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First ‘Regional Sportaccord’ Pan America declares registration open today

By SportAccord 16 Jan 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Fort Lauderdale will become centre-stage when the ‘Regional SportAccord’ opens its doors for the first time at its inaugural event and gathering for the Pan America region from 10 – 12 December 2019.

A first regional event for SportAccord, it is also the first with a particular focus on the Pan American region, as the only networking and conference event to bring the Pan American, and the Olympic and non-Olympic community together in one location.

The Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019 will take place at the Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, a venue much-loved by event planners and attendees alike, for its exceptional service, flexibility and location - when it comes to hosting and attending events. 

To this end, SportAccord is delighted to confirm registration opened today for Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019 and invites regional decision-makers and international sporting leaders involved in the business of sport to take part.

Commenting on the inaugural Regional SportAccord taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord said:

“The purpose and value of the event lies in giving international sports federations the opportunity to exchange views and ideas with sport entities and businesses in the Pan American region supported by continental unions and national federations.

“Regional SportAccord is the perfect platform for enabling this to happen in a constructive and beneficial way for the region and across the sports movement and we look forward to welcoming the sports community to Fort Lauderdale.” 

To take advantage of the opportunity to spend 3 days networking with key stakeholders from the Olympic and non-Olympic sports movement, organisations can now register as attendees.

Stacy Ritter, President and CEO, Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau said:

“It is a privilege and honor to be the host destination of the inaugural Regional SportAccord Pan America conference to be held on the sunny shores of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

“It is an invaluable opportunity to provide an educational platform for the Americas continent with a business, professional, governmental and altruistic interest in how Olympic and non-Olympic sports function at the international level; while providing marketing opportunities to the future growth of sports in the Americas.”

The 3-day Regional SportAccord event in collaboration with Greater Fort Lauderdale, Florida Sports Foundation, International Sports & Health Associates, and MGO, expects to receive 500 attendees from around 400 organisations. These include 40+ international and regional sports federations, 30+ cities and regions, ministries and governing sports bodies, rights holders, subject matter experts, media, and industry leaders – to name a few.

The official event programme will provide numerous networking opportunities for attendees – all of whom are represented at the highest levels.

With myriad networking opportunities in play, Regional SportAccord Pan America will host an exhibition offering a limited number of booth opportunities. The premise: to facilitate and help organisations achieve strong brand visibility and better levels of attendee interaction, to meet their objectives.

Commercial partnerships are also on offer and will be available in limited numbers too. Again, this ensures high concentrations of brand awareness and accessibility are achieved. Partner categories include Diamond (already taken), Gold (3), Silver (4) and Bronze (5), supported by inspirational category ‘Rights & Benefits’ outlined in the Sales Brochure.

Sponsorship and advertising opportunities are also available for organisations looking to enhance their visibility before, during and after the event. These opportunities include the mobile event app and event publications, all seen by a bulls-eye audience. 

To become an Exhibitor or Partner at the 2019 Regional SportAccord Pan America contact the sales team: or phone +1 954 204 3081. To see further detail about the opportunities on offer request a brochure. 

Regional SportAccord will also host a conference designed to meet the needs of the Pan American audience, where speakers and subject matter experts will tackle some of the most relevant topics for the Olympic, non-Olympic, and Pan American sport movement.

Regional Meetings will also take place during the event where leading representatives from regional sports organisations and ministries will gather to attend.

Easily accessible and with an airport only 15 minutes’ drive from the Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale provides the perfect location to launch Regional SportAccord. Known as a sporting paradise for the region, Fort Lauderdale has a lot to offer with a balmy climate to match. 

Visitors can enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300+ miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene, and indulge in top shopping.

Attendees will also be able to enjoy the stunning beachfront Headquarter Hotel - Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa – a short walk-away from the event Convention Center. 

Sporting and business industry leaders, key decision-makers, sports influencers, ministers, as well as cities and regions, looking to further develop their brand or forge new relationships in the Pan America region, can now register as an attendee and take part in this opening event for Regional SportAccord.

Follow Regional SportAccord via Twitter @sportaccord using #RSA2019, or keep up-to-date via LinkedIn and Facebook, YouTube and Flickr.       

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Regional SportAccord

Regional SportAccord brings together international sports federations and organisations involved in the business of sport for their region. The 3-day event is attended by international sports federations and regional leaders of the sports community. Regional SportAccord is aimed at international sports federations, cities and ministries, rights holders, subject matter experts, media and industry – represented at the highest levels.

Regional SportAccord is an offering of SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit whose stakeholders include: 

ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport), GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), and Associate Members.

About Greater Fort Lauderdale

From the seagrass to the sawgrass, Greater Fort Lauderdale, located in Broward County, Florida, USA, boasts more than 34,000 lodging accommodations at a variety of hotels, luxury spa resorts, and Superior Small Lodgings reflecting a vibrant cosmopolitan vibe. Visitors enjoy 23 miles of Blue Wave certified beaches, discover 300+ miles of inland waterways that run from the Intracoastal Waterway to the Everglades, dine at thousands of restaurants and eateries, get immersed in a thriving arts and culture scene and indulge in top shopping.

For more information, contact the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau at 

(800) 22-SUNNY or visit 

Get social and engage with Greater Fort Lauderdale on social media channels including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram: @visitlauderdale.

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