Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019 Confirms Official Media Partners for Inaugural Event


LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019’s Official Media Partners have been confirmed, ensuring quality, global coverage of the inaugural gathering taking place from 10-12 December 2019 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.

AFP, Connect Sports, Host City, iSportconnect, SportBusiness Group, Sportcal, SportsPro and Yutang Sports were selected as they are leading platforms focussing on the business of sport.

The 8 organisations will provide in-depth reporting from the gathering at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, with journalists and representatives from a selection of the world’s most respected news agencies, industry publications and outlets set to be in attendance.

Aside from providing breaking news, bulletins and feature coverage, the Media Partners will also be able to conduct interviews via video and podcast formats, with high-profile attendees set to provide significant interest. In return, the Media Partners have been granted key rights, including recognition in marketing material and sponsored signage in high-visibility areas, as well as publication distribution on dedicated stands.

John Hewitt, Event Operations Manager, Communications, SportAccord, said: “Regional SportAccord will attract key decision-makers involved in the business of sport and offer a unique and intimate environment for networking, developing business interests and media coverage.

“Our Media Partners, which have been carefully selected, offer a healthy mix of geographical and media platforms and are well placed to take advantage of these opportunities through reporting, business development accreditations and a highly targeted audience for research purposes.”

Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019 will bring together the Pan American, Olympic and non-Olympic communities in one location, with the inaugural event set to attract sports commissions, regional, national and international governing bodies, sports ministries, rights-holders, cities and regions, commercial entities and agencies.

Raffaele Chiulli, President, SportAccord and GAISF will officially open the Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019 conference programme on Wednesday, 11 December. The tone of the conference will be set by a Keynote Address on The Changing Landscape of the International Sports World by Andrew Ryan, Executive Director, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations). Other confirmed high-profile speakers  include Stephan Fox, President, AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport), Vice President, GAISF; Marius L. Vizer, President, International Judo Federation (IJF), Ivar Sisniega, Secretary General, Panam Sports; Willie Banks, Council Member, World Athletics, 2-time Olympian and former President of the US Olympians Association; and Nadia Comăneci, Five-time Olympic Gymnastic Gold Medallist.

SportAccord is also pleased to have CNN as the Top Media Partner for the inaugural Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019.

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Regional SportAccord

Regional SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport for their region. The 3-day event is attended by international sports federations and regional leaders of the sports community. Regional SportAccord is aimed at international sports federations, cities and ministries, rights holders, subject matter experts, media and industry – represented at the highest levels.

Regional SportAccord is an offering of SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit whose 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.