EVENTSCOTLAND AND EDMONTON EVENTS CONTINUE SILVER PARTNERSHIPS WITH SPORTACCORD

22.03.2018

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord is pleased to confirm Silver Partners EventScotland and Edmonton Events will take part in another edition of SportAccord, to be hosted in Bangkok, Thailand from 15 – 20 April 2018. Attended by international sports federations, cities and regions, as well as organising committees, the World Sport & Business Summit attracts delegates across the sports business community at the highest levels.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, and is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events by developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events. Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland Director of Events commented:

“EventScotland is delighted to be continuing as a Silver Partner of SportAccord. This is an extremely valuable event for us and the Scottish events industry as it provides us with the opportunity to showcase our capability and capacity as a host of major international events.

“Over the next 12 months, Scotland will once again provide the perfect stage for some amazing international sporting events, including the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships and The 2019 Solheim Cup, and we cannot wait to show delegates exactly what we’ve got planned.”

Edmonton Events, a partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, attracts major events to the city and works closely with rights holders to attract, enhance, and execute sport and cultural events of all kinds. Lindsay Harrison, Director of Edmonton Events said:

“We are thrilled to be supporting SportAccord again through our partnership. As one of the top 20 cities in Sportcal’s 2017 Global Sports Cities Index, we value the expertise we’ve gained and the connections we’ve developed through attending SportAccord. We are looking forward to yet another successful event, this time in Bangkok, Thailand.”

Edmonton Events will also sponsor the ‘Relaxing Zone’ for delegates - a new feature at this year’s 3-day Exhibition. As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord will host well over 20 networking events, and an extensive Conference programme to include: the Summit (Plenary), CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord and HealthAccord. Sportcal and Yutang Sports, two of the Principal Media Partners for SportAccord 2018 will also host workshops.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord remarked: “It is a real pleasure to welcome back EventScotland and Edmonton Events as part of SportAccord 2018. Their continued loyalty and support, as well as the mutual benefits these partnerships bring, also demonstrates SportAccord is an impressive draw for cities and regions involved in staging world-class sports events. We wish them an exciting and productive time in Bangkok.”

With over 135 cities/regions in attendance in Aarhus, Denmark for the 2017 edition, the SportAccord

6-day Summit is a unique opportunity for delegates to connect with the key decision-makers involved in the business of sport by registering at www.sportaccord.com.

Organisations looking for opportunities to increase their visibility at this prestigious global gathering and take advantage of the opportunities associated with becoming an Exhibitor or Partner, should contact the sales team: [email protected] or phone +41 21 601 27 64.Other key features include: Speakers’ Corner, the Thai Pavilion, the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event.

Follow developments and updates via Twitter @sportaccord using #sportaccord, as well as LinkedIn and on Facebook.

For media enquiries, email the Media Relations Officer: [email protected]

EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord

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.

As part of GAISF Services and Events Association, 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).

SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about SportAccord visit: www.sportaccord.com and see footage from past events.

Follow #sportaccord on FacebookTwitterLinkedInYouTube and Flickr        

Edmonton Events

Edmonton Events is a strategic partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism that attracts major events to the city. Edmonton Events works closely with event rights holders to attract, enhance, and execute sport and cultural events of all kinds. Edmonton is the only city in Canada with a ranking in the top 20 of Sportcal’s prestigious Global Sports Cities Index 2017.

Visit www.eventsinedmonton.com, follow on Twitter @eventsinyeg, or Instagram @edmontonevents

For media enquiries contact [email protected] (Kylee Quinn), +1 780 901 8715 (M)

EventScotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events, EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news, visit www.EventScotland.org. Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews and LinkedIn: EventScotland.

EventScotland is a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, the national tourism organisation which markets Scotland as a tourism destination across the world, gives support to the tourism industry and brings sustainable tourism growth to Scotland.

For more information about VisitScotland see www.visitscotland.org or for consumer information on Scotland as a visitor destination see www.visitscotland.com.

For media enquiries contact [email protected], +44 (0) 131 472 2286 (P),

+44 (0) 7966 002 009 (M)