Sport Leaders, the IOC, International Federations, National Olympic Committees, host cities, services and suppliers, media, consultants and other stakeholders from the world of sport have currently gathered in Gold Coast (AUS) for the SportAccord Convention from 5th-10th May 2019.
SportAccord is a non-profit organisation with the stakeholders being the umbrella Associations of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations) and ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.
The SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.
FIS is represented at this edition by President Gian Franco Kasper, Secretary General Sarah Lewis and Marketing Director Jürg Capol. Lewis is also a member of the Steering Committee that is organising the annual convention of all International Sports Federations.
In addition to the Association’s General Assemblies and networking opportunities for sports leaders, the week includes the two-day SportAccord Summit Conference with the theme “Future of Big Data and Analytics”, alongside half-day specialist sessions: LawAccord, HealthAccord, CityAccord and MediaAccord with several workshops also taking place aimed at enhancing the knowledge of the attendees. A large exhibition serves as a focal point of SportAccord featuring a wide range of cities, services and other companies involved in various aspects of sport.
Gian Franco Kasper stated: “The SportAccord Convention is always a great opportunity to hold several meetings with our colleagues across all sports, both summer and winter as well as non-Olympic sports, as well as benefit from opportunities to discuss and gain insights into developments in the sports industry in general.”