SPOTLIGHT ON CITIES SHARING BEST PRACTICE WITH LEADING EVENT-HOSTING NATIONS AT CITY-TO-CITY & CITY FORUM

Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Once again, cities will be in the spotlight at this year’s SportAccord Convention with City-to-City and City Forum taking place on Tuesday 19 April at the SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne. As ‘go-to’ events for delegates, this year’s City Day is no exception, with an excellent line-up of speakers, a content-packed programme assessing the impact of sport, with plenty of opportunity for the audience to be involved.

Starting the day, City-to-City will enable delegates to hit the ground running by providing a platform for free discussion on the needs and challenges faced when looking to host sport events. Led by Iain Edmondson, Head of Major Events at London & Partners, he commented, “Cities like London have come to recognise the value of major events in developing our economy and society. We are always seeking to learn from colleagues around the world and we hope to see representatives from every continent taking part.”

Points for discussion could include: issues relating to the bid process, economic impact, legacy, governmental and private sector support, as well as other matters of concern. City-to-City is attended by representatives from regions, cities and countries, with delegates encouraged to share experiences and lessons learned.

Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events commented, “Major events make a vital contribution to the Scottish economy and, in recent years, staging some of the world’s most prestigious events, such as the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup, has brought about substantial benefits for the nation.” He went on to say, “Our progress has been greatly aided by knowledge sharing and discussing best practice with other leading event-hosting nations and I look forward to the further opportunity of doing just that during City-to-City and City Forum at the SportAccord Convention.”

The afternoon will begin with City Forum led by Don Schumacher, Executive Director of the National Association of Sports Commissions. The event will provide a series of seminars and panel sessions, addressing the needs and concerns of cities bidding for, as well as hosting, international sporting events.

Speaking of the importance of such an event, Ben Avison, Editorial and Conference Director of Host City for the Cavendish Group commented, “Host City is pleased to support City Forum at the SportAccord Convention. As a media provider, Host City always places cities at the centre of the major event hosting community and we welcome this excellent opportunity for cities to share experiences of hosting sports events.”

The first City Forum session will focus on The Current State of Affairs for cities presented by one of the Principal Media Partners, Sportcal. Delegates will receive an exclusive printed Summary covering some of the highlights from the studies made for the Global Sports Impact (GSI) Reports.

This year’s Event Watch focuses on the Tour de France Grand Départ providing a Netherlands case study on their decision to bid for the Tour start, as well as the results that followed.

The City Forum will also focus on Government and Non-Government Hosting Models with representatives from different countries, discussing the benefits and limitations of various models used by cities, bidding for and hosting sporting events. In the final session, delegates will be able to take part in a Group Project challenge focused on an event-bidding issue.

To find out more about SportAccord Convention, including the 4-day Conference Programme and Official Schedule, or to register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:
jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EventScotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events, EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org. Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews

Sportcal Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report
Sportcal produces the annual Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report which analyses the impact of major world championships and multi-sport games each year on their host cities and nations. For further information on the GSI Reports contact Colin Stewart colin.stewart@sportcal.com for Content.

Host City
HOST CITY is the media brand of choice for cities, rights holders, organisers and suppliers in their quest for best practice on hosting major events. First published in 2003 for the organisers of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, HOST CITY now serves all sports, business and cultural events through a quarterly magazine, online news and live events. Contact ben.avison@hostcity.net or visit the website www.hostcity.com
 

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION TO HOST ‘LAWACCORD’ IN LAUSANNE FOCUSING ON THE FUTURE OF SPORT AND THE LAW

Date: 
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to host this year’s LawAccord Conference with the support of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday, 18 April 2016 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne. This year’s LawAccord conference programme will focus on the Future of Sport and the Law, as well as take a dispassionate view of some of the disputes following a year of conflict in sport.

Conference Co-Chair and Head of the LawAccord Conference Programme, Stephen Townley commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting LawAccord 2016 with the support of the Court of Arbitration for Sport as well as being able to extend a warm welcome to the recently appointed Director General of WADA, Oliver Niggli, who will take up his post officially in the near future. This year, LawAccord will focus on the needs of lawyers, sports administrators and International Federation officials, providing insights from a range of experts across the field, on the latest developments and concepts, as well as disputes that continue to challenge the world of sport.”

