SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations for the development of sport.
Originally launched in 2003, SportAccord International Convention is a 6-day gathering of more than 1500 leading representatives from international sport. It offers the sports family a powerful opportunity to come together on a global scale, in an exclusive and authoritative networking environment, to build relationships, share knowledge and develop ideas that will benefit the entire community.
Unlike any other event of its type, SportAccord International Convention is owned and endorsed by the sports movement itself. It was created and is owned by SportAccord, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and the Association of International Olympic Winter Federations (AIOWF). Over the past 9 years, SportAccord International Convention has become one of the key fixtures on the world-wide sporting calendar. It allows associations as well as the international sports federations to increase efficiency by holding all their annual meetings at the same time and place, and serves also as a commercial platform whereby the sports industry can have ‘one-stop-shop’ access to the world governing bodies of sport and their key decision-makers.
IFMA is a member of SportAccord, and sits among the 105 world recognized sport federations. IFMA again had a presence at the convention with a booth which was again buzzing with visitors keen to learn more about Muaythai and its goal of IOC recognition.