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Former United Nations Secretary General to open SportAccord Gold Coast Summit

Former United Nations Secretary General to open SportAccord Gold Coast Summit
April 23, 2019

SportAccord has announced that H.E. Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary General, will deliver the Opening Welcome Address at the SportAccord Summit on the Gold Coast on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

With a history of championing the world’s vulnerable by putting sustainable development, climate change, and gender equality at the top of the UN agenda, former Secretary General Moon will also take part in the United Through Sports Youth Conference being held during the event.

Commenting on his attendance, former Secretary General Moon stated “I, as an Honorary President of 2019 Chungju World Martial Arts Masterships, a Chairperson of International Olympic Committee Ethics Commission and the 8th Secretary General of the United Nations, am very pleased to participate in 2019 SportAccord.

“Of 2019 SportAccord programs, SportAccord Summit will be an important stage to share the knowledge and information on the topic of ‘The Future of Big Data and Analytics’ among leaders in the sporting world.

“I hope all participants and colleagues of 2019 SportAccord endeavor to promote sport for development and peace in the world through the SportAccord Summit.”

Sporting leaders and delegates represented at the highest levels will gather at the SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit in Gold Coast for a week of networking and key meetings, and hear the latest from around 100 subject matter experts involved in this year’s conference programme.

Commenting on the participation of former Secretary General Moon, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord, advising “it is an absolute pleasure and honour to be welcoming His Excellency Mr Ban Ki-moon to the SportAccord Summit 2019.

“His vision, leadership and accomplishments over the years have made a significant impact around the world. His leadership continues to inspire as one of the world’s top global thinkers. We look forward with anticipation to hear what His Excellency will impart to the international sports community during his Welcome Address at this year’s SportAccord Summit in Gold Coast.”

Delegates can register and hear first-hand from a stellar line-up of Summit speakers and panellists, as well as take part in the newly formed interactive Summit Hub sessions planned for Day two of the SportAccord Summit. Each hub (five in total) will be led by a Summit speaker, where attendees will be able to discuss the Summit conference sessions from Day one in more detail with peers.

Former Secretary General Moon will also speak at this year’s United Through Youth Opening Conference, taking place on 7th May 2019 during SportAccord, as part of the Sports Festival hosted by United Through Sports.

The events embrace a number of key drivers which have become key for United Through Sports: inclusivity; unity in diversity; the future; youth; non-discrimination; gender quality; providing opportunities for the youth via sport; and building alliances to give back.

H.E. Ban Ki-moon is also a former South Korean Foreign Minister.

Click here for information on the 2019 SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Image of H.E. Ban Ki-moon courtesy of SportAccord.

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