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.

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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.

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