The SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit 2024 came to an end on Friday after an inspiring week. The IFA used the conference of world sports federations for numerous meetings and fruitful discussions with various players from the world of sport, such as the IOC, WADA, IWGA and numerous providers of services for sporting events.

“A big thank you to our great hosts Birmingham City Council & West Midlands and all the amazing volunteers who helped make SportAccord 2024 such a success! We would also like to thank AIMS for the opportunity to use the joint AIMS stand for our activities and discussions in Birmingham,” said IFA President Jörn Verleger.

More than 1,700 participants from 65 different countries traveled to the UK from all over the world to experience a packed program of high-level sessions, conferences, exhibitions, networking and social events at the International Convention Centre.
Topics of discussion and debate ranged from sustainability, innovative technology, fan engagement and new event models to governance, esports and athlete wellbeing.
An engaging program of networking events, supported by the passion of local volunteers, at a state-of-the-art venue in a region with a rich sporting heritage, provided a perfect platform to make connections, strengthen relationships and explore new ideas.

“Birmingham and the West Midlands have provided an ideal platform for sport to bring together international federations, the International Olympic Committee, rights holders, businesses, cities and regions – the whole sporting family,” said SportAccord President Prof Dr Uğur Erdener