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By SportAccord 05 Apr 2019

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is delighted to confirm six additional Media Partners for the 17th edition of SportAccord set to take place from 5 – 10 May 2019 in Gold Coast, where the world’s sporting leaders will gather in Queensland, Australia.

SportAccord brings together international sports federations and top decision-makers from the global sports community. Over 50% of those attending use the World Sport & Business Summit platform to share breaking news, or drive sporting initiatives and key strategies. 

For Queensland, attending SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok helped to secure five new international sporting events for their region. With this in mind, organisations are encouraged to become involved and register as delegates for SportAccord 2019 in Gold Coast before the next price rise in April.

SportAccord media partners provide news coverage in the lead up to, and during the 6-day event, each bringing bespoke contributions, exclusives and exceptional visibility for organisations. News is delivered across multiple media platforms including TV, radio, digital and print.

AFP is considered to be a global leader for sports coverage in English, French, German, Arabic, Spanish and Portuguese - its range of language coverage being a key attribute for SportAccord. AFP Sports offers comprehensive global photo production, including live coverage of all major sports events.

Australasian Leisure Management (ALM) magazine and website are the the only business media in the leisure industry in Australia, New Zealand and Asia. ALM is a new media partner for the Gold Coast edition of SportAccord.

Francs Jeux is the first French-speaking international media service dedicated to the world sports community, providing sports leaders worldwide with exclusive daily updates about what is happening in the global industry. Alain Mercier, Editor in Chief will take part in the MediaAccord Conference Debate: Major Event Bidding and Media.

Host City provides the inside track on major event bidding, delivery, venues and legacy. Host City delivers up-to-the-minute news and content online and in print, and provides a platform for major event stakeholders to gather annually, to debate and learn from their peers.

Ministry of Sport (MOS) provides the latest essential news and views for all sporting decision-makers and stakeholders across Australia. MOS is also host to four leading sports conferences annually in Australia, and joins SportAccord as a media partner for the first time this year.

SportBusiness is a global intelligence service providing unique news, analysis, data, consulting and events for key stakeholders involved in sport. SportBusiness keeps executives up-to-date with daily newsletters as well as a review of the best news in its monthly magazine. 

Commenting on the media partnerships, Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord said:

“We are delighted to welcome these organisations onboard as media partners for SportAccord 2019, many of whom have supported us for several years. 

“Media partners across all categories work hard to deliver a comprehensive range of media coverage, including breaking news, news in brief and featured stories, via their news and social media channels, on behalf of our delegates and the international sports community.

“We thank them all for their support, and also extend a special welcome to our new media partners ALM and MOS, who deliver news and analysis for the Asia-Pacific region.”

SportAccord established a tiered media partnership approach in 2016 which has seen wide-reaching results for SportAccord, its stakeholders, and organisations involved in the business of support. The SportAccord four principal media partners are iSportconnect, Sportcal, SportsPro and Yutang Sports.

SportAccord enables attendees to enjoy multiple networking events and access to 50+ conference sessions. The high-profile event gives organisations the opportunity to increase their visibility by becoming a Partner or Exhibitor. Organisations can learn more about the unique benefits of attending SportAccord in Gold Coast by watching the video and register for SportAccord to become involved.

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

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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: 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. SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

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