Insurance broker JLT specialty sign new 3-year partnership with the IF Forum

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

Insurance broker JLT specialty sign new 3-year partnership with the IF Forum

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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The International Federation (IF) Forum

The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and non-Olympic International Sport Federations with focus on sharing best practices and knowledge. The event is open to international sports federation members from GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF and AIMS, by invitation only.

JLT Specialty

JLT Specialty Limited (JLT Specialty) is a global specialist insurance broker and risk consultant, providing market leading industry knowledge and expertise in specialist fields to some of the world's largest companies.

JLT Specialty is part of the Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group of companies (JLT), one of the world’s leading providers of insurance, reinsurance and employee benefits related advice, brokerage and associated services. JLT’s client proposition is built upon its deep specialist knowledge, client advocacy, tailored advice and service excellence.

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SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. Held in a different city each year, the Convention takes place over six days and is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, and organisations involved in the business of sport.

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.

GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations), 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 Associate Members.

In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.

For more information about the SportAccord Convention visit: