WHERE SPORT MEETS

WHERE SPORT MEETS

WHERE SPORT MEETS EVENT GUIDE SPORTACCORD CONVENTION WORLD SPORT & BUSINESS SUMMIT SOCHI, RUSSIA, 19-24 APRIL, 2015 Gold Partners E V E N T G U I D E S P O R T A C C O R D 2 1 8 Host Partners Global Partner Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government Instituto do Desporto do Governo da RAEM

4 WELCOME 10 MISSION & VISION SportAccord Stakeholders share their aims and objectives 18 MEET OUR PARTNERS 24 OFFICIAL SCHEDULE The full schedule for this year’s event 26 CITY-TO-CITY/CITYACCORD 28 LAWACCORD 30 SPORTACCORD SUMMIT 32 HEALTHACCORD 33 MEDIAACCORD 34 WORKSHOPS 36 SPEAKER PROFILES Biographies for an inspiring speaker line-up 52 EXHIBITORS Discover which organisations are showcasing this year 78 SPORTACCORD PARTNERS 81 EXHIBITION FLOORPLAN 82 VENUE GUIDE 86 CONTACTS Meet the SportAccord team 02 SPORTACCORD 2018 03 SPORTACCORD 2018 SPORTACCORD 2018 15-20 April 2018 at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand CONTENTS THE SPORTS CAPITAL THAT DELIVERS GREAT VENUES AND WORLD CLASS EVENTS THE NEW DUNA ARENA AQUATICS CENTER HOST OF THE 17th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 2017 BRAND NEW PUSKAS NATIONAL STADIUM UNDER CONSTRUCTION.

HOST OF THE UEFA 2020 GROUP STAGE AND ROUND OF 16 GAMES THE NEW TRACK AND FIELD STADIUM UNDER PLANNING AND DESIGN. PROPOSED VENUE FOR 2023 IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

WELCOME / PATRICK BAUMANN Dear GAISF Members, Dear Sport Friends, I would like to personally take the opportunity to welcome you all to the 16th edition of SportAccord taking place in the dynamic city of Bangkok, Thailand. This year’s SportAccord promises another exciting week full of interesting events throughout for our Stakeholders and Members, as well as for all our delegates, exhibitors and partners involved in the business of sport. SportAccord at its core allows all of us to gather and move forward on the activities and collaborations crucial to the development of our sports, athletes and fans, ensuring a voice for everyone.

With a conference focus on the power of marketing and sponsorship – the ability to tell the stories and share our core beliefs and endeavours is especially important in an increasingly busier and competitive landscape for sport. As we come together, SportAccord allows for a moment to reflect and celebrate the many important developments and achievements that have taken place in the world of sport, including the successful delivery of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Our event being hosted in Thailand is a first for SportAccord and signals a special time for the organisation as we visit the APAC region once again.

Our hosts have made a very special effort to welcome our community and show us why ‘Amazing Thailand’ is such a fitting phrase for a place that has everything to offer. You are encouraged to make the most of the diverse and engaging cultural programme that embodies the spiritual, cultural, commercial, and educational elements of this cosmopolitan city and stunning country. In addition, sport plays a very important part of daily life in Bangkok and Thailand, whether as an athlete or a spectator of the many international sports events held during the year. SportAccord is proud to serve and support the needs of our Stakeholders, Members and the broader sports community.

The Official Schedule has been designed to provide unique opportunities for individuals and organisations, where lasting relationships are started and continued partnerships are pathed. These occasions include Message from the SportAccord President สาสน์เปิดงานจากประธาน SPORTACCORD the hosting of annual general meetings of governing bodies, as well as this year’s conference focused on Uniting a Global Audience: Marketing and Sponsorship for the Future, to the Exhibition, ceremonies, and many networking opportunities throughout the week.

Year upon year, SportAccord embraces the responsibility associated with being the leading annual business sporting event in the calendar by continuing to challenge ourselves and deliver an exceptional event that supports our community and embraces change. This special gathering would not be possible without the patronage of His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun and the absolute commitment of the local organising committee. We extend our sincerest thanks to our Hosts – The Sports Authority of Thailand under Ministry of Tourism and Sports – for their passion, contribution and dedicated approach to this year’s SportAccord.

They also deserve a very special appreciation for using the opportunity of SportAccord being in Bangkok to increase the promotion of sport in Thailand to help their own national governing bodies to develop further and to promote sport amongst the Thai Youth through the “Festival”, to which you are all invited during your stay in Bangkok.

I would also like to thank our partners, exhibitors, speakers and delegates for their commitment to SportAccord. You all play a key role in its success and are an integral part of why SportAccord is considered the “Davos” of sport and is WHERE SPORT MEETS. It goes without saying, the active support SportAccord continues to receive from all GAISF members and its various stakeholders ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF, AIMS as well as from the International Olympic Committee is truly appreciated and vital to our continued success.

I wish you all a productive week and an enjoyable stay in Bangkok. PATRICK BAUMANN President, SportAccord and GAISF เรียน สมาชิก GAISF เรียน เหล่ามิตรสหายด้านการกีฬา ผมใคร่ขอใช้วาระนี้เป็นการส่วนตัวเพื่อต้อนรับทุก ท่านเข้าสู่การประชุมสมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord ครั้งที่ 16 ซึ่งจัดขึ้น ณ กรุงเทพมหา นครฯ ประเทศไทย เมืองที่มีชีวิตชีวาเต็มไปด้วยสีสัน ในปีนี้ SportAccord ให้ค�ำมั่นสัญญาว่า จะไม่ท�ำให้ทุก ท่านผิดหวัง โดยเราจะจัดงานที่เต็มไปด้วยกิจกรรม น่าสนใจตลอดสัปดาห์ เพื่อให้ผู้มีส่วนได้ส่วนเสียและ สมาชิกของเรา รวมทั้งตัวแทน ผู้จัดแสดง และคู่ค้าที่ เกี่ยวข้องในธุรกิจการกีฬาได้ประทับใจทั่วกัน หัวใจของการประชุมสมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord คือการสร้างพื้นที่เพื่อให้เราได้รวมตัว กันขับเคลื่อนงานกิจกรรม และประสานความร่วมมือ ในด้านต่าง ๆ ซึ่งส�ำคัญต่อการพัฒนาการกีฬา นักกีฬา และแฟนกีฬา เพื่อให้ทุกท่านได้มี โอกาสแสดงความ คิดเห็นร่วมกัน การจัดงานสัมนามุ่งเน้นถึงพลังของการตลาดและผู้ สนับสนุน ซึ่งเป็นพลังความสามารถในการสื่อผ่านเรื่อง ราว แบ่งปันความเชื่อหลักและความุมานะของเราซึ่งมี ความส�ำคัญเป็นอย่างยิ่งในวงการกีฬาที่มีกิจกรรมและ การแข่งขันเพิ่มมากขึ้นทุกที การมารวมตัวกันครั้งนี้ ณ การประชุมสมัชชา สหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord นั้น ถือเป็นช่วง เวลาอันดี ในการสะท้อนคิด และเฉลิมฉลองให้กับความ ส�ำเร็จและการพัฒนาที่ส�ำคัญในหลาย ๆ ด้านที่เกิดขึ้น ในโลกแห่งการกีฬา ซึ่งรวมถึงความส�ำเร็จในการจัดงาน โอลิมปิกฤดูหนาวที่เมืองเปียงชางในปี ค.ศ.

2018 โดยการจัดงานการประชุมสมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬา นานาชาติ SportAccord ในครั้งนี้ ถือเป็นการจัดงาน ครั้งแรกในประเทศไทย และถือเป็นนิมิตหมายอันดี ส�ำหรับองค์กรของเรา ในการหวนกลับมาจัดงานในภาค พื้นเอเชียแปซิฟิกอีกครั้ง เจ้าภาพของเราได้เตรียมการเป็นพิเศษเพื่อต้อนรับ ชุมชนของเรา และแสดงให้เห็นว่า สมญานาม “อะเมซิ่ง ไทยแลนด์” นั้น เป็นค�ำกล่าวขานที่เหมาะสมยิ่งส�ำหรับ ประเทศซึ่งมีทุกสิ่งพร้อมสรรพเช่นประเทศไทย ผมขอ สนับสนุนให้ทุกท่านได้รับประโยชน์สูงสุดจากโครงการ ทางวัฒนธรรมที่มีความหลากหลายและน่าสนใจนี้ ซึ่ง ได้ผสมผสานความเป็นมหานครแห่งประเทศอันดีงาม นี้ไว้อย่างครบถ้วน ทั้งในด้าน จิตวิญญาณ วัฒนธรรม การพาณิชย์ และการศึกษา นอกจากนี้ การเล่นกีฬายัง ถือเป็นส่วนส�ำคัญในชีวิตประจ�ำวันของผู้ที่อาศัยอยู่ ใน กรุงเทพฯ และในประเทศไทย ไม่ว่าจะเป็นในฐานะผู้ เล่น หรือผู้ชมกิจกรรมกีฬาสากลต่าง ๆ ซึ่งจัดขึ้นใน ระหว่างปี ทาง SportAccord มีความภาคภูมิ ใจอย่างยิ่ง ที่จะ ให้บริการและรองรับความต้องการของผู้มีส่วนได้ส่วน เสีย สมาชิก และชุมชนการกีฬาของเรา โดยก�ำหนดการ อย่างเป็นทางการได้รับการออกแบบมาเพื่อสร้างโอกาส พิเศษให้กับบุคคลและองค์กรเพื่อเริ่มสานสายใยที่ ยาวนานและร่วมเดินใปสู่เส้นทางการเป็นพันธมิตรต่อ ไป โอกาสเหล่านี้รวมถึง การจัดการประชุมทั่วไปประจ�ำ ปีของหน่วยงานภาครัฐ และการสัมนาในปีนี้ซึ่งมุ่งเน้น ถึง การรวมกลุ่มผู้ชมทั่วโลกเข้าด้วยกัน: การตลาดและ การดึงดูดผู้สนับสนุนเพื่อมุ่งสู่อนาคต ตลอดจนถึงการ จัดแสดงนิทรรศการ พิธีการ และโอกาสในการสร้าง เครือข่ายต่าง ๆ ตลอดสัปดาห์ ปีแล้วปีเล่าที่ SportAccord ได้ โอบรับความรับผิด ชอบในการจัดมหกรรมกีฬาชั้นแนวหน้ารายปฏิทินนี้ โดยเราได้ท้าทายขีดความสามารถของเราเองเสมอมาใน การจัดกิจกรรมซึ่งไร้ที่ติ เพื่อช่วยส่งเสริมชุมชนของเรา และตอบรับความเปลี่ยนแปลงที่เกิดขึ้นในวงการกีฬา การจัดงานในครั้งนี้ จะไม่สามารถเกิดขึ้นได้หาก ปราศจากพระมหากรุณาธิคุณของสมเด็จพระเจ้าอยู่หัว มหาวชิราลงกรณ์ บดินทรเทพยวรางกูร และความมุ่ง มั่นของคณะกรรมการจัดการในท้องที่ เราขอขอบคุณ การกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทยและกรุงเทพมหานครฯ ผู้ จัดงานของเราจากใจจริง ทั้งในความตั้งใจจริง ความมี ส่วนร่วม และความทุ่มเทให้กับการจัดงานการประชุม สมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord ในปีนี้ นอกจากนี้ คณะผู้จัดงานยังสมควรจะได้รับค�ำ ชื่นชม จากการใช้ โอกาสที่ SportAccord มาจัดงานใน กรุงเทพฯ ในการส่งเสริมการกีฬาในประเทศไทย ซึ่ง เปิดโอกาสให้องค์กรดูแลด้านการกีฬาในประเทศพัฒนา ไปได้ ไกลยิ่งขึ้น และส่งเสริมการกีฬาในหมู่เยาวชนไทย ผ่าน “เทศกาล” ซึ่งยินดีต้อนรับทุกท่านในระหว่างที่ ท่านพ�ำนักอยู่ที่กรุงเทพฯ ผมขอขอบคุณพันธมิตร ผู้จัดแสดง ผู้เข้าร่วม บรรยาย และตัวแทนของเรามา ณ ที่นี้ ในความมุ่งมั่น ที่มี ให้กับ SportAccord ทุกท่านล้วนเป็นส่วนส�ำคัญ ยิ่งของความส�ำเร็จที่เกิดขึ้น และเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของการ ท�ำให้ SportAccord กลายเป็น “หัวใจ” ของวงการกีฬา และ Where Sport Meets - ที่ซึ่งกีฬามาบรรจบ ในทุก วันนี้ และที่ขาดไม่ ได้ก็คือ GAISF ทุกท่าน, ผู้มีส่วนได้ ส่วนเสียภาคส่วนต่าง ๆ ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF, AIMS และคณะกรรมการโอลิมปิกสากลที่ได้ ให้การ สนับสนุน SportAccord เสมอมา และท�ำให้เราประสบ ความส�ำเร็จในทุกวันนี้ ทางเราขอบขอบพระคุณจาก ใจจริง ผมขอให้ทุกท่านได้รับประโยชน์อย่างเต็มที่จากงาน ในสัปดาห์นี้ และขอให้ท่านเพลิดเพลินกับกรุงเทพฯ คุณ แพทริก บาวแมนน์ ประธาน SportAccord และ GAISF 04 SPORTACCORD 2018 05 SPORTACCORD 2018

A warm welcome to all participants of SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. With an unprecedented three consecutive editions of the Olympic Games taking place in Asia, it is only fitting that SportAccord 2018 is happening in this dynamic region of the world as well. Taking place in an Olympic year and shortly after the successful conclusion of the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018, this conference is a timely opportunity to discuss this year’s theme: “Uniting A Global Audience: Marketing and Sponsorship for the Future”. As a values-based organisation, the IOC is dedicated to its mission of making the world a better place through sport.

Our broadcast partners and our Worldwide TOP Partners are an integral part in communicating our Olympic Values of excellence, respect and friendship to a global audience. Our relationship goes beyond a simple commercial transaction. We have long-term partnerships based on shared values.

Through the success of our commercial programmes, we have a strong foundation to pursue our social mission to support sport around the world. This allows the IOC to redistribute 90 per cent of our revenues to the sporting movement, with the equivalent of 3.4 million US dollars every day going to support athletes and sport organisations worldwide at all levels. Together with our Partners, who are some of the world’s leading media, marketing and technology organisations, we try to anticipate the trends that will define the future in order to keep engaging a global audience. The most important trends for the Olympic Movement are the explosion in digital communication and the growing significance and number of young people in the world.

For the Olympic Movement, this means that more young people are following and experiencing the Olympic Games digitally. It also means that, more than ever, we must engage with youth. This is where the Olympic Channel is our game changer to stay ahead of the curve, making sure that the Olympic Games keep their relevance in the digital age, and that the Olympic Values continue to resonate with the next generation. It is through continuous innovations like these that we keep creating value for our Partners and engaging with our future audience. I wish all SportAccord participants a successful conference so that we can all look with confidence to the future of sport together.

THOMAS BACH President, International Olympic Committee ขอต้อนรับผู้เข้าร่วมการประชุมสมัชชา สหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord 2018 ทุกท่านสู่กรุงเทพมหานครฯ ประเทศไทย ในช่วงปี ที่ผ่านมานี้ มีการจัดมหกรรมกีฬาโอลิมปิกที่ภูมิภาค เอเชียถึงสามครั้งติดต่อกันอย่างไม่เคยมีมาก่อน จึงไม่ น่าแปลกใจที่การประชุมสมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord 2018 จะเกิดขึ้นในภูมิภาคเอเชียซึ่ง เต็มเปี่ยมไปด้วยสีสันความมีชีวิตชีวาแห่งนี้เช่นกัน และด้วยว่าการประชุมนี้จัดขึ้นในปีเดียวกับมหกรรม กีฬาโอลิมปิก และจัดขึ้นไม่นานหลังจากที่การแข่งขัน โอลิมปิกฤดูหนาวปี ค.ศ. 2018 ที่เปียงชางได้สิ้นสุด ลงอย่างงดงาม จึงถือเป็นโอกาสอันดีที่เราจะร่วมกัน อภิปรายเกี่ยวกับหัวข้อในปีนี้ คือ “การรวมกลุ่มผู้ชมทั่ว โลกเข้าด้วยกัน: การตลาดและการดึงดูดผู้สนับสนุน เพื่อมุ่งสู่อนาคต” ในฐานะองค์กรที่เน้นการขับเคลื่อนด้วยคุณค่าทาง สังคม ทางคณะกรรมการโอลิมปิกสากลได้มุ่งทุ่มเทให้ กับภารกิจส�ำคัญเพื่อการท�ำให้ โลกของเราดียิ่งขึ้นด้วย กีฬา ซึ่งทั้งพันธมิตรผู้จัดรายการวิทยุและโทรทัศน์และ พันธมิตร TOP ทั่วโลกของเรา ล้วนแล้วแต่เป็นส่วน ส�ำคัญที่ช่วยให้เราสามารถส่งผ่านคุณค่าอันดีงามของ มหกรรมกีฬาโอลิมปิกทั้งในด้านความเป็นเลิศ ความ เคารพ และมิตรภาพ ให้ผู้ชมทั่วโลกได้สัมผัส โดย ความร่วมมือของเรานั้น มีความผูกพันแน่นแฟ้นเกิน กว่าเพียงแค่เรื่องของธุรกรรมเชิงพาณิชย์ เนื่องด้วย ความสัมพันธ์ของเรานั้นมีรากฐานมาจากคุณค่าที่ยึด มั่นร่วมกัน ด้วยความส�ำเร็จจากโครงการพาณิชย์ของเรา ท�ำให้ เรามีรากฐานที่มั่นคงในการสืบสานภารกิจด้านสังคม เพื่อสนับสนุนการกีฬาทั่วโลก และด้วยผลของความ ส�ำเร็จดังกล่าวคณะกรรมการโอลิมปิกสากลจึงสามารถ แบ่งปันร้อยละ 90 ของรายได้ ให้กับกระบวนการทาง กีฬา โดยเราได้ ให้เงินทุนสนับสนุนแก่นักกีฬาและ องค์กรด้านการกีฬาทุกระดับทั่วโลกเทียบเท่าวันละ 3.4 ล้านดอลลาร์สหรัฐ ต่อวัน นอกจากนี้ เรายังได้จับมือกับหุ้นส่วนของเรา ซึ่ง เป็นองค์กรระดับแนวหน้าทางด้านสื่อ การตลาด และ เทคโนโลยี ในการร่วมกันคาดการณ์ถึงแนวโน้มใน อนาคต เพื่อที่จะรักษาความสนใจจากผู้ชมทั่วโลก เอาไว้ โดยกระแสที่มีความส�ำคัญที่สุดซึ่งขับเคลื่อน กระบวนการโอลิมปิก (Olympic Movement) ไปข้าง หน้าก็คือ กระแสด้านการสื่อสารทางดิจิทัลที่ก�ำลังเป็นที่ นิยม และเยาวชนทั่วโลกที่ยิ่งมีจ�ำนวนและความส�ำคัญ เพิ่มขึ้นทุกที ซึ่งส�ำหรับกระบวนการโอลิมปิกแล้ว ความ เปลี่ยนแปลงนี้หมายถึง การมีผู้ชมกลุ่มเยาวชน คอย เฝ้าติดตามข่าวและชมกีฬาโอลิมปิกมากขึ้นผ่านทาง ดิจิทัลเทคโนโลยี ซึ่งหมายความเราจะมีการติดต่อ สื่อสารกับกลุ่มวัยรุ่นมากกว่าที่เคยเป็นมา และด้วยเหตุ นี้ช่องโอลิมปิกแชนแนล (Olympic Channel) ของ เราจึงถือเป็นเครื่องมือส�ำคัญที่ท�ำให้เรารุดหน้าไปกว่า องค์กรอื่น ๆ โดยช่วยให้มหกรรมกีฬาโอลิมปิกตามเท่า ทันโลกยุคดิจิทัล ให้คุณค่าของโอลิมปิกสืบสานต่อไปสู่ คนรุ่นหลัง นวัตกรรมที่เราสร้างสรรค์มาโดยตลอดเหล่านี้ ช่วย ให้เราสามารถสืบสานคุณค่าอันดีงามที่ได้สรรสร้าง ให้กับพันธมิตรของเราและดึงดูดความสนใจของผู้ ชมในอนาคต ผมหวังว่าผู้เข้าร่วมการประชุมสมัชชา สหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord ทุกท่าน จะร่วม กันสร้างความส�ำเร็จในการสัมนาครั้งนี้ เพื่อที่ให้เราทุก คนสามารถก้าวสู่อนาคตแห่งวงการกีฬาไปด้วยกันอย่าง มันใจ นายโธมัส บาค ประธานคณะกรรมการโอลิมปิกระหว่างประเทศ WELCOME / THOMAS BACH 06 SPORTACCORD 2018 07 SPORTACCORD 2018

WELCOME / WEERASAK KOWSURAT On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports and the people of the Kingdom of Thailand, I have the honor to extend my warmest welcome to all distinguished delegates to Bangkok, Thailand and am proud that Thailand has been chosen to be the venue for the 16th edition of SportAccord 2018, which will be held from 15-20 April 2018, at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre. Bangkok is a vibrant city with richness of culture, history and hospitality which are considered as the Thai charisma. Thailand is very famous for tourism with many beautiful tourist attractions.

It has a wide range of tourist activities to suit every interest, from magnificent nature, exquisite culture, unique historical places to challenging adventures which can attract many tourists from around the world to come and see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts. This year is the Amazing Thailand Tourism Year 2018. We have been promoting “Discover Thainess” campaign to encourage foreign visitors to be exposed to Thai culture and lifestyle that is unique and compelling. Although Thailand is one of the world’s most popular tourist countries, we have never stopped developing our tourism.

For this reason, “Sports Tourism” has been initiated by the Ministry of Tourism and Sports as an alternative of tourism of the country to accomodate all groups of visitors, especially sports enthusiasts. Sports and tourism are being promoted together to contribute towards each other. Many world- class sporting events are drawn to Thailand to attract international sports fans to come and cheer for their favorite sports stars and enjoy the beautiful scenery and many lively activities at the same time. We are trying to make Thailand to be a “Sports Dream Destination” and an international sports hub to host international sporting events and sports conferences to showcase Thailand’s ability to be among first list of countries to sparkle in one’s mind in terms of “sports”.

As Minister of Tourism and Sports, I deem it a superb opportunity for Thailand to host SportAccord 2018. We will use this opportunity to exhibit our strong intention to gear up for international sports movement. Due to comprehensive facilities, quality infrastructure, state-of-the-art venues for convention events, wide range of luxurious accommodation, as well as excellent services and hospitality of Thai people, Thailand will undoubtedly succeed in staging this world- scale sports conference.

During your visit and stay in Bangkok, Thailand, we want you to feel the warm greeting and friendly atmosphere and enjoy beautiful sceneries, along with our elegant culture and heritage. We are proud to share these Thai characteristics with you and wish you all a successful conference, many more milestones in sports history to come and a pleasant time here in Thailand. WEERASAK KOWSURAT Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand; Chairman of SportAccord 2018 Organizing Committee WELCOME / SAKON WANNAPONG ในนามของกระทรวงการท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา และประชาชนชาวไทย ผมรู้สึกเป็นเกียรติ ที่ได้ต้อนรับผู้บริหารทางการกีฬาสู่กรุงเทพมหานคร ประเทศไทย และรู้สึกภาคภูมิ ใจอย่างยิ่งที่ประเทศไทย ได้รับเลือกเป็นสถานที่จัดการประชุมสมัชชาสหพันธ์ กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord 2018 ครั้งที่ 16 ระหว่าง วันที่ 15 – 20 เมษายน พ.ศ.

2561 ณ โรงแรมเซ็นทารา แกรนด์และบางกอกคอนเวนชันเซ็นเตอร์ กรุงเทพมหานคร ประเทศไทย เป็นเมืองที่มีชีวิตชีวา ร�่ำรวยด้วยวัฒนธรรม ประวัติศาสตร์ และการต้อนรับ อันอบอุ่น ซึ่งเป็นเสน่ห์ของความเป็นไทย ประเทศไทย มีชื่อเสียงอย่างมากในเรื่องการท่องเที่ยว โดยมีสถานที่ ท่องเที่ยวที่งดงามมากมาย ทั้งยังมีความหลากหลายเพื่อ ให้เหมาะสมกับความต้องการของนักท่องเที่ยวทุกกลุ่ม ไม่ว่าจะเป็นการท่องเที่ยวเชิงธรรมชาติ การท่องเที่ยว เชิงวัฒนธรรม การท่องเที่ยวเชิงประวัติศาสตร์ ไปจนถึง การท่องเที่ยวเชิงผจญภัย ซึ่งทั้งหมดนี้ล้วนดึงดูดให้นัก ท่องเที่ยวจากทั่วโลกเดินทางมาเยือนประเทศไทย เพื่อ ให้เห็นได้ด้วยตา และสัมผัสได้ด้วยใจของตนเอง รัฐบาล ไทยได้ประกาศให้ปี พ.ศ.

