EXHIBITION BOOTHS SNAPPED UP AS MANY CITIES AND INTERNATIONAL SPORT FEDERATIONS SEE SAC2018 AS OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH SPORTING BUSINESS LEADERS

17.08.2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Just over six weeks after registration opened for the SportAccord Convention set to take place at the Centara Grand & Bangkok Convention Centre, Thailand from 15 – 20 April 2018, over twenty organisations have already signed-up for the #SAC2018 exhibition with many more organisations about to sign. The only annual sports business convention where all the international sport federations (IFs) are guaranteed to attend, these exhibitors include six international sport federations as well as ten cities and regions.

Showcasing Melbourne as the “Ultimate Sports City” at the SAC2017 exhibition in Aarhus Denmark, Damien de Bohun, General Manager of Major Events at Visit Victoria said, “Melbourne is the sports capital and has sport in its DNA, we have wonderful people who run great sporting events, incredible facilities and a great city. When it’s all said and done, people just love coming to Melbourne and love enjoying the sport that we host.”  

International sport federations, cities, and any organisation involved in the business of sport, can book an exhibition booth online or discuss their requirements and options with the sales team ([email protected]). The SportAccord Convention format for 2018 has been designed to increase networking opportunities for both exhibitors and delegates with access to the conference auditorium and official meeting rooms via the Exhibition Zone which are all on one level. Exhibitors will also have access to the SAC networking mobile app to contact delegates, arrange meetings, and keep up-to-date with the latest news at the Convention.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “The SportAccord Convention exhibition is always a popular draw and sells out year-on-year and with over 20 exhibitors already signed-up, this is a great start. With no price increase for 2018, having more featured zones as well as more booths facing directly onto a bigger SAC Café, we’re expecting the exhibition to sell-out even sooner. Hatt went on to say:

Everyone with a vested interest in sport is here under one roof at SportAccord Convention and exhibitors see SportAccord Convention as an opportunity to connect with sporting business leaders. It goes without saying, having a booth enables exhibitors to highlight their products, services or sport and in the case of cities and regions, an exhibition booth provides a meeting point for international federations and sponsors to discuss future events and opportunities.”

Due to the overwhelming popularity of ‘enhanced’ booths at last year’s Convention, this is the ‘go-to’ booth for #SAC2018 with even more booths being made available. Entry-level booths will start at 6m² and include 4 delegate passes (increasing with booth size), graphics, TV, chairs, table, information counter, Wi-Fi, power, lights and carpet). Organisations will also be able to purchase floor space and build bespoke booths such as the award-winning FEI booth in 2016 and the outstanding FINA World Championships booths in 2016 and 2017.

The exhibition zone will also feature a special ‘Thai Pavilion’ to include local Thai attractions. Registration for SportAccord Convention 2018 is open and organisations are encouraged to take advantage of the limited number of early-bird delegate passes on offer at CHF1,500 (a saving of CHF1, 000).

Exhibitors are also encouraged to take advantage of the preferential rates negotiated with Official Logistics Provider DB Schenker who have partnered with SportAccord Convention for many years, for the transportation of booths and marketing materials to Bangkok. Please refer to this news story to connect to the DB Schenker team responsible for Bangkok.

The SportAccord Convention World Sport & Business Summit provides a unique platform for Leaders from international federations and industry to meet and discuss the business of sport. The annual 6-day summit also includes an extensive Conference programme, and is host to all the Stakeholder General Assemblies attended by their Members. The Convention also offers many other social and networking opportunities as part of its Official Schedule.

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EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. Held in a different city each year, the Convention takes place over six days and is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, and organisations involved in the business 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 (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 Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.