POSTED: Tuesday February 10th 2009

CISA and Africa, the first stage of the race towards 2016

The first step of their campaign following consignment of the bid files will be in Egypt on the occasion of the third edition of the Africa International Sport Convention (CISA).


The road to the 2016 Olympic Games, for the four cities bidding to host this greatest sporting event of all, will start in Alexandria. Actually, at the very moment of submitting their bidding files to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on 12th February 2009, the four contenders, Chicago, Madrid, Rio and Tokyo will be walking the first step of their campaign in Egypt on the occasion of the third edition of the Africa International Sport Convention (CISA). This happening, a First for the African continent, which owes it to the CISA event, initiated by Jappo SA  an event and sport management consulting company led by Olympic expert Diamil Faye. CISA is today standing as a major fixture on he African sporting calendar.

These four cities will take advantage of this opportunity provided by CISA to exhibit in the Sport Expo and promote their bid.

As one of the main component of CISA, the Sport Expo enables bid cities and organizations and companies working in the field of sport to sell their products and /or services or simply make their own promotion through the visibility opportunity offered.

Africa will be, for three days (12th to 14th February 2009), the starting point of a long and tedious race whose ultimate goal is to finally be granted the so much wanted hosting of the 2016 Games, the fourth of the  of the new millennium.

For this 3rd edition, a record number of participants will take part in CISA with over 350 participants expected and 7 International Olympic Committee members.

Note to the editor

About Jappo

 JAPPO S.A ( is the organizer and owner of CISA. JAPPO is a company specialized in sport event management and is based in Dakar (Senegal). Founded in 2005, the company is managed by Diamil Faye. Diamil has a standing experience and a sound knowledge of the Olympic movement in which he has been dwelling since 1993. Après after having tangibly contributed to the come back of Cambodia to the Atlanta Olympic Games in 1996, he then worked for the organizing committee of Sydney 2000 winter Olympic Games, Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) and many other major sport projects around the five continents.
JAPPO is made of a team of young African professionals who aim to bring the company to the status of the very first sport events management company of the continent. Since its creation in 2005, the company has worked on various projects among which the bid of the City of New York for 2012 Olympic Games, the Sochi bid for the 2014 winter Olympic Games, the Coordination and production of bidding file for the City of Abuja for the organization of the 2014 Commonwealth Games same as the coordination of the first zones 2 and 3 ANOCA Games.
For more information on JAPPO, you can visit the company website at:

About CISA
The Africa International Sport Convention - CISA - is an initiative of JAPPO SA ( in 2007, an Events and Sport Management Company based in Dakar (Senegal). It is the sole event in Africa that gathers sport professionals at African and international level. CISA represents a unique opportunity for international sport companies / organizations to meet and network with leaders and decision makers of African sport and take advantage of the various opportunities offered by the rising African sport market.

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Keywords · 2016 Olympics · Olympic Bid · CISA

Name: Souleymane Kane
Organization: Jappo S.A.
Phone: + 221 33 867 04 41

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