published at Tuesday 17 February 2015

WISE, the International Convention for Careers in Sports, announces strategic partnership with SportAccord, the International Federations’ Union

Lausanne, Switzerland, February 17, 2015 – WISE – Work In Sports Exhibition is proud to announce a strategic partnership with SportAccord, the Union for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organisers of international sporting events, for the Convention’s second edition to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 6-7 May 2015.

As an official strategic partner, SportAccord, whose major values are to encourage and facilitate knowledge sharing among members, will have a key role in further developing WISE’s mission of fostering career management in sports through an innovative and sharing platform. Both WISE and SportAccord will take advantage of this partnership to further promote their partners or members by increasing their visibility among the international sports industry.

Joint activities comprise :

- SportAccord’s exhibition booth present during WISE 2015

- inclusion of SportAccord Director General and Multi-Sports Games Director in panel discussions at WISE Forum

- provision of a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) by SportAccord Academy to be released and made accessible to all WISE participants free of charge; further details will follow soon.

Vlad Marinescu, SportAccord Director General, commented : “The sports world is relatively close knit and we are delighted to partner with WISE 2015 to better interact and engage with the members of the global sports industry. This partnership will enable SportAccord to better represent the interests of our member federations by interacting with and inspiring future sports professionals.”

Giancarlo Sergi, WISE Director, added : “We are really delighted to partner up with such an internationally recognised world governing body as SportAccord. Throughout our collaboration, we will be able to exchange best practices and expertise from and for sports leaders of international sports federations through WISE’s proactive sharing platform.”

The full conference programme will be announced soon on the WISE website.

Online registration is open here

ABOUT SPORTACCORD

SportAccord is the Union for both Olympic and non-Olympic international sports federations as well as organisers of international sporting events. SportAccord’s mission is to UNITE and SUPPORT its members in the co-ordination and protection of their common aims and interests, while conserving and respecting their autonomy. SportAccord members : 92 Full Members: international sports federations governing specific sports worldwide; 17 Associate Members: organisations which conduct activities closely related to the international sports federations.

ABOUT WISE

WISE is the International Convention for Careers in Sports. It offers a 360° sharing platform to leaders of today and tomorrow, as well as active and former athletes entering the business world. The first edition in 2014 gathered ca. 900 participants from 40 countries, 40 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 3 ambassadors over 2 days.