2561 เป็น “ปีท่องเที่ยววิถี ไทย เก๋ ไก๋อย่างยั่งยืน” เพื่อเชิญชวนให้นักท่องเที่ยวจากทั่ว โลกได้สัมผัสกับชีวิตความเป็นอยู่แบบไทยที่มีความเป็น เอกลักษณ์และน่าประทับใจ อย่างไรก็ดี แม้ประเทศไทย จะเป็นหนึ่งในประเทศที่ได้รับความนิยมสูงสุดในระดับ โลกด้านการท่องเที่ยว แต่เราก็ ไม่เคยหยุดพัฒนารูป แบบการท่องเที่ยวของเรา ด้วยเหตุนี้ “การส่งเสริมการท่องเที่ยวเชิงกีฬา” จึง ได้ริเริ่มขึ้นโดยกระทรวงการท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา เพื่อให้ ตอบสนองความต้องการของนักท่องเที่ยวทุกกลุ่ม โดย เฉพาะอย่างยิ่ง ผู้ที่มีความสนใจด้านกีฬา กีฬาและการ ท่องเที่ยวจะได้รับการส่งเสริมประชาสัมพันธ์ ไปพร้อม กัน เพื่อให้เกิดการเกื้อกูลซึ่งกันและกัน ทั้งนี้ เราได้ น�ำการแข่งขันกีฬาในระดับโลกหลายรายการมาจัดใน ประเทศไทย เพื่อดึงดูดให้แฟนกีฬาจากทั่วโลกเดินทาง มาชม และเชียร์นักกีฬาขวัญใจของตน รวมถึงเที่ยว ชมทัศนียภาพอันงดงาม และร่วมกิจกรรมต่างๆ ใน เวลาเดียวกัน นอกจากนี้ เรายังพยายามที่จะผลักดันให้ ประเทศไทยเป็น “จุดหมายปลายทางในฝันด้านกีฬา” และเป็นศูนย์กลางกีฬานานาชาติ ในการจัดการแข่งขัน กีฬา และการประชุมกีฬาในระดับนานาชาติ เพื่อแสดง ศักยภาพของประเทศไทยในการที่ก้าวขึ้นเป็นหนึ่งใน ประเทศที่ผู้คนจะนึกถึง เมื่อกล่าวถึง “กีฬา” ในฐานะรัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงการท่องเที่ยวและ กีฬา ผมเห็นว่า นี่คือโอกาสอันดียิ่งส�ำหรับประเทศไทย ที่จะได้เป็นเจ้าภาพการประชุมสมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬา นานาชาติ SportAccord 2018 เราจะใช้ โอกาสอันมี ค่านี้แสดงให้เห็นความตั้งใจที่จะเตรียมความพร้อม ส�ำหรับความเคลื่อนไหวด้านกีฬาในระดับนานาชาติ ด้วยสิ่งอ�ำนวยความสะดวกที่ครบครัน สาธารณูปโภค ที่ได้มาตรฐาน สถานที่จัดการประชุมอันทันสมัย รวม ถึงการให้บริการและการดูแลเอาใจใส่อย่างดีเยี่ยม ของประชาชนชาวไทย ดังนั้นจึงไม่ต้องสงสัยเลยว่า ประเทศไทยจะประสบความส�ำเร็จในการจัดการประชุม ที่ยิ่งใหญ่ระดับโลกครั้งนี้ได้อย่างแน่นอน ตลอดระยะเวลาที่พ�ำนักอยู่ ในประเทศไทย ทุกท่าน จะได้รับการต้อนรับที่อบอุ่น และได้สัมผัสบรรยากาศ ที่เป็นมิตรจากประชาชนชาวไทย ได้ชื่นชมธรรมชาติ อันงดงาม ควบคู่ ไปกับวัฒนธรรมและมรดกอันล�้ำค่า ของเมืองไทย เรามีความภูมิ ใจที่จะน�ำเสนอเอกลักษณ์ ดังกล่าวของไทยให้ทุกท่านได้ชม และหวังเป็นอย่าง ยิ่งว่าการประชุมนี้จะประสบความส�ำเร็จด้วยดี สร้าง ประวัติศาสตร์หน้าส�ำคัญให้กับวงการกีฬาไทย และ กีฬาโลก ขอให้ทุกท่านได้รับช่วงเวลาแห่งความสุขใน ประเทศไทย นางโปรดปราน สมานมิตร ผู้อ�ำนวยการส�ำนักผู้ว่าการ As Governor of Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), the national sports controlling body under the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, I am really pleased that SAT has a superb chance to be an organization in charge of hosting SportAccord 2018 to be held in the heart of Bangkok at Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, from 15-20 April 2018.

SportAccord 2018 will serve as another opportunity for Bangkok, Thailand to manifest its potential to play the role of host city to this world’s momentous gathering of our sports fellows from all over the world. SAT will continue to promote Thailand as Sports Dream Destination and a hub for the staging of international sports conferences and world- class sporting events corresponding to the policies of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports. Additionally, we aim to offer a positive prospect for Thailand national sports associations to establish a good relation and network with their respective international federations.

As the local organizing committee, SAT and other relevant entities have closely worked with SportAccord to ensure the smooth operation and management of the convention and a memorable experience at all times for all the partakers. This will be a special occasion as the event’s time falls on “Songkran Festival,” or Thai water festival, which marks the beginning of Thai New Year. Our esteemed delegates will discover new experiences with unique Thai culture and tradition which still exists at present. I wish to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to all parties concerned, both public and private sectors, because without their immense support and dedication, this conspicuous cooperation would have never been achieved.

Finally, I would like to once again welcome each and all delegates to Bangkok, Thailand for SportAccord 2018 “Where Sport Meets”. SAKON WANNAPONG Governor of Sports Authority of Thailand ในฐานะผู้ว่าการการกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย (กกท.) ซึ่งเป็นองค์กรที่ควบคุมดูแลด้านกีฬาของชาติ ภาย ใต้กระทรวงการท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา ผมรู้สึกยินดีอย่างยิ่งที่ กกท. มี โอกาสอันดีที่ได้เป็นหน่วยงานหลักในการจัดประชุม สมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord 2018 ซึ่งมี ก�ำหนดจัดขึ้นบริเวณใจกลางกรุงเทพมหานคร ณ โรงแรม เซ็นทาราแกรนด์และบางกอกคอนเวนชันเซ็นเตอร์ ระหว่าง วันที่ ๑๕ – ๒๐ เมษายน ๒๕๖๑ การประชุมสมัชชาสหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord 2018 เป็นการเปิดโอกาสให้ประเทศไทยได้แสดงศักยภาพใน บทบาทประเทศเจ้าภาพของการประชุมทางการกีฬาระดับ นานาชาติครั้งส�ำคัญ ซึ่งมีผู้น�ำทางการกีฬาจากทั่วโลกเข้า ร่วม ทั้งนี้ กกท.

จะมุ่งมั่นส่งเสริมให้ประเทศไทยกลายเป็น จุดหมายปลายทางในฝันด้านกีฬา และเป็นศูนย์กลางในการ จัดการประชุมทางการกีฬานานาชาติ และการแข่งขันกีฬา รายการส�ำคัญต่างๆ ในระดับโลก ให้สอดคล้องกับนโยบายของ กระทรวงการท่องเที่ยวและกีฬา นอกจากนี้ เรายังมุ่งหวังที่จะผลักดันให้สมาคมกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย ใช้ โอกาสนี้ในการกระชับความสัมพันธ์ และสร้างภาคีเครือ ข่ายร่วมกับสหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติที่ตนสังกัดด้วย ในฐานะคณะกรรมการจัดงาน กกท. และหน่วยงานอื่นๆ ที่เกี่ยวข้อง ได้ท�ำงานร่วมกับ SportAccord อย่างใกล้ชิด เพื่อ ให้การด�ำเนินการและการบริหารจัดการประชุมเป็นไปด้วย ความเรียบร้อย และเพื่อมอบประสบการณ์อันน่าประทับใจ ให้กับผู้มีส่วนร่วมทุกฝ่าย ทั้งนี้ นับเป็นโอกาสพิเศษสุดที่ ช่วงเวลาจัดงาน ตรงกับเทศกาลสงกรานต์ ซึ่งเป็นปี ใหม่ของ ไทย ผู้เข้าร่วมการประชุมจึงจะได้รับประสบการณ์ ใหม่ๆเกี่ยว กับวัฒนธรรมและประเพณี ไทยที่ยังคงอยู่มาจนถึงปัจจุบัน ผมขอขอบคุณหน่วยงานทุกภาคส่วนที่เกี่ยวข้อง ทั้งภาครัฐ และภาคเอกชน เพราะหากไม่ ได้รับแรงสนับสนุนและความ ทุ่มเทจากพวกเขาเหล่านี้ ความร่วมมือกันในการจัดงานดัง กล่าวก็มิอาจบรรลุผลส�ำเร็จได้ สุดท้ายนี้ ผมขอต้อนรับทุกท่าน สู่กรุงเทพมหานคร ประเทศไทย อีกครั้งหนึ่ง เพื่อเข้าร่วมการประชุมสมัชชา สหพันธ์กีฬานานาชาติ SportAccord 2018 “Where Sport Meets” - “ที่ซึ่งกีฬามาบรรจบ” นายสกล วรรณพงษ์ ผู้ว่าการการกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย 08 SPORTACCORD 2018 09 SPORTACCORD 2018

MISSION & VISION ABOUT SPORTACCORD SportAccord is the world’s top tier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change within the world sports movement. SportAccord now in its 16th year, provides a unique opportunity for key decision-makers in sport to engage with business leaders, rights- holders, organising committees, cities, and other organisations in the development of sport. Our mission is to nurture and develop a collaborative spirit by making SportAccord synonymous with connecting people from around the globe, and throughout the entire sports spectrum. We take pride in listening, and aim to be a catalyst for collaboration and communication between people, business, sporting bodies and governments.

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. SportAccord is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations. They include GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), 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) and Associate Members.

In addition, the SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

SportAccord hosts three days of diverse conference streams (SportAccord Summit, CityAccord, LawAccord, MediaAccord, HealthAccord), workshops, an extensive industry exhibition, as well as a wide variety of scheduled meetings and networking opportunities throughout the week. OPPORTUNITIES AT SPORTACCORD With delegates attending from all over the world, SportAccord is the key event for members of the international sporting community and industry representatives, wanting to liaise with colleagues, meet potential new partners, as well as exchange ideas and knowledge from all areas of the sports world.

Other facets of SportAccord include: ⊲ ⊲ The popular SportAccord After Hours Bar, one of the week’s key networking events, located at the Centara Grand Hotel and open nightly from Sunday, 15 April to Thursday, 19 April. ⊲ ⊲ The event publication, The Daily, keeps delegates up-to-date on all the latest SportAccord news. The Daily is distributed free of charge, every morning at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, and is also available on the mobile event app and SportAccord website. ⊲ ⊲ Video highlights throughout the week capturing key happenings, breaking news, exclusive interviews and much more! ⊲ ⊲ The SportAccord Mobile Event App enabling attendees to easily identify and network with other delegates on their mobile devices or computers, prior to the event.

This year, the enhanced Mobile Event App, makes it even easier to set up meetings with people you most want to engage with during the week.

⊲ ⊲ Speakers Corner will be located within the Exhibition area, enabling delegates to hear the latest news and views first-hand, from International Sports Federations and organisations. ⊲ ⊲ The IF and City Directories featured in the post-event SportAccord Annual, provide a useful guide for matching potential host cities with future international sporting events. Since 2003, when the annual event first took place in Madrid, the SportAccord has been held in Lausanne, Berlin, Seoul, Beijing, Athens, Denver, Dubai, London, Québec City, Saint Petersburg, Belek/Antalya, Sochi, Lausanne, Aarhus and this year for the first time in Bangkok, Thailand.

In addition to the SportAccord, the annual International Federation (IF) Forum also takes place. Composed of a series of targeted thematic sessions designed by the International Sports Federations themselves, exclusively for their members, and takes place 5-7 November 2018 in Lausanne.

SPORTACCORD President: Patrick Baumann Executive Committee Member: Francesco Ricci Bitti, ASOIF Executive Committee Member: Arkady Romanovich Rotenberg, SportAccord Executive Committee Member: René Fasel, AIOWF Managing Director: Nis Hatt SportAccord Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 612 3070 Fax: +41 (0)21 601 7569 Email: info@sportaccord.com Web: www.sportaccord.com 10 SPORTACCORD 2018 11 SPORTACCORD 2018 FITEQ (Fédération Internationale de Teqball) was established in 2017 to create value by a ‘‘magically- curved” table. The primary missions of FITEQ - based in Lausanne, Switzerland - are to develop the sport globally and unite the international teqball community.

CARLES PUYOL | CHRISTIAN KAREMBEU Official Teqball Ambassador #TEQBALL #AREYOUTEQ #JOINTHETEQERS WWW.FITEQ.ORG INFO@FITEQ.ORG #FITEQ WHAT IS FITEQ? 1ST TEQBALL WORLD CUP (2017) | Budapest, Hungary - National teams from 20 countries 1ST TEQBALL WORLD CUP (2017) | Budapest, Hungary CARLES PUYOL CHRISTIAN KAREMBEU Teqball Ambassador Teqball Ambassador

MISSION & VISION GAISF was founded as General Assembly of the International Sports Federations in 1967. It is an Association composed of autonomous and independent International Sports Federations and other international sport and event related organizations. GAISF’s vision is to present a united voice of sport in support of the Olympic ideals and of the Olympic movement and promote sport at every level and in every corner of the world, from grassroots to elite, wherever its members have national organizations and events. The Mission of GAISF has remained the same since its inception, that is to serve and represent the common interests of all International Federations and coordinate the efforts of all those that aspire to become IOC recognized and, eventually, wish to enter the Olympic Program.

In particular, the objectives of GAISF are: ⊲ ⊲ To facilitate and promote knowledge- sharing and exchange of information between its members.

⊲ ⊲ To support the organization of the annual SportAccord and IF Forum. ⊲ ⊲ To develop specific services for its Members. ⊲ ⊲ To organize and coordinate multi-sports events and support the organization of multi-sports games by its Members. The GAISF members are divided into five groups: ASOIF and AIOWF for those that are on the Olympic Summer and Winter Program, ARISF for those IFs that are recognized by the IOC, AIMS for those IFs that are not yet in any of the other groupings. Finally, the fifth group brings together all associated members which are sport and sport-related organization that organize events or support sport in various capacities.

GAISF is administered by a Council of nine persons elected by the General Assembly, coming from each of the five mentioned stakeholders. Its administration is located in the House of Sport in Lausanne.

GAISF (GLOBAL ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS) GAISF COUNCIL 2016-2020 President: Patrick Baumann (FIBA Secretary General) Vice President: Raffaele Chiulli (UIM President) Vice President: Stephan Fox (IFMA General Secretary) Treasurer: Marisol Casado (ITU President) Members: Gian Franco Kasper (FIS President) Riccardo Fraccari (WBSC President) Kate Caithness (WCF President) Nenad Lalovic (UWW President) Jose Perurena (ICF President) GAISF Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: + 41 (0)21 612 3070 Fax: + 41 (0)21 612 3071 Email: gaisf@gaisf.org Web: www.gaisf.org 12 SPORTACCORD 2018 13 SPORTACCORD 2018

MISSION & VISION The Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) was founded in 1983 by the International Federations (IFs) governing the sports included on the 1984 Summer Olympic Games programme. ASOIF acts as a unifying organisation which represents the interests of the Summer Olympic IFs towards the IOC, the OCOGs, the YOGOCs, governments, intergovernmental organisations and any entities whose actions may impact their roles as the governing bodies of their respective sports worldwide.

Today, ASOIF has 28 Full Member IFs and five Associate Members which govern and manage the events on the programme for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

The additional five new sports of the Associate Members were added for the 2020 Games following an IOC decision in 2016. ASOIF’s mission is to unite, promote and support its members; preserve their autonomy, while defending and co-ordinating their common positions, interests and goals. Accordingly, the mandate of ASOIF covers representation at the Summer Olympic Games, the Summer Youth Olympic Games and all affairs within the Olympic and Sports Movement including representation at WADA and CAS, on areas such as governance, sports integrity, autonomy, and all other matters that may affect its Member IFs.

ASOIF is led by an executive body, its Council, which consists of the President and six individual members from different IFs. The ASOIF administration is headed by its Executive Director and coordinates the work of ASOIF’s seven advisory groups, made up of experts from its members, covering the fields of Olympic and Multi- sport Games, Medical and Science, Development, Commercial, Technology, Legal and Parasport activities. In addition, ASOIF has a Governance Task Force, chaired by the ASOIF President, mandated with helping international federations to promote and ensure a culture of good governance within their structures.

The Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) was founded in 1976 during the Olympic Winter Games in Innsbruck. Its membership consists of the seven International Federations on the Games Programme: International Biathlon Union (IBU), International Bobsleigh and Tobogganing Federation (FIBT), World Curling Federation (WCF) International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), International Luge Federation (FIL), International Skating Union (ISU), International Ski Federation (FIS). MISSION The main purpose of AIOWF is in principle to represent matters on behalf of its Members in relation to the Olympic Movement, to the Olympic Winter Games, other major international events, and all other items of common interest such as anti-doping, corruption free sport and good governance.

AIOWF supports and encourages co-operation amongst its Members as well as the exchange of information and experiences. The AIOWF acts jointly with its Members as spokesperson on specific questions regarding winter sports in general, and with the Olympic Winter Games in particular.

OBJECTIVES ⊲ ⊲ The AIOWF is responsible for deciding on joint delegations and/or nomination of winter sports representatives on the commissions of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and other international organisations where requested. ⊲ ⊲ The AIOWF promotes and develops the respective sport of each IF jointly as Olympic Winter sports. ⊲ ⊲ The AIOWF coordinates the competition calendars in particular the dates of the major Championships as far as possible. ASOIF (ASSOCIATION OF SUMMER OLYMPIC INTERNATIONAL FEDERATIONS) AIOWF (ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC WINTER SPORTS FEDERATIONS) ASOIF COUNCIL President: Francesco Ricci Bitti Vice President: Dr.

Ugur Erdener (WA President) Members: Patrick Baumann (FIBA Secretary General) José Perurena (ICF President) Sebastian Coe (IAAF President) Marisol Casado (ITU President) Executive Director: Andrew Ryan ASOIF Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 021 601 4888 Fax: +41 21 601 4889 Email: info@asoif.com Web: www.asoif.com AIOWF COUNCIL President: Gian Franco Kasper (FIS President) Members: Jan Dijkema (ISU President) René Fasel (IIHF President) Anders Besseberg (IBU President) Josef Fendt (FIL President) Kate Caithness (WCF President) Ivo Ferriani (FIBT President) Secretary General: Sarah Lewis (FIS Secretary General) Treasurer: Fredi Schmid (ISU Secretary General) AIOWF Blochstrasse 2, CH-3653 Oberhofen/ Thunersee, Switzerland Tel: + 41 (0) 33 244 61 21 Fax: + 41 (0) 33 244 61 71 Email: lewis@fisski.com 14 SPORTACCORD 2018 15 SPORTACCORD 2018 HOSTING WINNERS Sport Event Denmark is celebrating 10 Years! With numerous World Championships and European Championships in Denmark, we are proud to welcome the World of Sport.

In the coming years Denmark will host many more world-class events. Starting in 2018 including: Sailing World Championships for all Olympic classes, ITU Multisport World Championships Festival and IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. See you in Denmark!

MISSION & VISION Founded in 1984 ARISF is currently made up of 38 International Federations. ARISF intends to: ⊲ ⊲ Support and serve the IOC Recognised International Sport Federations, co-ordinate their common interests and goals while preserving their autonomy and promoting the value of variety in sports. ⊲ ⊲ Expand the scope, reach and awareness of ARISF and its Members in the Olympic Movement and other sport organisations, in order to ensure that millions of athletes across the world benefit from the recognition which the IOC grants to their sports. ⊲ ⊲ Create a business and governance model and establish and promote global best practices for a sustainable growth of ARISF and its Members.

ARISF acts to: ⊲ ⊲ Elevate the influence and relationships of ARISF and its Members: in the IOC and its Commissions; in the ANOC, its Continental branches and in the NOC’s; in SportAccord and related organisations; in the United Nations and its organisations.

⊲ ⊲ Assume the function of a spokesperson on behalf of its Members and become the sole collective representative of IOC Recognised International Sport Federations. ⊲ ⊲ Strengthen the role of the ARISF as a service organisation, whilst increasing transparency and accountability of ARISF management. ⊲ ⊲ Become the true link between all IOC Recognised International Sport Federations, pursuing its Members collective direction through a democratically inspired decision-making process. ⊲ ⊲ Provide assistance to its Members on sport development.

⊲ ⊲ Help its Member Federations in their quest for inclusion in the Olympic Programme.

⊲ ⊲ Create a sustainable business and governance model. ⊲ ⊲ Promote the features and values of each discipline, changing perceptions about Recognised Sports Federations and existing stereotypes. It always seems impossible, until it is done. Let us all remember Nelson Mandela and his legacy, reminding us that by playing together, we share the same dreams and hopes which serves as a great example of unifying power. Sport is central to every culture and society. It is core to an individual’s health and happiness. Through sport we have the power to change lives, especially the ones in desperate need of hope.

SportAccord is a unique opportunity for all stakeholders within the Olympic family to come together for leading and knowledge sharing. It positively influences us to continue our responsibility and the mandate given to us to inspire others and enable people to harness the power of sport. AIMS is one of the five IOC recognised umbrella bodies within the GAISF family made up of 21 individual sports each of them displaying beauty in themselves. The AIMS Conference has become an important part of the convention, and AIMS would like to thank everyone for their work and contribution towards the same vision and missions.

We have all just witnessed the power of Sport by the joint march of the two teams from the National Olympic Committee from the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. This is the vision of the Olympic movement, to build a better world through sport. The Olympic spirit of unity, harmony and respect can be seen all over the world as sport brings people together. It is founded on universal values whereby we might speak different languages or have different views, but when on the field of play we are all part of the same system. No sport alone can stop conflict, but it can act as a catalyst for change and building relationships.

Unity is key, and recently a historic MOU signing took place between the IOC and GAISF. This was a milestone and will benefit all sports, our athletes and youth. I would like to thank all members of GAISF regardless to whether Olympic or Non-Olympic, we are all part of the same family tree. This year will see a new addition to SportAccord, which will be the sport festival and we would like to thank the IOC for its patronage. The slogan of the festival is “United Through Sport” and united we are in the Olympic and SportAccord family. ARISF (ASSOCIATION OF IOC RECOGNISED INTERNATIONAL SPORTS FEDERATIONS) AIMS (ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT RECOGNISED MEMBERS OF SPORT) ARISF COUNCIL President: Raffaele Chiulli (UIM President) Vice President: Anna Arzhanova (CMAS President) Acting Secretary General: Riccardo Fraccari (WBSC President) Members: John Liljelund (IFF Secretary General) Molly Rhone (INF President) Susanne Schödel (FAI Secretary General) ARISF Maison du Sport International, 54, Av.

de Rhodanie, CH-1007 Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 21 318 8243 Fax: +41 21 318 8242 Email: info@arisf.org Web: www.arisf.org AIMS COUNCIL President: Stephan Fox (IFMA General Secretary) Vice President: Panagiotis Theodoropoulos (JJIF President) General Secretary: Dr. Gerhard Zimmermann (WMF President) Treasurer: Kei Izawa (IAF Chairman) Directors: Michal Buchel (FIAS CEO), Dr. Julie Gabriel (FISav President), Mike MacKeddie-Haslam (IDBF Executive President), Robert Keller (IPF General Secretary), Karl Weiss (IFA President) Associate Directors: Helen Lundberg (IFSS President), Sabine Shanahan (WDF Financial Director) AIMS Maison du Sport International, Av.

De Rhodanie 54, CH – 1007, Lausanne, Switzerland Tel: +41 (0) 21 612 30 70 16 SPORTACCORD 2018 17 SPORTACCORD 2018 C M Y CM MY CY CMY K

GLOBAL PARTNER GOLD PARTNER To all the sports leaders who have gathered around the world! It’s a pleasure to greet you. Dear Delegates and Friends, I am delighted to address you today as Deputy Mayor of Budapest and Global Partner of SportAccord for 2018. It is a pleasure to join the leadership of global sport in this iconic city. In Bangkok today, east meets west and north meets south. This is as it should be, because our Conference challenge of “Uniting a Global Audience” is a timely and important reminder of the importance of dialogue and engagement across boundaries and borders. In this age of immediacy and connectedness, global challenges need global responses.

But in our quest for the global we must not ignore the local. Our identities are rooted in our communities. I represent a city that is proud of its place in the world and ambitious to grow and develop. We grow through experience but also through listening and learning from others. So we are delighted to be joining SportAccord in that spirit of global conversation. Budapest is a growing force in the hosting of global sport and we hope, too, that we will have the opportunity to share our experiences with you. We are immensely proud of our developing track record – for example as host of the FINA Aquatics World Championship and the World Judo Championship last year – and we look forward to the future with optimism.

