POSTED: December 10th 2015

Olympics: SportAccord Convention opens 2017 and 2018 invite for host cities

SportAccord Convention attracts about 2000 attendees and was last held in Sochi at the former main press center / SFC
SportAccord Convention attracts about 2000 attendees and was last held in Sochi at the former main press center / SFC

LAURA WALDEN (USA) / Sports Features Communications 

(SFC) After just announcing the host city Lausanne for the 2016 edition of the SportAccord Convention the organization now launches the application process for the 2017 and the 2018 future editions. The exclusive 6-day event gathers usually about 2000 attendees coming from all walks of sport. 

SportAccord Convention is an excellent opportunity for cities interested in hosting world class sporting events as decision makers from all the international federations participate and see the host city and what it has to offer. 

Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention, noted, "The SportAccord Convention is an important event in the sporting calendar for industry, International Sport Federations and organisations worldwide, so the earlier we start the bid process for the involvement of future cities, the better. 

"The Convention provides an ideal platform to get business done - much is achieved in a short space of time - and for many organisations, the same opportunities may not present themselves as easily throughout the year." 

"We are inviting cities to apply to become a host city in 2017 or 2018, and take advantage of the opportunities gained by being involved in this unique event".

SportAccord Convention is held in a different city each year and offers a unique opportunity for key decision-makers from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas. It is widely known as the networking appointment on the annual agenda and includes a City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord, as well as a Plenary Conference.  

A large exhibition is part of the Official Programme and is represented by industries, sport organisations, government offices, cities, event services, media, and many more. The International Sport Federations also take part in the Sports Demo Zone, and the Convention additionally provides a strong cultural and social programme for all participants.

More information can be found here and the application process will end Thursday January 28, 2016.

**LAURA WALDEN has over twenty-five years of experience in the Olympic Movement, formerly at the European Olympic Committees with SportEurope under former IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge and IOC Member Mario Pescante. She worked with the Rome 2004 and Turin 2006 Olympic bids and also managed PR & media for Dr. Jacques Rogge during his campaign for the presidency.

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