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FISU Present at SportAccord 2009

World Conferences 26 March 2009



FISU President George Killian and members of the FISU Staff lead by Secretary-General/CEO Eric Saintrond are in Denver, Colorado, USA for the 7th edition of SportAccord.

FISU is present at the SportAccord Conference with a promotional booth representing the different activities of FISU as well as the upcoming FISU events. Marc Vandenplas, Director for the Summer Universiade; Milan Augustin, Director for the Winter Universiade and Laurent Briel, Director for the World University Championships represent their departments to the delegates of the International Sport Federations visiting the FISU booth. Lots of new contacts are made and old ones strengthened. The agenda of the FISU President is quite full as a great number of IFS representatives want to meet with him.


The FISU booth at SportAccord





SportAccord brings together the federations affiliated to AGFIS (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), as well as the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board. Prior to the creation of SportAccord, these four stakeholders each held separate annual meetings in different locations. That meant many people having to attend two or even three meetings in different parts of the world. SportAccord brought these meetings all under one umbrella, at the same time creating a new platform for interaction between the Sport Movement and companies and cities.