LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord brings together business leaders and key decision-makers from the global sports community and is delighted to share the full line-up of partners, supporters, and exhibitors gathering for the 17th edition of the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 5 – 10 May 2019.

Host City PartnersQueensland Government, Tourism and Events Queensland, City of Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast, Tourism Australia

Gold Partners:  Budapest, Sport Event Denmark, Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government

Silver Partners BODA, Edmonton Events, EventScotland

Bronze Partners: Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, Chungcheongbuk-do Province, Commonwealth Games Federation, FIBA – International Basketball Federation, Visit Victoria

Delivery Partners:  oneworld (Official Airline Alliance), Brisbane Airport Corporation (Official Airport Partner), Penceo (Official Digital Communications Partner), ExpoNet (Official Exhibition Provider), The Star (Official Headquarter Hotel), DB Schenker (Official Logistics Partner), ICMS Australasia (Official Professional Conference Organiser), Events Management Queensland (Official Sports Festival Operations Partner), Belbaker Bus Charter (Official Transport Partner), Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (Official Venue Partner)

Supporters:  Getty Images, GlobalSportsJobs, Kellerhals Carrard, Smart Cities & Sport, University of Canberra

Top Media Partner:  News Corp Australia

Principal Media Partners: iSportconnect, Sportcal, SportsPro, Yutang Sports

Media Partners:  AFP Sports, Australasian Leisure Management, Francs Jeux, Host City, Ministry of Sport, SportBusiness

Exhibitors: Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES), Australian Sports Technologies Network (ASTN), Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA), Budapest, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance, Chungcheongbuk-do, City of Berlin, City of Lausanne and Canton de Vaud, Commonwealth Games Federation, DB Schenker, Department of International Trade, Edmonton Events, EventScotland, FAI – The World Air Sports Federation, Federal Office of Sport (Switzerland),  FIAS – International Sambo Federation, FIBA – International Basketball Federation, FICS (International Federation of Sports Chiropractic, FISU – International Federation of University Sports, GAISF – Global Association of International Sports Federations, Gracenote, Hurricane Action Sports Company, ICC T20 World Cup Australia 2020, IDG Sports Co., Ltd, IESF – International e-Sports Federation, IJRU – International Jump Rope Union, IFMA - International Federation of Muaythai Amateur, International Union of Kettlebell Lifting, IPF – International Powerlifting Federation, IPSC – International Practical Shooting Confederation, IRBF – International Roll Ball Federation, Its live in Queensland, IWUF – International Wushu Federation, Japan Sport Council, Japan Sport Tourism Alliance, JJIF - International Jiu Jitsu Federation, Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO), Budapest, Marsh, MGO Events, NASC – National Association of Sports Commissions, NEOM, New Zealand Major Events, Nitro Circus Live, Rider Levett Bucknall, Russian Boxing Federation, RIOU - Russian International Olympic University, Saitama Sport Commission, SIACI SAINT HONORE, Sportamix, Sport Event Denmark, Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government, Taipei City, The World Games 2021 - Birmingham, Tourism Western Australia, UK Sport, Visit Victoria, Welsh Government, World Dodgeball Federation, World Kho-Kho Federation, World Lacrosse

Gold Coast has continued to build on its roster of ‘Firsts’ and is the first city in the Oceania region to host SportAccord as well as being the first Host City to achieve a full complement of Delivery Partners for the event.

Commenting on the impressive line-up attending the event this year, Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord said:

“As the global sports business community is gathering in Gold Coast for the 17th edition of SportAccord, we would like to sincerely thank our Host City and all the partners, supporters and exhibitors, taking part in the World Sport & Business Summit. We wish every delegate a productive and enjoyable time in Gold Coast.”

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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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