The initial Keynote will be given by Olivier Niggli from WADA, an organisation who play a pivotal role in preventing cheating in sport. The Keynote will provide an update on the implementation of the 2015 Code, WADA compliance programme and a roundup of the latest WADA investigations.

The first panel session involves an interactive workshop: What does sport look for and need from the legal industry? Sharing the ‘inside track’, delegates will learn what International Federations (IFs) and multisport events are looking for with plenty of opportunity for discussion and networking. This session is targeted at Sports lawyers and professionals who provide legal services to sport, (particularly International Federations), and those who wish to break into this industry.

The following Keynote: The latest from CAS will be given by Matthieu Reeb, Secretary General of CAS, providing delegates with the most recent jurisprudence and CAS rules. This will follow with a presentation of Olympic CAS case law, as well as an interactive discussion on how the Court of Arbitration for Sport’s Ad Hoc Division at the Rio 2016 Games, plans to tackle any disputes that may arise.

Most senior International Federation officials spend a portion of their lives mediating disputes within their organisations. Session 2: Solving sport disputes through mediation, examines the increasing role of mediation in sport. This session is aimed at Sports lawyers and professionals who need to understand the role and application of mediation within the SportAccord Movement, as well as what IFs and multisport events are looking to achieve in conflict management, and how mediation can play its part. The panel will also discuss when mediation is a real alternative to resolving conflicts within and outside a Federation and whether it works, how mediation can be incorporated into agreements, and where its shortfalls lie compared with other methods of legal recourse.

The following link provides further information on the LawAccord Programme.

Lawyers, professionals and IFs already attending the SportAccord Convention and who wish to attend the LawAccord session, should register their interest at: lawaccord@activerights.com.

Lawyers, and professionals who wish to attend the LawAccord Conference only at a rate of 750 CHF, should register using the following link: LawAccord Conference only. For those who wish to register for the SportAccord Convention including LawAccord, please register at www.sportaccordconvention.com.

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will also host a one-day Digital Summit, City Forum, MediaAccord, and a themed Plenary Conference focussed on The Mission of Sport, 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.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:
jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

Delegate Registration for LawAccord only

For those delegates who wish to attend LawAccord only, this link should be used to register and buy a delegate pass.

A delegate pass for the LawAccord conference ONLY is priced at 750 CHF.

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION ANNOUNCES FIRST DETAILS OF PLENARY CONFERENCE: ‘THE MISSION OF SPORT’

Date: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The SportAccord Convention Plenary Conference Session has established itself as the central platform for delegates to hear the latest on sport and sport business globally. Now in its 14th edition, this year’s Plenary Conference taking place on Thursday, 21 April 2016, will focus on The Mission of Sport, incorporating a diverse range of topics with in-depth track sessions. Featuring a world-class speaker line-up and a range of cutting edge technologies, the Plenary Conference will set the tone for the remainder of the year and beyond.

This year’s one-day Plenary Conference, packed with content as well as plenty of opportunity for interaction, involves three Panel Sessions, two Round Tables, Demonstrations and Interviews.

Plenary Panel Session
Industry leaders taking the stage in Lausanne at this year’s Plenary Panel Session: We’re All in It Together, include: Thierry Bora, Director Olympic Movement, Coca-Cola; Jamie Fuller, Executive Chairman, SKINS, Co-Founder, New FIFA Now; David Haggerty, President, International Tennis Federation; Debbie Jevans, former Director of Sport London 2012; and former chief executive, 2015 Rugby World Cup; and David Walsh, author, Chief Sports writer, The Sunday Times. The panel will examine the ways in which sports, athletes, and sponsors need to adapt, innovate and change to meet the standards expected of a modern business in sport.

Panel Sessions
Other Panel Sessions include: Pros vs Amateurs – Gaming for Dummies where panellists will discuss the huge business that E-gaming has become, and what this means for top professionals, spectators, and events, between the real and virtual world of gaming. As an introduction to this Panel Session, Andy Miah, Chair in Science Communication & Future Media from the University of Salford, will demonstrate how eSports can Change Your Life.

Worldwide statistics indicate a decline in young people participating in sport. The final Panel Session: Hit the Road will focus on the challenges faced with promoting a healthy, safe and active lifestyle, what can be done at grassroots level to encourage future generations to lead long and healthy lives, and whether sports should play a pivotal role in making that happen.

