. Dow Jones is a division of News Corp (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV).

 

 

 

 

17th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 BUDAPEST – BALATONFÜRED WELCOMED ONBOARD AS GOLD PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION IN AARHUS, DENMARK

Date: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to welcome the 17th FINA World Championships 2017 Budapest – Balatonfüred onboard as a Gold Partner for this year’s SportAccord Convention taking place in the European Capital of Culture Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Commenting on the Gold Partnership, Eva Szanto, Executive Director of Bp2017 N. Ltd. said, “Last year our organization took part in SportAccord Convention and it was extremely useful in finding new partners for the World Championships. The Convention was a big push for our event and this Gold partnership will help to provide further visibility and awareness too. The new partnerships we have made as a result of being involved in the SportAccord Convention will help to deliver the best FINA Aquatics World Championships in Budapest ever.”

The 17th FINA World Championships will take place in Budapest and Balatonfüred from 14 - 30 July 2017 and will be the largest sporting event Hungary has hosted. Almost 3,000 athletes in six different disciplines will take part, with 75 contests taking place over a period of 17 days in five iconic venues.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We’re delighted to welcome the 17th FINA World Championships 2017 Budapest – Balatonfüred as a Gold Partner and wish them all the very best for this exciting international event this summer. Their desire to step up and become a Gold Partner this year as a result of the successful partnerships forged during SAC2016, demonstrates why the SportAccord Convention is a valuable platform for cities, regions, sponsors and sport.”

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

The Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee. The 6-day Convention includes the Plenary Conference, City Forum, LawAccord, MediaAccord, the Exhibition, as well as the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event.

Follow developments and updates on SportAccord Convention on Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017 or on our LinkedIn company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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) and Associate Members. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information on SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

17TH FINA-BUDAPEST 2017 World Championships

The Bp2017 N. Ltd. is fully responsible for organizing the 17th FINA World Championships in six sport arts: swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, diving, open water swimming and high diving in two cities: Budapest and Balatonfüred.

For media enquiries please contact Gabor Karpati, gabor.karpati@fina-budapest2017.com,

+36 30 195 7881.

www.fina-budapest2017.com

https://www.facebook.com/finaworlds2017/

 

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION FORGES ‘SUPPORTER’ PARTNERSHIP WITH EXPERTS ‘LAWINSPORT’ – THE GLOBAL ONLINE SPORTS LAW RESOURCES SERVICE

Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to confirm the ‘Supporter’ partnership with LawInSport for its 15th edition including the LawAccord conference set to take place during the Convention in Aarhus, Denmark on Thursday 6 April 2017. Based in London, LawInSport specialises in providing legal educational materials and support to clients in the sports industry as well as facilitating one of the world’s largest online sports law resources. This service provides over one thousand members with access to expert commentary and analysis on the latest legal issues and developments from the world of sport.

Commenting on the partnership, Sean Cottrell, CEO of LawInSport said, “We are delighted to be working with SportAccord Convention and the partnership provides our members with a great opportunity to take advantage of the latest jurisprudence, learnings and legal counsel from experts around the world at the LawAccord conference.” Cottrell went on to say, “SportAccord Convention is a prestigious event and enables our members to network with international sports federations as well as key players and decision-makers across the sports industry in one location and this is invaluable for our members.”

This year’s LawAccord conference programme will include the latest updates from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) including how the effects of the newly established Anti-Doping Division, Ad Hoc Doping Rules for PyeongChang and the IOC Anti-Doping Rules will impact sport lawyers and their clients across-the-board when handling doping cases.  

Chair of LawAccord, Stephen Townley commented, “LawInSport has achieved considerable credibility within the legal community who work with sports organisations around the globe. We are truly excited by the new opportunities this partnership brings to the SportAccord Convention, the international sports Federations as well as sports lawyers.” Townley went on to say, “The premise behind LawAccord is to provide a better understanding of the legal issues and challenges faced by the sports industry and how best to solve them. LawAccord is relevant to every lawyer involved in the business of sport.” A certificate of attendance will be provided by LawAccord for the purpose of continuing education.

Keynote addresses will include the most recent jurisprudence and CAS rules presented by Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of CAS. Delegates will also hear from Julien Sieveking, Director, Legal Affairs from WADA, who will provide an update on the implementation of the 2015 Code, the WADA compliance programme, and a roundup of the latest WADA investigations.

