Gold Coast is set to host the 17th edition of the Sports Accord which is expected to take place from May 5-10, 2019.
According to a press release issued by the Public Relation Consultant Courtney Akrigg, it read: “This is the first time that Australia will play host to the prestigious World Sport and Business Summit, in its 17-year history”.
“The convention will host delegates from the International Olympic Committee and Heads of State, Organising Committees such as the Summer, Winter and Youth Olympic Games, the World Games and delegations from other major events”.
The city of Gold Coast is gradually becoming notable with identifying with Sports, after it recently hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games which took place in the same city.
According to the release issued, the Queensland Tourism Industry Development Minister Kate Jones who also commented about the development said:
“This event will bring 1500 representatives from up to 100 countries, representing 500 different international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, businesses and other sporting organisations to the Gold Coast.
“This is the most significant meeting of international sport representatives held every year and securing it for the Gold Coast shows the world that we have one of the foremost major events destinations on the planet.
“Hosting SportAccord gives us unprecedented access to key decision makers and provides the opportunity to showcase our capabilities first hand.
“The success of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games proved we have everything required to host large-scale, international sporting events. As a result of the Games we have a range of newly-built and upgraded world-class sporting venues.
“Hosting SportAccord is the next step in securing major international events for the city and our state which will bring benefits to Queensland for years to come.”
Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate said the city was the perfect host for the major international convention.
“This is a great demonstration of the partnership we have built with the State over the past years.
“Having SportAccord in our city will turbo charge the opportunities for the Gold Coast to further activate our sporting arenas, as well as our sports science and training facilities.
“This is post-Games legacy in action and I can’t wait to welcome SportAccord.”
SportAccord 2019 will deliver a strong and informative 4-day conference programme. Delegates will hear ground-breaking insights and learn the latest trends from world-class speakers, panellists and subject matter experts, on topics that matter most to sport.