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    23 January 2018

     LAUSANNE, Switzerland – With twelve weeks until the SportAccord Convention takes place at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand from 15 – 20 April 2018, 77% of exhibition floor space has already been snapped up for the upcoming event. The only annual sports business convention where all the international sport federations (IFs) are guaranteed to attend. Exhibitors include international sport federations, organising committees, cities and regions and make up over seventy-five percent of total exhibitors providing organisations involved in the business of sport ample opportunity to connect with these industries.

    Joining SportAccord Convention 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 Convention. 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.”

    International sport federations, cities, and businesses interested in attending can book an exhibition booth online or discuss their requirements and options with the sales team. 

    The venue layout for SportAccord Convention 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 Convention.

    Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “The SportAccord Convention 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. In addition, 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. 

    Hatt went on to say: “Combine this opportunity to connect with sporting business leaders and the optimised exhibition layout, I am not surprised that our community has once again embraced the SportAccord Convention and that over 2/3’s of the exhibition floor space is already reserved.” 

    ‘Enhanced’ booths remain the ‘go-to’ booth for SportAccord Convention with a variety of sizes and configurations still available. Entry-level booths will start at 6m² and include 4 delegate passes (increasing with booth size), graphics, TV, chairs, table, information counter, Wi-Fi, power, lights and carpet). 

    Registration for SportAccord Convention 2018 is in full-swing and organisations are encouraged to secure their delegate passes at CHF 2,500. Many delegates and organisations have already committed to attend the SportAccord Convention 2018 and passes are selling out.

    The SportAccord Convention 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 Convention also offers many other social and networking opportunities as part of its Official Schedule.

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    SportAccord Convention

    SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. Held in a different city each year, the Convention takes place over six days and is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, and organisations involved in the business of sport.

    The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

    GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.

    In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

    SportAccord Convention Exhibitors include:

    Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES), Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance (CSTA), City of Berlin, City of Lausanne, Connor Sport Court, DB Schenker, Department of International Trade (DIT), Dubai Sports Council, Edmonton Events, Event Planning Group (EPG), Event Scotland, Federal Office of Sport Switzerland, Finnish Olympic Committee, Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), Gracenote, International Basketball Federation (FIBA), International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness (IFBB), International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS), International Federation of University Sports (FISU), International Powerlifting Federation (IPF), International Roll Ball Federation (IRBF), International Sambo Federation (FIAS), International Wushu Federation (IWUF), International Zurkhaneh Sport and Koshti Pahlavani (IZSF), Malaysia Major Events, Marsh, New Zealand Major Events, Panam Sports Organization, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB), Russian International Olympic University (RIOU), Saitama Sports Commission (SSC), Sport Event Denmark (SED), Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government, The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology (AISTS), The World Games 2021 Birmingham, Tourism and Events Queensland, UAE Jiu Jitsu Federation (UAEJJF), UK Sport, Visit Victoria, Welsh Government (Wales), World Jump Rope Federation (WJRF)

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