LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention announced today that Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games CEO David Grevemberg and Vasily Kiknadze, the CEO of Russia's ANO Sports Broadcasting, the consortium of national broadcasters RTR, Channel One and NTV PLUS which holds the Russian rights for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, have joined the conference speaker line-up for 11th annual event in Saint-Petersburg from May 26-31, 2013. 

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Sports economist Andrew Zimbalist, who is Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, has also joined the conference programme, along with Evening Standard columnist Mihir Bose. National Association of Sports Commissions Executive Director Don Schumacher and Dr Beatriz Garcia, Head of Research at the Institute of Cultural Capital in the University of Liverpool's School of Sociology, will be among the experts speaking at the annual City Forum. For more conference information and a full list of confirmed speakers.

Additional partners have come on board for the Convention at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex. The Qatar Olympic Committee is a new Silver Partner and FIBA will be a Bronze Partner for the eleventh year. The Commonwealth Games Federation has become a Bronze Partner, while CH2M Hill has extended its support as Sustainability & Legacy Partner.