On behalf of the city of Budapest, I wish you a productive and enjoyable SportAccord 2018. ALEXANDRA SZALAY-BOBROVNICZKY Deputy Mayor Budapest Budapest is a new force among Host Cities. Second between 2017-2023 in the Global Sport Cities Index, host of a hugely successful FINA Aquatics World Championship and the World Judo Championship in 2017 and European Capital of Sport for 2019, Budapest has taken its place on the stage among the world’s greats. Why? Because we are a city that has a unique passion for sport. 485,000 spectators packed the venues at the FINA World Championship last summer and a further 400,000 Hungarians flocked to the Fan Zones to take part in the spectacle.

We are a people with sport in our DNA. Why? Because we are a tried, trusted and tested host. With events only from last year as diverse as FINA Aquatics World Championship, Formula 1, EHF Champions League Final4, LEN Champions League Final6 and the European Youth Olympic Festival, Budapest has the creativity and capability to stage world-class eye-catching events. Why? Because we have a great sporting future ahead. We have magnificent venues such as the new Duna Arena Aquatics Centre built in a record time. And we are pressing on with the development of Budapest’s city infrastructure as we create a modern and interconnected sort city at the heart of one of Europe’s most stunning natural urban environments.

Just next year Budapest will welcome five world championships in 2019.

Our ambitions do not rest here. We will bid to bring the IAAF World Championships to Budapest in 2023, to be hosted in our brand new athletics venue, planned for excellence and performance. And we look forward to welcoming you too, as a visitor or fan. Address: H-1027 Budapest, Hungary, Horvát Str. 12-26. Web: www.budapest.hu BUDAPEST 18 SPORTACCORD 2018 19 SPORTACCORD 2018 To all the sports leaders who have gathered around the world! It’s a pleasure to greet you. I’m extremely happy to participate as a Gold Partner of SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok, which is a special place where sports leaders from each country exchange ideas in order to cooperate and communicate with each other.

Chungcheongbuk-do Province, located at the centre of South Korea, the host country of PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games and Paralympic Winter Games that will remain in our hearts as a fantastic memory, has successfully hosted the 2016 Cheongju World Martial Arts Masterships and we are striving to contribute to the development of world martial arts by preparing for the 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships. Hosting a world-level martial arts events tantamount to the Olympic Games was possible because of the earnest wish that was put together.

In such a situation, I believe that participating as a Gold Partner in SportAccord, which is one of the most renowned major sports events, is an optimal opportunity and great fortune.

I look forward to meeting the various sports leaders gathered here and to listen to your excellent opinions. To all honorable sports leaders! Welcome! I wish for your victory. Thank you very much. LEE SI JONG Governor Chungcheongbuk-do Province Chungcheongbuk-do Province is located in the centre of the Republic of Korea and is a strategic transportation hub. The Province is the home to the largest scale “National Training Center” where 1,150 athletes representing 35 events can train. The Province successfully hosted international sport/martial arts mega events such as World Rowing Championships in 2013 and World Martial Arts Masterships in 2016.

In particular, Chungcheongbuk-do Province is gaining attention as a centre for martial arts. The Province has international organizations related to martial arts such as International Center of Martial Arts (UNESCO-ICM), World Martial Arts Union (WoMAU), and World Martial Arts Mastership Committee (WMC). Especially, WMC is the governing body of World Martial Arts Masterships, which was held in Cheongju City, Chungcheongbuk- do Province in 2016, expanding traditional martial arts throughout the world. Also, the 2019 World Martial Arts Masterships, approved by the Korean government as an international event, will be held in Chungju City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province.

A successful hosting of the event leads to the expectation that Chungcheongbuk- do Province will position itself as a hub for world martial arts and sport. Likewise, Chungcheongbuk-do Province will endeavor to develop martial arts and sport with great passion around the world. Web: www.chungbuk.go.kr CHUNGCHEONGBUK-DO

GOLD PARTNER GOLD PARTNER 20 SPORTACCORD 2018 21 SPORTACCORD 2018 Welcome and warm greetings from Malaysia. Hosting international events in Malaysia is so much more exciting, affordable and convenient. Ranked as one of the world’s friendliest country, Malaysia has all the ingredients and an impeccable track record for hosting some of the world’s most prestigious and successful international events.

The highly successful Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) 2017 in Kuala Lumpur is testimony of Malaysia as a sporting powerhouse capable of pulling off highly visible and major international events with our world class facilities and world renowned hospitality. Malaysia Major Events (MME), a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, is specially tasked to help identify, promote, facilitate and support you in successfully hosting your international events in Malaysia.

Hailed as one of the best value for money destinations in the world, Malaysia is very affordable for potential attendees and an attractive business proposition for event organisers in terms of lower overall expenditure. Our cultural diversity makes it easy to cater for delegates and visitors from all parts of the world. The compactness of Malaysia means nothing is too far away. Host your event in Malaysia and together we will help make it a roaring global success. DATO’ SERI MOHAMED NAZRI ABDUL AZIZ Minister of Tourism and Culture Malaysia Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC).

MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and support major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to home-grown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region.

MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.

For more information, please visit www. mymajorevents.com.my and follow us on www.facebook.com/MalaysiaMajorEvents, twitter @MyMajorEvents and Instagram @ mymajorevents. Address: Level 20, Menara 2, Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat, No. 33, Jalan Rakyat, 50470 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Tel: +603 2034 2090 Web: www.mymajorevents.com.my MALAYSIA MAJOR EVENTS Dear delegates and friends, Only sports which are exciting, relevant, contemporary and fundamentally inclusive can be embraced globally while developing sustainably over time. Teqball encompasses all of the above. It is a new, innovative and inclusive sport which, since its official launch just over two years ago, has been drawing significant interest and support worldwide as the global ‘Teqers’ community rapidly expands.

The Fédération Internationale de Teqball (FITEQ) was established in April 2017 to unite this community and oversee the global development of the sport. Within two months of its creation, FITEQ successfully organised the first Teqball World Cup in Budapest last June with over 20 countries competing.

With many more international events and competitions already planned in the months and years to come, FITEQ is committed to increasing participation as well as the number of national associations in order to accelerate the Teqball movement around the globe. As part of our efforts to gain awareness and recognition for our sport, we are delighted to have partnered with SportAccord. The event has successfully established itself as the most important annual gathering for sports industry leaders and influencers. We are grateful to the SportAccord team for giving FITEQ the opportunity to participate in this year’s convention as we look forward to engaging and sharing with the key stakeholders of the international sports community.

Sincerely, DRAGAN KOSANOVIĆ General Secretary FITEQ The International Federation of Teqball – FITEQ – based in Switzerland, has been established to unite the international Teqball community, a sport incorporating a highly engineered multiple award- winning Teqball table over which football is played. The FITEQ’s objective is to promote the development of Teqball globally, assisting in establishing national federations and to unify the rules of Teqball. The Federation will organise, promote and support international Teqball events and competitions including Teqball World Championships as well as establishing and maintaining world ranking statistics.

Address: Chemin de Beau-Rivage 7, Lausanne, Switzerland, 1006 Web: www.fiteq.org FÉDÉRATION INTERNATIONALE DE TEQBALL (FITEQ)

GOLD PARTNER GOLD PARTNER 22 SPORTACCORD 2018 23 SPORTACCORD 2018 Dear colleagues, delegates and friends, Welcome to SportAccord 2018 in the amazing City of Bangkok. Sport Event Denmark is pleased to once again be a Gold Partner of this unique and very important event. SportAccord is definitely the world’s premier and most exclusive annual convention within the World of Sport. Last year we also played co-host of the convention in the City of Aarhus, and we enjoyed every single moment of your visit, as well as we have enjoyed your visits in Denmark during the last decade where Sport Event Denmark has supported more than 350 international sporting events.

This year here in Bangkok we want to look into the future, and we would like to ask all of you one question: “What is your forecast for the future?” We know that hosting events is important to you as it is to us, and together we can reach a better understanding of the many aspects in hosting. Meeting with delegates from all over the world at SportAccord gives us valuable input as to what will be the most essential aspects of hosting international sporting events in the future. Therefore, we invite all SportAccord delegates to drop by the Danish stand and give us your input.

Sincerely, LARS LUNDOV CEO Sport Event Denmark Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sports event organisation.

Established and supported by the Danish Government, the main objective is to help develop and promote sport, to attract and host major international sports events and congresses. Sport Event Denmark is primarily focused on sports that have a strong foundation within Denmark, either at the elite or sport for all level. Address: Brøndby Stadion 20. 2605, Denmark Tel: +45 43 26 21 00 Web: www.sporteventdenmark.com Email: info@sporteventdenmark.com SPORT EVENT DENMARK Dear all, Welcome to SportAccord 2018! On behalf of the Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome all participants of SportAccord 2018 in Thailand!

We are honoured to return as the Gold Sponsor of this annual renowned sporting event for the eleventh consecutive year, as we look forward to strengthening our connection with SportAccord and gaining invaluable experiences from professionals in the international sports industry. Macao is a vibrant city, filled with the energy and passion of sport. The Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government will continue to encourage sports development in Macao and beyond both in terms of standard and quality, by sharing with regional and international leaders in the coming SportAccord.

We extend our heartiest welcome to all of you to visit us at stand 104, for the opportunity to meet with our enthusiastic team to further connect with what Macao has to offer! As always we look forward to seeing old friends as well as meeting new ones.

Feel the passion and excitement of Macao Sports! PUN WENG KUN President Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government Instituto do Desporto do Governo da RAEM Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government is the organisation responsible for implementation of sport policies of the Macau Special Administrative Region’s Government.

With a remit to instruct, encourage, assist and promote physical education and sport development, the Board is dedicated to creating essential conditions for sport development and acts as the coordinator between sport associations and relevant personnel. To provide the athletes and residents an opportunity to take part in sports events, each year the Board coordinates the sustainable sport development in Macau by funding competitive sport and sports for all activities. Simultaneously we host major sport events designed to increase quality of life, drive tourism impact and boost international exposure of Macau’s international sport facilities.

Address: Av. Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, n° 818, Macau Tel: +853 2858 0762 Web: www.sport.gov.mo SPORTS BUREAU OF MACAU SAR GOVERNMENT

09:30-09:40 WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION 09:40-10:40 Develop successful local youth sports programmes ahead of sports events in order to inspire young people to participate in sport In recent years, several studies have shown that sporting events have been ineffective in increasing young people’s participation in sport. Host cities have therefore had to develop a new approach that consists in setting up programmes to promote sport ahead of sporting events and on a long-term basis.

This session will share successful case studies of cities who managed to develop local youth sports programmes that left a positive and significant impact on youth’s participation in sport. Format: ⊲ ⊲ Intro (5 minutes) ⊲ ⊲ Two case studies of each 10 minutes (20 minutes) ⊲ ⊲ Q&A session (10 minutes) ⊲ ⊲ Break-out session (25 minutes discussion + restitution) 10:40-11:00 NETWORKING BREAK 11:00-12:00 Don’t wait for your legacy, activate it before your event Activation planning is key to having your event make an impact in your city. Activities that are implemented before an event takes place are often much more successful as excitement is higher before than after the event.

In this session, we will discuss how a city can ensure activation before the event so that it has the desired impacts Format: ⊲ ⊲ Intro (5 minutes) ⊲ ⊲ Two case studies of each 10 minutes (20 minutes) ⊲ ⊲ Q&A session (10 minutes) ⊲ ⊲ Break-out session (25 minutes discussion + restitution) To encourage open and frank discussion, City-to-City is limited to city/region representatives only Co-Chair: Melanie Duparc, Secretary General, World Union of Olympic Cities Co-Chair: David Simon, President, Los Angeles Sports Council 14:00-14:05 WELCOME Weerasak Kowsurat, Minister of Tourism and Sports, Thailand 14:05-14:20 SCENE SETTER: Why establishing positive relationships from the beginning is the key to successful event hosting and how this has helped in the preparation of the Badminton Thomas/Uber Cup in Bangkok (15 min) Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul, President, Badminton Association of Thailand and International Olympic Committee Member Thomas Lund, Secretary General, Badminton World Federation 14:20-14:50 BETWEEN EVENTS: Working with IFs to promote grass roots sport, and encourage sporting activity within your own community (30 min) Caroline Baxter Tresise, International Consultant, Sector for Social & Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris Jérôme Lacroix, Business Development Manager, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Bruno Molea, President, International Workers & Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT) 14:50-15:10 TECH UPDATE: How technology, and new platforms for engaging with the public, can introduce your city to new audiences and create more visitors and more fans (20 min) 15:10-15:30 UPSIDE DOWN/INSIDE OUT: How creative thinking might open new doors for potential host cities (20 min) A look at some of the unique ways cities are using facilities for purposes other than what they were built for, and sports are finding audiences in non-traditional markets and locations.

Laurie Cavan, General Manager, Parks, Recreation and Culture, City of Surrey, BC Canada Hermineke Van Bockxmeer, Director Sports and Culture, Municipality of Rotterdam (CONTINUED ON PAGE 28) CITY-TO-CITY: PROACTIVE EVENT HOSTING TUESDAY, 17 APRIL – 09:30-12:00 / CONFERENCE ROOM 3 (FOR CITIES/REGIONS ONLY) CITYACCORD: MAKING RELATIONSHIPS A PRIORITY TUESDAY, 17 APRIL – 14:00-16:30 / CONFERENCE ROOM 3 PROGRAMME THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING, PLEASE CHECK THE EVENT APP OR VENUE SIGNAGE FOR ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE 26 SPORTACCORD 2018 27 SPORTACCORD 2018 www.sat.or.th THE MAJOR SPORTS SUPPORTER SPorts authority of thailand

Co-Chair: Stephen Townley, Chair, LawAccord Co-Chair: Michael Lenard, ICAS, Vice President 15:00-15:10 INTRODUCTIONS AND WELCOME 15:10-15:30 How are rights to host major events awarded? Alternative models. When and how to negotiate contractual terms. When is a binding contract made? Frederique Reynertz, Director of Legal and Business Affairs Department, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) 15:30-15:45 PRESENTATION: How inter-agency collaboration is increasingly required of bidding cities to support traditional sports integrity efforts Catherine Ordway, Senior Consultant (Sports Law), Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, and Senior Fellow, The University of Melbourne 15:45-16:15 PANEL SESSION: What are the most important commercial considerations to take into account when preparing to bid for an international event to avoid disputes and conflict? Case histories Craig McLatchey OAM, Chief Executive Officer, EKS-Lagardère Sports Geneva SA Ass.

Prof. Dr. Robert Kaspar, Assistant Professor for Sports Management, Seeburg Castle University, Austria David Simon, President, Los Angeles Sports Council 16:15-16:40 Scene Setter: Do’s and don’ts in contract drafting Jeff Benz, former General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS 16:40-16:55 Panel Session: Dos and don’ts in contract drafting: The ten most important issues that need to be covered in any hosting agreement. Including risk allocation between the event owner and host city Frederique Reynertz, Director of Legal and Business Affairs Department, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Jeff Benz, former General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee, Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS Catherine Ordway, Senior Consultant (Sports Law), Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers, and Senior Fellow, The University of Melbourne 16:55-17:25 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The essential annual update to ensure lawyers and sports administrators are aware of recent CAS cases and the impact on their planning and decisions Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General, Court of Arbitration for Sport 17:25-17:45 ANNOUNCEMENT: LawAccord global pro bono sports law firm of the year award Stephen Townley and Michael Lenard to introduce LawAccord global pro bono sports law firm of the year award which Hayden Opie and Matthew Mitten as leading international academics have agreed to help independently administer.

LAWACCORD WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL – 15:00-17:45 / CONFERENCE ROOM 3 CITYACCORD / CONTINUED PROGRAMME 15:30-16:00 INTERACTIVE Q&A with SPONSORS: How do sponsors decide which sports and events to partner with? (30 min) What are the determining factors for sponsors – Fondness for a particular sport? The human demographic that participates or follows it? The location, size or prominence of a particular event? The need for better brand recognition in the host city? Value association with the sport’s principles? The financial risk involved? The uniqueness of the event itself? Here’s your chance to ask them!

MODERATOR: David Eades, Journalist & Anchor, BBC World Dr. Balàzs Fürjes, Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments, Hungarian Government Mark Harrison, President & CEO, T1 Agency Giles Morgan, Independent Advisor, former Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, HSBC Holdings PLC HGHQ 16:00-16:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Multi-sport Events: Delivering economic impact, inclusion and inspiration (30 min) Honourable Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development, and the Commonwealth Games, Queensland Government 28 SPORTACCORD 2018 29 SPORTACCORD 2018

WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL 11:00-14:30 / CONFERENCE ROOM 3 11:00-11:10 WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS (10 min) David Eades, Journalist & Anchor, BBC World James Pearce, Sports Broadcaster, BBC 11:10-11:40 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: The Future of Sponsorship & Marketing – Perspective is Everything (30 min) When it comes to uniting a global audience, the experience of our keynote speaker is both wide-ranging and unique.

With a varied background across many sectors of the industry, her assessment of the challenges sport is facing, and her suggestions for addressing them, focus on: Integration, Diversity, Activation, Valuation, Sincerity and… dispelling a lot of myths. Zarah Al-Kudcy, Commercial Partnerships, Formula 1 11:40-12:30 PLENARY PANEL SESSION: The Power of Influence Marketing brought to you by SportsPro (50 min) Influencer marketing focuses on specific key individuals, rather than your target market as a whole. It identifies the individuals who are followed by, or have influence over, your key buyers or audience, and orients marketing activities around them.

Creating something and hoping that it will ‘just go viral’, is no longer enough. If you have the right ‘influencers’, they can provide social reach, original content, as well as a level of trust because they are already well known to your key market. Do you know who your main influencers are? Have you had a guerrilla endorsement? How can you identify them, and make Influence Marketing work for you?

MODERATOR: James Pearce, Sports Broadcaster, BBC Fernando Aguerre, President, International Surfing Association (ISA) Charmaine Crooks C.M, B.A, OLY, Olympic medalist and President, NGU Consultants Inc. Jean-Marc Pailhol, Head of Group Market Management & Distribution, Allianz SE Andrew Parsons, President, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Troy Pugmire, Managing Director, gramercy global media Sheila Rasu, Vice President, Marketing & Communications, National Basketball Association (NBA) 12:30-13:30 LUNCH BREAK 13:30-14:00 IF INNOVATION: Looking behind the horizons (30 min) World Sailing’s remit is to bring their sport to a greater audience.

Their agenda for this involves re-visualising the sport, highlighting the skills of their sporting heroes, inspiring sailors and non-sailors alike, and introducing E-Sailing.

Kim Andersen, President, World Sailing 14:00-14:30 TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: Augmenting the Sponsorship Profile (30 min) The goal of event sponsors is to be as visible as possible in order to increase the return on their investment. How can Augmented Reality help a brand come alive, reach new audiences, and deliver unique experiences, both in stadiums, at home, and on any number of devices? Jonathan Davies, Managing Director, Advertiser Partnerships, Eurosport & Discovery Networks International THURSDAY, 19 APRIL 09:30-12:30 / CONFERENCE ROOM 3 09:30-9:35 WELCOME, INTRODUCTIONS 09:35-09:50 THE BIG PICTURE: The Current Marketing and Sponsorship Landscape (15 min) Guy Port, Managing Director, Asia, Nielsen Sports 09:50-10:35 PANEL SESSION: Socially Responsible Marketing (45 min) With athletes, events, and sports themselves under ever- increasing pressure to behave ethically, perform fairly and transparently, be role models for children, and set an example that ‘Sport Is Good’, should they also be expected to take into consideration what is ‘best for society’ when choosing commercial partners? Should gambling companies be sponsoring sporting events? What about products that are unhealthy, addictive, or environmentally unfriendly? Do fans care who pays SPORTACCORD SUMMIT UNITING A GLOBAL AUDIENCE: MARKETING AND SPONSORSHIP FOR THE FUTURE PROGRAMME for it, as long as they get to see it? What are the obligations, and options, that should be considered?

MODERATOR: David Eades, Journalist & Anchor, BBC World Caroline Baxter Tresise, International Consultant, Sector for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris Robbert De Kock, President and CEO, World Federation of Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) Henk Stokhof, Head of the Sports Department, City of Amsterdam Craig Woodhouse, Director, Public Affairs, Edelman 10:35-11:05 IF INNOVATION – The UIM XCAT World Championship: A “Glocal” phenomenon (30 min) With a strong mandate for the future of their sport, UIM have set up a new business model involving stakeholders and content providers, with an innovative narrative capable of reaching both local and global TV audience.

Their focus for development also involves broadening their classes to include electric boats, which represent the future of both the sport and maritime industry. Come hear about their game plan for success! Riccardo La Cognata, Head of President’s Office, Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) 11:05-11:50 ROUND TABLE: Adapting to The New Paradigm (45 min) Rapidly changing technology, fickle consumers and dropping generational interest levels, a plugged-in world that expects to be entertained 24/7, the fragmented media landscape, and more pressure to stand out from competitors…the future of sport sponsorship and marketing is fraught with obstacles.

What are the main challenges that lie ahead, and how can sport best prepare for the future? MODERATOR: David Eades, Journalist & Anchor, BBC World Claire Furlong, General Manager, Strategic Communications, International Cricket Council (ICC) Giles D. Morgan, Independent Advisor, and former HSBC Global Head of Sponsorship & Events, HSBC – Global Financial Organisation Jeff Nathenson, Managing Director, International, Whistle Sports Nikki Symmons, Digital Manager, International Hockey Federation (FIH) 11:50-12:30 AN AUDIENCE WITH… (40 min) La Liga is one of the world’s most successful leagues and contains two of football’s best-known brands – Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Adolfo Bara will explain how the marketing of the Spanish League has become increasingly international. Five offices have been opened in Asia, and kick-off times have been altered to suit these new markets. Revenue is increasing and the targets are ambitious. The aim is to double television viewers in Asia alone in the next two years. This is the story of how a domestic league can become truly global.

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Co-Chair: Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Chair, ASOIF Medical + Scientific Consultative Group, IOC Medical + Scientific Commission-Games Group FINA Bureau Co-Chair: Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, President, FIMS (International Federation of Sports Medicine) & Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission - Medical and Scientific Group SESSION 1: THE POWER OF SPORT 14:00-14:10 Welcome and Scene Setter (10 min) Wondering how to improve sport sponsorship, television/ social media audiences? The solution lies in improving sport performances through the application of ‘state of the art’ sport science and sport medicine.

A healthier athlete will not only perform more spectacular feats that are “higher, stronger, faster” to thrill global audiences, but will also remain active in sport for a longer duration. Learn of the health principles underpinning improvements in athlete performance and longevity in sport. Charmaine Crooks C.M, B.A, OLY, Olympic medalist and President, NGU Consultants Inc.

14:10-14:30 CASE STUDIES: Success stories from the global and national levels to demonstrate the application of cutting edge sport medicine and science to improve sport performance (20 min) Case Study 1 Through the application of sport science research, learn how an IF has improved athlete health outcomes, leading to improved performance. John Liljelund, Secretary General, International Floorball Federation (IFF) Case Study 2 Tegla Loroupe, World Half-Marathon and New York Marathon Champion, UN Ambassador, and Founder, Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation 14:30-15:00 Panel Session: Learn from the experts – what are the inside secrets to maximising athlete performance! (30 min) MODERATOR: David Eades, Journalist & Anchor, BBC World Charmaine Crooks C.M, B.A, OLY, Olympic medalist and President, NGU Consultants Inc.

Ivo Ferriani, IOC Member, President, International Bobsleigh and Skeleton Federation (IBSF) Tegla Loroupe, World Half-Marathon & New York Marathon Champion, UN Ambassador, and Founder, Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation John Liljelund, Secretary General, International Floorball Federation (IFF) Matteo Vitello, Business Relations Manager, Technogym SPA 15:00-15:10 Moving Forward (10 min) So, what can you do? A practical framework and action plan to improve your bottom line – improving sport performance and athlete longevity.

Dr. Margo Mountjoy, Chair, ASOIF Medical + Scientific Consultative Group, IOC Medical + Scientific Commission-Games Group FINA Bureau SESSION 2: THE POWER TO CHANGE 15:10-15:20 Welcome and Scene Setter (10 min) Born to move and why our future depends on it! Prof.

Yannis Pitsiladis, Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission and Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Brighton 15:20-15:40 CASE STUDIES: How is it done? Success stories in both the Sport and the Corporate world and how we can learn from them? (20 min) Case Study 1 International Ski Federation initiatives promoting global health via physical activity.

Sarah Lewis OBE, Secretary General, International Ski Federation (FIS) Case Study 2: Techno Gym They promote Wellness and have their own program in the work place to promote PA as well as in the community and region which has been shown to improve health of the general population in their region of Italy. Matteo Vitello, Business Relations Manager, Technogym SPA 15:40-16:20 PANEL SESSION: The debate – “Sport has a key role to play in the promotion of global health” (30 min) MODERATOR: David Eades, Journalist & Anchor, BBC World Catherine Carty, UNESCO Chair Project Manager, Institute of Technology Tralee Sarah Lewis OBE, Secretary General, International Ski Federation (FIS) Oleg Matytsin, President, International University Sports Federation (FISU) Prof.

