LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord today confirmed close to twenty-five speakers for the upcoming SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit. SportAccord will be held from 15 – 20 April 2018 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand.
“We have an amazing SportAccord lined up for 2018, across the conference, the exhibition and the many programmes and events that comprise SportAccord, said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord.
“Attendees will have the opportunity to experience many new elements this year, most notably the new HealthAccord conference stream, additional events, hospitality and networking areas, as well as the unique Thai Pavilion. We’re looking forward to hosting the most prestigious annual sports business event for sport and industry, towards creating a better future for the global sports community and citizens worldwide.”
This year’s SportAccord Summit (Plenary) is focused on "Uniting A Global Audience: Marketing and Sponsorship for the Future." Continuing the theme of ‘sponsorship and marketing’ throughout the conference programme, speakers will be representing organisations across the entire sports business landscape including industry, international sports federations, cities and regions, as well as legal and medical experts. Confirmed speakers include:
Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Thailand
Adolfo Bara, Managing Director Sales & Marketing, La Liga
Caroline Baxter Tresise, International Consultant, Social and Human Resources, UNESCO
Charmaine Crooks C.M. Olympic Medalist, President, NGU Consultants
Craig Howe, CEO & Founder, Rebel Ventures
David Eades, Journalist and Anchor, BBC World
David Simon, President, Los Angeles Sports Council
Frederique Reynertz, Director of Legal and Business Affairs Department, IAAF
Giles D. Morgan, Independent Advisor and Former Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, HSBC Holdings PLC
Guy Port, Managing Director Asia, Nielsen Sports
Hayden Opie, Senior Fellow (Melbourne Law Masters), University of Melbourne
James Pearce, Sports Broadcaster, BBC
Jeff Benz, CEDS, JAMS Mediator and Arbitrator and former General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee
Kim Andersen, President, World Sailing
Laurie Cavan, GM Parks, Recreation & Culture, City of Surrey, BC, Canada
Margo Mountjoy, Chair, ASOIF Medical + Scientific Consultative Group, IOC Medical + Scientific Commission-Games Group FINA Bureau
Matteo Vitello, Business Relations Manager, Technogym SPA
Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General, Court of Arbitration for Sport
Melanie Duparc, Coordinator, Smart Cities & Sport
Michael Lenard, Vice President, ICAS
Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, President, FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine) & Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission – Medical and Scientific Group
Stephen Townley, Chairman, Active Rights Management Ltd
Thomas Lund, Secretary General, Badminton World Federation
Troy Pugmire, Managing Director, Gramercy Global Media
The SportAccord 2018 conference programme comprises five key streams including: The Summit, CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord and HealthAccord. The conference programme, exhibition, networking and cultural events can be attended by delegates who register at www.sportaccord.com.
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