Once again the AISTS returns to the annual SportAccord Convention, this year on the sunny Gold Coast in Australia. 

SportAccord is the world sport and business summit which takes place annually.  The event is an international sport convention hosted over a week, combining an exhibition area, a themed conference program and various networking events. The AISTS has been attending the SportAccord summit for several years, showcasing the AISTS and what we have to offer to the sports industry, as well as finding opportunities for our current master’s degree participants and alumni.  We are excited to be on the Gold Coast and this year we will be joining with the City of Lausanne in the exhibition area, one of our founding partners. 

The AISTS, located at the Synathlon, is based in the Olympic Capital, Lausanne which is the world’s leading international sport ecosystem. Lausanne, Switzerland is home to more than sixty international sports federations, numerous sports specialised businesses and the AISTS. 

The AISTS is one of the world’s premier sports management education and research organisations, is committed to professionalising sports management through the three core activity areas of continuing education, consulting services and providing an engaging network platform for industry connections. We are proud to be based in the Olympic Capital who in 2019 will be hosting 2019 ITU Triathlon Grand Final and in 2020 will be the host of the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games, the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships and the UCI Road World Championships. Our master’s class of 2020 will be uniquely involved in the upcoming Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games.  

Our Head of Business Development, Nalain Naidoo, will be present at SportAccord is available for meetings. She is located at the City of Lausanne stand or can be reached via email at or via the SportAccord app. 

We will also be organising an alumni meet up during the event for all our alumni attending. Over the years the AISTS alumni have presented on panels and in seminars and workshops and we also have numerous alumni working for SportAccord, GAISF and various international federations. 

AISTS Alumni at the 2018 SportAccord Convention in Thailand

If you would like to connect with us be sure you drop by and say hello at the City of Lausanne stand and ask for Nalain Naidoo or email her on the above address.  For more information about the AISTS please contact


The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) one of the world’s premier Sports Management education and research academies, is committed to professionalising sports management through the three core activity areas of continuing education, applied research and providing an engaging platform for industry connections.

Founded as a not-for-profit foundation in 2000, AISTS Founding Members include the International Olympic Committee, the EPFL, the University of Lausanne, the University of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud.


About SportAccord Convention

The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.

Experience the world of sport in the Olympic Capital

Participants attend several full-day workshops throughout the programme to experience sport. These sessions are delivered by the sport organisations and federations themselves and provide a unique hands-on experience and well as an ideal opportunity to connect to our alumni and experts working in the industry.