Yannis Pitsiladis, Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission and Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Brighton Matteo Vitello, Business Relations Manager, Technogym SPA HEALTHACCORD: THE POWER OF SPORT – THE POWER TO CHANGE THURSDAY, 19 APRIL – 14:00-16:30 / CONFERENCE ROOM 3 MEDIAACCORD BREAKING NEW GROUND: AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY IN THE MEDIA LANDSCAPE THURSDAY, 19 APRIL – 14:00-16:15 / CONFERENCE ROOM 2 HEALTHACCORD / CONTINUED PROGRAMME 16:20-16:30 Moving Forward (10 min) As the gate-keepers of physical activity, sport can be instrumental in promoting physical activity in their organisation, community and globally.

How can you get involved and reap the benefits? Prof. Fabio Pigozzi, President, International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) & Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission – Medical and Scientific Group 14:00-14:30 MEDIA WATCH: The Future of Media at Sports Events in a Digital World (30 min) Anthony Edgar, Head of Media Operations, International Olympic Committee (IOC) 14:30-15:10 PANEL SESSION: Millennials and the Media (40 min) Millennials are currently the largest living generation, the most lucrative market in the world, and have the largest annual buying power. Traditional marketing methods don’t reach them.

They rarely watch television. Magazine ads, direct mail campaigns, and radio spots, don’t register with them at all. Even traditional websites don’t grab their attention.

They value authenticity over just about anything, like to align themselves with organizations doing good in the world, and use their purchasing power to support companies and events that have similar values. How do shifting demographics, technology, and priorities affect how the sports media, and sports themselves, do their jobs? MODERATOR: James Pearce, Sports Broadcaster, BBC Motasem El Bawab, Digital Manager, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Jérôme Martin, Global Head of Marketing Sport, AFP Sonja Nikcevic, Journalist, Head of Communications Department, International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Nikki Symmons, Digital Manager, International Hockey Federation (FIH) 15:10-15:40 CASE STUDY: Thinking Locally – How to make the most of local media as you prepare for events in new locations (30 min) Although everyone wants world-wide international press coverage of their event, there are benefits to working with media on a local level that should not be overlooked or underestimated.

Sometimes the local perspective is more unique and can add significantly to the narrative of your athletes and your sport. Paweena Singboorana, CEO & TV Presenter, Platinum Creation Co. Ltd.

Kittisak Cholasueksa, Vice President, Business Deveopment, Corporate Division, Total Access Communication Public Company limited (Dtac) 15:40-16:10 INTERACTIVE Q&A: A is for APP – How (and why) to create a dynamic one for your Sport (30 min) Sports apps put the latest news, schedules, and statistics just a tap away, with the added excitement of hi-res pictures, podcasts and sometimes, even live-streamed video of the action. Learn how they work, who they attract, what’s possible, and what they have to offer your sport, your athletes, your fans, and your bottom line. Motasem El Bawab, Digital Manager, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) 16:10-16:15 WRAP-UP THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING, PLEASE CHECK THE EVENT APP OR VENUE SIGNAGE FOR ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE 32 SPORTACCORD 2018 33 SPORTACCORD 2018

PROGRAMME THIS INFORMATION IS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF PRINTING, PLEASE CHECK THE EVENT APP OR VENUE SIGNAGE FOR ANY UPDATES OR CHANGES TO THE SCHEDULE Social initiatives have become embedded in the organisation of major sporting events. Sport has the power to bring communities together and to drive social change, but how exactly can this be achieved by event hosts? As part of its GSI Event Studies Programme, Sportcal conducted an in-depth analysis of event impacts for event owners and hosts throughout 2017. Twenty world championships and multisport games were studied – ranging from The World Games and the Summer Universiade to flagship events from AIBA, FIE, FIS, IFF, ITTF, UWW, World Archery and World Taekwondo.

And there are some fascinating stories to tell.

The Sportcal workshop is designed to connect event owners, organisers and hosts to enable both knowledge exchange and a discussion on the social impact and cultural engagement generated by sporting events. What will you take away from the workshop? ⊲ ⊲ Examples of best practice from around the world ⊲ ⊲ Diverse case studies ⊲ ⊲ Knowledge transfer ⊲ ⊲ Inspiration for your events The workshop will act as the first annual review of Sportcal’s GSI Event Studies Programme, which helps event owners and hosts understand the true impact of their events across a wide range of sectors, and supports them in the further development of their event strategies.

ABOUT SPORTCAL Sportcal is a world-leading provider of sports market intelligence, supplying information and expert analysis through its subscription website, Insight magazine, bespoke research projects and event studies. Its range of services helps clients with their planning of sports events, analysis of commercial data, forecasting of future trends and business decisions. The bespoke research projects can be undertaken for national and global sporting events and complement Sportcal’s annual Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report, which contains content and analysis on the previous year’s major sporting events.

WORKSHOP: SPORTCAL WEDNESDAY, 18 APRIL – 11:00-12:30 CONFERENCE ROOM 2 For the SportAccord 2018 workshop, Yutang Sports proposes to discuss the Chinese sports sponsorship market based on a report we are going to produce on the 2017 Chinese sports sponsorship market. Report on the 2017 Chinese Sports Sponsorship Market and how to achieve good partnerships in China? Sessions: 1. KEYNOTE SPEECH: Reports on the Chinese sports sponsorship market (30 minutes) Speaker: Li Jiang, Managing Director Yutang Sports Overall summary of the 2017 Chinese sports sponsorship market, including: ⊲ ⊲ Average amount ⊲ ⊲ Numbers of sponsorship achieved in different categories and in different sports ⊲ ⊲ Comparison of investment amount on media advertisement and sponsorship ⊲ ⊲ Sponsorship amount and number of deals in different sports ⊲ ⊲ The most important trends and characteristics of the Chinese sports sponsorship industry on brand side 2.

PANEL: How to develop the Chinese sports sponsorship market? (40 minutes) Moderator: Representative of Yutang Sports Speakers: Representatives from Chinese brands and/or sports rights holders (2-3 people) The characteristics of the Chinese sponsorship industry. How do Chinese brands use sports sponsorship to achieve their goals? What do Chinese brands want to get from the partnerships and their partners the most? Any needs to educate Chinese brands? How can sports rights holders and events provide things that are needed by brands? 3. Communication with the audience (15 minutes) WORKSHOP: YUTANG SPORTS TUESDAY, 17 APRIL – 16:00-17:30 CONFERENCE ROOM 2 34 SPORTACCORD 2018 35 SPORTACCORD 2018 is committed operating its airport business with sustanability, based on the balance of economic, social and environmental practices.

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SPEAKER PROFILES FERNANDO AGUERRE President, International Surfing Association (ISA) Fernando Aguerre is the President of the International Surfing Association (ISA) and has held the position since first elected in 1994. Aguerre’s deep ties to Surfing started as a young boy in his hometown of Mar del Plata, Argentina where he learned how to ride the waves at local beaches with his brother Santiago. His mother Norma was an open waters swimmer. Despite a military dictatorship government ban on Surfing in 1978, Aguerre founded the Argentinian Surfing Association, to properly promote surfing. In 1979 he was successful in the lifting of the ban, that resulted in fellow Argentinians freely enjoying the sport he loved.

Aguerre went on to study at the National University of Mar del Plata where he received his degree in Law in 1984. Upon moving to California, Aguerre got his start in the surf industry as the Co-Founder (with brother Santiago), Chairman, and CEO of the surf brand Reef, an industry leader and innovator in footwear and apparel. Aguerre sold his stake in Reef in 2005 and proceeded to dedicate his life to the ISA to make the world a better place through Surfing.

Today Aguerre resides in La Jolla, California where he is married to his wife Florencia, also an avid surfer, and is the father of four children, triplets who are currently in university and a five-year-old daughter. You can still find Aguerre out in the water at his local surf spot, riding and enjoying the waves, as he has all his life. CAROLINE BAXTER TRESISE Sport Policy Specialist (International Consultant), Sector for Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Paris Caroline Baxter Tresise is a sport specialist at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. She is one of the key personnel leading the implementation of the Kazan Action Plan, adopted by the Sixth International Conference of Ministers and Senior Officials Responsible for Physical Education and Sport (MINEPS VI) in July 2017.

Her role includes facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships for achieving sport for development and protecting the integrity of sport. Her areas of expertise include youth development, gender equality and sustainable urban development through sport. Previously based in Bangkok, Caroline relaunched UNESCO’s sport programme in the Southeast Asian region and established the Asia-Pacific Youth and Sport Task Force, which is comprised of different members of the sport community, the Asian Development Bank, the ASEAN Regional Economic Secretariat and other UN Agencies.

She is also the Chair of the Ethics Committee of the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA). ZARAH AL-KUDCY Commercial Partnerships, Formula One My career has spanned multiple factions of the sports industry from agency to Governing Body to broadcaster to Organising Committees. In the Olympic world I spent several years immersed in track and field, for UK Athletics and then agency Fast Track, before moving to Melbourne to lead the marketing and communications team at Athletics Australia. Following the Olympics in 2012 I returned to London and joined the Sky Sports marketing team, working on their British & Irish Lions campaign.

This was the start of a period in rugby as the head of marketing for England 2015 – the organising committee for Rugby World Cup 2015 – soon followed. One record-breaking World Cup to another I took my knowledge and experience from the world of rugby into cricket for the ICC Women’s World Cup and the ICC Champions Trophy. Now, from fast bowling to the fast lane, I’m part of the commercial team at Formula 1. JEFF BENZ Mediator and Arbitrator, JAMS Jeff is a mediator, arbitrator, special master, referee and certified electronic discovery specialist at JAMS in Los Angeles, a door tenant with barristers chambers 4 New Square in Lincoln’s Inn in London, and founding partner of Venture Advocates.

Formerly a Coudert Brothers lawyer and General Counsel of the United States Olympic Committee and the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour (where he was also COO), Jeff is one of the most accomplished, active and sought-after sports arbitrators and mediators in the world. Jeff is a member of the panel of arbitrators for the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), Sport Resolutions UK, Rugby Football Union of England, IAAF Disciplinary Tribunal, American Arbitration Association sports arbitration panel, and the commercial panels of the LCIA, ICC, CIETAC, HKIAC, Bucharest International Arbitration Centre, Beijing Arbitration Commission, and others.

The BBC has recognized that Jeff is “widely regarded as amongst the most experienced judges” on the CAS list worldwide. Jeff was also a member of the Mitchell Special Bid Oversight Commission that investigated the charges of bribery against the Salt Lake City Olympic Games bidders. Jeff is a CEDR Accredited Mediator and a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the College of Commercial Arbitrators. Jeff is an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law’s Straus Institute and at ISDE in Barcelona and Madrid where he teaches international sports law, racism and its regulation in soccer, sports dispute resolution, and general ADR.

KIM ANDERSEN President, World Sailing Kim Andersen is the President of World Sailing, the international governing body for sailing worldwide. An international businessman and avid sailor, Andersen was elected to the office of President at the World Sailing Annual Conference and General Assembly in November 2016. Using his wealth of experience in both sailing and business, Andersen’s Presidency to date, has been run on the basis of three key principles: • Keeping sailing in the Olympics by increasing participation and growing the global audience.

• Growing the sport geographically by creating a competitive offering for youth globally.

• Increasing the levels of transparency and accountability in World Sailing governance. Having been a sailor since youth, he has sailed at various championships representing Denmark in more than 20 World and European Championships. However, it is Andersen’s successful career as a businessman where he serves as Vice-President of MT Højgaard that has enabled him to best serve the sailing community – his leadership has contributed to many exciting new opportunities for World Sailing including partnerships with sponsors like SAP, Volvo Group and Volvo Car Group, and Rolex.

CATHERINE CARTY UNESCO Chair Project Manager “Transforming the lives of People with Disabilities, their families and Communities, Through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness” at the Institute of Technology Tralee; Chair Global Partnership for Children with Disabilities, Physical Activity and Sport Taskforce Catherine Carty is Project Manager for the UNESCO Chair in ‘Transforming the lives of People with Disabilities their Families and Communities in Physical Education, Sport, Fitness & Recreation’ at the Institute of Technology Tralee, Ireland. The Chair works closely with UNESCO to advance the Sports Policy Follow up framework of the Kazan Action Plan.

Catherine has diverse experience in the areas of inclusive physical activity, wellness and education through her policy, programme development, lecturing and research experience. As manager of a globally focused research centre Catherine aims to maximize the impact of diverse thinking and interdisciplinary approaches to develop practical sustainable solutions to maximize opportunities for health and wellbeing for all. The UNESCO Chair supports UNESCO as the UN lead agency for physical education and sport, while supporting the work of other UN agencies as they intersect with UNESCOs goal, including UNICEF, UN Urban Habitat, WHO, UNPRPD and others.

ADOLFO BARA General Manager Marketing & Sales, LaLiga (Spanish Football League) Adolfo, an industrial engineer, worked for Adidas as Global Head of Football FW until 2003. From there he moved on to work for two LaLiga football clubs as Marketing & Sales Director: Real Sociedad SAD and RCD Espanyol de Barcelona where he was involved, until 2009, in the design and build of the Club´s new stadium. After working as sports consultant for four years, in 2013 he became General Manager Marketing & Sales of the Spanish Football League (LaLiga), a position he still holds today.

LAURIE CAVAN General Manager, Parks, Recreation & Culture, Surrey, British Columbia Laurie Cavan is the General Manager of Parks, Recreation, and Culture for the City of Surrey.

In her role since 2004, Laurie has led the development of facilities and programming as the population of Surrey has rapidly increased in the third fastest growing city in Canada. Laurie is passionate about creating healthy and active communities and has fostered a balance between community use and sport hosting capabilities in the City of Surrey. Supporting Surrey’s diverse and growing community, Laurie has established Surrey as a competitive sport hosting destination while meeting community needs.

Laurie received an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Recreation and Leisure Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Local Government Administration from Capilano College. Before moving to BC, Laurie held various Coordinator positions with the Town of Markham in Ontario. Laurie would later become the Manager of Community and Leisure Services for the City of Coquitlam. With over 30 years’ experience in the parks, recreation and culture field, her knowledge and expertise has contributed to the success and growth of many teams and projects. 36 SPORTACCORD 2018 37 SPORTACCORD 2018

SPEAKER PROFILES CHARMAINE CROOKS C.M, B.A, OLY Olympic medalist and President, NGU Consultants Inc.

Five-time Canadian Olympian and Olympic silver medalist (Athletics) Charmaine Crooks is a Member of the Order of Canada (C.M), entrepreneur, speaker, moderator and advocate for sport and athletes in Canada and internationally. Based in West Vancouver, she founded NGU Consultants Inc (1994), a global consultancy and management firm, which provides strategic cross-sectional advisory and business development services to a variety of business sectors including technology and major events. She is a corporate director, serving on a variety of profit and non-profit Boards, including co-founder of the 365 International Sport Foundation and Our Cityride.

Former Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), she served on the IOC Athlete’s Commission, IOC Press Commission, IOC Culture and Education Commission, New Media working group, IOC 2000 Reform Commission and the founding IOC Ethics Committee.

As one of the founding board members of the 2010 Olympic Winter and Paralympic Winter Games (Vanoc), she was the only member to serve from the initial bid phase through to the successful end of the Games. Also a current member of the Canadian Olympic Committee, Olympians Canada, Canadian Soccer Association executive board and the FIFA Competitions Committee. DAVID EADES Journalist & Anchor, BBC World David Eades is a highly experienced News Presenter for BBC World TV and for BBC Radio 4 and for more than two decades has covered major news and sports stories for the corporation.

David has worked as Europe Correspondent, Ireland Correspondent and ultimately Sports News Correspondent, reporting on some of the most momentous events of our times; from the death of Princess Diana to the Good Friday Agreement.

He has covered World Cups, Olympic Games and countless other major sporting events around the world. David is a seasoned moderator of conferences, working in the sports, energy and communications sector. He has worked with the United Nations, private corporations, BBC, tourism and sports business sectors. He has also worked as MC, Facilitator and Organiser of conference events.

David also provides training in presentation and media awareness, and manages film production for events and conferences. JONATHAN DAVIES Managing Director Global Advertiser Partnerships, Eurosport & Discovery Networks International Jonathan Davies leads the Eurosport and Discovery International Ad Sales & Client Partnership department, managing teams in multiple markets across the Globe. He is responsible for maximising the commercial value of the Eurosport and Discovery portfolio across TV and digital platforms globally. Jonathan’s role is to build innovative sports and entertainment partnerships with advertisers, sponsors, sports federations, distributors and content producers.

During the recent 2018 Olympic Winter Games he secured commercial deals with global brands including Bridgestone and Toyota for Discovery’s first Games as European broadcaster, giving these companies the opportunity to engage with millions of passionate sports fans across Eurosport’s platforms. Before joining Discovery Communications, he spent 12 years at CNN, most recently as EVP CNN International where he was responsible for global ad sales, commercial programme production and marketing. Prior to CNN, Jonathan enjoyed 13 successful years with some of the world’s leading advertising and media agencies including Saatchi & Saatchi, where he was appointed to the Agency Board, Ogilvy & Mather and Mindshare, where he held the position of Managing Partner.

Jonathan brings over 25 years of experience within the media industry at the most senior level across both media owners and agencies.

ANTHONY EDGAR Head of Media Operations, International Olympic Committee (IOC) Anthony Edgar is Head of Media Operations for the IOC responsible for the planning, management and delivery of the facilities and services for the accredited media at the Olympic Games, Olympic Winter Games, Youth Olympic Games and IOC Sessions. He is Head of Olympic Information Service for the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and the Youth Olympic Games and Head of IOC Young Reporters Programme. He is also Chair of the IOC Press Committee. Previously he was Press Chief of the International Volleyball Federation and responsible for all sport content for the Sydney 2000 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

ROBBERT DE KOCK President and CEO, World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) Robbert de Kock (52) from Murten, Switzerland, started in September 2007 as the WFSGI Secretary General/CEO. He brings more than 25 years of sporting goods industry experience in the broadest sense. His professional experience goes from retail to wholesale with excellent knowledge in the manufacturer processes and international sport relations for global advocacy. In addition, Robbert de Kock holds several board mandates such as: • UNESCO, member of the Permanent Consultative Council (PPC) to the Intergovernmental Committee for Physical Education and Sport (CIGEPS) • World Health Organization (WHO), member of the NCD advisory group representing the private sector on physical activity • Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), member of the UCI Equipment and Anti-Fraude Commission • Swiss Badminton, President • Badminton Europe Confederation – Board member and Chair of commercial commission • Badminton World Federation – Counsel member and Vice Chair of IOC and International relations The sporting goods career of Robbert de Kock started in sports retail during his studies whereupon he moved to Switzerland to become a professional badminton player and coach in Lausanne.

MOTASEM EL BAWAB Digital Manager, International Basketball Federation (FIBA) Moving from country to another around the world helped Motasem master English, French, Portuguese, Arabic and Spanish. He picked up a basketball at the age 6 while playing against his older brother, his passion was cemented at 12 when he played three years at the Wehda Club in Tripoli, Libya. Later he pursued careers in both basketball and marketing, including playing for the Flamengo Basketball Club in Rio de Janeiro, and graduating with honors from the John Molson School of Business in Montreal, Canada while playing for the University Varsity team.

As a former digital marketing manager for the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), he led the daily content distribution strategy for social media, delivery of video content for broadcasters and managing all new product development in technology for the federation. Currently he is working as the digital manager for the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) managing four different technology development teams dedicated to Mobile Applications, Web Development, Data Integration, and digital design. His latest projects were leading the FIBA Mobile Applications project for the: EuroBasket 2017 App, FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 App and the Basketball Champions League App.

Some of his previous work include projects with a number of familiar brands such as Reebok, P&G and Heinz during his position as digital strategist for BAM Strategy, one of Canada’s premiere digital agencies.

MÉLANIE DUPARC Secretary General, World Union of Olympic Cities Mélanie Duparc has been the Secretary General of the World Union of Olympic Cities since 2013. The Union brings together former and future Olympic cities. Melanie Duparc is in charge of collecting good practices from Olympic cities and facilitating dialogue between former and future Olympic Cities. In 2014, Mélanie Duparc launched a new initiative dedicated to all cities interested in using sport as a tool for urban development. This new initiative consists of an annual event called the Smart Cities & Sport Summit, which has already had three successful editions held in Lausanne, Switzerland.

In order to offer something additional to cities, Mélanie Duparc started an online platform called the Smart Cities & Sport platform where she publishes articles related to topics of high interest to cities such as sports facilities, event hosting, health, social integration through sport and sustainable development. Through this platform, Mélanie Duparc has given cities the possibility of exchanging knowledge and best practices in order to better connect sport and cities.

DR. BALÀZS FÜRJES Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments, Hungarian Government As Government Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments, Balázs Fürjes is at the vanguard of citywide strategic planning development and renovation. He has steered 15+ city-defining projects that include the Papp László Arena, Groupama Arena (recently awarded the best new stadia), Duna Arena, host of the 17th FINA World Championships built in record time of two years. He is responsible for the new 67,000-seater Ferenc Puskas Stadium that will host four of the UEFA 2020 matches and the brand new track and field stadium is already in design and planning phase that could host the 2023 IAAF World Championships.

He is a lawyer by profession and worked in the private sector as a senior executive in real estate development and legal counsel for 15 years. He is the president of NGO “I love Budapest” established by well known Budapest patriots in 2004. He led the Budapest 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Bid. 38 SPORTACCORD 2018 39 SPORTACCORD 2018

SPEAKER PROFILES CLAIRE FURLONG General Manager – Strategic Communication, International Cricket Council (ICC) Claire Furlong is the General Manager – Strategic Communications at the International Cricket Council. She has worked in sport for more than 20 years, firstly in radio and television where she was one of the founding team at talkSPORT and latterly in sports communications and marketing, where she has worked at some of the world’s biggest events for a range of national and International Sports Federations. MARK HARRISON President & CEO, The T1 Agency Founder of the T1 Agency in Toronto, Mark is a leading figure in the sponsorship and marketing industries.

After founding T1 in 1994 as Trojan Sports Marketing, Mark has gone to work with countless major international brands, sports properties and causes – including Nike, Nissan, Mattel, AIR MILES, the Red Cross and Habitat for Humanity – to develop game-changing marketing and sponsorship strategies and award-winning experiences. A big believer in giving back, Mark continuously shares his knowledge and passion for marketing and sponsorship. He has spoken at numerous international conferences, such as IEG and International Fundraising Conference (IFC), and is Chair of sponsorshipX, an international marketing event which gathers industry leaders from across the global for a live-action conference experience.

He is the Opening Keynote Speaker at the 2018 Irish Sponsorship Summit. He is an avid blogger, contributor, and writer, with his book What Sponsors Want to be published in the coming year. KATE JONES Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games in the Queensland Government Honourable Kate Jones MP is the Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games in the Queensland Government. She is committed to growing Queensland’s tourism industry and driving investment in hotels and tourist attractions to create jobs and boost local economies.

Kate served as Minister for Education during the first term of the Palaszczuk Government. She also served as Minister for Environment and Natural Resources in the Bligh Government. Kate was elected to the seat of Ashgrove in 2015, having previously held the seat between 2006 and 2012. Kate worked as an advisor in the Beattie Government before entering parliament. She attended Kelvin Grove State High School and completed a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Journalism at the Queensland University of Technology and a Masters in Environmental Law at Australian National University.

Kate lives in Ashgrove with her husband, Paul, and their two children.

ASS. PROF. DR. ROBERT KASPAR Assistant Professor for Sports Management, Seeburg Castle University, Austria Dr. Robert Kaspar is assistant professor for sports management at the Seeburg Castle University (SCU) in Salzburg within the degree program sports and events management. He lecturers on a broad range of subjects from sports marketing to sports organisations and sports venues and events management. Before, he served as a special events coordinator with the organising committee of world´s largest sport and humanitarian event, the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017 in Austria. His tasks varied from organising a global forum on inclusion to hosting the Austrian Federal President and the Federal Chancellor, the Games debriefing project as well as the observer program.

From 2001-2003 he acted as CEO/Secretary General for the Salzburg 2010 Olympic Winter Games bid committee. In this function, he was in charge of the bid books, leading a team of 500 experts in all technical fields as well as the national and international marketing and communications campaign. Since 1994 Dr. Kaspar has served in a number of mega event companies, ranging from an International Garden Exposition, the European Capital of Culture Graz 2003 to the FIS Ski World Championships in Ramsau 1999 and St. Anton 2001. 40 SPORTACCORD 2018 @eventsinyeg EdmontonEvents-SportAccord-EventGuideAd.indd 1 2/16/18 9:27 AM EventScotland is proud to support SportAccord 2018.

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SPEAKER PROFILES PROF. RICCARDO LA COGNATA Head of President’s Office, Union Internationale Motonautique (UIM) Born in Ragusa on 27 July 1969, Professor Riccardo La Cognata is a practicing attorney with more than 20 years of experience in domestic and cross- boarder operations, project financing and litigations in a number of industry sectors (Sport, IP, Entertainment, and Energy). Riccardo is also adjunct professor of Cases in International Business Law at the LUISS University — Department of Economics and Management, as well as lecturer of Principles of Civil Law. He also teaches law courses regularly at other public and private universities and formation institutions both in Italy and abroad.