A workshop will examine the legal strategies and novel approaches organisations may consider, to capture and monetise their digital assets. If sport content is King, which sports federations are fighting fit and ready to secure a share of an e-sport market? Sport has always driven innovation and sports content has already changed the structure of the global media industry. According to market intelligence group Newzoo, the e-sport market is predicted to be worth $1.5 billion in 2020. Without understanding how to own and protect e-sport content the battle is already lost. This session is designed to help international sports federations learn how to seize the opportunity that lies before them and capture a new revenue stream.  

Delegates will also learn the latest with breaking news from CAS on the CAS Doping Division following the IOC Doping Symposium recommendations. The following link provides further information on the LawAccord Conference Programme.

Registered SportAccord Convention delegates who are planning to attend LawAccord should indicate their interest at: lawaccord@activerights.com.

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will also host a Plenary Conference, City Forum, City-to-City and MediaAccord. The Convention also comprises: a 3-day exhibition represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event and legal services, media, and many more, as well as social and cultural programmes including the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event. For more information about the SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

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

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

LawInSport Plus Members - Registration for SportAccord Convention including LawAccord

For LawInSport members who would like to take advantage of the 6-day SportAccord Convention, click here to register, using the following code LAWINSPORT2017ALL to invest in a delegate pass.

LawInSport Plus Members – One-day pass for LawAccord only

For those LawInSport members who wish to attend LawAccord only, click here to register, using the following code LAWINSPORT2017DAY to invest in a delegate pass.

Non-Members of LawInSport – One-day pass for LawAccord only

Lawyers, sports professionals and International Federations who wish to attend the LawAccord Conference only, at a rate of CHF 750 (plus Danish VAT at 25%), should register using the following link: LawAccord Conference only.

Danish VAT at 25% is applicable to all delegate fees.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be provided by LawAccord for the purpose of continuing education.

“INNOVATOR” DOW JONES SPORTS INTELLIGENCE GOES FOR GOLD PARTNERSHIP AT SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

Date: 
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to announce Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, the only due diligence and research service tailored specifically to the sports industry, as a Gold Partner for this year’s Convention focused on ‘Innovation In Action’, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Dow Jones, the leading global provider of news and business information, has been innovating and delivering quality content for the last 125 years.

It launched its Sports Intelligence service in 2015 which is based on the simple premise: How much do you know about the people or organisations you are in business with?

As the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry, sport is increasingly finding itself under scrutiny. Dow Jones Sports Intelligence provides a kite mark service that helps to deliver and independently reinforce the good governance, transparency and risk management credentials of its clients, protecting them from commercial and reputational exposure.

Simon Greenberg, Head of Dow Jones Sport and Global Head of Rights at News Corp said, “We deliver key insights to help sports organizations assess third-party relationships, manage risk and perform due diligence on bidders for major events.

 “This allows our clients, which include international sports federations, leagues, clubs and sponsors, to make more informed decisions. We draw on a global infrastructure, huge data archives, and researchers fluent in 60 languages, to produce quality reports underpinned by sports expertise.  Dow Jones Sports Intelligence is an innovator because it provides information to the sports industry and all its stakeholders that is new and unique. This is why it makes sense for Dow Jones Sports Intelligence Service to become a Gold Partner of the SportAccord Convention.”

Over one thousand organisations 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.

Commenting on the Gold Partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are delighted Dow Jones Sports Intelligence has become a Gold Partner for the first time and sees the benefit the SportAccord Convention brings with its high-profile audience. Having Dow Jones Sports Intelligence on-board gives our delegates, who come from all corners of the globe, a great opportunity to kick-off discussions and learn about this unique and innovative service.”

To meet the Dow Jones Sports Intelligence team, visit Booth 85. To become involved in the SportAccord Convention and take advantage of the current delegate price before it increases to CHF3,000 (plus Danish VAT) on 15 March, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com, follow developments and updates via Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. The Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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) and Associate Members. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

“INNOVATOR” DOW JONES SPORTS INTELLIGENCE GOES FOR GOLD PARTNERSHIP AT SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to announce Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, the only due diligence and research service tailored specifically to the sports industry, as a Gold Partner for this year’s Convention focused on ‘Innovation In Action’, taking place in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Dow Jones, the leading global provider of news and business information, has been innovating and delivering quality content for the last 125 years.

