POSTED: Tuesday February 18th 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MACAU RETURNS AS SPORTACCORD CONVENTION GOLD PARTNER

LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention announced today that the Macau Sport Development Board will once again be a Gold Partner of SportAccord Convention for this year’s edition taking place from 6-11 April 2014 at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek/Antalya, Turkey. It is the seventh consecutive year that Macau’s National Organisation for Sports Development has been a Gold Partner of the Convention.

"SportAccord Convention is a very important event for us,” said José Tavares, Acting President of Macau Sport Development Board. “It allows us to build relationships with International Sports Federations as well as providing us with a platform to communicate how we are promoting health, activity and well-being in Macau, using sports events as an inspiration for our population."
A few weeks after SportAccord Convention, Macau will again host thousands of athletes from home and abroad for the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships and the Macau International Dragon Boat Races from 30 May - 2 June 2014.
“We are pleased to welcome our friends from Macau as Gold Partners once again,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention. “The Macau Sport Development Board represents Macau not only as a host destination for major events but also promotes the participation of athletes from Macau in major events around the world. In both ways, there is a great fit between their goals and the International Federations and Associations attending our Convention.”
In its 12th edition this 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. The event is held in a different location around the world each year.
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 http://www.sportaccordconvention.com.
Contact alex.ross@sportaccordconvention.com to learn about promotional opportunities at SportAccord Convention 2014.
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 Macau Sport Development Board

Macau Sport Development Board (MSDB) coordinates the sustainable sport development in Macau by funding competitive sport and sports for all activities. Simultaneously MSDB hosts major sport events designed to increase quality of life, drive tourism impact and boost international exposure of Macau's international sport facilities.
Recent events in Macau have included the FIVB Women's Volleyball World Grand Prix, Macau Golf Open, the 20th Asian Table Tennis Championships and the 31st Olympic Council of Asia General Assembly.
The promotion of various sport events in Macau has encouraged teenagers to take part in sports and the city is becoming a new force in the Asian sports arena. Over 200 athletes from Macau took part in the East Asian Games in Tianjin, China, in October 2013, and Macau sent 79 athletes to the World University Games hosted in Kazan, Russia, last July.
Media Contact
Jay Stuart
Head of Media Relations
SportAccord Convention
Mobile : +44 7747 805 075
E-mail: jay.stuart@sportaccordconvention.com

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