SportAccord has confirmed that Lausanne, the Olympic Capital will host the 2020 SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit. Returning to the Canton of Vaud and the Home of International Sport, SportAccord will take place from 19-24 April 2020 at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre. Lausanne, which last staged the event in 2016, replaces Beijing. The Chinese capital cannot remain as host city due to the coronavirus outbreak in China.
The Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association is held during SportAccord. According to the latest information, the time of the meeting has not been changed, i.e. it will be held 23.4.2020. Should the meeting be moved, the IWGA will announce it separately.
“We are delighted that Lausanne will be hosting SportAccord once again,” SportAccord President Raffaele Chiulli said in a statement. “We truly look forward to delivering another successful SportAccord in this dynamic city and within this short period of time.”
On becoming Host City to the next SportAccord, the Mayor of Lausanne, Grégoire Junod commented: “As the Olympic Capital, Lausanne is proud to be hosting the 2020 SportAccord and looks forward to supporting the organisers in making this major event successful. Once again, it is with great pleasure that we open our doors to the international sports family.”
Partners, exhibitors and delegates who had registered to attend the event in Beijing will be contacted shortly. Registration will be re-opened on Feb. 24 for SportAccord 2020 in Lausanne.
Source: SportAccord Press Release
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