It launched its Sports Intelligence service in 2015 which is based on the simple premise: How much do you know about the people or organisations you are in business with?

As the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry, sport is increasingly finding itself under scrutiny. Dow Jones Sports Intelligence provides a kite mark service that helps to deliver and independently reinforce the good governance, transparency and risk management credentials of its clients, protecting them from commercial and reputational exposure.

Simon Greenberg, Head of Dow Jones Sport and Global Head of Rights at News Corp said, “We deliver key insights to help sports organizations assess third-party relationships, manage risk and perform due diligence on bidders for major events.

 “This allows our clients, which include international sports federations, leagues, clubs and sponsors, to make more informed decisions. We draw on a global infrastructure, huge data archives, and researchers fluent in 60 languages, to produce quality reports underpinned by sports expertise.  Dow Jones Sports Intelligence is an innovator because it provides information to the sports industry and all its stakeholders that is new and unique. This is why it makes sense for Dow Jones Sports Intelligence Service to become a Gold Partner of the SportAccord Convention.”

Over one thousand organisations 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.

Commenting on the Gold Partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are delighted Dow Jones Sports Intelligence has become a Gold Partner for the first time and sees the benefit the SportAccord Convention brings with its high-profile audience. Having Dow Jones Sports Intelligence on-board gives our delegates, who come from all corners of the globe, a great opportunity to kick-off discussions and learn about this unique and innovative service.”

To meet the Dow Jones Sports Intelligence team, visit Booth 85. To become involved in the SportAccord Convention and take advantage of the current delegate price before it increases to CHF3,000 (plus Danish VAT) on 15 March, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com, follow developments and updates via Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017, LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. The Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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) and Associate Members. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

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#SAC2017 ‘MEDIAACCORD’ EXAMINES WAYS TO TRANSFORM MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES POWERED BY INNOVATIVE THINKING AND KICKS OFF WITH CBC SPORTS

Date: 
Monday, February 20, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to reveal this year’s MediaAccord programme for SAC2017 with the underlying premise ‘No Sport is Too Big, Or Too Small’. This year’s conference sessions will consider the power of innovative thinking to transform opportunities no matter what size the sports discipline. MediaAccord will take place on Wednesday, 5 April from 14.00 – 17.30 at the Scandinavian Center in Aarhus, Denmark, this year’s European Capital of Culture.

Kicking off with the Interview of the Day, David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World will talk to Greg Stremlaw, Head of CBC Sports & General Manager, Olympics, who will share how CBC Sports redirected coverage of the Olympics and Olympians, moving to much more personality-driven content with regard to the athletes and building up their public profiles, so by the time the Olympic Games arrived, Canadians were highly familiar with the athletes and became more passionate in cheering for their success.

Commenting on CBC’s strategy, Greg Stremlaw said, “We saw this in both Sochi and in Rio, as the two most watched Olympic Games in Canadian history with 97% and 92% national reach for those events – unprecedented numbers in Canada.

“CBC Sports achieves these numbers by bringing fans closer to the athletes they admire through in-depth stories – often told by the athletes themselves, across multiple platforms, including: Road To The Olympic Games, hosted by Scott Russell and Andi Petrillo each weekend on CBC-TV; live streaming event coverage at cbcsports.ca and via the CBC Sports app; and through Off Guard, a new weekly podcast – a first for CBC Sports – hosted by Olympian and World Champion hurdler, Perdita Felicien, that goes beyond the scores and statistics, to reveal personal stories from some of the biggest names in high-performance sport.”

A panel session will follow moderated by Rachael Church, Director of Editorial and Communications, World Academy of Sport entitled ‘Beauty and the Beast … or Happy Families?’ The panel will examine how sports can work with the media to deal with issues of governance and integrity, and consider both practical and more strategic ways of enhancing the relationships with the media to help to tell a better story about sport.

Panel Member, Mark Parkman, General Manager, Olympic Channel said, “Our relationship with each Olympic sport is at the core of the Olympic Channel’s output, and since our launch we have announced agreements with 40 Federations. We share a common goal to increase both the size of the audience and active participation for their sports, so it is important for us to work together in our collective efforts to promote their sports and to help grow their audiences worldwide. This includes creating and distributing as widely as possible relevant content that is appealing to our target audiences.”

