GaIsf meMbers heAded to Gold Coast for spoRt accoRd 2019
For the first time in its storied history SportAccord will travel to Australia. The annual World Sport & Business Summit will take place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in Queensland, from 5-10 May, 2019.
Bringing together representatives from more than 100 International Federations (IFs), host cities and other stakeholders in sport from around the world. SportAccord provides a unique opportunity for GAISF Members to meet, share ideas, build relationships and form long lasting partnerships.
Gold Coast hosted last year’s hugely successful Commonwealth Games and the city’s long history of hosting word class sporting events makes it the perfect venue for sport’s leading business summit. GAISF will also hold its General Assembly at the end of the six-day convention.
SportAccord and GAISF President Patrick Baumann said:
“It is a pleasure to bring SportAccord to Gold Coast, and I would like to thank the Government of Queensland for hosting SportAccord 2019. The 17th edition of SportAccord will be a special one, as it will help mark the one-year anniversary of the delivery of a successful Commonwealth Games.
“It will provide the chance for our delegates to embrace all the qualities and opportunities the Gold Coast and Queensland has to offer.”
The Honourable Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, and the Commonwealth Games, Queensland Government added:
“This is the most significant meeting of international sport representatives held every year and securing it for the Gold Coast further enhances its reputation as a world-class event destination. Hosting SportAccord gives us unprecedented access to key decision makers and provides the opportunity to showcase our capabilities first hand.”
“GC2018 demonstrated Queensland’s ability to host large-scale, international sporting events and left a lasting legacy of new and upgraded venues and infrastructure.”
Last year in Bangkok, SportAccord 2018 provided GAISF Members with a varied and engaging programme, encompassing panel discussions, workshops and seminars, as well as plenty of opportunity for meetings and elite-level networking. Delegates also experienced the first United Through Sport (UTS) initiative at SportAccord. The Thailand Sports Festival brought together more than 100 children from displaced families across Thailand to highlight the important role sport can play in societies across the world.
For more information about SportAccord 2019, and to watch highlights of last year’s summit, please visit: www.sportaccord.sport