He is a member of the Rome Bar (since 1999), and also serves as: — full member of the International Court of Appeal of the FIA Fédération Internationale De L’automobile, dealing with controversies regarding Formula 1 and other championships organized or carried out under the aegis of the FIA — Head of President’s Office at the UIM — Union Internationale Motonautique — Head of President’s Office at ARISF — Association of IOC- Recognized International Sport Federations His native language is Italian, but he is fluent in English and works also in French.

SARAH LEWIS, OBE Secretary General, International Ski Federation (FIS) Sarah Lewis OBE has been involved with skiing on both a competitive and administrative level for over 30 years.

She was a member of the British Alpine Ski Team from 1982-1988 and competed in the 1987 FIS Alpine World Ski Championships and 1988 Olympic Winter Games, as well as many FIS competitions including World Cup and Continental Cups. After 10 years of working in the ski industry both during and after her competitive career, Sarah Lewis took over as Alpine Director of the British Ski Federation from 1990-1994 during which she served as the Alpine Skiing team captain at two World Championships and two Olympic Winter Games. In this period she also spent two years as a member of two FIS Alpine Committees.

Sarah Lewis began working for FIS in 1994 and for four years served as Co-ordinator for the Continental Cups covering the series in Europe, North America, Far East, South America and Australia New Zealand. She became FIS Director in 1998, before being appointed Secretary General by the FIS Council at its meeting in Melbourne in 2000. Sarah Lewis currently serves as the Secretary General of AIOWF, a post she also held between 2000-2004 and has been the AIOWF delegate in the steering group of SportAccord since 2002. At the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing (CHN) she chaired the World Anti-Doping Agency Independent Observers.

She lectures on a regular basis to the International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) and the World Academy of Sport. JÉRÔME LACROIX Business Development Manager, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) Graduated from the EDHEC Business School, Jérôme worked several years in a strategy consulting firm on projects in different areas: industry, sport, banking.

He then joined the Strategy and Business Planning Department of Nissan Europe where he worked on different strategic projects as well as processes optimization. Then he moved to Nissan Marketing Department as Product Manager to work on the launch of the first electric vehicle in Europe. Jerome joined the UCI in 2014 to work on the Business Development Strategy which covers a large scope of tasks from the analysis of UCI events business models, the relationships with host cities and the development of the UCI brand, the creation of new assets and the development of the merchandising strategy.

JOHN LILJELUND Secretary General, International Floorball Federation (IFF) John Liljelund holds a Licentiate of Political Science, from the University of Helsinki. He has experience working at the Finnish Science Academy in projects related to voting behaviour.

He worked for 15 years for one of the world’s leading market research companies, A.C. Nielsen, as a research director and the Nordic Area Director for Modelling & Analytics, serving on the European M&A Leadership team. He then moved on to become the AC Nielsen Nordic Marketing Director from which position he joined the IFF as the Secretary General in 2005. He was introduced to Floorball in 1986 and had a long career at the highest level, playing in Finland and Sweden as a goalkeeper. He has acted as a national and international coach for both Men and Women, serving on the Finnish National team and winning the World Championships with both the Women’s and Men’s U19 teams.

He has also been involved in coaching education for junior and elite coaches. During his time at IFF John has been part of starting the IFF Injury Assessment project and preparing the basis for the study. He has also worked with the Injury Prevention as a part of the Coaching education given in the IFF Development Seminars.. KHUNYING PATAMA LEESWADTRAKUL President, Badminton Association of Thailand and International Olympic Committee (IOC) Member Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul is an IOC Member from Thailand. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia, a council member of the Badminton World Federation, and the President of the Badminton Association of Thailand under Royal Patronage of His Majesty the King.

Apart from the field of sports, she holds many important positions in cultural and legal organizations. Khunying Patama graduated with a Bachelor of Art in Economics, a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Human Resources Development. Besides, she received an honorary doctoral degree in various fields including administration, music, philosophy, liberal arts, and tourism. Over the past 30 years that comprise her career, she has been running businesses in steel, hospitality, energy and real estate. During the same period, she has also dedicated herself to the improvement of the Thai people’s quality of life.

She applies her interests in sports, music and culture to numerous philanthropic works. She leads several charitable foundations whose members work diligently to develop Thailand and aid its people. She understands the importance of working with others who share the goal of creating a more peaceful world to live in. TEGLA LOROUPE Oxfam GB, Unicef, IAAF and UN Sports and Peace Ambassador, Champion Marathon Runner and World Record Holder, Founder / President – Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation From a humble background to an international sports icon, Amb. Dr. Tegla Loroupe SS, OGW, MBS singles out humility, patience, hard work, team spirit and mercies from the Almighty as the principle ingredients of such a success story.

She is a perhaps unrivalled international sports figure of all time with a number of international athletics medals, records and honours in her belt. Tegla Loroupe, born in 1973 in West Pokot County, is a three- time World Half-marathon Champion, winner and two-time world record holder in the New York Marathon. In 2006, she was named the UN Athlete for Sports & Peace Ambassador, by the Secretary General Kofi Annan and many other Ambassadorial roles followed. In 2016 she was named by the IOC Executive Board the Chief De Mission for the 1st ever Refugee Olympic Team to participate in the Olympic Games.

Her own experiences make her a heroine and role model for girls and women. She is vociferous about the issues they face and is a strong advocate for change. She has set up the Tegla Loroupe Peace Foundation. MICHAEL LENARD Vice President, International Council of Arbitration For Sport (CAS) Michael Lenard is a member and Vice President of the International Council of Arbitration for Sport, the governing board of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, and has been President of CAS Ad-hoc Divisions at Olympic Games, Asian Games and other major events.

He was an Olympic athlete. Mr. Lenard has held numerous senior positions in the United States Olympic Committee, starting with its athletes’ commission and then as its Vice President.

He also was, inter alia, Chair of its Joint Marketing Committee, founded/oversaw its Athlete Performance Group, and Chair of its Key Strategies Task Force. He served as a member of the Olympic Overview Commission to restructure the USOC, as liaison to an Independent Counsel’s USOC ethics investigation, provided the lead testimony in Congressional Hearings into the USOC, was legal counsel to the USOC Ethics Committee, and testified on USOC governance reform to a Congressionally appointed Independent Review Commission and to a USOC Governance and Ethics Task Force. He was a Member of the Board of Directors (and Audit and Ethics Committee) of the 1996 Olympic Games Organizing Committee.

Mr. Lenard is a partner in the boutique international law firm Wilson Williams and Senior Adviser to private equity firms (such as 7 Bridges Capital Partners) and a board member of their portfolio companies.

THOMAS LUND Secretary General, Badminton World Federation (BWF) Thomas Lund commenced his role as Chief Operating Officer of the Badminton World Federation in June 2009. In May 2012, he was re-designated as the BWF Secretary General following an amendment to the Constitution. A former professional badminton player (1988–1997), he is a two-time World champion in Mixed Doubles (1993 and 1995) and also has three All England titles. He was inducted into the BWF Hall of Fame in 2009. Upon his retirement as a professional player, he joined the Badminton Association of Denmark as Performance Director (1997–2001) and then CEO (2001–2007).

Prior to joining BWF, Lund was Director of Badminton at HEAD Sports and responsible for the worldwide distribution of badminton equipment. Having worked with several national and international commercial agencies, broadcasters and sponsors, Lund has extensive experience in the business side of the sport, both in sponsorship and media issues in general. His previous experience serves him well in his current role leading the day- to-day operations to meet the core business of the federation – badminton events worldwide, income generation through BWF properties, the development of badminton globally and servicing the needs of BWF’s membership.

Born in Aarhus, Denmark in 1968, Lund graduated from the Copenhagen Business School with a Masters in Marketing and a Masters in Business and Economics.

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SPEAKER PROFILES JÉRÔME MARTIN Global Head of Marketing Sport, AFP Jérôme is Global Head of Marketing Sport with over 25 years’ experience in marketing and sport business. Jérôme has developed and implemented international marketing and commercial strategies in the sport business industry. His areas of expertise include international sponsorship, media relations, photography and communication. He was appointed Global Head of Marketing Sport in 2017 to lead the global marketing sport strategy under the 2017-2021 development plan and will coordonate the task force in charge of sport business development.

Prior to that, Jérôme was Global sport corporate manager where he focused on key accounts management and partnerships, and commercial and strategic supply management of AFP Sport offer worldwide. As former Commercial on photo market for non-medias at AFP, Jérôme focused previously on creating and implementating a sales network dedicated to sponsors, rights holders, sport institution and organizing committee.

Before joining AFP in 2006, Jérôme Martin was a photo agency managing director and professional photographer. He has also been Editor in Chief photo and Head of Photo magazine for the EMAP and Hachette groups. High-profile expert and speaker, Jérôme Martin shares his knowledge and expertise at various international convention worldwide such as the Sport Accord Convention, Josoor Institute, Peace and Sport Forum and UNFP. CRAIG McLATCHEY, OAM Chief Executive Officer, EKS- Lagardère Sports Geneva SA Craig McLatchey has held senior positions within the sports and events sector since 1986. In 2015 he joined Lagardère Sports as a result of their acquisition of Event Knowledge Services S.A.

(EKS) which he created and has led since 2004.

Craig delivers strategic and operational consulting services to major event owners and has extensive experience in supporting governments/cities and their various bidding and hosting organisations in a variety of markets. Complementing an extensive major multi-sport event pedigree, he has worked with a range of International Federations. He has enjoyed a wide spectrum of experiences including as a competitive athlete (Football), Chief Executive of a National Sports Federation (Australian Swimming), Director of Sport and Secretary General of the National Olympic Committee (Australian Olympic Committee), Board Member of an Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Sydney 2000), Chief Executive of the International Olympic Committee’s knowledge transfer company (Olympic Games Knowledge Services).

Craig now leads the Lagardère Sports/EKS major events consulting team.

BRUNO MOLEA President, International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT) Born in Tripoli in 1955, Bruno Molea is President of CSIT (International Workers and Amateurs in Sports Confederation) and President of AICS (Italian Association of Sport and Culture) – a CONI grassroots sport provider. Past member of the Italian Parliament, he is member of CONI Council and member of the Italian Paralympic Committe Board. Recently he was elected President of FICTUS (Italian federation of entities promoting culture, tourism and sport). He received the Medal of Distinction ‘Stella d’oro CONI’ and has been appointed Peace Attorney of the Order of Malta.

GILES MORGAN International Partnership Marketing Advisor, GD Morgan Consulting Giles Morgan is one of the world’s leading international sports marketing and sponsorship consultants. Providing Government, Public Sector, Rights Holders, Sponsors, Agencies and Media bespoke international advisory service and thought leadership in the Sports Industry – specialising in Asia, the development of Youth and Women’s Sport and participation strategies in sponsorship. Having led HSBC’s global sponsorship portfolio from 2005-2017, Giles’ unique perspective as a major international purchaser of sponsorships and associative platforms all over the world, Giles now acts as an independent advisor.

His primary focus is to offer clients a second opinion and expert counsel by bringing his wealth of experience to the table to improve business output and minimise risk.

Providing neutral and constructive feedback across a number of core delivery areas – including analysis of existing & potential commercial sponsorship strategies, bespoke measurement and ROI modelling, sponsorship rights proposal assessment, rights structuring & commercial packaging, analysing agency new business proposals and providing presentation style and coaching services. Over the past 15 years, Giles has been responsible for investing in a significant number of major international and domestic sponsorship programs all over the world. 44 SPORTACCORD 2018 Every Year, Every Season, Every Day, Every Hour, We Deliver.

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SPEAKER PROFILES DR. MARGO MOUNTJOY Chair, ASOIF Medical + Scientific Consultative Group, IOC Medical + Scientific Commission-Games Group FINA Bureau Margo Mountjoy MD, PhD, CCFP (SEM), FCFP, FACSM, Dip Sport Med is a former international level synchronized swimmer, and is now a member of the FINA Bureau, with the portfolio of sport medicine.

Her area of research is in injury & illness prevention in aquatic athletes; as well as health promotion through physical activity. She is also the Chair of the ASOIF Medical and Scientific Group and is a member of the IOC Medical Commission Games Group and the WADA Health Medicine and Research Committee. Margo is an Associate Professor at McMaster University where she teaches sports medicine. She is also the Clinical and Academic Lead of the Health & Performance Centre at the University of Guelph where she has focussed her clinical practice on elite athlete health care and promoting physical activity in the community.

In addition, Margo has acted as the national team physician for Synchro Canada for 20 years and is currently the team physician for Athletics Canada and the National Triathlon & Wrestling team training centres.

JEAN-MARC PAILHOL Head of Group Market Management and Distribution, Allianz SE Jean-Marc Pailhol was appointed Head of Group Market Management and Distribution of Allianz SE in March 1, 2016. He began his career at the Banque Populaire. After three years as Marketing Director, he joined the Internal Audit Department. A few years later he was promoted Strategy and Development Director for the Toulouse Pyrénées region, before becoming in 2001, Retail Banking Group Director, responsible for the strategy and development of the Private individual sector.

After 15 years with the Banque Populaire, Jean-Marc joined the Groupe La Poste in 2004 as Commercial and Marketing Director for the financial services.

He was one of the key drivers in the creation of La Banque Postale and was promoted Director of the national network in 2006 . In 2008 he decided to join Corporate Values Associates in Paris as Partner. Jean-Marc led the FSI team for Europe and Africa. From 2009 to 2015 Jean-Marc was a Member of the Board of Management of Allianz France holding the position of Head of the Distribution Unit. He has contributed in a number of conferences as an expert in retail banking strategy, network optimization, human resources, commercial policies, operational implementation and postal financial services.

Jean-Marc is Master of law and political science and a graduate from the French Business School ESSEC. JEFF NATHENSON International Managing Director, Whistle Sports Jeff Nathenson is the International Managing Director at Whistle Sports, a global sports entertainment network that creates and delivers compelling sports content across multiple platforms.

Jeff focuses on building the international operations of Whistle Sports, expanding the company’s reach and relationships with content creators on different digital and social platforms and works closely with brands looking to increase their engagement through sport and social media. Previously Jeff was head of football at YouTube, where he developed the global football strategy, helping to transition the platform from user-generated uploads to official content offerings. He worked with big global sports brands such as UEFA, FIFA La Liga, Bundesliga and Lega Calcio. While Jeff was at YouTube he also negotiated ground breaking global sponsorship deals with the likes of Adidas and Gillette.

Jeff was also previously the Strategic Partnerships Manager at YouTube where he negotiated and executed commercial deals with brands like BBC Worldwide, Fremantle, Time Warner and Al Jazeera.

ANDREW PARSONS President, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Andrew Parsons was elected President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), the Paralympic Movement’s global governing body in September 2017. Preceding his election as IPC President, Andrew was the IPC Vice-President from 2013-2017 and an IPC Governing Board Member between 2009-2013. He was also the President of the Brazilian Paralympic Committee from 2009-2017 and during his time he helped to transform Paralympic sport in his native country, making Brazil one of the strongest Paralympic nations in the world.

Throughout the years Andrew has been the Chef de Mission or Deputy Chef de Mission in the Paralympic Games and various world championships including Para athletics, Para swimming, and Para powerlifting.

He has been involved with the Paralympic Movement for more than 20 years and has held various different positions in the Movement during this time. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and educated at the Fluminense Federal University, where he received his bachelor’s in Marketing and Communications. Andrew has also been the recipient of the Commander of the Order of Rio Branco – the highest distinction given by the President of the Republic of Brazil.

SONJA NIKCEVIC Journalist, Head of Communications Department, International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Sonja Nikcevic is currently working as a journalist and Head of Communications at the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), the peak professional body representing the international sports media, with 160 member associations and more than 9,000 members worldwide. Born in Belgrade, Serbia and having grown up in Chicago, USA, Sonja completed her Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature at Belgrade University. She then went on to complete a joint Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Journalism, Media and Globalization at Aarhus University in Denmark and the University of Hamburg in Germany.

Sonja participated in the first AIPS and FISU Young Reporters Programme at the 2011 Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, and participated in two more Young Reporters Programmes in 2012-2014 before starting a full-time role at AIPS in 2015.

CATHERINE ORDWAY Senior Consultant (Sports Law), Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers; Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School Catherine Ordway is a Senior Consultant (Sports Law) with Snedden Hall & Gallop Lawyers and a Senior Fellow at the Melbourne Law School where she lectures in Sports Integrity and Investigations. Catherine is an Australian lawyer and has a Graduate Diploma in Investigations Management, focused on inter- agency collaboration between anti-doping organisations and law enforcement agencies, from Charles Sturt University. Catherine has extensive experience in international anti-doping administration, is a sought-after media commentator, and has served on numerous ethics and anti-doping committees in Australia and internationally.

Catherine introduced inter-agency collaboration policies at the 2006 Doha Asian Games, which led to the first ban in Asian Games history for trafficking. Following senior roles with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority, Catherine provided consulting services involving inter-agency collaboration and the development of intelligence and investigations capacity for sports organisations including for: UK Sport to establish UK Anti-Doping’s intelligence unit in the lead up to the London 2012 Olympic Games; the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) to design interagency collaboration arrangements for the Vancouver 2010 Winter OG; and Olympic Bid Cities (Istanbul 2020, Krakow 2022 and Budapest 2024).

46 SPORTACCORD 2018 47 SPORTACCORD 2018 JAMES PEARCE Sports Presenter, BBC TV News James Pearce is a sports presenter for BBC TV News, both domestically in the UK and internationally on BBC World. Previously he spent 20 years working as a Sports Correspondent for the BBC, and for much of that time he was also the BBC’s Olympics Correspondent. He led the BBC News coverage of London 2012 all the way from the start of the bid in 2001 until the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

PROF. FABIO PIGOZZI President, International Federation of Sports Medicine (FIMS) & Member of the IOC Medical and Scientific Commission - Medical and Scientific Group Fabio Pigozzi is the Rector of the State Sports University of Rome “Foro Italico” where he is also Professor of Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Sports Medicine Unit; besides he is Scientific Director of the FIFA Medical Center of Excellence of Rome. A graduate of Medical Sciences at the Rome University “La Sapienza” with specialisation in Cardiology and Sports Medicine, Honorary Doctor in Sport Science at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and Doctor “Honoris Causa” in Health Sciences at the Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia, Spain, Prof.

Pigozzi also hold a number of positions in sport administration. These include: President of the International Federation of Sports Medicine; Member of the Foundation Board and of the Health, Medical and Research Committee of the World Anti- Doping Agency-WADA; Member of the Medical Commission– Medical and Scientific Group of the International Olympic Committee; Member of the Medical Commission of the Association of the National Olympic Committees-ACNO. He contributed to several topics in Sport Medicine and Sport Science, particularly on cardiovascular response to physical exercise and training, physical medicine and rehabilitation, nutrition and antidoping.

He is the author of about 200 scientific publications.

SPEAKER PROFILES PROF. YANNIS PITSILADIS Professor of Sport and Exercise Science, University of Brighton Professor Yannis Pitsiladis (BSc., MMedSci., PhD, FACSM) has an established history of research into the importance of lifestyle and genetics for human health and performance. Following 15 years at the University of Glasgow, Scotland where he created the largest known DNA biobank from world- class athletes, he was appointed (in 2013) Professor of Sport and Exercise Science and Director of the FIMS Reference Collaborating Centre of Sports Medicine for Anti-Doping Research at the University of Brighton.

Current research priority is the application of “omics” (i.e. genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics and proteomics) to the detection of drugs in sport with particular reference to recombinant human erythropoietin (rHuEpo), blood doping and testosterone.

Research undertaken in the FIMS reference laboratories is having a significant impact in the field of sport science and medicine. Two primary examples are the SUB2 marathon project (www.sub2hrs.com) and the Athlome Project (www. athlomeconsortium.org). His most recent research is funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), he is currently a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, a member of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS), and has sat on two WADA committees.

DAVID SIMON President, Los Angeles Sports Council As President of the Los Angeles Sports Council, David Simon has played a significant role in virtually every major sporting event that has been brought to the Los Angeles area in the last 25 years. Under his leadership the Sports Council has been the area’s driving force behind successful bids for events which have generated more than $1 billion in economic impact for the L.A. region, including the Super Bowl, the Breeders’ Cup, the Finals of the FIFA World Cup and Women’s World Cup, World Championships or World Cups in several Olympic sports, and many others.

In lists published in the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Business Journal he has been recognized as one of L.A.’s most influential sports executives. The Olympics have played a significant part in Mr. Simon’s career. For the 1984 Olympic Games he served under Peter Ueberroth as Vice President of the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee. He has attended 13 Olympic Games (8 summer, 5 winter). His current affiliations include serving in a volunteer capacity as President of the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, Vice President of the World Union of Olympic Cities, Chairman of USA Badminton and as the U.S.

representative to the Badminton World Federation. He also is a past Chair of the International Relations Committee for the United States Olympic Committee.

GUY PORT Managing Director Asia, Nielsen Sports Guy is the Managing Director for Nielsen Sports in Asia, overseeing six offices across the region. He has 15 years of experience working with Nielsen Sports (previously Repucom) delivering research and insight solutions across the global sport business industry. This includes strategy development and commercial insights programs for the leading global sport properties, teams and brands. During his career Guy has worked as the Managing Director for the Nielsen Sports business in North America and Australia.

Nielsen Sports is the premier provider of analytics and insights within the sports industry, offering the most reliable source of independent and holistic market data in the sector and the most complete view of consumer trends and habits worldwide.

PAWEENA SINGBOORANA CEO & TV Presenter, Platinum Creation Co.,Ltd. She started in Marketing and Advertising in 1995 as an Account Executive for a media advertising Agency. In 2000 she founded Platinum Creation a TV production house to produce TV and radio programs. In 2003 she became a TV Presenter and Program Director for a number of TV programs. The flagship program was “World 360 Degree” an investigative documentary TV program. She is still presenting this program which has provided an insight to her audience of over 100 countries. She has interviewed many world leaders including Presidents, Prime Ministers, a Nobel Laureate and CEO’s of international companies.

She has written two books on her travels, was a weekly columnist to a major Thai Newspaper and also regularly presents at Business Forums in Thailand. She is also now working as “communication consultant” to both government and Corporate sectors. She has a Master of Management with Excellent Education awards from Assumption University, Thailand. She has completed Postgraduate papers in International Business from Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand as a prerequisite for PhD. study. In the sporting field, she hasn’t got any sports medal yet but if there was one for being a crazy rugby fan, she might get one! TROY PUGMIRE Managing Director, gramercy global media Troy Pugmire is the Managing Director of gramercy global media, a digital marketing agency with a strong focus on sports with offices in New York City, Berlin, London and Singapore.

For the past eight years he has been overseeing the agency’s operations, which include running online marketing campaigns for sports events, teams and organizations on Google, Bing, Facebook, YouTube etc. as well as website design. Clients include Associations such as FIBA, FEI, and many football, rugby, basketball, volleyball teams as well as many other organizations throughout Europe and the USA. These campaigns usually promote event ticket and merchandise sales but are also geared toward increasing the popularity of a team or participation in a certain sport. gramercy global media is a certified Google Partner.

Online Marketing has been a significant part of Troy’s career. While employed by IMG he managed Merchandise and Ticket Sales online marketing campaigns for the US Open Tennis tournament in Flushing Meadows as well as Membership campaigns for the US Tennis Association. Prior to this he worked in online marketing for Yamaha and other companies within New York’s music industry. He was raised in Germany but returned to the USA to attend college, completing a Masters Degrees from the University of Utah and New York University. He moved to New York City 20 years ago and lives on Manhattan’s East Side with his wife and two daughters.

HENK STOKHOF Head of Department of Sports, City of Amsterdam Born in the City of Amsterdam, Henk Stokhof (1956) worked as a sports teacher during the 1980s. He specialized in working with children with severe behaviour problems and developed skills that are useful to him up until now. Majoring in Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, he became a manager for the city in a variety of areas. Consecutively, he was the head of the city departments for integration, education, diversity, art & culture and - finally - sports, where his skills, experience and interests all came together perfectly.

Henk Stokhof is often quoted, saying: “It is a joy to stimulate the people to do sports, helping to develop programs both for elite sports and sports for all and to promote a profitable sports infrastructure with state of the art contemporary sports facilities.” MATTHIEU REEB Secretary General, Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) Matthieu Reeb from Neuchâtel/Switzerland, is an attorney at law, born in 1969, married with three children. He obtained his law degree in 1992 (University of Neuchâtel). He passed his bar exam successfully in 1995. Matthieu Reeb joined the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in September 1995 where he exercised the function of Counsel to CAS.

He was appointed as CAS Secretary General in 2000. In this position, he is responsible for the management of the Court, the public relations, the monitoring of the arbitration and mediation procedures and for the organization of the CAS ad hoc Divisions (established during the Olympic Games and other major sports events).

In 1998, Matthieu Reeb edited the first ‘Digest of CAS Awards’ (Staempfli Editions), which in 1999 won the René Cassin Prize, awarded by the Académie française des Sciences Morales et Politiques. He edited additional CAS Digests in 2001 and in 2004 (Kluwer Law Editions) and in 2015 the Commentary of the Code of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, with D. Mavromati (Wolters Kluwer Editions). He is also the author of several articles related to the CAS and its case law. Until 1995, Matthieu Reeb practiced athletics and rugby at national level.

NIKKI SYMMONS Digital Manager, International Hockey Federation (FIH) Nikki Symmons is the Digital Manager for the International Hockey Federation (FIH) and was head of media for Hockey at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

As a passionate sports person she thrives on using her twelve years of experience as an elite athlete to excel in the dynamic setting of the sports business world. In 2015, Nikki was inducted into the European Hockey Hall of Fame. She has experience as coach in both Hockey and Cricket, been a sport commentator and was a mentor/coach on the television series Irelands Fittest Family. She is constantly challenging herself and her colleagues to become better and stronger. Having experienced many wins and defeats during her sport career, Nikki has learned how to work extremely hard and never stop pushing the boundaries of what she can achieve.

Having been a highly motivated leader in her sport she is using this to grow into a leader in the sports business world. 48 SPORTACCORD 2018 49 SPORTACCORD 2018

SPEAKER PROFILES STEPHEN TOWNLEY Chairman, LawAccord; Chairman, Active Rights Management Limited Stephen Townley has a unique understanding of the economic and legal models that create and deliver value to sport and the importance of IP. His legal firm Townleys was well known to the federations. Stephen has been active in the ASEAN region since 1993. He was director of the largest football business in Asia that developed and managed the AFC commercial programme. ARM was retained to create a sports strategy to support the funding and development of the Singapore Sports Hub. More recently Stephen has been developing new technologies to identify and resolve conflict in sport through its Dispute Avoidance, Resolution Management (DSARM) brand.

Stephen has a long association with global events and International Sports Federations, going back to 1981. Stephen established LawAccord in 2003 as a platform to share knowledge between the legal community and the sports community. The 2018 event will be held as part of SportAccord in Bangkok. HERMINEKE VAN BOCKXMEER Director of Sports & Culture, Municipality of Rotterdam Hermineke van Bockxmeer is director of Sports & Culture at the city of Rotterdam (Netherlands). She is responsible for the development of local policy on sports and culture. With partners in and outside the city, she works on a healthy top sport climate and stimulates sport activities for citizens and visitors.

Our goal is making sports accessible for all citizens of Rotterdam.

Hermineke van Bockxmeer has a broad career in broadcasting policy and the creative industries. She was director Media & Creative Industries at the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. She worked for EU-Commissioner and Vice-President Neelie Kroes on the Digital Agenda and has been a researcher, consultant and lector. She graduated in Communication Science and at the Academy for book trade and publishing. She is a mother of two teenagers, plays field hockey, running, sailing and skiing. MATTEO VITELLO Business Relations Manager, Technogym SPA After graduating at University of Science and of Oklahoma in 2002, I came back to Italy and started my career in the PR and Communication world.

Sport has always been my life and for this reason I have followed this route also in my professional life by developing my career in Marketing, Communication and business development in MotoGP World Championship, working with the best riders in the World. I then had the great opportunity to enter Technogym as Business Relations Manager. Technogym, the worldwide promoter of Wellness, is a company fully focused on the wellbeing of the people, giving to its users a healthier lifestyle. Technogym has built in Romagna the first Wellness Valley in the world, creating a Wellness Ecosystem thanks to the collaboration of 250 stakeholders.

In my position I am in charge of global partnerships, relations and special projects. CRAIG WOODHOUSE Director, Public Affairs, Edelman Craig Woodhouse is Director, Public Affairs at the London office of global communications marketing firm Edelman, with special responsibility for clients in the sporting and leisure sectors. He advises clients on communications, marketing and political engagement strategies, drawing on his experience in journalism and in the UK Government.

For almost a decade Craig was a leading political journalist in the UK, most recently as Chief Political Correspondent of Britain’s biggest-selling newspaper, The Sun. From there he moved to become special adviser at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, where he was responsible for sport and media policy in the UK. As such he has first-hand experience of the Government debates around responsible marketing in sport, in particular in the fight against child obesity and problem gambling. Craig also served as Press Secretary to Prime Minister Theresa May, putting him at the heart of a Government committed to promoting responsible capitalism.

At Edelman, Craig combines this understanding of both mass- media and Government agendas to advise clients on how to build and maintain trust, ensuring they have a social licence to operate. He is a keen cricketer and runner who has completed the London Marathon twice. 50 SPORTACCORD 2018 51 SPORTACCORD 2018 A number of cultural activities have been organised for SportAccord delegates. Enjoy the colour and vibrancy of the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, take a trip to the famous Bridge over the River Kwai or book on to a full day tour to the ancient city of Ayutthaya. More details are available at sportaccord.com/ amazing-thailand Amazing Thailand

EXHIBITORS STAND 26 STAND 16 STAND 29 STAND 30 SAT – Sports Authority of Thailand ADDRESS: 286, Ramkhamhaeng Road, Huamark, Bangkapi, Bangkok 10240 EMAIL: jinnysat@yahoo.com WEB: www.sat.or.th Sports Authority of Thailand (SAT), a national sports organization under the supervision of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports, is responsible for elite and professional sports development and promotion through standardized management to create social happiness and economic value. Its major missions are to formulate policies, direction and rules governing elite and professional sports, to support and develop elite and professional sports organizations, to enhance performance of Thai athletes and sports personnel, to encourage the implementation of sports science and technology to improve performance of athletes and sports personnel of all levels and to manage sports organizations, venues, facilities and equipment to meet an international standard.

Its core values consist of five essential characteristics, i.e. visionary, relationship, spirit, accountability and teamwork or in abbreviation “VRSAT”. ISTAF – International Sepaktakraw Federation ADDRESS: 226 Ban Ampawan Dusit, 10300, Thailand In 1990, Sepaktakraw was included at the Asian Games in Beijing. Since then, Sepaktakraw has grown not only as a sport but one with high levels of commercial and entertainment value. This has allowed the inclusion of Sepaktakraw as a sport in the Asian Games since 1990 till the latest edition in 2018, The ISTAF SuperSeries, a series of elite tournaments designed to deliver to Sepaktakraw fans a regular pipeline of the very best the sport has to offer, was launched in Bangkok, Thailand following the 2011 ISTAF World Cup.

International TV coverage and recognition of the inaugural ISTAF SuperSeries 2011/12 exceeded all expectations and proved that passion for Sepaktakraw has been ignited in all corners of the globe. Tuman Zhumabaev (Artist Gallery) We can find a quality in Tuman Zhumabaev’s paintings that is rare nowadays. The combination of a powerful temperament with subtle and delicate technique. Put these together with a thorough training, a willingness to explore new paths, and you have a good foundation for success and originality. Zhumabaev has become a universal artist. He may limit himself to three classical forms: portrait, landscape and still life, but he works within these genres with enough freedom to express abstract metaphorical depths as a traditional representation.

When Zhumabaev paints from the nature he enriches a quickly seized impression with a compositional structure and leaves the sort of palpable painterly surface which, in the 20th century, we saw in Cezanne. This happens even in paintings which, at first sight seem to be light-hearted and almost as transparent as watercolours. Looking at the refined trace which he leaves on the canvas-thick or delicate and transparent, with its extraordinary harmonies of colour and tone, we can detect the influence of the impressionists. There’s an influence, but it never becomes imitation and a unique artistic value of its own.

Budapest ADDRESS: Address:H-1027 Budapest, Hungary, Horvát Str. 12-26. WEBSITE: www.budapest.hu Budapest is a new force among Host Cities. Second between 2017-2023 in the Global Sport Cities Index, host of a FINA Aquatics World Championship, World Judo Championship in 2017 and European Capital of Sport for 2019, Budapest has taken its place on the stage among the world’s greats. Why? Because we are a city that has a unique passion for sport. 485,000 spectators packed the venues at the FINA World Championship last summer and a further 400,000 Hungarians flocked to the Fan Zones to take part in the spectacle.

Why? Because we are a tried, trusted and tested host. With events only from last year as diverse as FINA Aquatics World Championship, Formula 1, EHF Champions League Final4 and the European Youth Olympic Festival, Budapest has the capability to stage eye-catching events. Why? Because we have a great sporting future ahead. The new Duna Arena Aquatics Centre was built in a record time. And we are pressing on with the development of Budapest’s city infrastructure as we create a modern sport city at the heart of one of Europe’s most stunning natural urban environments. Just next year Budapest will welcome five world championships in 2019.

Our ambitions do not rest here. We will bid to host the IAAF World Championships in 2023 in our brand new athletics venue. And we look forward to welcoming you too, as a visitor or fan.

GLOBAL PARTNER IFMA – International Federation of Muaythai Amateur ADDRESS: 1029 Navamin 14, Navamin Road, Klongjan, Bangkapi, Bangkok, 10240, Thailand EMAIL: admin@ifmamuaythai.org WEB: www.ifmamuaythai.org Recognised by GAISF since 2006, The International Federation of Muaythai has 133 member countries worldwide, and 5 continental federations operating under a unified regulatory body. Muaythai is a martial art originating from Thailand. Practitioners execute strikes using 8 points of contact: fists, shins, knees and elbows. IFMA participates in the World Games, Combat Games, FISU WUC Programme, SEA Games, and holds many muaythai events including an annual World and Continental Championships.

IFMA was granted provisional recognition by the IOC on December 6th 2016 and is now a proud member of ARISF. Additionally, IFMA has forged strong partnerships with organisations such as UNESCO, UNWomen and P&S, engaging in various activities and initiatives which uses the power of sport to create a positive change in the lives of our youth. I N T E R N A T I O N A L FEDERATION OF MU A Y T H A I A M A T E U R I F M A IWF – International Weightlifting Federation ADDRESS: Istvanmezei T 1-3. H-1146, Budapest 1146, Hungary The International Weightlifting Federation (IWF), founded in 1905, is a permanent non-profit organization composed of 192 affiliated National Federations worldwide, from all five Continents.

The IWF, being one of the oldest International Sport Federations, is the world controlling body for weightlifting sport, which was one of the first sports included already in the first Modern Olympic Games 1896, officially known as the Games of the I Olympiad. The IWF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the sole controlling body for international weightlifting and implicitly a member of SportAccord and the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) STAND 27 STAND 28 52 SPORTACCORD 2018 53 SPORTACCORD 2018

EXHIBITORS Korea for Sports Development ADDRESS: 727 Hwarang-ro, Nowon-gu, Seoul, 01794, Rep.

Of Korea EMAIL: great0304@kspo.or.kr WEB: dtm.snu.ac.kr Korea for Sports Development Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Korea Sports Promotion Foundation has organized Sports ODA (Official Development Assistance) project to promote sports development as a sports leader. We provide educational opportunities to the sports talents from developing countries as below. (1) Administrator – Master’s Degree in Seoul National University (Dream Together Master Program); (2) Coach – International Sports Certifications in Korea (Korea Sports & Olympic Committee); (3) Athlete – Joint training with the Korean National Team (Korea Sports & Olympic Committee); (4) Dispatching Korean coaches – Korean coaches will come to your country for improvement (Korea Sports & Olympic Committee).

STAND 46 CIES – International Centre for Sports Studies ADDRESS: Avenue DuPeyrou 1, Neuchâtel 2000, Switzerland WEB: www.cies.ch The International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES) is an independent study centre located in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. It was created in 1995 as a joint venture between the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), the University of Neuchatel and the City and State of Neuchatel. Using a multi-disciplinary approach CIES provides research, top- level education and consulting services to the sports world with the aim of overcoming the complexities of sport in today’s society and improving how it is governed and managed across all sports.

STAND 45 Rider Levett Bucknall ADDRESS: 60 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1JJ, United Kingdom EMAIL: david.cook@uk.rlb.com WEB: www.rlb.com RLB is the leading supplier of Cost, Budget, Procurement and Contract Management services and advice in the major events and stadium/arena sector with considerable experience in both Overlay and Legacy construction. We are completely independent with 3,600 people across 120 offices around the world. We specialise in three areas: 1. BIDs – Cost advice and support for Cities / Federations bidding for international sporting events; 2. OC’s – Cost Management services for Organising Committees of Major International Sports Events; 3.

Stadium & Arena – Cost Management services for stadium and arena development projects. Please visit us on Stand 40 for more information.

STAND 40 Penceo ADDRESS: Route Des Acacias 43 Les Acacias, Geneva, 1227, Switzerland EMAIL: ask@penceo.com WEB: www.penceo.com Penceo is an all-round Digital Communications Agency dedicated to the world of sport, among our clients are many international and European sports Federations and Organizations. Headquartered in Geneva, Penceo has offices in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Stockholm, Budapest and Krakow. Our 360 Digital Marketing & Communication Services include: - Digital Strategy - Branding & Design - Social Media Content Planning - Video Campaigns & Social Media Posts - Website Design - IT Support, Web Development & App Development - Online Games & Initiatives - Fan Activation & Event Promotion Our team is equipped to offer a 360 support to our clients when it comes to putting in place a digital marketing strategy and developing their digital footprint.

Our team of graphic designers, developers and project managers offer professional support in communicating your message across digital and offline platforms. We offer more than creative and technical support, as we believe that a solid strategy lies at the foundation of every successful project. Our Marketing Managers and Digital strategist are ready to help your organization tell your story and activate your community with honest communication. Penceo is the official digital delivery partner for the SportAccord website.

DELIVERY PARTNER STAND 39 Edmonton Events ADDRESS: 9990 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, T5J 1 P7, Canada EMAIL: info@eventsinedmonton.com WEB: www.eventsinedmonton.com Edmonton is a spirited city that loves sports and radiates culture, and the two of those qualities combined create the perfect storm for hosting major events that leave a lasting impact on spectators, athletes and organizers alike. Edmonton has a reputation for hosting a diverse range of events, with spectators that rally support without fail, welcoming some of the world’s best events to our city with open arms and spirited chants.

From traditional events like the ITU WTS Grand Final and IIHF Ice Hockey World Junior Championships, to extreme events like the FISE World Series and Red Bull Crashed Ice, Edmonton has demonstrated time and time again that we have the capacity and the expertise to put on events that are second to none, and the world has taken notice. Voted 9th in the Around the Rings 2016 Ranking of Sports City Poll and the only Canadian city to crack the top 20 in SportCal’s Global Sports Cities Index, when it comes to events, Edmonton’s philosophy is go big or go home. Although, when the place you call home is as great as Edmonton is, maybe going home isn’t such a bad thing.

SILVER PARTNER STAND 37 Finnish Olympic Committee ADDRESS: Valimotie 10, Helsinki, 00380, Finland EMAIL: essi.puistonen@olympiakomitea.fi WEB: www.sportfinland.fi Finland – for the love of sport. Finnish Olympic Committee/Sport Finland builds bridges between sports federations, cities, event organisers, organisations and other entities. Our international network is wide and as a gateway between East and West, Sport Finland invites and unites people through sport. Our main city partners are Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Lahti, Oulu, Tampere and Turku. Also the Sports Division of Ministry of Education and Culture works in close collaboration with Sport Finland.

Sport Finland is where the sports beats from the heart. Together with our partners we create events with a soul. Please contact Sport Finland for more info.

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EXHIBITORS STAND 50 GAISF – Global Association of International Sports Federations ADDRESS: Maison Du Sport International 54 Avenue De Rhodanie, Lausanne, 1007, Switzerland EMAIL: gaisf@gaisf.org WEB: www.gaisf.org GAISF is composed of International Sports Federations and other international sport and event related organizations. GAISF members are divided into five groups: ASOIF and AIOWF for those on the Olympic Summer and Winter Program, ARISF for IFs that are recognized by the IOC, AIMS for IFs that are not yet in any of the other groupings.

The fifth group brings together all associated members which are sport-related organizations that organize events or support sport in various capacities. GAISF’s vision is to present a united voice of sport in support of the Olympic ideals and of the Olympic movement and promote sport at every level and in every corner of the world, from grassroots to elite, wherever its members have national organizations and events. The mission of GAISF is to serve and represent the common interests of all International Federations and coordinate the efforts of all those that aspire to become IOC recognized and, eventually, wish to enter the Olympic Program.

STAND 52 Netherlands Board of Tourism and Conventions ADDRESS: Prinses Catharina Amalialaan, The Hague, Netherlands WEB: www.holland.com Holland, great destination for great sports events. Sports events in Holland are renowned for their professional and reliable organisation and innovation. Holland’s world-famous informal and open-minded atmosphere adds value to your sports event. The five biggest cities collaborate closely with the NOC*NSF, sport federations, NBTC Holland Marketing, and the national government. This networking organisation, ‘The Power of Sports Events’, aims to take the quality and impact of big events to a higher level, organising the greatest possible number of activities before, during and after the main event.

We focus on maximising the economic, social and sportive impact of your elite sports event. STAND 51 Visit Victoria ADDRESS: Collins Square, Tower Two Level 28, 727 Collins Street, Melbourne, 3008, Australia EMAIL: feedback@visitvictoria.com.au WEB: corporate.visitvictoria.com Visit Victoria is Victoria’s tourism and events company, responsible for tourism marketing and event attraction. Visit Victoria is a single, unified organisation, working to sell Victoria’s great strengths nationally and internationally.

BRONZE PARTNER 56 SPORTACCORD 2018 57 SPORTACCORD 2018 DB SCHENKERsportsevents – the right equipment, in the right place, at the right time for the best result. Whether at the Olympic or Paralympic Games, major soccer events, sailing or athletic championships: no major sports event can take place without on time, in full and accurate logistics services! From planning, coordination, organization, to the delivery of logistics services – DB SCHENKERsportsevents is in a league of its own. DB Schenker is proud to have supported SportAccord since its inception in 2003 in Madrid, Spain. DB Schenker is looking forward to meeting you in Bangkok, Thailand.

Contact: www.dbschenker.com Lionel ARLIN | Sport Federations and Events Manager Tel: + 33 4 74 05 40 33 | larlin@gerflor.com #OFFICIALCOURT OF FEDERATIONS AND EVENTS WORLDWIDE. ®

EXHIBITORS STAND 54 Chungcheongbuk-do ADDRESS: Provincial Office, 82 Sangdang-ro, Sangdang-gu, Cheoju City, Republic of Korea WEB: www.chungbuk.go.kr Chungcheongbuk-do Province is located in the centre of the Republic of Korea and is a strategic transportation hub. The Province is the home to the largest scale "National Training Center" where 1,150 athletes representing 35 events can train.

The Province successfully hosted international sport/martial arts mega events such as World Rowing Championships in 2013 and World Martial Arts Masterships in 2016. In particular, Chungcheongbuk-do Province is gaining attention as a centre for martial arts. The Province has international organizations related to martial arts such as International Center of Martial Arts (UNESCO-ICM), World Martial Arts Union (WoMAU), and World Martial Arts Mastership Committee (WMC). Especially, WMC is the governing body of World Martial Arts Masterships, which was held in Cheongju City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province in 2016, expanding traditional martial arts throughout the world.

Also, the 2019 World Martial Arts Masterships, approved by the Korean government as an international event, will be held in Chungju City, Chungcheongbuk-do Province. A successful hosting of the event leads to the expectation that Chungcheongbuk-do Province will position itself as a hub for world martial art and sport.

GOLD PARTNER STAND 62 FAI – World Air Sports Federation ADDRESS: Av. de Rhodanie 54, Lausanne, 1007, Switzerland EMAIL: info@fai.org WEB: www.fai.org Founded in 1905, FAI – the World Air Sports Federation – is an IOC recognised, non-governmental and non- profit-making organisation that furthers aeronautical and astronautical activities around the world, ratifies records and coordinates international air sports competitions ranging from parachuting contests to fast-paced drone races. Its more than 100 member countries include numerous Asian nations. Air sports are booming in this region of the world, where you can enjoy some of the biggest events of 2018.

The first FAI World Drone Racing Championships will take flight in Shenzhen, China, while The Red Bull Air Race, an FAI World Championship that combines speed, precision and skill and is followed by millions of fans, is touching down in Japan. Paragliding is also on the Asian Games programme for the first time, while the Federation is busy organising its flagship event – the multi- sport FAI World Air Games – due to take place in Turkey in 2020.

STAND 60 Tourism and Events Queensland ADDRESS: Tourism And Events Queensland L10, 30 Makerston Street, Brisbane, 4000, Australia EMAIL: chelsea.cavanah@queensland.com WEB: teq.queensland.com Queensland is Australia’s new global sport hub and Tourism and Events Queensland, as the state’s lead marketing, experience development and major events agency, has a vision of inspiring the world to experience the best address on earth. As host of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, Queensland has just delivered a unique sporting event combining world-class infrastructure with stunning natural landscapes, an unbeatable outdoor lifestyle and world-famous weather.

Easily accessible both internationally and domestically and with a $1.5 billion spend on new sporting infrastructure, Queensland is ideally positioned as a world-class event destination. STAND 58 FIBA – International Basketball Federation ADDRESS: Route Suisse 5, Mies, 1295, Switzerland EMAIL: info@fiba.com WEB: www.fiba.basketball FIBA (fiba.basketball) – the world governing body for basketball – is an independent association formed by 213 National Basketball Federations throughout the world. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in basketball by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

For further information about FIBA visit fiba.basketball or follow FIBA on facebook.com/fiba, twitter.com/ fiba, instagram.com/fiba and youtube. com/fiba.

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Our Objectives are to; ● Promote, grow and encourage development of Jump Rope/Rope Skipping, ● Provide fair and drug free sport environments, ● Promote and encourage the development of international relations, ● Develop and adopt streamlined and standardized components, rules and regulations, ● Promote and organize World Championships and other IJRU competitions, ● Encourage increased awareness for Jump Rope/Rope Skipping throughout the world with the support of other interested parties, and ● Carry out such other activities as may be desirable to promote our sport. Our mission “To effectively and compassionately govern and grow the global sport of Jump Rope by serving our sport and athletes in accordance with the values of diversity and inclusion, innovation and excellence.” STAND 55 AGES – Association of Global Event Suppliers ADDRESS: Bollwerk 21, Bern, 3011, Switzerland EMAIL: daniel@ages.international WEB: www.ages.international The purpose of the Association of Global Event Suppliers is to build up awareness for industry-specific aspects and to promote and defend the interests of its members in the international event marketplace under the label of AGES.

AGES shall become a cohesive and powerful voice and offer appropriate, standardized tools to its members as well as to relevant governmental bodies and organizers of large events. The objective is to become a professional and business- oriented association which offers to share and manage valuable information related to the temporary infrastructure industry in order to streamline business for buyers and sellers. A young industry AGES will facilitate knowledge transfer, the building of reputations, the acknowledgement of the temporary infrastructure industry, and help increase the business potential for this industry in general.

Developing a roadmap AGES wants to develop a roadmap together with governmental bodies and key stakeholders to create procedures, standards and other tools to facilitate interaction and business with event suppliers, and through this contribute to lowering the burden on future organizers. The member companies MTD, CAT ES as well as the associate member Rock-it Cargo are present at the booth and will proudly represent the Association of Global Events Suppliers.

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EXHIBITORS STAND 64 New Zealand Major Events ADDRESS: 45 Queen St, Po Box 106483, Auckland, 1010, New Zealand EMAIL: majorevents@mbie.govt.nz WEB: www.majorevents.govt.nz New Zealand is an attractive destination for major events of global significance. Recent events have included World Masters Games 2017, Cricket World Cup 2015, FIFA U-20 World Cup 2015, Rugby World Cup 2011 as well as unique home-grown events such as the Winter Games NZ. New Zealand is represented at SportAccord 2018 by New Zealand Major Events, which is the national body responsible for facilitating major events in New Zealand; Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, which is the economic development agency for Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city; and Sport New Zealand, which represents New Zealand’s sporting bodies.

STAND 74 Schenker AG ADDRESS: Langer Kornweg 34e, Kelsterbach, 65451, Germany EMAIL: events@dbschenker.com WEB: www.dbschenker.com Growing and global: DB Schenker has extensive service expertise as an integrated logistics services provider. Expert teams connect the modules of the entire service range to form complex value chains. DB Schenker supports industry and trade in the global exchange of goods: in land transport, worldwide air and ocean freight, contract logistics and supply chain management. Roughly 68,000 employees at some 2,000 locations around the globe generated revenues totaling EUR 15.128 billion in 2016.

As a specialist in European land transport, DB Schenker connects all of the important economic regions in over forty European countries via a dense network of regular scheduled services. The company also specializes in global air and ocean freight solutions as well as all related logistics services. Integrated logistics centers at the world’s most important intersections where flows of goods converge create an effective link between all carriers and enable a wide range of value-added services. DB Schenker holds top positions in automotive, high-tech, consumer goods, trade fair forwarding, special transports and services for major sporting events.

DELIVERY PARTNER STAND 72 Sport Event Denmark ADDRESS: Broendby Stadion 20, Broendby, 2605, Denmark EMAIL: info@sporteventdenmark.com WEB: www.sporteventdenmark.com Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sporting event organization. Established and supported by the Danish Government. Our objective is bidding for and hosting world-class sporting events in Denmark, for example World- and European Championships in different sports as well as major sports congresses. Sport Event Denmark is working in close collaboration with the Danish host cities and the national sport federations. Today Denmark is one of the leading countries in terms of hosting world-class sporting events (in top-15 globally according to SportCal).

