SportAccord2018 set to attract record numbers of international sport federations, organizing committees and cities

sports February 09, 2018

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Confirmed speaker line-up to the SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok includes representatives from the leading international sport organizations, sport industry, cities and regions…

with two months to go to the Sport

Accord 2018 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand from April 15-20 2018, over 77 per cent of exhibition floor space has already been snapped up while a distinguished line up of close to 25 international speakers has been announced.

Exhibitors at the SportAccord, the only annual sports business convention where all the international sport federations are guaranteed to attend, include international sport federations, organising committees, cities and regions and make up over seventy-five per cent of total exhibitors. The event provides organisations involved in the business of sport ample opportunity to connect with these industries.


“We have an amazing SportAccord lined up for 2018, across the conference, the exhibition and the many programmes and events that comprise SportAccord,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord.


“Attendees will have the opportunity to experience many new elements this year, most notably the new HealthAccord conference stream, additional events, hospitality and networking areas, as well as the unique Thai Pavilion. We’re looking forward to hosting the most prestigious annual sports business event for sport and industry, towards creating a better future for the global sports community and citizens worldwide.”


This year’s SportAccord Summit is focused on “Uniting A Global Audience: Marketing and Sponsorship for the Future.” Speakers will be representing organisations across the entire sports business landscape including industry, international sports federations, cities and regions, as well as legal and medical experts.


Joining the SportAccord 2018 as an exhibitor for the seventh time, Andrew Gettig, VP of International - Connor Sport Court said, “It is important for us to continue the momentum gained in Aarhus and previous editions, and position our company at the heart of the SportAccord. We truly believe in its value and see the Convention as a unique platform that allows us to connect with the leaders of Olympic and non-Olympic sport movement, organising committees and host cities in one easy to navigate place.”


The venue for the SportAccord 2018 has been designed to optimise networking opportunities for both exhibitors and delegates with access to the conference auditorium and official meeting rooms via the exhibition area which are all on one level. Exhibitors will also have access to the SAC networking mobile app to contact delegates, arrange meetings, and keep up-to-date with the latest news at the SportAccord.


Nis Hatt added, “The SportAccord prides itself on providing an event that meets the needs of our partners, exhibitors, and delegates. This year’s exhibition promises to deliver that with dynamic feature area zones, a larger SAC Café including the Speakers Corner and an easy to access conference auditorium, only minutes away from the exhibition.”


The exhibition area will feature an all-new

‘Relaxing Zone’ for delegates which will incorporate a surprise element guaranteed to rejuvenate delegates. The exhibition area will also provide a touch of Thai culture with its special ‘Thai Pavilion’ which will include a variety of local Thai attractions.


The SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit provides a unique platform for leaders from international federations, cities, and industry to meet and discuss the business of sport. The annual 6-day summit also includes an extensive Conference programme and is host to all the Stakeholder General Assemblies attended by their Members. The SportAccord also offers many other social and networking opportunities as part of its official schedule.


About the SportAccord

SportAccord is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event in the service of sport. Held in a different city each year, the not-for-profit Convention takes place over six days and is focused on driving positive change internationally. It is dedicated to engaging and connecting international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, and organisations involved in the business of sport.


SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, which include: GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations). The SportAccord also receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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