LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention today confirmed a new three-year International Federation (IF) Forum partnership with JLT Specialty who deliver insurance consultancy services to the sports industry, including a number of bespoke products for the international sports federations. 

This year’s IF Forum is set to take place from 8-10 November 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland and will focus on the ‘International Federation Impact – Leading the way towards a Sustainable Agenda’. 

The IF Forum provides a platform for GAISF stakeholders and their members to tackle global issues related to the Sports Movement. The event provides plenty of opportunity for speakers and delegates to share best practice, as well as take back ideas and initiatives to work through within their respective international sports federations.

Gary Flynn, Head of Sport Practice for JLT Specialty commented, “We at JLT are proud to have been an official partner to the IF Forum since 2011, and my personal involvement with the Global Association of International Sports Federations goes even further back to 2007.

The IF Forum allows us to explore new opportunities to assist International Federations with their insurance needs and strengthen our existing relationships.”

Hosted by the SportAccord Convention team, the annual 3-day gathering is limited to a small number of industry partners thus providing strong visibility. The IF Forum gives partners access to an authoritative networking environment and recognition as a supporter of the Sports Movement.

Partners also have access to the official schedule which includes entry to all conference and panel sessions involving leading experts, workshops and case studies, as well as VIP functions and social activities. IF Forum Partners also have the opportunity to deliver a presentation as part of the conference programme.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We are delighted to sign a new three-year partnership with JLT Specialty who have been tremendous supporters of the IF Forum for the last 6 years. Their commitment demonstrates the value a partnership brings and what can be achieved in this environment.”

A review of innovation in the global insurance industry carried out by Accenture in 2015, highlights the growing importance of partnerships which feature strongly in the biggest innovation trends.

To discuss partnership opportunities, contact Brandon Kelley of SportAccord Convention +41 (0) 21 601 27 64 or email 

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