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Time for 18th SportAccord Convention!

Birmingham, England will be the host city for the 18th edition of the world’s premier networking event for sport, the SportAccord Convention. 

SportAccord convention reunites more than 2,500 sports representatives and 100 sports federations from around the globe. It’s the ultimate event for anyone involved in the sports business since it enables global business leaders and host cities to connect with International Federations and their stakeholders, all under one roof.

ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations) is one of the key stakeholders of SportAccord, it will be present at the 18th edition, not just as an attendee, but as a proactive contributor hosting workshops and meetings.

SUNDAY 7 APRIL
ARISF Executive Board Meeting
ARISF will hold it’s Executive Board meeting, chaired by it’s president Raffaele Chiulli. With the boards collective expertise and strategic vision, this meeting is the foundation for ARISF’s continued growth and influence.

MONDAY 8 APRIL
ARISF Sustainability Workshop
In the first workshop, sustainability will take the spotlight. On the one hand, Alibaba Cloud, the cloud computing service for online businesses will bring to the table its expertise. On the other hand, the Green Future Project is a growing social start-up with sustainable initiatives all around the world and in different domains such as renewable energy, restoration, and preservation.

WEDNESDAY 1O APRIL
ARISF/WADA Clean Sport Workshop
The second workshop of the day will be presented by the World-Anti-Doping-Agency (WADA) investigating the imperative of maintaining clean sports environments. WADA’s mission is to contribute to integrity in sport by providing a doping-free sports environment to all athletes. The key topics of this workshop will be education.
ARISF Executive Board & IOC Meeting
The day will continue with a significant official meeting involving the ARISF Executive Board and top Officials from the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Due to the close collaboration between ARISF and the IOC to ensure the growth of recognised members, the discussion will focus on strategic matters that aim to benefit the entire sport ecosystem.
ARISF/IPACS Good Governance Workshop
ARISF will hold another workshop in collaboration with the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS), showcasing a workshop aimed at fostering integrity, accountability, and transparency within the sports domain by introducing the 50 recommendations that are at the base of the sport governance benchmark already implemented within ASOIF. IPACS brings together sports organisations, governments, and other relevant stakeholder in order to promote a culture of good governance in sport.