Round Table Discussions
Round Table Discussions include: Delivering to Fans. This session will focus on the business of attracting and keeping a loyal fan base and what it takes to try and crack the code for deeper fan engagement within an ever-changing landscape.

Sport & The Media – A Challenging Relationship promises to be a lively debate focused on broadcasters. Experts include Phil Lines, Consultant, Nootka Ltd; Judith Griggs, Founder, Sports Rights Management; and Philip Morrow, CEO, RETìníZE. Discussion will include striking the balance between co-operation and control of sports events when working with broadcasters, challenged by a kaleidoscope of access, images, graphics, statistics, camera angles, insights and profiles, all jostling for attention. This will follow with a 360 TV Demonstration from RETìníZE who create cinematic virtual reality experiences.

Get involved at SportAccord Convention
For further information on the Plenary Conference Programme, or to get involved at the 2016 SportAccord Convention, including how to attend, exhibit or sponsor, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com.

Follow developments and updates on SportAccord Convention on Twitter @saconvention using #SAC2016 or on our LinkedIn company page https://www.linkedin.com/company/sportaccord-convention or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/sportaccordconvention.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:
jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

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.

           

 

REPUCOM RETURNS AS THE OFFICIAL RESEARCH AND CONSULTANCY PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2016

Date: 
Wednesday, March 9, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to welcome the return of Repucom as the Official Research and Consultancy Partner for SportAccord Convention taking place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland from 17 to 22 April 2016.

Repucom works with a variety of international sports federations to provide connected solutions, applying global experience, tools and know-how. It utilises leading technology and facilities for market research, media evaluation and commercial auditing and has created the industry’s first global, full-service portfolio.

Paul Smith, Founder and CEO said, “We’re delighted to be once again partnering with SportAccord Convention in 2016. We’re looking forward to assisting federations and rights holders in understanding where they fit in the ever-changing sports and international landscape through research, analytics and insights.”

Repucom is the provider of choice for over 1,700 of the top rights holders, brands, agencies and broadcasters worldwide.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention commented, “We’re delighted to welcome the return of Repucom as the Official Research and Consultancy Partner. They have been strong supporters of the SportAccord Convention over the years and provide valuable insight for International Federations through their contributions, research and analysis, year-on-year. We look forward to working with Repucom again this year.”

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will host a 3-day Exhibition and 4-day Conference Programme including: a one-day Digital Summit, Plenary, City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord, at this prestigious global gathering. To find out more or to register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:
jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

Repucom

Repucom is a trusted adviser and partner in sports and entertainment intelligence, helping clients to maximise their commercial success.

Our solutions allow businesses around the world to better understand and connect with their audiences and clients through media, sponsorship, communication and experiential platforms. We can do that because we have been watching and listening to fans and their behaviour for more than 30 years. In that time we have built a reliable and independent source of holistic market data that is second to none.

 

MATHYS CONFIRMED AS ‘OFFICIAL EXHIBITION PROVIDER’ FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION IN LAUSANNE, 17-22 APRIL 2016

Date: 
Friday, March 4, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to confirm Mathys SA as a Delivery Partner and the Official Exhibition Provider for this year’s annual event taking place at the ultra-modern SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.

As the Official Exhibition Provider for SportAccord Convention, Mathys takes the art of exhibition to new heights, drawing on a company’s spirit and innovation during the project phase. Mathys offers a full exhibition service, from design and manufacture to installation, for conferences and congresses worldwide.

“Mathys partnership with SportAccord Convention is a good opportunity to showcase our expertise in communication spaces. Companies and sports organisations can benefit from our services right through the exhibition cycle from design to build-up of their stands,” said Christian Mathys, Founder and Chairman of the Board. “We collaborate with organisations in Switzerland and worldwide, and our team will be delighted to talk to delegates and organisations at Stand 38.”

This year’s SportAccord Convention Exhibition sees the introduction of new features and options for companies with a focus on information sharing. This includes the new Exhibitor PLUS package designed to enhance exhibitor visibility and improve the delegate experience. Following feedback, the SportAccord Convention Café has also been placed at the heart of the Exhibition. A natural crowd-drawer, this gives organisations the opportunity and platform to engage with delegates face-to-face and conduct business meetings, in a dedicated area focussed on information sharing.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention commented, “We’re delighted to welcome Mathys on-board as a Delivery Partner and the Official Exhibition Provider, a company who deliver high quality services and have a professional approach. Their innovation and expertise will certainly help to make a difference to the exhibitor and delegate experience at this year’s SportAccord Convention.”

