Council News

Beijing to host 18th SportAccord 2020

Date : 07 Nov 2018

Lausanne, Switzerland, November 5, 2018: SportAccord is delighted to announce Beijing as host city for the 18th edition of SportAccord from April 19-24, 2020.

Mr Chen Jining, Mayor of Beijing and Executive President of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, said: “Hosting the 2020 SportAccord Convention will promote sports development in Beijing and China at large, further Beijing’s exchanges and cooperation with the international sports community, boost the preparations for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics and contribute to the development of world sports.

“SportAccord shows its trust for my city by hosting the 2020 SportAccord Convention in Beijing. We will fully explore the strengths of the city and deepen cooperation with the SportAccord and International Sports Federations to ensure the Convention is a fruitful event.”

Francesco Ricci Bitti, Executive Committee member of SportAccord, commented: “Coming back to Beijing after a period of 12 years is a very exciting prospect for SportAccord and the international sports federations.

“The global sports landscape has experienced extraordinary change since 2007. Technologies and social media have helped to transform the business of sport and it has never been easier to reach billions of fans – in seconds.

“Consumer interest for sport in China continues to grow rapidly. Needless to say, the commercial opportunities in every channel are vast – for stakeholders, fan engagement, media and much more. Hosting SportAccord 2020 in Beijing could not come at a better time.”

A six-day event, the World Sport & Business Summit is the leading platform for key decision-makers in sport and industry to meet, network and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas.

Note: SportAccord 2019 is set to take place in the Gold Coast, Australia from May 5-10.




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