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  • IF Forum 2020 to be Face-to-Face -- Conferences & Conventions


    (ATR) The International Federation Forum 2020 plans to bring the global sporting community together in the flesh.

    Thomas Bach at 2019 IF Forum (IF Forum)
    This year's edition will be held on Nov. 4-5 at the Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    The focus will be on how sport and society can emerge stronger from a global crisis. The forum, by invitation only, is expected to include 300 leaders from 125 International Sports Federations.

    Registration is open for this year’s IF Forum, which will be organized by SportAccord for International Sport Federations with support from the IOC.

    “The IF Forum will be a vital signpost for the global sports movement in a turbulent 2020 and thoughts turn to a brighter future. As an integral part of communities worldwide, sport will play a crucial broader role as societies and economies emerge from the Covid-19 crisis." said SportAccord and GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli.

    IF topics include crisis management, scenario planning and how to remain connected with fans and athletes.

    FITEQ Returns as SportAccord Gold Partner

    Ekaterinburg, Russia hosts SportAccord 2021.
    The International Teqball Federation (FITEQ) has secured Gold Partner status for the 2021 edition of SportAccord’s World Sport & Business Summit in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

    SportAccord 2021 will be held from May 23-28 at the IEC Ekaterinburg-Expo.

    Based in the Olympic Capital of Lausanne, FITEQ will use its Gold Partnership at SportAccord 2021 to develop Teqball globally.

    “We are delighted to have this Gold Partnership with FITEQ, the governing body of a sport that is widely regarded as among the most forward-thinking and innovative in our industry today.” said SportAccord Managing Director Nis Hatt.

    Founded in 2017, FITEQ was previously a Gold Partner for the 2018 SportAcord Summit in Bangkok before serving as a Bronze Partner for the first Regional SportAccord PanAmerica in Fort Lauderdale in 2019.

    In January, Teqball’s governing body was granted Observer Status by GAISF. In 2018, FITEQ was recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia in addition to the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa in 2019.

    Soccerex Connected 2020

    Soccerex will be bringing together 2000 stakeholders from around the world to discuss the challenges of the pandemic via a dedicated online platform.

    Described as "the meeting place for the global football community to chart the ongoing course through the ‘new normal’", Soccerex Connected 2020 will be held from Sept, 21-25.

    The Soccerex Connected platform will include a virtual expo area, SoccerMatch networking sessions and a number of other networking solutions.

    Click here to sign up.

    SportsPro Offering Two Virtual Events for 2020

    SportsPro goes online with two summits planned for later this year.

    This year's SportsPro Live will be virtual. (SportsPro Live)
    The seventh edition of SportsPro Live, with the theme “Driving the new era of sports”, will be held on Sept. 16-17, with each six-hour day running from 12 pm-6pm BST (1100-1700 GMT).

    There will be 40 sessions available with 65 industry leading speakers on the docket, including representatives from Manchester United, the San Francisco 49ers, the Boston Celtics, Wimbledon, Formula 1, and the European Golf Tour.

    Click here to register for SportsPro Live.

    The inaugural SportsPro Asia will follow on Oct. 21-22. Each five-hour day will run from 1 pm – 6pm Singapore time (0500-1000 GMT).

    SportsPro Asia is a new adaptation of the OTT Summit Asia, with a wider cross-section that includes digital and social media as well as OTT.

    International Table Tennis Federation CEO Steve Dainton is among the speakers lined up for the event.

    To register for SportsPro Asia, click here.

    Attendance at both events is free. A premium pass that includes access to an exclusive interactive networking platform is being offered at a discount rate until July 31. The cost varies for each event.

    Global Sports Week Changes Format

    (ATR) Global Sports Week will have a new multi-country format for the event’s second edition, which will take place from Feb. 1-5, 2021.
    The new Paris venue for Global Sports Week (GSW Paris)

    Five continental hubs in Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar, Milan and Los Angeles will be connected live to a central base in Paris.

    A virtual platform will link events across the venues and extend participation to up to 10,000 people worldwide.

    Live spots from iconic sports venues in cities around the world will also form part of the program.

    The GSW House, a new venue located at the We Are Club opposite the Elysee Palace in the French capital, will be the centerpiece for the event.

    The Parisian hotel and garden offers 1,400 square meters of flexible space for talks, exhibitions, pitches, demonstrations and parties, according to organizers.

    “The last few months have been a time to think big. The next few months will be a time to put big ideas into action. This is what we plan to do with Global Sports Week in 2021,” Lucien Boyer, co-founder and president of Global Sports Week, said in a statement.

    Written by Greer Wilson and Gerard Farek

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