With over fifty percent of exhibitors launching a new product or service at the Convention, Nis Hatt observed, “The Exhibition has become a coveted part of the SportAccord Convention as organisations across sport and industry see the opportunities it brings.”

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will also host 4-day Conference Programme including: a one-day Digital Summit, Plenary Conference, City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord, at this prestigious global gathering. To register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com.

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:
jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

For Delegate, Exhibition or Partner enquiries, please contact our Sales Team at: sales@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

Mathys SA

Mathys designs, manufactures and installs exhibition stands (customised, personalised or portable) for conferences and congresses. Thanks to its outstanding team of architects and technical designers, Mathys is able to deliver innovative projects drawing on your exhibition spirit. Throughout a project, the team advises and works with an organisation, to ensure its brand delivers the right image and communications space for its products or services. Visit http://www.mathys.pro

For media enquiries, contact Tiphanie Candusso, t.candusso@mathys.pro, +41 79 575 85 16

EVENTSCOTLAND RETURNS AS SILVER PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION REINFORCING THE VALUE FOR HOST CITIES

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to welcome back Silver Partner EventScotland for the seventh year running to this year’s event taking place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland from 17-22 April 2016.

Commenting on the importance of being part of the SportAccord Convention, Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events said:

“SportAccord Convention is an incredibly valuable event for Scotland, as we continue to bid for and stage some of the world’s most prestigious events properties. It allows us to showcase Scotland’s capacity for hosting sporting occasions of tremendous significance and our capability in pushing the bar even higher in their delivery.” He went on to say, “We look forward to discussing our future vision with colleagues at the Convention in April.”

In conjunction with partners, EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, will coordinate an engaging exhibition which represents Scotland’s events industry at its best. The EventScotland team will be on hand to welcome visitors to their Stand (No. 133) and help raise Scotland’s international profile across sport and industry.

Referring to the longstanding partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention said:

“Over the years, Scotland has continued to win and host world class events. Its success is self-evident with the growing list of past and future sporting events, placing Scotland firmly on the international map as a desirable ‘go-to’ destination for sport.”

Nis Hatt went on to say, “EventScotland’s success is a great example of the opportunities and value the SportAccord Convention brings to host cities, by helping to put them in front of key decision-makers for sport.”

As part of its 4-day Conference Programme, SportAccord Convention will continue to host its ever-popular City Forum. Packed with practical advice, key insights and case studies, this event is not to be missed by cities looking to host sports events.

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.

To find out more about the Conference Programme and Official Schedule, or to register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

EventScotland

EventScotland is working to make Scotland the perfect stage for events. By developing an exciting portfolio of sporting and cultural events, EventScotland is helping to raise Scotland’s international profile and boost the economy by attracting more visitors. For further information about EventScotland, its funding programmes and latest event news visit www.EventScotland.org. Follow EventScotland on Twitter @EventScotNews.

For media enquiries and information, please contact Scott Peddie, Events PR & Media Manager, Event Scotland at scott.peddie@eventscotland.org or +44 (0)131 472 2286, +44 (0)7966 002 009 (m).

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION CITY FORUM IS BACK STRONGER THAN EVER “ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF SPORT” ON CITIES

Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – City Forum, one of the ‘go-to’ events hosted by SportAccord Convention is back stronger than ever and will assess the impact of sport on cities. Set to take place on the afternoon of Tuesday 19 April at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, this year’s City Forum sees the return of the legendary Don Schumacher to lead the event. A cities champion and supporter, and known to many worldwide, Don has worked closely with SportAccord Convention to put together a thought-provoking programme for delegates.

"City Forum has always been popular and this year’s event has been given renewed focus following feedback from cities around the world,” said Don Schumacher, Executive Director and one of the Founders of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC). “Packed with practical advice, key insights and case studies, the sessions will be more interactive, enabling cities to come away with fresh ideas and know-how, as well as providing a valuable learning experience.”

