LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is pleased to confirm News Corp as Top Media Partner for SportAccord 2019, set to take place from 5 – 10 May 2019 in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, home to the 2018 Commonwealth Games and billed as the ‘Games of Firsts’.

Selected as Top Media Partner for their comprehensive regional media coverage, each month, more than 16 million Australians consume news and information across the News Corp suite of digital and traditional print products, exceeding more than any other media group in Australia.

Jason Scott, Managing Director, News Corp QLD, NNSW & NT said:

“News Corp is delighted to be the top media partner for SportAccord and we welcome the world of sport to our backyard again, so soon after the successful Commonwealth Games.

“While the focus of SportAccord is to discuss how sport and its governance can continue to contribute to our communities, we are proud to share in the conversation as we strive to grow our connectivity between sport and our audiences. 

“Sport in Australia is more than a pastime, it's fundamental to our way of life. And nowhere is that more evident than here in South East Queensland where we are blessed with 300 days of sunshine and world-class facilities.

“On behalf of all Queenslanders, welcome to the Gold Coast.”  

Organisations can register for SportAccord and learn more about the annual SportAccord gathering for leaders involved in the business of sport through the recently published interactive Preview Magazine and the Official Schedule.

John Hewitt, Event Operations Manager, Communications, SportAccord commented on the importance of the News Corp Top Media Partnership saying:

“SportAccord is delighted to welcome News Corp Australia onboard as Top Media Partner for the World Sport & Business Summit in Gold Coast.

“As a world-class media company with the highest audience reach in Australia, the breadth of reporting they bring will help to inform audiences and sports fans across Australia and beyond.

“Bringing News Corp Australia onboard this year was a natural fit, given SportAccord is taking place in Oceania for the first time in its history.”

Billed as the ‘Davos of Sport’ by News Corp London in previous years, SportAccord enables delegates to take part in multiple high-profile networking events, a 3-day Exhibition, and access 50+ conference sessions with over 100 speakers and panellists.

Delegates and visitors alike can also experience the warm hospitality, vibrant culture and exciting Sports Festival which has received full support from the International Olympic Committee and Queensland government. This involves 170 schools and 5,000 children who will have access to 60+ sports involving sports federations and celebrities, and join the Sports Festival Opening Ceremony (8 May 2019) for a spectacular evening involving over 200 youth, with a history-making performance planned.

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SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport. The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It engages international sports federations, athletes, industry, rights holders, organising committees, cities, government, agencies, media, technology, legal teams, medical professionals, inventors, and subject matter experts – represented at the highest levels.

SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

These stakeholders include: 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), GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) and Associate Members. SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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