LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention and The Contemporary Group have announced the continuation of their Partnership for a ninth year running.

This year marks a significant milestone for Contemporary International, a division of The Contemporary Group, where it will intensify its commitment to excellence in sport event management in Russia. The firm are the Supplier of Event Services to the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. 

"It is our honour to sponsor an event which brings together the most influential people in the international sports industry. We are proud to be able to contribute to the success of this gathering, where networking opportunities result in tangible business advantages, and conference sessions bring thoughtful advice and debate." Said Stephen Mirabile, President of The Contemporary Group. "With SportAccord Convention being staged in Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games we are very much looking forward to enhancing our Russian experience, and promoting the benefits of sport and its industry well into the new millennium."

In 2012 Contemporary International managed a range of services for organisers of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and as a group, The Contemporary Group successfully delivered hundreds of sporting, entertainment and political events across North America.

"SportAccord Convention and The Contemporary Group are a fantastic fit, and the length of our partnership is testament to this," said Nis Hatt, SportAccord Convention Managing Director. "We are delighted to partner with one of the most experienced teams in the world of sports events. They have a wealth of knowledge and tools to help delivery major events. During SportAccord Convention we will be helping The Contemporary Group build even more relationships with Russian sports industry leaders in advance of Russia's decade of major events."

Over 25 Organising Committees of major events and one hundred rights holders have confirmed their attendance at SportAccord Convention 2013 in Saint Petersburg. With many of these Organising Committees and leading event service providers exhibiting during the event, SportAccord Convention is the largest annual networking platform for the international sports events industry. A sell-out exhibition will form the hub of activity, with unique insight into world sport provided by industry leaders during the conference, and a social programme to make the visit to Saint-Petersburg an unforgettable occasion for all participants.

To learn more or register 

About SportAccord Convention
SportAccord Convention is the world's premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport.

Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF , SportAccord Convention annually brings representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations) and AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), as well as the International Olympic Committee Executive Board.

About The Contemporary Group
The Contemporary Group - a collection of companies developed over the past four decades- provides world-class event support that can reduce the workload and investment associated with assembling and disbanding major elements of an event organization. Our dedication to the event industry has resulted in a suite of knowledge, systems and experienced personnel available on-demand for clients of all sizes.