City Forum will begin with a session on The Current State of Affairs for cities presented by Sportcal. A Principal Media Partner of SportAccord Convention, they have developed an impact methodology to assist cities in valuing the various benefits of hosting sports events. Many of these benefits extend beyond economics, and each of the beneficial impacts will be examined and discussed. In addition, City Forum delegates will also receive an exclusive printed Summary. This will cover some of the highlights of the recently published Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report 2015, as well as gain some early insights from the next GSI Report due to be published on 1 June 2016.

Delegates will also be able to share their insights, thoughts and know-how in this year’s Group Project challenge and given an event-bidding issue to examine and debate. Groups will determine a course of action, reporting back to the City Forum on their decisions, and the reasoning behind them.

As a precursor to the City Forum, the Convention will once again host the City-to-City gathering the morning of the City Forum. City-to-City is designed to give cities and regions a platform for free discussion on the needs and challenges faced in looking to host sport events.

To find out more about the 4-day Conference Programme including City Forum, or to register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

Don Schumacher

Don Schumacher is a full-time Executive Director and one of the Founders of the National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC) which provides expert advice for sports event industry professionals with over 700 member organisations.

Sportcal Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report

Sportcal produces the annual Global Sports Impact (GSI) Report which analyses the impact of major world championships and multi-sport games each year on their host cities and nations.

GSI Reports are available at discounted rates for SportAccord Convention delegates before 1 May 2016, using the relevant discount codes: SACGSI16 (25% discount) for pre-order; and SACGSI15 (50% discount). To purchase or pre-order, email: sales@sportcal.com and mention discount code(s).

For further information on the GSI Reports contact Colin Stewart colin.steward@sportcal.com for Content.

NATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF THE REPUBLIC OF KAZAKHSTAN RETURNS AS GOLD PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2016

Date: 
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to announce the return of the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of the Republic of Kazakhstan as Gold Partner to this year’s Convention taking place at the SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland from 17-22 April 2016.

Timur Kulibayev, President of the Kazakhstan NOC, described why being a Gold Partner of SportAccord Convention is significant to their organisation:

“Nowadays, the role of dialogue within the international sports community is particularly important and this is where SportAccord Convention is placed.” The President went on to say, “The invaluable experience of collaboration with the top representatives of international sport federations and organisations will enable us to further discuss the main challenges and opportunities the modern sports world holds”.

This year, the Kazakhstan NOC celebrates its 25th anniversary, having been established to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement within the Republic of Kazakhstan. Working in close cooperation with National Federations, the NOC of Kazakhstan is committed to the development and support of Kazakhstani sportsmen and women to the highest levels. Before their Olympic teams head to Rio, Kazakhstan is looking forward to the ninth AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships taking place from May 19-27 in Astana.

Commenting on the return of the Kazakhstan NOC as a Gold Partner, Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention had this to say:

“It is a pleasure to welcome back the Kazakhstan NOC, particularly for 2016 as the organisation celebrates 25 years in office. I am sure everyone will join me in wishing them a very special SportAccord Convention this year, as they continue to foster the growth and development of sport at national and international levels.”

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 one-day 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: www.sportaccordconvention.com

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan

The foundation was established to develop, promote and protect the Olympic Movement within the Republic of Kazakhstan in accordance with the Olympic Charter and the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect. It is also aimed to encourage the development of high performance sport in Kazakhstan through preparation and leadership of our best athletes at the Olympic Games.

For media enquiries, please contact Zhuldyz Baimagambet, International Media Relations, media@olympic.kz or +007 (707) 808 11 11.

DB SCHENKER RETURNS AS “OFFICIAL LOGISTICS PROVIDER” FOR EXHIBITORS AND DELEGATES AT THIS YEAR’S SPORTACCORD CONVENTION IN LAUSANNE

Date: 
Monday, February 29, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to extend a warm welcome to Delivery Partner DB Schenker as the Official Logistics Provider for the fourteenth edition of the Convention.

Having partnered with SportAccord Convention across the globe, DB Schenker’s knowledge of the event puts them in a strong position when it comes to assisting and managing the needs of exhibitors taking part at this year’s Convention. The three-day Exhibition is being held at the state-of-the-art SwissTech Convention Center from 19 to 21 April 2016.

