Delegate registration now open for SportAccord

Delegate registration is now open online for the next SportAccord Convention taking place in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017. The 15th annual edition is set to take place at the Scandinavian Centre Aarhus and it is the first time the Convention will be hosted in Denmark. A discounted delegate rate of 1,500 CHF (plus Danish VAT at 25%) is offered to delegates booking their places early via the website at

As part of the official programme, the Convention will host a three-day exhibition at the Scandinavian Centre Aarhus. Located in the heart of the city, the Centre provides the perfect backdrop for sport and industry to showcase their organisations, launch new products or services and attract key decision-makers at this prestigious global gathering.

Speaking about the focus for this year’s Convention as well as the new features on offer, Brandon Kelley, Sales Manager of SportAccord Convention commented:

“Following a successful SportAccord Convention in Lausanne, we have received a great deal of interest for the 15th edition of the Convention taking place in Aarhus, Denmark. Our valued delegates can expect to see and experience enhanced service offerings with a focus on networking and knowledge sharing via new delegate ‘NETWORKING’, ‘ADVERTISING’, and ‘WORKSHOP’ packages.”

Held in a different city every year, the annual SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for business leaders from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas. An exclusive 6-day event comprising of up to 2000 delegates, the Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

Now in its 15th edition, the SportAccord Convention comprises a themed conference and each year, the event is supported by a stellar line-up of speakers. The exhibition is represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event services, media, and many more. In addition, there will be a variety of activities forming the social and cultural programme for the Convention.

To learn more about Aarhus and get under the skin of the European Capital of Culture 2017, this article makes for a good read:

For Delegate, Exhibition or Partner enquiries, please contact Brandon Kelley, Sales Manager: or by phone at +41 (0)21 601 2764.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:


SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

SportAccord, 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 Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about the SportAccord Convention: