The traditional International Federation forum, which gathers the top leaders at the various international sports federations for two days of interaction was held in Lausanne at the Olympic Museum from 28th-29th November.
The two themes of this year’s IF Forum was safe sport and sustainability with the focus of the seminars showing how these important themes should be built into the core of every international sport.
The IF Forum 2022, which is organized by SportAccord and supported by the International Olympic Committee to tackle global matters related to the Sports Movement. FIS was represented by Michel Vion (FIS Secretary General), Niklas Carlsson (FIS Deputy Secretary General) and Sarah Fussek (FIS Integrity Manager)
IOC Vice-President, Ser Miang Ng said: “The theme of this IF Forum, International Federation Impact – Safe Sport and Sustainable Development, could not come at a better time. The word impact is key because it highlights our fundamental belief that we can have an impact, that we can make the world a better place through sports.”
Day one featured powerful keynote speeches on human rights and sustainability. David Grevemberg CBE, Chief Innovation and Partnerships Officer, Centre for Sport and Human Rights said, “Universal principles for good governance in sport, provides a solid framework, however, human rights considerations can help to strengthen these principles even further.”
Day two featured Q&As, scene setters, case studies and panel sessions delving into topics ranging from ‘Human Rights in Practice’ to ‘Safe Sport – Think Globally, Act Locally’, and ‘How to Implement Easy Changes Within Your Sustainability Strategy’, as well as a focus on the United Nations Sustainability Development Goals and their connection to sport.
The IF Forum 2022 brought together 350 leaders from more than 125 International Federations, presidents, CEOs, and senior managers meeting face-to-face in a relaxed environment to enable first-class networking and knowledge-exchange opportunities.