“We have had a presence at SportAccord Convention since its inception in 2003 in Madrid and it’s great to come back again as a Delivery Partner,” said Jochen Mueller, member of the Board of Management, Schenker Deutschland AG. “We will ensure our DB Schenker sportsevents team is ready to support the Exhibitors with a smooth delivery in, and return home of their products.”

DB Schenker is well-equipped to respond and deliver to global requirements with teams based in over one hundred locations. Using DB Schenker services is “highly recommended” by the SportAccord Convention Exhibition Manager, Carl Langdon, to ensure the timely set-up and support for each exhibitor.

Commenting on the longstanding relationship, Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention said, “We are very pleased to welcome DB Schenker on-board again this year as our Official Logistics Provider for the 14th edition of the SportAccord Convention. Their commitment and involvement over the years has proved invaluable and provides us with the confidence to know that the needs of our delegates and organisations will be met. We look forward to a busy time ahead!”

For companies requiring logistics services for the SportAccord Convention, a preferential rate is available to exhibitors and organisations. Please contact Martin Ritter, Manager Sports Events, DB Schenker, at martin.ritter@dbschenker.com or phone +41 585 895 354.

For organisations looking to secure logistics services for sporting events worldwide, please visit DB Schenker at their exhibition booth (No. 57) during the Convention, who will be delighted to provide further information.

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 one-day Digital Summit, LawAccord, City Forum, MediaAccord and a themed Plenary Conference at this prestigious global gathering. The Convention Exhibition is 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, will also be organised for delegates. To register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

DB Schenker

DB Schenker has extensive experience in the provision of logistics services for major international sporting events. These include the Olympic and Paralympic Games, World Cups (including Football), and other World Championship events.

For media enquiries please contact Christian Schultze, SVP Product Management Sports Events, christian.schultze@dbschenker.com, or +49 6107 74231 (landline), +49 151 16716363 (mobile).

For further information about DB Schenker, please visit www.dbschenker.com

 

GOLD PARTNER SPORT EVENT DENMARK RETURNS FOR #SAC2016 AND INVITES DELEGATES TO SHARE THEIR GOLDEN ‘SPORTING’ MOMENTS

Date: 
Tuesday, February 23, 2016

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to welcome the return of Gold Partner Sport Event Denmark to this year’s Convention taking place at the SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne, Switzerland from 17-22 April 2016. Celebrating Golden Moments from sports events around the world, this year’s Convention delegates will have the chance to share their golden sporting moments.

“Sport Event Denmark has been a Gold Partner for many years now and for SportAccord Convention 2016, we will take the opportunity to share golden moments with our international network, exchange ideas and engage in the discussions on sport event management.” said Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark. “Our focus is in adding value to international sporting events together with the International Sports Federations.”

Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sporting event organisation, established and supported by the Danish Government. Its main objective is to help develop and promote sport, to attract and host major international sporting events and congresses.

Commenting on the partnership, Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention said, “It’s a pleasure to welcome back longstanding friends, and Sport Event Denmark always manages to find engaging ways to share insights and compelling stories.” He went on to say, “We look forward to learning more about our delegates’ Golden Moments and giving them the exposure they deserve.”

Delegates can share their Golden Moments by visiting the Sport Event Denmark booth (No. 99) during the exhibition from 19 to 21 April, or reach out to the Sport Event Denmark team at the Convention, or via Twitter (@sporteventDK) mentioning #ShareYourGoldenMoment. Building on the golden theme, contributors will receive a voucher entitling them to a Golden Drink during the Golden Hour (17.00-18.00) at their booth, with a chance to win a Bang & Olufsen headset. The moment of the day will be announced during the Golden Hour.

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 one-day 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: www.sportaccordconvention.com

For media enquiries, please email Jenny Edmondson, Media Relations Officer:

jenny.edmondson@sportaccordconvention.com

For delegate, exhibition or partner enquiries, please contact our Sales Team at: sales@sportaccordconvention.com

EDITORS NOTES

Sport Event Denmark

For media enquiries or to learn more about the Golden Moments campaign, please contact Eline Andersen, ea@sporteventdenmark.com or +45 51225385.

Golden Moments winners will receive a Bang & Olufsen headset BeoPlay H6 during the Golden Hour (17.00-18.00) at the Sport Event Denmark booth (No. 99), 19 to 21 April 2016.

 

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