POSTED: Friday February 7th 2014


LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention announced today that The Contemporary Group will again be a Gold Partner of SportAccord Convention for this year’s edition of the event taking place from 6-11 April 2014 at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek/Antalya, Turkey. The 12th annual SportAccord Convention will be the first time the world sport summit is held in Turkey - and it will be the 10th time in partnership with The Contemporary Group.

The Contemporary Group contributes to the successful delivery of hundreds of sporting, entertainment and political events on a yearly basis.  Contemporary International (CI), the leader in global event management, is the Official Supplier of Event Services to the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games starting this week in Russia.

"While 2014 plays host to the Winter Games it also marks our 10th year of partnership with SportAccord Convention,” said Stephen Mirabile, President & COO of Contemporary Group. “We are truly honoured to be a part of a community of innovators and leaders within the sport events industry. We are excited to continue being a part of an event where we are able to effectively collaborate with industry professionals, develop relationships that promote positive business opportunities and continue to enhance our commitment to best practices in international event management."

Mr. Mirabile added: “As a Supplier of Event Services for Sochi 2014 we are counting down to the start of the Games. We look forward to connecting with our clients, colleagues and friends in Sochi, and again in Turkey during SportAccord Convention 2014.”

“We are delighted that The Contemporary Group will again be a Gold Partner of our event,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention. “A decade is a long time in our fast-moving world and it is gratifying to see that SportAccord Convention continues to retain the loyalty of The Contemporary Group as a major company in international sport.”
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.

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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.

About Contemporary Group

The Contemporary Group, a collection of companies developed over the past four decades, provides world-class event support that can reduce the workload and investment associated with assembling and disbanding major elements of an event organization. Its dedication to the event industry has resulted in a suite of knowledge, systems and experienced personnel available on-demand for clients of all sizes.

Through its involvement in super events such as the Olympic Games, The Contemporary Group has developed an acute appreciation of how culture, language and other factors must be considered in the overall process. The range, volume, and calibre of its events and venues projects are second to none, providing exemplary services to millions of patrons
and guests per year.

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Media Contact
Jay Stuart
Head of Media Relations
SportAccord Convention
Mobile : +44 7747 805 075

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