SportAccord Reviews Gold Coast Event With More Still To Come In 2019
By Community | June 27, 2019
As Sportaccord looks head to its 2020 edition in Beijing, new President Raffaele Chiulli of SportAccord and GAISF hailed the successful Gold Coast edition of SportAccord and the many accomplishments achieved during an action-packed week of the 17th edition of SportAccord.
The SportAccord Review magazine looks back at some of the many highlights across the event.
President Chiulli said: “The success of SportAccord 2019 proves the importance and commitment of our organisation to our stakeholders and members, delegates, exhibitors and partners involved in the sport landscape. SportAccord will continue to adapt to the needs of our delegates and provide a platform that allows us to gather and move forward on the activities and collaborations crucial to the development of our sports, athletes and fans, ensuring a voice for everyone.”
Held in the Oceania region for the first time, SportAccord 2019 followed hot on the heels of the XXI Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast – billed as the Games of Firsts.
Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, Chairman of the IOC Ethics Commission and Honorary President of 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships, delivered the Welcome Address at the SportAccord Summit conference, and highlighted the “transformative power of sport.”
He told the event Daily: “SportAccord can play an important role in solving the problems and developing and promoting a sporting community through Conferences, Summits, Sports Festivals and other events, helping to disseminate the values of sport and a healthy community to people worldwide.”
Looking forwards to future events, in an exclusive interview with iSportconnect TV, President Chiulli shared his vision for the expansion of SportAccord into regional saying “relevance is the aim.”
Regional SportAccord Pan America will take place for the first time, from 10-12 December, 2019 ,in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
The Pan American sports business event will bring together around 500 delegates from 400 organisations, representing over 30 cities and regions, over 15 industry sectors and more than 40 international and regional sports federations. Event accreditation is priced at USD $1,500 and organisations who would like to take part can register here for Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019.
The 18th edition of SportAccord will return to Beijing, China from 19- 24 April, 2020. The key decision makers in sport will gather at the China National Convention Center for a week of networking and meetings. Organisations can register and take advantage of the myriad opportunities, high-profile events and social occasions being organised for SportAccord Beijing.