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SportAccord joins forces with iSportConnect, the world’s largest private sports business network

January 25, 2024

iSportConnect, a leading global membership service connecting key decision makers across the sports industry, returns as a Principal Media Partner for the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit in Birmingham, West Midlands, taking place from 7 – 11 April 2024.

iSportConnect is a global platform powered by the largest network of private members involved in the business of sport. A powerhouse of bright minds, key influencers and thinkers, the iSportConnect community is a coveted space where leaders like to go.

The iSportConnect service enables members to collaborate with industry peers, stay connected and current with news and opinion, or take part in specialist events – focused on the business of sport. This benefits all members whether they are the MD of an OTT sports streaming and entertainment platform available in 200 countries, or the CEO of the leading professional golf tour in Europe.

“We are very pleased to welcome iSportConnect on board for the World Sport & Business Summit in Birmingham, West Midlands,” said Martin Gibbs, Managing Director of SportAccord. “iSportConnect’s unrivalled network will play a crucial role in integrating the business of sport into the event. When the world’s largest private sports business network partners with SportAccord, the results are truly rewarding. The media collaboration is designed to combine both platforms, delivering added value and creating an immensely successful partnership.”

iSportConnect workshop at SportAccord

As part of the partnership engagement, iSportConnect will also host a workshop at SportAccord aimed at tackling disruption.

“The last few years have shown how vulnerable we are when external factors around the world can disrupt the best laid plans when it comes to hosting global sports events or taking part in international competitions. The challenges are growing and not getting any easier,” said Sandy Case, CEO of iSportConnect.

The iSportConnect workshop will cover fundamental issues around organisational travel and security that wouldn’t have garnered too much interest in the past. However, in the current climate these topics have taken on a much greater significance.

“World events, climate change and macro-economics have come together at such a pace in recent years, that many of us are struggling to keep up with the challenges presented in this fast-moving environment. The iSportConnect workshop will arm delegates with practical intel and know-how so they can start tackling challenges – tomorrow.”

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Editor’s Notes 

About SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 

The SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit brings together around 1,500 leaders and key decision makers from over 120 International Federations (IFs), the International Olympic Committee, and organisations involved in the business of sport. 

The Summit provides an unrivalled platform enabling global business leaders and host cities to have access to all the International Federations and their stakeholders in one location.

This unique, week-long event is a combination of official sports meetings, social gatherings, a themed conference programme, and exhibition space enabling international federations, industry, cities and regions – to showcase their sport, services and facilities.

About SportAccord 

SportAccord is a sports event organisation based in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne, Switzerland, and governed by stakeholders representing the Olympic and non-Olympic International Federations. 

It brings together International Federations, the IOC and organisations involved in the business of sport with the aim to serve, promote and protect the common interests of its stakeholders, help them achieve their global objectives and facilitate knowledge-sharing. 

SportAccord’s stakeholders include: 

  • ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) 
  • WOF (Winter Olympic Federations) 
  • ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations) 
  • AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport)

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