SportAccord 2021

SportAccord is delighted to announce that the dynamic and historic Russian city of Ekaterinburg will host the 2021 edition of the annual World Sport & Business Summit.

Sport’s No.1 global gathering will take place from 23-28 May 2021 at the IEC Ekaterinburg-Expo convention centre.

Ekaterinburg is Russia’s fourth-largest city by population, situated on the banks on the Iset River and considered the crossroads linking Europe to the west and Asia to the east. The city, which is a hotspot for tourism, business and sport, is home to numerous professional teams and has an expanding events portfolio, having hosted 2018 FIFA World Cup matches and the recent 2019 AIBA World Boxing Championships. Ekaterinburg will also host games during the 2022 FIVB Volleyball Men's World Championship before staging the 2023 FISU Summer Universiade.

Ekaterinburg founded in 1723 and named after Catherine I is steeped in history. The city boasts a thriving arts and music scene and iconic architecture, ranging from historic stone and wooden buildings and more than 600 cultural monuments through to the world’s northernmost skyscrapers. Ekaterinburg will provide a stunning backdrop for a week of high-level meetings, engaging conferences and social events for delegates, exhibitors, partners, executives, officials, media members and athletes.

Ekaterinburg is the largest and easternmost city on the overland border between Europe and Asia.

The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sport federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

Details about registering, exhibiting and becoming a partner of SportAccord 2021 will be shared in the upcoming months.