The International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) has signed up as a gold partner of the 2021 SportAccord World Sport and Business Summit in Yekaterinburg.
Due to take place from May 23 to 28 2021, the event brings together representatives from more than 125 International Sports Federations affiliated with the Olympic Movement.
FITEQ was a gold partner at SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok in Thailand and a bronze partner at the inaugural Regional SportAccord Pan America 2019 held in Fort Lauderdale in the United States in December 2019.
"Our partnerships with SportAccord in the past have been highly successful and a gold partnership in Yekaterinburg will further enhance our efforts to connect with sports leaders from around the world and form strategic alliances that will support the global development of teqball," said FITEQ general secretary Marius Vizer Jr.
"SportAccord is one of the most important events in the sports calendar for FITEQ, as it enables us to meet with stakeholders from across the global sports industry and share our vision for the most exciting and fastest growing sport in the world!"
"Russia is also a key growth market for teqball and being a gold partner in Yekaterinburg will also give us the opportunity to connect with key stakeholders in Russian sport."
Teqball has been growing since holding World Championships and now aims to receive further recognition from international sporting bodies, having been granted observer status by the Global Association of International Sports Federations.
SportAccord Managing Director Nis Hatt said: "We’re very pleased to welcome FITEQ as a gold partner for SportAccord 2021 in Yekaterinburg.
"Their commitment and investment in the past few years demonstrates that the SportAccord platform provides excellent networking opportunities for emerging international sports federations.
"As a fast-growing federation, FITEQ will benefit greatly from the visibility that being a gold partner provides and we very much look forward to teaming up with this exciting sport in the build-up to, and during, next year’s event."
The 2020 edition of SportAccord, initially scheduled to be held in Beijing in China and then in Lausanne in Switzerland, was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.