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IF Forum 2020 to explore how Sport and Society can emerge stronger from a global crisis

IF Forum 2020 to explore how Sport and Society can emerge stronger from a global crisis
July 31, 2020

The International Federation (IF) Forum 2020 will explore how sport and society can emerge stronger from a global crisis when the global sporting community gathers from 4th to 5th November 2020 at the Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Switzerland.  

The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and International Sport Federations with a focus on sharing best practices and knowledge.

The invitation-only IF Forum 2020 will bring together 300 leaders from 125 International Sports Federations, with delegates, speakers and exclusive Official IF Forum Partners discussing best practice in an intimate environment.

Experts will discuss strategies to drive the recovery of sport following the Covid-19 pandemic while establishing game plans that sports leaders can put in place to mitigate challenges that may arise from possible unforeseen disruptions in the future.

Topics that will be debated will include crisis management, scenario planning, how to limit risk from a legal and financial perspective, law-related commercial considerations for IFs and how to stay connected and reassure athletes, fans and stakeholders in times of adversity.

SportAccord and GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli advised “the IF Forum will be a vital signpost for the global sports movement in a turbulent 2020 and thoughts turn to a brighter future. As an integral part of communities worldwide, sport will play a crucial broader role as societies and economies emerge from the Covid-19 crisis.

“All of sport’s custodians and decision-makers have an important part to play in coming together to inspire positive change while safeguarding against future challenges, and the IF Forum 2020 in Lausanne will serve as an essential starting point.”

Presentation slots have been scheduled over the course of the program as part of exclusive rights and benefits available to Partners of the invitation-only event.

The IF Forum 2020 will also feature numerous other opportunities for Partners to engage directly with sport’s decision-makers, including VIP functions and social activities for networking.

International Sport Federation and Partner registration is open for this year’s edition of the annual IF Forum, which is organised by SportAccord for International Sport Federations and their Stakeholders is supported by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Further details about the IF Forum 2020 conference program, speakers and participants will be announced in the coming weeks. 

For further information about the IF Forum, please visit

Image courtesy of Global Association of International Sports Foundations (GAISF).

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