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SportAccord Queensland offers delegates themed zones for networking 

SportAccord Queensland offers delegates themed zones for networking 
March 27, 2019

With the annual World Sport & Business Summit, SportAccord, being held this year in May on the Gold Coast, the event is offering delegates a number of Queensland-inspired themed zones in which to network.

SportAccord organisers have been inspired by the endless sandy beaches, the Great Barrier Reef, national parks and rainforests, the Outback, World Heritage sites and culinary delights, with Carl Langdon, Exhibition Manager for SportAccord explaining "so inspired by what we heard and saw, it didn’t take much persuading when the Host City team suggested bringing some of Queensland right into the heart of SportAccord."

With this in mind, organisations who register for SportAccord will get a taste of what Queensland has to offer, with four feature zones to be staged in the Exhibition Hall.

Queenslanders are currently celebrating the ‘Year of Outback Tourism’ and this theme will be adopted for the Recharging Zone. With its vibrant ochre-coloured sands, a well-known feature of the Outback, delegates will have the opportunity to network and hold meetings with their peers.

When it comes to relaxation, the Zen Zone represented by a Reef and sponsored by Edmonton Events, is likely to be a popular spot for delegates to relax and soak up the atmosphere with peers. 

Knowing what it takes to stage major cultural and sporting events, Doug McLean, Director of Edmonton Events and a SportAccord Silver Partner, commented "we are thrilled to be supporting SportAccord again through our partnership.

"As Canada’s top city at number 23 in Sportcal’s 2018 Global Sports Cities Index, we value the expertise we’ve gained and the connections we’ve developed, through attending SportAccord over the years. We are looking forward to yet another successful event in Gold Coast, Australia.”

This year’s Media Zone will become a lush Rainforest, where international sports federations and organisations can work with media to get their stories heard.

Guido Bouw, Managing Director Gracenote Sports, a regular exhibitor at SportAccord, commented "SportAccord has given Gracenote Sports great opportunities to engage with our clients, partners and industry suppliers. We serve many international federations, media organisations and event organisers, so meeting them all in one place is very effective.

Always popular, this year’s SportAccord Café will bring Gold Coast’s beach scene into the thematic mix. Delegates will be able to enjoy refreshing drinks and eats at the ‘Beach Café’, or take a well-earned rest along the boardwalk. 

Speakers’ Corner, now a SportAccord regular will also be located in the Exhibition Hall. Organisations can take centre-stage and launch a product or service, share breaking news, or raise awareness around a cause close to their heart. 

Sports Tech Start-up Showcase
As part of Speakers’ Corner, the Sports Tech Start-up Showcase will be a new competition feature at the Gold Coast edition of SportAccord. 

To be delivered by the Queensland Government in partnership with Austrade and the Australian Sports Technology Network, the competition will give nine Australian start-ups the opportunity to pitch their product or service in the following categories: 

• Sports data and performance
• Digital, media and business
• Wearable and equipment.

The winner will be awarded a 90-day placement with Austrade Landing Pad of their choice (Berlin, Germany; Shanghai, China; Singapore; Tel Aviv, Israel or San Francisco, USA) valued at $25,000, helping the startup or scaleup to take their business global.

To become an Exhibitor or Partner, or take part in Speakers’ Corner, contact sales@sportaccord.com or phone +41 21 612 3070.

For more information on Speakers' Corner alexey.mikhailov@sportaccord.sport

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

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