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Queensland’s Tourism Industry Development Minister to Welcome Delegates to CityAccord 2019

By SportAccord 28 Nov 2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is delighted to unveil its Gold Coast CityAccord conference programme: Mindful Event Hosting – Respecting the Past with a View to the Future. CityAccord will take place on Tuesday 7 May at the world-class Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

CityAccord is aimed at multiple event stakeholders including cities and regions, sponsors, international federations, organising committees, as well as industry. 

Queensland’s Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones will welcome delegates to CityAccord and commented why CityAccord would be an important part of SportAccord 2019 on the Gold Coast of Queensland.

“As the keynote speaker at CityAccord 2018 in Bangkok I know the importance of the conference and the opportunity it provides to speak directly to delegates.

“We are excited to host numerous great cities from around the world here on the Gold Coast in 2019 and look forward to sharing our experiences and expertise from developing Australia’s best events calendar and of course from hosting the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.”

The CityAccord conference will include panel sessions covering: Innovative City/Event Ticketing Approaches and Sport Destination Cities Branding – What Works?! with Q&As following each session.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said:

“CityAccord is always a popular event at SportAccord and attended by organisations who have a vested interest in sport. This year’s CityAccord conference programme promises to deliver some innovative ideas on increasing revenue streams, including how to capitalise on secondary ticket sales, as well as make the most of the myriad opportunities available to a city when hosting an elite sports event.

“It goes without saying, hosting SportAccord in Gold Coast is a great opportunity for organisations to learn how much Queensland has to offer.”

This year’s Co-Chairs for CityAccord are Mélanie Duparc, Secretary General, World Union of Olympic Cities, and David Simon, President of the Los Angeles Sports Council.

The Gold Coast edition of SportAccord will host over 50 conference sessions with around 100 international speakers and panellists taking part. The five conference streams include: The Summit, CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord, and HealthAccord. 

Businesses looking to expand their reach in Australasia and Asia can secure exhibition space by contacting The SportAccord exhibition is also a popular draw and over 50% of organisations use the platform to raise visibility and launch a new product or service during SportAccord. 

SportAccord 2019 will also offer a varied and exciting social programme to suit every delegate with plenty of opportunity to network outside formal surroundings. To become involved, delegates can register at the World Sport & Business Summit and take advantage of the early bird rate.

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SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport. The annual World Sport & Business Summit is a six-day event attended by leaders of the global sports community. It engages international sports federations, athletes, industry, rights holders, organising committees, cities, government, agencies, media, technology, legal teams, medical professionals, inventors, and subject matter experts – represented at the highest levels.

SportAccord is the only global sports business event attended by all the international sports federations and their stakeholders, who host their Annual General Assemblies during SportAccord.

These stakeholders include: GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), and AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members. SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #SA2019, or keep up-to-date via LinkedIn and Facebook. 

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