More than 1,500 delegates from 500 organisations around the world are expected at the Colorado Convention Centre. Among the many IOC and NOC members, many European delegates and in particular EOC President Patrick Hickey.
Leading international sports speakers are on the programme, from Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli to tennis legend Andre Agassi, and CNN founder Ted Turner.
The IOC will take advantage of this important event to hold its first Executive Board meeting of the year.
Sportaccord annually brings representatives from the 100 international sports federations affiliated to GAISF (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), as well as the International Olympic Committee Executive Board, together with sponsors, bidding and host cities, architects, sports lawyers, broadcasters, games organising committees, rights holders and other specialists to discuss the key issues facing the sports industry.
Owned by GAISF, ASOIF and AIOWF, Sportaccord encompasses the annual Congress and General Assembly of each association, while offering the sports community a powerful opportunity to come together in an exclusive and authoritative networking environment to build relationships, exchange knowledge and develop ideas.