Rachael Church will also moderate a further panel session entitled, ‘Ask the Experts’, with a selection of International Federations and media representatives, on what recent innovation is most likely to influence the sport/media relationship in the next year.

This year’s Event Watch in MediaAccord will focus on Aarhus who have been nominated as a European Capital of Culture for 2017. Media coverage of Aarhus has been widespread with thousands of articles in circulation, many from leading publications, conveying the passion, innovation and vibrancy of the city in the run-up to the event. Delegates will learn about the approach and how the media teams went about establishing good working relationships with the media during the lead-up to this coveted and major international event.

SportAccord Convention is a high profile gathering of key decision-makers focused on the business of sport. The 6-day Convention includes the Plenary Conference, LawAccord, City Forum, and City-to-City.

Follow developments and updates on SportAccord Convention on Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017 or on our LinkedIn company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. The Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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) and Associate Members. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

SPORTS BUREAU OF MACAO SAR GOVERNMENT RETURNS FOR 10TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR AS GOLD PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2017

Date: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today announced the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government will be a Gold Partner again for this year’s 15th edition taking place from 2 – 7 April 2017 in the waterside city of Aarhus Convention Center in Denmark.

Commenting on its Gold Partnership, Mr Pun Weng Kun, President of Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government said, “We are honored to return again as one of the Gold Partners, as we look forward to enhancing Macau’s profile as an active sport city, making contributions to the positive growth and development in the global sport industry and being a significant part of the success of the SportAccord Convention.”

The Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government seeks to promote sport at all levels with athletes and citizens alike. It focuses on creating the necessary conditions for the development of sport and plays an active role between sports associations as well as encouraging citizens to lead a healthy lifestyle, promoting the positive message, “Let’s exercise for our health” as a good habit.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are pleased to welcome Macau for their tenth anniversary year as a Gold Partner. Their strategy and objectives for enabling people to participate in sport from grassroots to elite levels, as well as hosting international sport events, makes Macau a key contender as an international sports destination.” Hatt went on to say, “With interest high for this year’s Convention, as well as Aarhus being on the radar of many organisations around the world as European Capital of Culture for 2017, we’ve seen a sharp rise in registrations to take advantage of this halo.”

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. An exclusive 6-day event with 1500 delegates expected to attend in just under 6 weeks, organisations who want to take advantage of the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event and get involved in the business of sport, are registering as exhibitors or delegates daily at www.sportaccordconvention.com.

The SportAccord Convention is also host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee, and its 3-day conference programme focused on ‘Innovation In Action’ promises to share cutting edge business ideas and fire the imagination of delegates.

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

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

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. Held in a different city each year, the Convention takes place over six days and is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, and organisations involved in the business of sport.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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) and Associate Members. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government

The objectives of the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government of the Macao Administrative Region’s government are to direct, encourage, assist and promote sports. With concerned efforts to create the necessary conditions for the development of sports, and play an active role in the coordination between the sports associations and their personnel.

To provide the athletes and residents an opportunity to take part in sports events, each year the Board cooperates with various sport federations in the organization of various international sports events and sports-for-all activities.

Simultaneously it provides related training and sports medicine services together with sport venues and facilities in order to improve the physical condition of the population and motivate a healthy lifestyle, promoting the positive message “Let’s exercise for our health” as a good habit.

For press enquiries contact Luis Leong, luis@sport.gov.mo, +853 87965691

www.sport.gov.mo

 

#SAC2017 REVEALS ADDITIONAL SESSIONS AND SPEAKERS FOR “INNOVATION IN ACTION” PLENARY CONFERENCE INCLUDING TOM GLICK FROM MANCHESTER CITY FC

Date: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today provided an update on the Plenary Conference programme ‘Innovation in Action’ including speakers, additional sessions, and partners. SportAccord Convention will be held from 2 – 7 April 2017 at the Scandinavian Center in Aarhus, Denmark, this year’s European Capital of Culture.

