Tuesday, April 8, 2014

SPORTACCORD CONVENTION 2014 BEGINS IN ANTALYA


“Sport’s New Frontiers” will be the theme of a new-look conference programme at SportAccord Convention 2014 in Belek/Antalya, Turkey.

Delegates will be able to hear top speakers and enjoy interactive sessions in new formats outside of the main auditorium as well as inside during SportAccord Convention taking place 6-11 April 2014, at Belek’s Susesi Convention Centre. 

If you could change the rules of one sport, what would you do? The interactive session on “Rule-Breakers and Game-Changers” will give delegates a chance to debate that question. “The Youth Club” will offer a special up-close look at what today’s young people really think about sport and how they consume it.   

“Shaking up our approach to the conference this year in order to deliver a really engaging range of content in formats that will make optimal use of our resort setting,” said SportAccord Convention, Managing Director, Nis Hatt. “As well as being one of the biggest and most modern convention centre's in the Mediterranean, our location will also be a very enjoyable place to make the most of the conference programme.”   


A changing of the guard has been taking place around the world of sport, with new leaders assuming guiding roles in many organisations. A panel session on “The New Face of Leadership” will bring together some of the most influential among them. Another heavyweight plenary session on “The Integrity Issue” will tackle cheating in sport and explore the ways forward for International Federations and sponsors alike.   These are just a few of the sessions on the programme, which will also feature some of the most important figures in sport in keynote slots and interviews. 

Hosting SportAccord Convention 2014 will give a significant boost to the economy of host city Belek / Antalya in Turkey, according to research revealed today at the Convention by PwC, the global network of professional services firms.

The 12th annual SportAccord Convention will be the first time the world sport summit is held in Turkey. Held in a different city every year, SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for international sporting leaders to engage with business, and features a dynamic exhibition as well as the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport. Belek/Antalya is a developing sports hub which recently hosted the 2013 World Archery Championships. In addition, the area will welcome in May the 2014 Turkish Airlines Ladies Golf Open which is part of the Ladies European Tour. 

For more conference information, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com 





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