IOC President Thomas Bach is set to speak at the IF Forum in Lausanne ©Getty Images

An estimated 300 officials from more than 125 worldwide governing bodies are set to gather here for the International Federation (IF) Forum, an event set to be overshadowed by other things going on.

The Olympic Museum in Swiss city Lausanne is due to stage this year’s gathering tomorrow and Tuesday (November 29).

International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach is poised to attend the event that is taking place under the theme of "International Federation Impact - Safe Sport and Sustainable Development".

Bach is set to give a welcome speech on the opening day along with Christelle Luisier Brodard, state councillor for the department of institutions, territory and sport for Canton of Vaud and Ellie Moeschler, vice-mayor in charge of sports for the City of Lausanne.

Ivo Ferriani, head of SportAccord and the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), is also down to give an opening address.

GAISF, which has 95 full members and 20 associate member organisations, faces being dissolved.

An Extraordinary General Assembly to abolish GAISF has been called on Tuesday in Lausanne.

GAISF President Ivo Ferriani is poised to attend the IF Forum on the eve of a vote to abolish his organisation ©Getty Images
GAISF President Ivo Ferriani is poised to attend the IF Forum on the eve of a vote to abolish his organisation ©Getty Images

David Grevemberg, chief innovation and partnerships officer for the Centre for Sport and Human Rights, and Dale Vince, chairman of Forest Green Rovers Football Club, are also set to give keynote speeches.

Day two is due to feature presentations on safe sport, sustainability and climate action with SportAccord acting managing director Martin Gibbs set to get the proceedings underway.

Among the speakers include Alan Gilpin, chief executive of World Rugby, Gloria Viseras, safe sport senior project manager for the IOC, and World Sailing head of sustainability Alexandra Rickham.

Several panel sessions are due to be held with topics including "How to Implement easy changes within your sustainability strategy" and "Safe sport - think globally, act locally".

"The IF Forum 2022 gives IFs and sports leaders an ideal opportunity to gather in person and discuss vital best practice approaches to sustainability, safe sport, and human rights," said Gibbs.

"These are issues of critical importance to International Federations and their stakeholders, so we are delighted to be welcoming influential figures who will offer their valuable, industry-leading insights."