GOLD PARTNER STAND 70 Malaysia Major Events ADDRESS: Level 20, Menara 2, Menara Kembar Bank Rakyat No. 33, Jalan Rakyat, Kuala Lumpur, 50470, Malaysia EMAIL: info@myceb.com.my WEB: www.mymajorevents.com.my Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MOTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (Entry Point Project 7) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and supports major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to homegrown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region.

MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia. For more information, please visit www.mymajorevents.com. my, or you can follow us on facebook. com/MalaysiaMajorEvents and Instagram/ MyMajorEvents.

GOLD PARTNER STAND 66 Welsh Government (Wales) ADDRESS: QED Centre, Main Avenue, Treforest, United Kingdom WEB: gov.wales Wales is recognised as a consistently outstanding destination for Major Events. Amongst many others, Wales has previously hosted the Rugby World Cup 1999, RBS Six Nations matches, 2 Ashes Tests, FA Cup finals, British Speedway Grand Prix, 11 London 2012 Olympic Football matches, Ryder Cup 2010, Wales Rally GB, Extreme Sailing Series, ICC Champions Trophy, ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup, Rugby League World Cup 2013, IPC Athletics European Championship, The Senior Open 2014 and 8 Rugby World Cup 2015 matches, UCI Velothon Wales,World Half Marathon Championships, ICC Champions Trophy and a UEFA Champions League Final.

Future events secured include a ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and a stop-over of the Volvo Ocean Race 2017-18. STAND 65 Nüssli ADDRESS: Hauptstrasse 36, Hüttwilen, 8353, Switzerland EMAIL: huettwilen@nussli.com WEB: www.nussli.com With its temporary event structures, NUSSLI ensures that sport, cultural and business events held throughout the world leave a lasting impression. Our product line includes temporary grandstands and arenas, stages, overlay and event structures, event halls, pavilions as well as exhibition and museum structures. Since the founding of the Swiss company in 1941, NUSSLI has been developing technologically advanced and proven construction systems which form the structural framework for all types and sizes.

Every day, 450 specialized professionals in 20 locations throughout the world bring their in-depth know-how, innovative approaches and flexibility to the table as they go to work on multifaceted design and construction projects. Each year, NUSSLI designs and builds approximately 2,000 exceptional event structures throughout the world, on time, with a reliable standard of quality, and precisely tailored to clients’ requirements. For more information, please visit www. nussli.com 60 SPORTACCORD 2018 61 SPORTACCORD 2018

EXHIBITORS STAND 75 Gerflor Connor Sport Court ADDRESS: 5445 West Harold Gatty Drive, Salt Lake City, 84108, USA EMAIL: andrew@connorsportcourt.com WEB: www.connorsports.com The Gerflor Group is the world’s largest manufacturer of courts for sports. Your events take place on sport surfaces, and the Gerflor group helps you set the stage. As the approved or official playing surfaces of multiple International Federations, our product quality and technical support will help you create the ideal setting for your competitions and provide a lasting legacy for your athletes, teams and communities.

Talk to us if you are working on new construction or the upgrading of existing facilities, creating space for competition or training, elite or recreational or corporate social responsibility projects. With the Taraflex, Connor and Sport Court brands united, no company has more experience providing high level courts to Olympic, World Championship, regional and professional events than Gerflor. Stop by Booth #81 to tell us about your court needs and see how we can help your organization.

DELIVERY PARTNER STAND 81 Panam Sports ADDRESS: Gomez Farias 51 Col. San Rafael, Ciudad De México, 06470, Mexico EMAIL: info@panamsports.org WEB: www.panamsports.org We are the leader of sport and the Olympic Movement of the Americas. Panam Sports fuels the development of sport and supports the work of our 41 member National Olympic Committees to inspire more world-class performances and the the next generation of athletes across our region. STAND 80 FICS – International Federation of Sports Chiropractic ADDRESS: First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West Suite 5700, Toronto, M5X 1C7, Canada EMAIL: cdavis@fics-sport.org WEB: www.fics-sport.org The International Federation of Sports Chiropractic / Federation Internationale de Chiropratique du Sport (FICS) is comprised of national chiropractic sports councils worldwide and individual members, and has affiliations with international organizations within the chiropractic profession and the world of sports.

STAND 79 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance ADDRESS: 600 - 116 Lisgar St., Ottawa, J9B 1M2, Canada WEB: www.canadiansporttourism.com The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a non-governmental, member-based, capacity building organization that promotes sport tourism as a grassroots economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 500 members across Canada, including 150 municipalities, 300 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and a variety of other sport and tourism industry partners. Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with approximately $6.5 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors.

BRONZE PARTNER STAND 78 UK Sport ADDRESS: 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF, United Kingdom EMAIL: info@uksport.gov.uk WEB: www.uksport.gov.uk/ UK Sport is the UK Government’s lead agency responsible for strategically investing into Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes in order to maximise their chances of medal success. UK Sport also has responsibility for major sporting events, working closely with sports and regional partners to ensure that the UK successfully bids for and stages a range of the world’s biggest international sporting events. Our investment and support services cover: •High Performance (Investment, Evaluation, Solutions) •Major Events (Investment, Bidding, Support) •International Relations (Investment, Advocacy, Partnerships) •Governance and Leadership •Science, Medicine and Technology (via the UK’s Home Country Sports Institutes).

STAND 76 Gracenote Sports ADDRESS: Binnenwal 2, Nieuwegein, 3234 GH, Netherlands EMAIL: guido.bouw@nielsen.com WEB: www.gracenote.com/sports/global- sports-data/ Gracenote Sports offers unique data, media, analytic and event services to the sports industry. We manage the world’s largest sports database, covering over 250 sports worldwide, historical and live. Over the past 15 years, a central data platform has been developed for sports results and biographical data on tens of thousands of athletes. Gracenote Sports’ clients include sports federations, national Olympic committees, event organisers, rights agencies, broadcasters, media publishers, brands and app developers.

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EXHIBITORS STAND 83 Singapore Sports Hub ADDRESS: 1 Stadium Drive, National Stadium, #02-01, 397629, Singapore EMAIL: lilian.lye@sportshub.com.sg WEB: www.sportshub.com.sg The Singapore Sports Hub is a fully integrated sports, entertainment and lifestyle hub, with programming that comprises world-class recreational and competitive events, as well as community events, to serve children, youth, working adults, seniors, families, and less privileged population segments in Singapore and tourism sectors. BRONZE PARTNER STAND 92 Japan Sport Council ADDRESS: 2-8-35, Kita-aoyama, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0061, Japan WEB: www.jpnsport.go.jp/ Established in 2003, the Japan Sport Council is the national agency responsible for development of sport in Japan.

Managing the Sports Promotion Fund and Sports Promotion Lottery, the Japan Sport Council funds widely in both local community and elite performance sport. Total funding in FY 2017 amounted to approx. 29.7 billion JPY (approx. 280 million USD). The Japan Sport Council also owns and operates major sporting facilities such as the National Stadiums, National Training Center and Japan Institute of Sports Sciences. Under the leadership of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) and Japan Sports Agency, the Japan Sport Council plays a vital role in delivery of sport policy in Japan and enhancement of sporting values in society.

STAND 90 IPF – International Powerlifting Federation ADDRESS: 3, Route D’arlon, Strassen, 8009, Luxembourg EMAIL: office@powerlifting-ipf.com WEB: www.powerlifting-ipf.com The IPF was founded 1973 in the USA. Since 1976 the IPF is a full member of GAIFS, IWGA, AIMS, as well as a provisional member of FISU. IPF is a founding member of the World Games and participated on all editions of the Games. Currently the IPF has 112 full member federations on all continents. Our main event is the IPF Classic World Championships with 800+ athletes. Since 2008 the IPF has two strong partners with ELEIKO SE from Sweden and SBD Apparel from UK.

With those two partners the IPF was able to start working in a professional way.

STAND 88 IFBB – International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness ADDRESS: Dublín 39-i, Las Rozas, 28232, Spain EMAIL: headquarters@ifbb.com WEB: www.ifbb.com International Federation of BodyBuilding and Fitness (IFBB) is the governing body of the sport of bodybuilding and fitness, that includes 197 countries. Its President is Dr Rafael Santonja. IFBB headquarters are located in Madrid, Spain. The IFBB organize worldwide in a yearly basis over 2.000 events. The major IFBB events are World Men Championship and Congress, World Fitness Championships, World Classic Bodybuilding Championship, World Junior and Master Championships, Arnold Classic Weekends and IFBB Diamond Cup.

IFBB is member of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), International World Games Association, UNESCO, ICSSPE (International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education), amongst many other prestigious international bodies, being recognized by the Olympic Council of Asia and by PASO as the sole International Sport Federation for the sport of Bodybuilding and Fitness, in full compliance with the WADA Code. 64 SPORTACCORD 2018 65 SPORTACCORD 2018 SUPPORTED BY THE REGION’S PREMIER SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT & LIFESTYLE DESTINATION FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup UFC Fight Night International Champions Cup VISIT US AT BOOTH 92

EXHIBITORS STAND 96 Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government ADDRESS: Av. Dr. Rodrigo Rodrigues, N.o 818, Macau, Macao, China EMAIL: info@sport.gov.mo WEB: www.sport.gov.mo/en Sports Bureau is a department responsible for implementation of sport policies of the Macao SAR government. It aims to instruct, encourage, assist and promote sports development; enhances partnership between the Bureau and sports federations create the necessary conditions for the development of sports. The Bureau organizes various international sports events and “Sports for All” activities regularly through collaboration with various sports federations.

Meanwhile, it improves the sports venues and sport facilities, as well as provides related training and Sports Medicine Services, promotes the positive message “Let’s excise for our health” actively, and encourages residents to cultivate good habit of doing physical exercise to stay fit and healthy for the enhancement of the quality of life. Macao 2018 calendar not only includes the Macao International Dragon Boat Races, FIVB Women’s Volleyball Nations League – Macao, Wushu Masters Challenge, Macao Grand Prix, Macao International Marathon and Macao International Kart Grand Prix but also Macao Open Badminton – Part of the BWF Grand Prix Gold Series, 2018 Macao China International Open Tenpin Bowling Championships and ABF Tour – Macao, China and JUA Open Cadets and Junior Macao 2018 and 2018 Macao Squash Open.

Sports Bureau of Macao SAR Government Instituto do Desporto do Governo da RAEM GOLD PARTNER STAND 104 FIAS – International SAMBO Federation ADDRESS: Av. De Rhodanie 54a, Ch-1007 Lausanne. Switzerland, Lausanne, Switzerland EMAIL: info@sambo-fias.com WEB: sambo-fias.org International SAMBO Federation (FIAS) is a non-governmental organization and the only recognized international body being in charge of SAMBO development in the world. Nowadays, 88 national SAMBO federations are affiliated to the FIAS membership and 120 countries are developing SAMBO around the world. SAMBO is included into the program of the Asian, European and Central American Games.

FIAS annually conducts numerous international events on all the continents, including the world championships, continental championships and the President’s Cups. FIAS is an active member of GAISF, AIMS, FISU, AIPS, Peace and Sport and fully complies with the WADA code and regulation.

STAND 103 Dubai Sports Council/ Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award ADDRESS: Dubai Design District (D3), Building No. 06, 5th Floor, Dubai, 9888, United Arab Emirates WEB: www.dubaisc.ae / www.mbrawards.ae The Dubai Sports Council (Dubaisc) as the official sport’s governing body was founded on November 30, 2005 to represent and promote Dubai as one of the best global hubs for sports innovation, leadership and excellence with the aim of developing and improving sport in Dubai. It aims also to create a comprehensive sports environment that meets the requirements of society and paves the way for the youth to cultivate their sporting and cultural talents and aptitudes in a way that leads them to achieve tangible results, so that Dubai can become a leading name in the world of sports.

The same umbrella of Dubaisc, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award (MBRCSA) is also affiliated to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives. It reflects the thoughts and philosophy of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai to honor Individuals, Teams and Organizations with significant contributions in the field of sports not only in Dubai, Arab countries but worldwide.

STAND 102 FITEQ – Federation Internationale de Teqball ADDRESS: Chemin De Beau-rivage 7, Lausanne, 1006, Switzerland EMAIL: info@fiteq.org WEB: www.fiteq.org The International Federation of Teqball – FITEQ – based in Switzerland, has been established to unite the international Teqball community, a sport incorporating a highly engineered multiple award- winning Teqball table over which football is played. The FITEQ’s objective is to promote the development of Teqball globally, assisting in establishing national federations and to unify the rules of Teqball. The Federation will organise, promote and support international Teqball events and competitions including Teqball World Championships as well as establishing and maintaining world ranking statistics.

GOLD PARTNER STAND 100 FISU – International Federation of University Sports ADDRESS: Quartier Unil-centre Batiment Synathlon, Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland EMAIL: fisu@fisu.net WEB: fisu.net Since it’s founding in 1949, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) has been the world’s uniting force for university sport. As the international federation of university sport, FISU represents 170 million students across 40,000 universities. Embracing the motto “Today’s Stars, Tomorrow’s Leaders,” FISU’s flagship events are the World University Championships, University World Cups, and the Summer and Winter Universiades.

The latter two are two- week events that happen biennially that draw thousands of student-athletes. “Taipei did it,” Taipei City Mayor Wen-je Ko, said after hosting the 2017 Summer Universiade. “The world got to see us as we are.” STAND 98 City of Berlin ADDRESS: Klosterstrasse 47, Berlin, 10179, Germany WEB: www.berlin-sportsmetropolis.com Berlin is Germany’s political capital and one of the world’s leading sports metropolises. Thanks to its high- quality sporting venues, such as the Olympiastadion Berlin or the Max- Schmeling-Halle and the Velodrom, Berlin hosts sports highlights of international importance again and again.

In the last few years for example the European Swimming Championships 2014, the UEFA Men’s and Women’s Champions League finals 2015, the European Maccabi Games 2015 as well as the International German Gymnastics Festival 2017. In the next few years, Berlin will again be the site of high-caliber events. One particular highlight will be the European Athletics Championships 2018.

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EXHIBITORS STAND 107 EventScotland ADDRESS: 94 Ocean Point, Edinburgh, EH6 6JH, United Kingdom WEB: www.eventscotland.org EventScotland is part of VisitScotland and 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, generating and sustaining a portfolio of world class events in Scotland. SILVER PARTNER STAND 112 Department of International Trade (UK) ADDRESS: 3 Whitehall Place, London, SW1A 2AW, United Kingdom EMAIL: jason.goddard@trade.gov.uk WEB: www.GREAT.gov.uk The Department for International Trade is an international economic department.

We secure UK and global prosperity by promoting and financing international trade and investment, and championing free trade. The Department’s Sports Economy team helps UK companies identify and pursue the substantial export opportunities around global sporting events. We focus on areas where the UK has significant expertise which can make the biggest impact. We work with the main industry stakeholders; use government-to-government contacts; promote UK capability overseas; help develop the UK’s supply chain; help companies access overseas markets and potential buyers; and promote major export opportunities to UK companies.

STAND 111 City of Lausanne and Canton de Vaud ADDRESS: Av. De Rhodanie 54, Lausanne, 1007, Switzerland EMAIL: sabrina.attias@lausanne.ch WEB: www.olympiccapital.ch Lausanne and the Canton de Vaud, together the Olympic Capital, are the home of international sport. Today, more than 1,500 people working in the sports industry call the Olympic Capital their home. Together, the sports organizations based in the region, which include 56 international sports federations, combine to provide a unique community which offers unrivalled knowledge sharing and opportunities for development. The Olympic Capital is also home to a variety of international sports events and conferences every year, such as Athletissima (part of the IAAF’s Diamond League series), a stage of the FIBA 3X3 Basketball World Tour, the WADA Anti- Doping Symposium and SportAccord’s IF Forum.

Next year, the Olympic Capital will host the 2019 ITU Triathlon Grand Final and in 2020, will become the proud host of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games. Welcome to the Olympic Capital, home of international sport!

STAND 110 Federal Office of Sport (Switzerland) ADDRESS: Rue Principale, Macolin, 2532, Switzerland WEB: www.baspo.admin.ch The Federal Office of Sport FOSPO in Magglingen promotes sport and physical exercise in Switzerland and its positive, useful and necessary role in society. It is a centre for services, education and training for Swiss sport and a sport scientific centre of excellence. Furthermore it establishes optimum conditions for sports facilities of national importance. Our key objective for participating at SportAccord is the promotion of Switzerland, which has a long tradition of, and considerable experience in, hosting major regular and one-off national and international sporting events in Switzerland.

STAND 109 IRBF – International Roll Ball Federation ADDRESS: 122 A, Flat No. 11, Tejashree Park Soc., Erandwane, Karve Road, Pune, 411004, India EMAIL: irbf@rollball.org WEB: www.rollball.org Roll Ball, a fast growing sport of the century now has spread its wings throughout the world. It has received attention of various people in the sports fraternity and applause from the people. Roll Ball has now become popular among the youth. The IRBF has now more than 50 countries spread across 5 continents playing this game. So come one come all, join this great sport of this new era. A game with thrill, enthusiasm, unity and sensitivity.

A warm welcome to you in the Roll Ball family. The main aim of the International Roll Ball Federation is to promote this game in all countries of the world and to make this game popular among the school and college students. This will help the students/ players to interact & exchange their cultural values and view with others. It has always been our constant endeavor to create a sense of unity and brotherhood between the players all across the globe. It is certainly not an easy task to introduce a new game in to the main flow of the sports world. What encourages us to promote Roll Ball is the joy of the players playing this game.

STAND 108 AISTS – The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology ADDRESS: Epfl – Innovation Park Bâtiment C Lausanne, 1015, Switzerland EMAIL: info@aists.org WEB: www.aists.org The AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology), is committed to professionalising sports management through three core activity areas: continuing education, applied research and providing an engaging platform for industry connections. Founded as a not-for-profit organisation in 2000, AISTS’s Founding Members - the International Olympic Committee, the EPFL, the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole de Lausanne, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud - all recognise the importance of meeting the evolving knowledge needs of today’s sports managers.

Through its education services, the AISTS prepares tomorrow’s international sports managers with the Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sports Administration held each year in Lausanne; provides professional development opportunities to international sport organisations; and onsite training for major event organisers. The AISTS’s applied research arm conducts independent and commissioned projects, in addition to helping sports organisations and federations navigate an increasingly complex sport landscape through advisory services.

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Sports Bureau Taichung City Government ADDRESS: No. 99, Sec.3, Taiwan Boulevard, Xitun Dist, Taichung City, Taiwan, Taichung, 40701, Chinese Taipei WEB: www.sport.taichung.gov.tw City Government of Chinese Taipei, mainly for sport-related affairs. STAND 123 IZSF – International Zurkhaneh Sports and Koshti Pahlavani Federation ADDRESS: No 8, Sepidar St, Africa Ave, I.r.iran Postal, Tehran, 1518943865, Iran WEB: izsf.net/en The International Zurkhaneh Sport and Koshti Pahlevani Federation (IZSF) was established in 2004 to promote Zurkhaneh and Pahlavani sports on a global level.

The IZSF aims to regulate and standardize rules for Koshti Pahlevani and organize international festivals and competitions. In 2010 it started to regulate and organize para-zourkhaneh festivals for disabled athletes. 85 countries are currently members of the IZSF in 5 continents. Zurkhaneh sports is a school of thought and tradition, to promote ethics and a certain attitude. STAND 122 Innovation Norway ADDRESS: Akersgata 13, Oslo, Norway WEB: www.visitnorway.com Innovation Norway is the national organisation for sport, cultural and business events, responsible for promoting Norway as a destination for future events.Innovation Norway is the national organisation for sport, cultural and business events, responsible for promoting Norway as a destination for future events.

The following destinations will be present at the Norway booth 152 at SportAccord: Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen and Tromsø. Please come and see us. STAND 121 EXHIBITORS STAND 113 WBSC – World Baseball Softball Confederation ADDRESS: Av de Rhodanie 54, Lausanne, 1007, Switzerland EMAIL: office@wbsc.org WEB: www.wbsc.org Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland – the Olympic Capital – the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) is the world governing body for baseball and softball.

WBSC has 202 National Federation and Associate Members in 143 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas, Europe and Oceania, which represent a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes and attracts approximately 150 million fans to stadiums worldwide annually. The WBSC governs all international competitions involving official National Teams. The WBSC oversees the Softball World Cups, Softball World Championships (Men, Women, U-19 Men, and U-19 Women), Premier12, World Baseball Classic, and Baseball World Cups (U-12, U-15, U-18, U-23 and Women’s).

STAND 118 IeSF - International Esports Federation ADDRESS: 6f, #615, Suyeonggangbyeon- daero 140, Haeundae-gu, Busan, 48058, Republic of Korea EMAIL: info@ie-sf.org WEB: www.ie-sf.org The International Esports Federation (IeSF) is consistently making efforts to promote esports as a true sport beyond language, race and cultural barriers. STAND 114 The World Games 2021 Birmingham ADDRESS: 950 22nd Street North, Suite 600, Birmingham, 35203, United States WEB: www.theworldgames2021.com TWG 2021 BHM is the Organizing Committee for The World Games 2021 Birmingham. GBCVB is the Greater Birmingham Convention and Visitors Bureau for the city of Birmingham, Alabama, USA – Host City for The World Games 2021.

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EXHIBITORS Marsh ADDRESS: Tour Ariane - La Defense, Paris, La Defense Cedex, 92088, France EMAIL: laurent.vajda@marsh.com WEB: www.marsh.com World-class sport and events demand world-class advice. Events such as the Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the role of Federations and Governing Bodies in sport have a complex risk profile. Marsh’s Global Sports and Events Practice has experienced specialists who understand the risk management and insurance needs of this industry. With a continuing focus on risk management and the controls for safety and emergencies, effective event management is increasingly becoming a top focus and a significant concern for event owners and organizers.

Our mission is to create and deliver integrated risk solutions and services that makes our sport and events clients more successful.

STAND 134 Beijing Olympic City Development Association ADDRESS: 8a, Tianchendonglu, Chaoyang, Beijing, 100101, China WEB: www.beijing2008.cn Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA) was set up on August 6, 2009. The scope of operation of BODA: to mobilize social forces to carry forward the Olympic spirit and boost the development of Olympic movement in the city; to support the development of public welfare work relating to Olympic culture, education, sports, youth, people with disabilities and volunteer service, etc., to conduct sport related exchanges and cooperation with relevant international organizations.

STAND 133 IIDBF – International Ice Dragon Boat Federation ADDRESS: Rm 2407, Shangding Building, No.4 Shanghai Road, Zhongshan District, Dalian, Liaoning, Dalian, China EMAIL: info@iidbf.org WEB: www.iidbf.org International Ice Dragon Boat Federation (IIDBF) is dedicated to the spread and development of ice dragon boat sport worldwide. IIDBF has published constitutions, articles, racing rules and regulations for international ice dragon boat tournaments and national contest. Ice dragon boat sport is innovated based on the water dragon boat sport maintaining its original skills and competitiveness.

However, ice dragon boat sport is also the extension of water dragon boat sport overcoming its restriction of location and season. Therefore,ice dragon boat sport attracts attention and recognition from dragon boat fans all over the world and becomes a brand-new global winter sport. STAND 128 STAND 125 Russian International Olympic University ADDRESS: 23 Novoslobodskaya Street 127055, Moscow, Russian Federation WEB: www.olympicuniversity.ru/en/home Russian International Olympic University (RIOU) focuses on training specialists in sports management for the Russian and international sports industry, and the Olympic and Paralympic Movements.

RIOU’s courses cover major areas of sports education – including management of sporting events and facilities; mass communications; diplomacy and administration and career management – preparing students to make a positive and lasting impact on the international sports industry and secure prestigious positions within sporting organisations.

STAND 127 WOF – World O-Sport Federation ADDRESS: 3rd Floor, O-sport Complex, 7th Golestan,alvand Town, Hamedan, Iran, 6518946813 EMAIL: wof@o-sport.info WEB: www.o-sport.info World O-Sport Federation (WOF) was founded 15th December 2005 in Hamedan city in accordance to the amateur goals of sport. It consists of various competition disciplines equally for both men and women which have become popular in many countries. The multi-skilled technical structure of O-Sport is formed of Persian arts and games, such as Dooz, Slingshot, Ley ley, swimming and traditional Martial Arts of Persian tribes.

During a process of deep studies and modernization, these Games have become the industry of sport. These sports include Aqua O-Sport, Mind O-Sport and Combat O-Sport.

Aqua O-Sport is the combination shooting with Slingshot, crossing the obstacles and swimming in the fastest possible time in pools and seas; Mind O-Sport is the combination of mind skills with geometric equations in order to link three people or stone in intersecting lines on a 24-dot screen in three types of Groups and physical skills, rhythmic and balanced movements which is done as group with music and instruments; Combat O-Sport is the combination of shooting with Slingshot, free running and crossing the obstacles with acrobatic movements in the fastest possible time and finally fighting on the competition platform or Ring in order to showcase combat capabilities of athletes.

