ISSF President Rossi met International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach ahead of the SportAccord International Federations (IFs) Forum. The program has started today in Lausanne and will run until Wednesday.
IOC President Bach officially opened the 17th version of this event, themed under the heading of Sport (R)Evolution – at the Olympic Museum. ISSF President Rossi has joined other IF leaders and global industry experts to explore the changing sporting landscape and to discuss how IFs can combine creative thinking with accelerating technology.
There will also be a focus on developing powerful and coherent brands and understanding what has driven recent growth in areas such as women’s sport. ISSF President Rossi said, “I am delighted to take part in this IF Forum for the first time,”
“Especially because this year we will be coverIng major issues that are transforming the environment in which international federations have to work. I am looking forward to having energised and engaged discussions with my fellow delegates and see what new ideas and concepts can be used to help promote shooting sport.” ISSF President Rossi added.
Among the guests will be the Paris 2024 Organising Committee’s director general Étienne Thobois and sports director Aurélie Merle, who will look ahead to next year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The full programme of presentations, panel discussions and networking can be accessed here:
The Schedule: Sport(R)Evolution - SportAccord International Federation (IF) Forum 2023
Subjects ranging from the untapped commercial potential of IFs to sustainability and the growth of women’s sports are on the agenda. There will also be discussion about ways to harness the latest technology to drive growth, adapting to change, navigating economic challenges such as inflation, dealing with supply side squeezes, cyber security and wider issues including audience retention and digital transformation.