LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to welcome Nestlé Nespresso SA as Gold Partner at this year’s Convention taking place from 17 to 22 April in Lausanne, bringing additional value and an ultimate coffee experience to delegates.

Since 1996, Nespresso has provided unique business-to-business solutions coupled with personalised exclusive services, designed to meet the needs of some of the most discerning hosts in the world’s foremost hotels and restaurants, as well as those of its business customers.

Focused mainly within the Office and Hotel/Restaurant/Cafe (HORECA) sectors, Nespresso operates in 64 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2015, it operated a global retail network of over 450 exclusive boutiques. Recognised as the number one brand in the portioned coffee segment for its premium quality par excellence and more than just a coffee, their success is built on creating the highest quality Grand Cru coffees from cherry to cup, long-lasting consumer relationships and sustainable business success.

“As the pioneer and reference for highest quality portioned coffee, Nespresso is happy to support organisations and help add value to their events, by offering delegates moments of pure pleasure. With our customised business solutions, Nespresso can meet a blend of business expectations in terms of quality and services. Coffee is at the heart of all we do. Yet consumer pleasure is why we do it,” said Christel Huwiler, PR Manager and spokesperson, Nespresso Suisse.

Commenting on the Gold Partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “Having Nestlé Nespresso on-board for the first time at the Convention is exciting and particularly fitting as we are near-neighbours and both headquartered in Lausanne. With their outstanding pedigree and deep understanding of coffee expertise and philosophy, I’m sure many organisations attending SportAccord Convention will consider Nespresso for future events. We’d like to extend a warm welcome.”

Held in a different city every year, the annual SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas. An exclusive 6-day event with 2000 delegates expected to attend, the Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.

As part of the official programme, SportAccord Convention will also host a Digital Summit, LawAccord, City Forum, MediaAccord and a themed Plenary Conference at this prestigious global gathering. The Convention also comprises: a 3-day exhibition represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event services, media, and many more, a virtual Sports Demo Zone, as well as social and cultural programmes. To register for SportAccord Convention, visit:

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Nestlé Nespresso SA

Nestlé Nespresso SA is the pioneer and reference for highest-quality portioned coffee. Headquartered in Lausanne, Switzerland, Nespresso operates in 64 countries and has more than 12,000 employees. In 2015, it operated a global retail network of over 450 exclusive boutiques. For more information, visit the Nespresso corporate website:

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SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development 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.

SportAccord, 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.