POSTED: Tuesday February 4th 2014


LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention announced today that Friedrich Stickler, President of The European Lotteries, Ne┼če G├╝ndo─čan, Turkish National Olympic Committee Secretary General, and Nenad Lalovic, President of FILA, the world governing body of wrestling, will be among the speakers during SportAccord Convention 2014 taking place 6-11 April 2014, in Belek/Antalya, Turkey.

Mr. Stickler will join other leaders in a hard-hitting plenary session on "The Integrity Issue" dealing with/addressing cheating and sports-related criminality, including doping and match-fixing. Participants will debate the challenges sports and sponsors are facing in protecting ethical standards in the face of threats that sometimes appear harder than ever to control.

Ms. G├╝ndo─čan will join the panel on "A Woman's World - The Journey Towards Sporting Equality."  Other new participants enlisted for that session are England U20 Rugby Coach Amanda Bennett, and Marzena Bogdanawicz, founder of BFocused.

The provocative session on "Rule-Breakers and Game-Changers" will feature Mr. Lalovic, whose sport of wrestling adopted important changes to win its place back on the programme of the Olympic Summer Games.  Sarah Lewis, Secretary General of the International Ski Federation, is also newly added as a speaker in that session.

In his first SportAccord Convention as General Director of SportAccord, Vlad Marinescu will be among the featured speakers in a session on "The New Face of Leadership."  A changing of the guard has been taking place around the world of sport and the panel will bring together influential new leaders to talk about their goals and the common challenges and opportunities shared by their organisations.
More details about speakers and sessions will be announced in the coming weeks. As in past years, the conference moderator will be BBC World news anchor and journalist David Eades.

Delegates may book their places via the website at

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, including a full list of confirmed speakers, visit
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About SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world's premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport.

Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord), in addition to the International Olympic Committee Executive Board.

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