The convention was attended by over 1,000 delegates, including representatives from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), several International Sports Federations affiliated to GAISF (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations) as well as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board, together with host and candidate cities, sponsors, sports lawyers, broadcasters and other specialists to discuss the key issues facing the sports industry.
Owned by GAISF, ASOIF and AIOWF, SportAccord encompasses the annual Associations’ Congress and General Assemblies, while offering the sports community a powerful opportunity to come together in an exclusive and authoritative networking environment to build relationships, exchange knowledge and develop ideas. SportAccord comprises networking activities and a select series of high-level conference sessions centred around a comprehensive exhibition of cities, organizing committees, international sports federations and businesses working within the international sports events sector. By attracting and connecting the people, SportAccord facilitates the discussions and relationships that drive organizing committees, cities, federations and businesses to develop sport and make sporting events success stories.
This year's conference included open sessions, workshops, seminars, networking opportunities and an exhibition, all hosted around the GAISF meetings.
The GAISF Media Forum was run as part of the SportAccord conference programme and was open for all delegates to attend. The two-hour forum entitled “Exploring New Television Markets" focused on how new technologies are opening up new ways of delivering and consuming sports content.
For more information please visit www.sportaccord.com.