With sport being the fastest growing sector in the entertainment industry, it also holds a unique place in the hearts and minds of supporters. Thanks to our Top Media Partner Dow Jones, Tom Glick, CCO of City Football Group will share his insights into how the club has opened the door to innovation, to build loyalty and grow support as well as commercial success, in a scene setter focused on Innovation in the Business of Sport’.

Commenting on the Group’s strategy, Tom Glick said, “At Manchester City and all our City Football Group clubs, we have a passion for innovation and for connecting with our fans everywhere in the world; whether in stadium or wherever they follow our clubs. Our fans are increasingly global, increasingly digital and increasingly mobile and we are delighted to be working with world-class partners who are helping us to find new ways to engage them.”

Continuing the theme Innovation in the Business of Sport’, a panel will consider the risks of moving too fast for fans, balanced against the dangers of getting caught up in the wake of other, faster moving clubs, sports, and competitions. The session will address how sponsor engagement, digital, data and in-stadium technology, enables sport disciplines to deliver even more to meet fan expectations and draw so much more in return.

The Panel lineup includes:

·         Ishveen Anand, Founder & CEO, OpenSponsorship

·         David de Behr, Head of Sales, Major Events Division, Aggreko

·         Tom Glick, CCO, City Football Group

·         Fiona Green, Director & Co-Founder, Winners

The Panel for the session focused on Innovation – A permanent change revolution, or an opportunity to reset your sport?’ is now confirmed and will look at how sports are using innovative approaches within their specific disciplines to advance both the sport itself as well as expand who is able to participate.

Panel members includes:

·         Mark Barfield, Technical Manager, UCI

·         Johannes Holzmüller, Head of Football Technology Innovation Department, FIFA 

·         Angela Ruggeiro, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Sports Innovation Lab and Chair of IOC Athletes' Commission

·         Chris Wells, Communication Manager, World Archery

David Eades, Journalist and Anchor for BBC World will moderate the sessions. Further details of the Plenary Conference as well as the LawAccord programme can be found at www.sportaccordconvention.com.

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport. The Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies as well as bid cities, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

Follow developments and updates on SportAccord Convention on Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2017 or on our LinkedIn company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

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

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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) and Associate Members. In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

Partners and Exhibitors involved in this year’s Convention include:

Gold Partners: Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, Dubai Sports Council, FINA Budapest 2017, Macau Sport Development Board as well as Sport Event Denmark who are also a Host Partner for #SAC2017. Silver Partners: Aggreko, EventScotland, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, Malaysia Major Events. Bronze Partners include FIBA, Glasgow City Council.

Media Partners:

Top Media Partner: Dow Jones, Principal Media Partners: SportBusiness Consulting, Sportcal, Yutang Sports. Media Partners: AFP, Around The Rings, FrancsJeux, Host City, iSportconnect, SportAkademReklama, Sport Business Consulting, SportsPro.

Exhibitors:

AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), Around The Rings, CIES (Centre International d’Etude du Sport), City of Berlin, City of Lausanne, Dow Jones Sports Intelligence, Dream Together, Dubai Sports Council (DSC)/MBR Awards, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, Fáilte Ireland, Federal Swiss, FIAS (International Sambo Federation), FIBA (International Basketball Federation), FICS (Fédération Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport), FINA Budapest 2017, FOSPO (Swiss Federal Office of Sport), Gracenote Sports, IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness), IFMA (International Federation of Muaythai Amateur), IMMAF (International Mixed Martial Arts Federation), IOF (International Orienteering Federation), IRBF (International Roll Ball Federation), Japan Sport Council, Macau Sport Development Board, Malaysia Major Events, MARSH, New Zealand Major Events, Nüssli Group Support AG, Peace and Sport, Rider Levett Bucknall, Russian International Olympic University, Sarasota County Sports Commission, SmartScoring, Sport Event Denmark, Trivandi, UK Sport, Visit Victoria, Welsh Government, Wales, World Jump Rope.

For more information SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

Don't Miss Out! 3-Days to go until #SAC2017 Delegate Price Rises on 6 February!

Date: 
Thursday, February 2, 2017

With 3 days to go before the delegate pass rises by CHF 500, now is the time to register for the SportAccord Convention so you don’t miss out on the world’s premier event focused on the business of sport. Taking place in this year’s European Capital of Culture for 2017, this stunning city is another reason SportAccord Convention is not to be missed!

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the business of sport.

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