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 4-5 November at the Hotel Royal Savoy in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Experts will discuss strategies to drive the recovery of sport following the Covid-19 pandemic whilst 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.

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 programme, speakers and participants will be announced in the coming weeks.

SportAccord and GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli said: “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 whilst safeguarding against future challenges, and the IF Forum 2020 in Lausanne will serve as an essential starting point.”

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.

Presentation slots have been scheduled over the course of the programme 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. 

To discuss partnership opportunities and take advantage of exclusive access to the IF Forum, contact our Sales Team by email at or by phone at +41 21 612 30 79.

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The International Federation (IF) Forum

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 event is open to International Sports Federation members from ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) and its Associate Members.

In addition, the IF Forum receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.