Muaythai under IFMA has been a proud member of SportAccord since 2006 and has been an exhibitor at every convention since. From Seoul to Beijing, to Athens, to Denver, to Dubai, to London and last year, to St. Petersburg. This year IFMA will proudly be putting up its booth in Antalya, Turkey in order to promote muaythai as a cultural art form and competition sport.
The SportAccord Convention is a 6-day annual gathering of over 2500 leading representatives from many international sports. It encompasses the Congress and General Assemblies of three associations whose members consist of 109 International Sports Federations (IFs) and Associate Members. The Convention provides the global sports community with an unrivalled opportunity to gather in an exclusive networking environment, to build relationships, expand horizons and broaden sport’s collective endeavours. SportAccord receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), who organises the IOC Executive Board spring meeting at each Convention. In addition to its Executive Board Meeting, the IOC also holds its annual joint meetings with SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF.
The SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport. Specifically, SportAccord Convention assists:
- Developing Nations speak with sporting leaders to discuss the development of sporting programmes in their country.
- Developed Nations meet International Federations to offer hosting solutions for their events.
- Businesses and service providers to world sport access International Federations and Organising Committees to discuss and agree current and potential working partnerships.
- International Federations hold ad hoc meetings with the wider sports business community.