STAND 126 IFMP – International Federation of Match Poker ADDRESS: Av. De France 28, Lausanne, 1004, Switzerland EMAIL: vg@pokerfed.org WEB: www.matchpokerfed.org The International Federation of Match Poker (IFMP) was formed in 2009 with 7 founding members and has grown to over 60 national federations across 6 continents. IFMP became an official signatory to the WADA code in 2017 and has also been recognised as an Observer Member of GAISF. IFMP is dedicated to the growth and development of Match Poker as a mind sport and game of skill worldwide. With the launch of the Match Indian Poker League (MIPL) as the pioneer, we are working towards many more national pro leagues to help grow our sport globally.

Match Poker is played completely digitally, on mobile devices, and free of conventional cards or chips. We have tied up with the University of Alberta’s Computer Poker Research Group and encourage our athletes to test their skills against the world’s leading AI poker player. Our sport is all about data and analysis, ensuring luck is not a deciding factor in crowning our Champions. 72 SPORTACCORD 2018 73 SPORTACCORD 2018

EXHIBITORS STAND 135 IWUF – International Wushu Federation ADDRESS: Avenue De Rumine 7, Lausanne, 1005, Switzerland WEB: www.iwuf.org The International Wushu Federation (IWUF), established on October 3rd, 1990, is the international federation (IF) which governs wushu in all its forms worldwide. Wushu, which is also referred to as kungfu, is the collective term for the martial art practices which originated and developed in China. Currently, the IWUF has 149 members, across 5 continental federations worldwide. The IWUF is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and is also a member of both ARISF and GAISF.

The IWUF is devoted to the spread and development of wushu throughout the world, to enrich people’s lives by making them healthier, both mentally and physically, and to promote friendship and understanding between all people worldwide through the spirit of sport.

STAND 141 JJIF – Ju-Jitsu International Federation ADDRESS: Adnec Area, Capital Tower, Abu Dhabi, 110006, United Arab Emirates EMAIL: mtabbara@uaejjf.com WEB: www.jjif.org Ju-Jitsu is a martial art which dates back to 16th century Japan. Ju-Jitsu stands for “flexible art” , which is designed to defend you with a appropriate reaction to violence. From Japan it spread all the way around the world and developed as sport, violence prevention and modern self-defence. Due to the initiative of the European Union in 1987, an international governing body, the Ju-Jitsu International Federation (JJIF) was established.

JJIF is not representing a specific style of Ju-Jitsu but providing for a sportive competition. The JJIF currently contemplates three different types of competitions at world level: the Duo System (Technical competition), the Fighting System (Sportive and safe MMA) and Ne-Waza (known as Brazilian Jiu- Jitsu as well).

STAND 140 IMMAF – International Mixed Martial Arts Federation ADDRESS: Building 300 Trinity Park, Birmingham, B37 7 ES, United Kingdom EMAIL: info@immaf.org WEB: immaf.org The International MMA Federation is the global governing body for the sport of MMA, representing stakeholders across 70 nations through its family of non-profit, democratic federations. Founded from within the MMA community for the MMA community, the IMMAF works to further the development and regulation of MMA from the grass roots to elite level, and to organize elite, Amateur MMA Championships worldwide. IMMAF’s goal is for MMA to attain official sport recognition and ultimately be accepted into the Olympics.

STAND 139 Projects4Sports ADDRESS: Rue Des Dents Du Midi 23, Chessel, 1846, Switzerland EMAIL: smichaud@projects4sports.com WEB: www.projects4sports.com The key to success is developing tangible and strategic business goals. Projects4Sports partners with sports and cultural organizations looking for support in delivering services on all types and sizes of projects. To that end, our Network of Projectants is focused on 4 main areas: Education & Knowledge Transfer- developing platforms for integration into daily activities. Event Management- offering strategic management in: • Operational support for logistics, transportation, athlete services and volunteer recruitment.

• Development of event guidelines for LOCs and Federations. • Optimization of event processes for completing your project on time and within budget. Congresses, Meetings & Incentives- implementing innovative congresses, meetings and incentive programs that will continually put your organization at the forefront of the industry and help you achieve your business goals. Marketing & Communication- developing a commercial plan including rights activation, marketing, branding and merchandising as well as the creation of engaging communications with email campaigns, newsletters, social media and websites.

Please be our guest at booth #138.

Projects4Sports STAND 138 WAKO – World Association of Kickboxing Organizations ADDRESS: Bahnhofstrasse 23, Zug, 6300, Switzerland EMAIL: marijana.pelevic@gmail.com WEB: www.wakoweb.com WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) is the World governing body responsible for creating, interpreting, managing, coordinating, improving, organizing and realizing activities concerning Kickboxing sport in all the five Continents. It is an association of 126 national kickboxing organizations, recognized by the relevant Government Sports Authorities or National Olympic Committee. WAKO ensures its development in-line with the Olympic Movement.

Kickboxing is a contact fighting sport with hand and leg techniques and maximum use of protective equipment, it is the umbrella name for seven competitive disciplines in the ring (Full Contact, Low kick, K-1) and on the tatami (Point Fighting, Light Contact, Kick Light and Musical Forms). STAND 137 NASC – National Association Of Sports Commissions ADDRESS: 9916 Carver Road Suite 101, Blue Ash, Ohio, 45242, United States EMAIL: al@sportscommissions.org WEB: www.sportscommissions.org National Association Sports Commission promises to deliver quality education, ample networking opportunities and exceptional event management and marketing to sports destinations, sports event owners, and vendors to the industry.

As a non-profit 501(c)3 trade association for the sport tourism industry in the United States, NASC is the most essential resource for sports commissions, sports destinations, sports event owners, and industry partners. Anaheim, Chicago, Denver, Michigan, Houston, Las Vegas, MGM Resorts, Miami and Reno/Tahoe have come together to represent the United States at SportAccord 2018.

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EXHIBITORS STAND 145 High Performance Sport Centres of Portugal ADDRESS: Complexo Desportivo De Rio Maior, Apartado 2 - Ec Rio Maior, Rio Maior, 2040-998, Portugal WEB: fundacaodesporto.pt HPSC of Portugal network includes 13 specialized venues, mono and multi- sports, from all across the Country. Each HPSC integrates a whole set of specific facilities, provided with the latest technological equipment and multidisciplinary support services, directed towards sports performance optimization. HPSC main purpose is to deliver athletes the best preparation conditions, namely – sports performance evaluation, due control and optimization assessment, sports medicine, psychology, physiotherapy and nutrition.

HPSC of Portugal will be represented by its officially recognized organizational Body – National Sports Foundation – a private Entity of documented public interest, which focuses on better supporting Sports development through public/private means and resources and also EU Funds (i.e., Portugal 2020). STAND 150 EPG I Event Planning Group ADDRESS: Suite 41, 278 Church Street, Richmond, 3121, Australia EMAIL: jwilson@eventplanninggroup.com WEB: www.eventplanninggroup.com The Event Planning Group (EPG) are global event specialists and over the past fifteen years have become leaders in the fast-paced world of major international events, helping to define, plan and deliver many of the world’s leading global sporting events.

EPG have been an integral part of the delivery teams at the Summer Olympic Games since 2000, along with Winter Olympics, Asian Games, Commonwealth Games, PanAm Games, University Games, Cricket, Rugby & Football World Cups.

STAND 149 Saitama Sport Commission ADDRESS: 3rd Floor, Jack Omiya, 682- 2 Nishiki-cho, Omiya-ward, Saitama City, 3300853, Japan EMAIL: hosaka@stib.jp WEB: www.saitamasc.jp Saitama Sport Commission is an organization in Saitama City, Japan. We are the organization which was formed to publicize local sports and revitalize the local economy by making optimal use of the sports resources and unique tourist attractions to attract sports related events such as tournaments. We help organizers to find a venue or to publicize your event etc. to ensure the success of your Event. We support you with warm hospitality, so feel free to contact us.

STAND 148 ISF – International School Sport Federation ADDRESS: Boomgaardstraat 22 B 39, Antwerp, 2600, Belgium EMAIL: isf@isfsports.org WEB: www.isfsports.org The ISF is the world governing body for School Sport. It organises World Schools Championships in more than 20 sports and two multi-sport events: the Schools Summer Games (Gymnasiade) and the Schools Winter Games. ISF events gather, every year, around 10,000 students (aged 13 to 18) from all over the world. The International School Sport Federation aims, through its events and activities, to promote education through sport, mutual understanding, peace and tolerance and to contribute to the physical, social and intellectual development of youngsters.

STAND 147 Peace and Sport ADDRESS: L’aigue Marine 24 Avenue De Fontvieille Bloc B, Monaco, 98000, Monaco EMAIL: contact@peace-sport.org WEB: www.peace-sport.org Peace and Sport is an international, neutral and independent organization based in Monaco, which contributes to peace using the power of sport. Founded in 2007 by Modern Pentathlon Olympic Medallist and World Champion Joël Bouzou, Peace and Sport is under the High Patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. Through international and local cooperation between sport governing bodies, politics, athletes, peace-building practitioners, Champions for Peace, the private sector and civil society, Peace and Sport promotes actions and initiatives that aim to transcend cycles of violence and exclusion and to move towards sustainable and peaceful communities.

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THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS EXHIBITION FLOORPLAN SPORTCAL Sportcal is a world-leading provider of sports market intelligence, supplying information and expert analysis through its subscription website, daily news service, Insight magazine, bespoke research projects and event studies. Its range of services helps clients with their planning of sports events, analysis of commercial data, forecasting of future trends and business decisions. TEL: +44 208 944 8786 EMAIL: clientservices@sportcal.com WEB: www.sportcal.com SPORTSPRO SportsPro is the leading sports business media company in print, digital and events.

We are a sports media company that specialises in the commercial, strategic, and operational aspects of the global industry. Our highly respected coverage brings exceptional breadth and depth of knowledge to the sports industry through a combination of print, digital media and live events. This provides sponsors, investors, rights holders, broadcasters, teams, leagues and agencies with the cutting-edge insights they need to drive growth in the reforming frontiers of the industry. SportsPro Events maintains the highest standards of quality in research and market analysis, finding the most pressing issues and then producing content- driven conferences.

We accelerate development across industries and throughout the globe by bringing together world leading experts who provide the most telling information to sporting organisations. TEL: +44 2075 493 250 EMAIL: info@sportspromedia.com WEB: www.sportspromedia.com YUTANG SPORTS Yutang Sports is a sports market intelligence and sports marketing company consisting of a sports industry media outlet and sports sponsorship agency. It provides editorial content, market analysis and sports marketing business services such as consultancy and sponsorship sales. The company aims to open a window between the Chinese and international sports industry to bring value to both sides.

The media outlet provides the most up-to-date sports business news, media analysis and exclusive data reports on the Chinese sports industry in both Chinese and English languages, specifically focusing on sports marketing and sponsorship content. With millions of views in China per year, the company is considered one of the most important sports industry media outlets in China, one that provides regular services to corporate clients. TEL: +86 10 6715 0501 EMAIL: info@ytsports.cn WEB: www.ytsports.cn SPORTACCORD MEDIA PARTNERS PRINCIPAL MEDIA PARTNERS MEDIA PARTNERS S P O R T S 1 Thailand Amateur Weightlifting Federation 2 The Badminton Association of Thailand 3 Thailand Hockey Association 4 Thailand Paralympic Committee of Thailand 5 The Rowing & Canoeing Association of Thailand 6 Thai Jet Sports Boating Association 7 Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand 8 The Takraw Association of Thailand 10 Association of the Physically Handicapped of Thailand 11 National Olympic Committee of Thailand 12 Amateur Fencing Association of Thailand 15 Sports Industrial 16 Sports Authority of Thailand 26 IFMA - International Federation of Muaythai Amateur 27 IWF - International Weightlifting Federation 28 ISTAF - International Sepaktakraw Federation 29 Tuman Zhumabaev - Artist 30 Budapest 32 Finland 37 Edmonton Events 39 Penceo 40 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 42 SportAccord 45 CIES - International Centre for Sports Studies 46 Korea for Sports Development 50 Visit Victoria 51 Holland 52 GAISF - Global Association of International Sports Federations 54 AGES - Association of Global Event Suppliers 55 IJRU - International Jump Rope Union 56 FIBA - Federation Internationale de Basketball 58 Tourism and Events Queensland 60 FAI - The World Airsports Federation 62 Chungcheongbuk-do 64 Nussli 65 Wales - Welsh Government 66 Malaysia Major Events 70 Sport Event Denmark 72 DB Schenker 74 New Zealand Major Events 75 Gracenote 76 UK Sport 78 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance 79 FICS - International Federation of Sports Chiropractic 80 Panam Sports 81 Gerflor/Connor Sport Court 83 IFBB - International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness 88 IPF - International Powerlifting Federation 90 Japan Sport Council 92 Singapore Sports Hub 96 City of Berlin 98 FISU - International Federation of University Sports 100 FITEQ - Federation Internationale de Teqball 102 Dubai Sports Council/Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award 103 FIAS - International Sambo Federation 104 Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government 107 AISTS - The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology 108 IRBF - International Roll Ball Federation 109 City of Lausanne and Canton de Vaud 110 Federal Office of Sport (Switzerland) 111 DIT - Department of International Trade (UK) 112 EventScotland 113 The World Games 2021 - Birmingham 114 IESF - International E-Sports Federation 118 WBSC - World Baseball Softball Confederation 121 Innovation Norway 122 IZSF - International Zurkhaneh Sports and Koshti Pahlavani 123 Sports Bureau Taichung City 125 IFMP - International Federation of Match Poker 126 WOF - World O-Sports Federation 127 RIOU - Russian International Olympic Univercity 128 IIDBF - International Ice Dragon Boat Federation 133 BODA - Beijing Olympic City Development Association 134 Marsh 135 National Association of Sports Commissions 137 WAKO - World Association of Kickboxing Organizations 138 Projects 4 Sports 139 IMMAF - International Mixed Martial Arts Federation 140 JJIF - International Jiu Jitsu Federation 141 IWUF - International Wushu Federation 145 Peace and Sport 147 ISF - International School Sport Federation 148 Saitama Sports Commission 149 Event Planning Group 150 High Performance Sport Centres of Portugal Gold Partner Silver Partner Bronze Partner Delivery Partner Exhibitor Host City Global Partner Entrance/Exit WC WC WC Thai Pavilion SportAccord Café Budapest Meet & Greet Zone Media Zone Recharging Zone Speakers’ Corner 29 32 37 42 39 40 45 46 50 52 54 51 55 56 60 58 16 28 27 26 62 65 66 70 72 75 76 74 79 78 80 88 83 90 92 96 98 100 118 121 122 123 1 2 5 1 2 6 1 2 7 133 139 134 135 138 137 1 4 5 141 140 1 4 7 1 4 8 149 150 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 10 11 12 15 102 103 104 108 109 107 110 111 114 113 112 81 Media Working Room Edmonton Events Relaxing Zone 128 64 16 30 Service Centre Accreditation 1 Thailand Amateur Weightlifting Federation 2 The Badminton Association of Thailand 3 Thailand Hockey Association 4 Thailand Paralympic Committee of Thailand 5 The Rowing & Canoeing Association of Thailand 6 Thai Jet Sports Boating Association 7 Amateur Muaythai Association of Thailand 8 The Takraw Association of Thailand 10 Association of the Physically Handicapped of Thailand 11 National Olympic Committee of Thailand 12 Amateur Fencing Association of Thailand 15 Sports Industrial 16 Sports Authority of Thailand 26 IFMA – International Federation of Muaythai Amateur 27 IWF – International Weightlifting Federation 28 ISTAF – International Sepaktakraw Federation 29 Tuman Zhumabaev – Artist 30 Budapest 32 Finland 37 Edmonton Events 39 Penceo 40 Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) 42 SportAccord 45 CIES – International Centre for Sports Studies 46 Korea for Sports Development 50 Visit Victoria 51 Holland 52 GAISF – Global Association of International Sports Federations 54 AGES – Association of Global Event Suppliers 55 IJRU – International Jump Rope Union 56 FIBA – Federation Internationale de Basketball 58 Tourism and Events Queensland 60 FAI – The World Airsports Federation 62 Chungcheongbuk-do 64 Nussli 65 Wales – Welsh Government 66 Malaysia Major Events 70 Sport Event Denmark 72 DB Schenker 74 New Zealand Major Events 75 Gracenote 76 UK Sport 78 Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance 79 FICS – International Federation of Sports Chiropractic 80 Panam Sports 81 Gerflor/Connor Sport Court 83 IFBB – International Federation of Bodybuilding & Fitness 88 IPF – International Powerlifting Federation 90 Japan Sport Council 92 Singapore Sports Hub 96 City of Berlin 98 FISU – International Federation of University Sports 100 FITEQ – Federation Internationale de Teqball 102 Dubai Sports Council/Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Creative Sports Award 103 FIAS – International Sambo Federation 104 Sports Bureau of Macau SAR Government 107 AISTS – The International Academy of Sport Science and Technology 108 IRBF – International Roll Ball Federation 109 City of Lausanne and Canton de Vaud 110 Federal Office of Sport (Switzerland) 111 DIT – Department of International Trade (UK) 112 EventScotland 113 The World Games 2021 – Birmingham 114 IESF – International E-Sports Federation 118 WBSC – World Baseball Softball Confederation 121 Innovation Norway 122 IZSF – International Zurkhaneh Sports and Koshti Pahlavani 123 Sports Bureau Taichung City 125 IFMP – International Federation of Match Poker 126 WOF – World O-Sports Federation 127 RIOU – Russian International Olympic University 128 IIDBF – International Ice Dragon Boat Federation 133 BODA – Beijing Olympic City Development Association 134 Marsh 135 National Association of Sports Commissions 137 WAKO – World Association of Kickboxing Organizations 138 Projects 4 Sports 139 IMMAF – International Mixed Martial Arts Federation 140 JJIF – International Jiu Jitsu Federation 141 IWUF – International Wushu Federation 145 Peace and Sport 147 ISF – International School Sport Federation 148 Saitama Sports Commission 149 Event Planning Group 150 High Performance Sport Centres of Portugal 80 SPORTACCORD 2018 81 SPORTACCORD 2018

3 4 6 7 8 9 11 12 10 13 14 15 16 5 Help Desk Scanning Point Information/Cloakroom Entrance/Exit WC WC WC Thai Pavilion SportAccord Café Budapest Meet & Greet Zone Media Zone Recharging Zone Speakers’ Corner Edmonton Events Relaxing Zone Service Centre Accreditation Media Working Room Conference Room 3 1 2 1 AIMS President’s Office 2 ARISF President’s Office 3 ASOIF President’s Office 4 SportAccord/GAISF President’s Office 5 Global and Gold Partner Lounge 6 FIBA/GAISF Office 7 IOC President’s Office 8 IOC President’s Meeting Room KEY 9 IOC President’s Executive Office 10 IOC Administration Office 11 Lotus Suite 3 12 Lotus Suite 4 13 ASOIF/AOIWF Staff 14 IOC Meeting Room 1 15 Speaker Ready Room 16 IOC Meeting Room 2 Floor 22 Floor 22 3 4 6 7 8 9 11 12 10 13 14 15 16 5 Help Desk Scanning Point Information/Cloakroom Entrance/Exit WC WC Thai Pavilion SportAccord Café Budapest Meet & Greet Zone Media Zone Recharging Zone Speakers’ Corner Edmonton Events Relaxing Zone Service Centre Accreditation Media Working Room Conference Room 3 1 2 1 AIMS President’s Office 2 ARISF President’s Office 3 ASOIF President’s Office 4 SportAccord/GAISF President’s Office 5 Global and Gold Partner Lounge 6 FIBA/GAISF Office 7 IOC President’s Office 8 IOC President’s Meeting Room KEY 9 IOC President’s Executive Office 10 IOC Administration Office 11 Lotus Suite 3 12 Lotus Suite 4 13 ASOIF/AOIWF Staff 14 IOC Meeting Room 1 15 Speaker Ready Room 16 IOC Meeting Room 2 Floor 22 VENUE FLOORPLAN – FLOOR 22 Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre 82 SPORTACCORD 2018 83 SPORTACCORD 2018

VENUE FLOORPLAN – FLOOR 23 Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre Lobby Lounge Sky Lobby WC WC Entrance/Exit 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 Conference Room 1 Conference Room 2 17 Lotus Suite 13 19 Global Partner Meeting Room 20 Gold Partner Meeting Room 21 LOC 3 22 LOC 2 23 LOC 1 KEY Floor 23 Hotel Shop Hotel Shop Hotel Shop WC Help Desk Lifts Lifts Hotel Shop Accomodation Desk Scanning Point Lifts 18 Press Briefing Room 24 Organisers’ Office 84 SPORTACCORD 2018 85 SPORTACCORD 2018

CONTACTS NIS HATT Managing Director TEL: +41 (0)21 601 2728 MOB: +41 (0)79 126 6228 nis.hatt@sportaccord.com JENNY EDMONDSON Media Relations Officer media@sportaccord.com JOHN HEWITT Event Operations Manager, Communications TEL: +41 (0)21 601 2756 MOB: +41 (0)79 922 1448 john.hewitt@sportaccord.com RAPHAEL VERGNAUD Marketing Manager TEL: +41 (0) 21 601 2729 MOB: +41 (0)79 955 0694 raphael.vergnaud@sportaccord.com BRANDON KELLEY Sales Manager TEL: +41 (0)21 601 2764 MOB: +41 (0)79 126 0842 brandon.kelley@sportaccord.com ALEXEY MIKHAILOV Sales Executive TEL: +41 (0)21 612 30 79 MOB: +41 (0)79 943 7731 alexey.mikhailov@sportaccord.com MALCOLM HARDMAN Business Development Manager TEL: +41 (0)21 601 2771 MOB: +41 (0)79 945 8934 malcolm.hardman@sportaccord.com LUIS CANTARELL Events Manager TEL: +41 (0)21 601 2768 MOB: +41 (0)78 825 8786 luis.cantarell@sportaccord.com JENNIFER CSOGLEI Events Manager TEL: +41 (0)21 601 2776 MOB: +41 (0)79 260 7548 jennifer.csoglei@sportaccord.com CARL LANGDON Exhibition Manager MOB: +44 (0) 793 253 9404 carl.langdon@sportaccord.com DAVID EADES Conference Moderator david.eades@sportaccord.com JAMES PEARCE Programme Development Manager james.pearce@sportaccord.com HOLLY NORTON Conference Manager MOB: +44 (0) 776 845 5285 holly.norton@sportaccord.com MANAGEMENT LOGISTICS MARKETING, MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS SALES SPORTACCORD ADDRESS: Maison du Sport International, Avenue de Rhodanie 54, 1007 Lausanne, Switzerland EMAIL: info@sportaccord.com TEL: +41 (0)21 612 3070 WEB: www.sportaccord.com CENTARA GRAND AND BANGKOK CONVENTION CENTRE ADDRESS: 999/9 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand EMAIL: cgcw@chr.co.th TEL: +66 (0) 2100 1234 WEB: www.centarahotelsresorts.com/ centaragrand/cgcw/ 86 SPORTACCORD 2018 87 SPORTACCORD 2018 2020 UEFA 2020 EUROPEAN AQUATICS CHAMPIONSHIPS EUROPEAN WATER POLO CHAMPIONSHIPS ATP WORLD TOUR IBSA GOALBALL U19 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP AND MANY MORE TO COME… 2018 FINA SWIMMING WORLD CUP WRESTLING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINA WORLD JUNIOR ARTISTIC SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WTA WORLD TOUR EAAF EUROPEAN ATHLETICS U18 CHAMPIONSHIP EUROPEAN INDOOR ARCHERY CHAMPIONSHIP MODERN PENTATHLON WORLD CUP HUNGARIAN KICKBOXING WORLD CUP MODERN PENTATHLON EUROPEAN CHAMPIONSHIP FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY CANOE SPRINT CHAMPIONSHIP FISU WORLD UNIVERSITY MODERN PENTATHLON CHAMPIONSHIP FINA YOUTH WATER POLO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GYULAI MEMORIAL ATHLETICS GRAND PRIX FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX EHF WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL4 IHF WOMEN’S JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 WORLD TABLE TENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP FENCING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MODERN PENTATHLON WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EUROPEAN MACCABI GAMES ICF CANOE SPRINT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINA JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP WORLD ROWING MASTERS REGATTA IWAS WHEELCHAIR FENCING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP PARA POWERLIFTING WORLD CUP ATP WORLD TOUR WTA WORLD TOUR 2017 17th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS FINA MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS WORLD JUDO CHAMPIONSHIP FINN DINGI GOLD CUP EHF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL4 LEN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL6 FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX RED BULL AIR RACE WAKO WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 SPAR BUDAPEST MARATON 2017 100+ INTERNATIONAL SPORT EVENTS THE SPORTS CAPITAL THAT DELIVERS GREAT VENUES AND WORLD CLASS EVENTS MAJOR SPORT EVENTS IN BUDAPEST/HUNGARY

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