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  • FISU Joins SportAccord in Ekaterinburg - Conferences & Conventions


    (ATR) SportAccord confirms FISU as a gold partner for SportAccord 2021 in Ekaterinburg, Russia.

    FISU 2023 Universiade will be in Ekaterinburg (FISU)
    The 19th edition of the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit will be held from May 23-28 at the IEC Ekaterinburg-Expo Convention Centre..

    The FISU announcement comes almost exactly three years from Ekaterinburg hosting the 2023 FISU World University Games - the largest global multi-sports event for university athletes.

    FISU will assist with preparations for SportAccord 2021, with the event serving as a build-up to the Games.

    SportAccord says the vast majority of organizations that had planned to exhibit at SportAccord this year have already confirmed that they are committed to having a presence at the event in Ekaterinburg.

    The 2020 edition was originally scheduled for Beijing and then moved to Lausanne before being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Organizations interested in becoming an official partner or exhibitor can email

    Soccerex Connected 2020

    Soccerex Connected 2020 (Soccerex)
    Representatives from FC Barcelona, YouTube, and Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) are among the latest confirmed speakers for 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.

    Each of the five days will focus on a set topic including: governance; commercial, digital and fan engagement; elite performance; commercial, revenue and sponsorship; and stadia and major events.

    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.

    Host City Plans for 2020

    The seventh edition of the Host City conference and exhibition returns to Glasgow, Scotland in November.

    Social distancing may create a different feel from last year's event. (Host City)
    The physical event will be paired with an online platform as the annual international meeting of cities and sports explores how to produce “Recovery with a Purpose for the Digital Age”.

    In keeping with the Covid-19 pandemic in which we are living, the theme for this year is "The Big Restart".

    The event is scheduled for Nov. 17-18.

    Agenda topics will include hosting in the new normal, Environmental and Social Governance, digital transformation and international collaboration.

    Structured networking and exhibition activities will be available.

    Click here to register for the early bird rates, which run until Sept. 4. 

    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 through August 31. The cost varies for each event.

    IF Forum 2020 to be Face-to-Face

    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.

    Homepage photo: SportAccord

    Written by Greer Wilson and Gerard Farek

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