EventScotland is delighted to announce that it will take centre stage at SportAccord Convention once again in 2016 as a Silver Partner of the important world sport and business summit.
The 13th Annual SportAccord Convention is set to take place from 17-22 April at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre in the scenic city of Lausanne, Switzerland.
This global gathering of representatives from all levels of sport will mark the seventh consecutive year EventScotland has participated as a Silver Partner, presenting Scotland as the perfect stage for events to key decision makers and sporting officials.
In conjunction with partners, EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate, will coordinate an engaging exhibition stand (No.133) which represents Scotland’s events industry for the duration of the convention.
This will enhance Scotland’s visibility among international sporting federations and events rights holders worldwide and follows an unprecedented period of success which saw the Commonwealth Games and Ryder Cup come to the country in 2014, and no fewer than three World and two European Championships hosted in 2015.
The 2016 European and 2020 World Men’s Curling Championships, 2017 Total BWF World Championships, 2018 European Championships, 2020 LEN European Junior Swimming and Diving Championships and UEFA EURO 2020 are also set to take place in Scotland in future years.
Additionally, EventScotland is bidding on Scotland’s behalf for the right to stage the 2019 European Athletics Indoor Championships, with a decision deadline set for April 23 by the European Athletics Council.
Paul Bush OBE, VisitScotland’s Director of Events, said:
“SportAccord Convention is an incredibly valuable event for Scotland, as we continue to bid for and stage some of the world’s most prestigious events properties. It allows us to showcase Scotland’s capacity for hosting sporting occasions of tremendous significance and our capability in pushing the bar ever higher in their delivery.
“Over the last 12 months, events like the 2015 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, IPC Swimming World Championships and the recent Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix - the No.1-ranked indoor athletics meet in the world – have helped prove that Scotland really is the perfect stage for sporting events, and we look forward to discussing our future vision with colleagues at the convention in April.”
Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention, said:
“Over the years, Scotland has continued to win and host world class events. Its success is self-evident with the growing list of past and future sporting events, placing Scotland firmly on the international map as a desirable ‘go-to’ destination for sport.
“EventScotland’s success is a great example of the opportunities and value the SportAccord Convention brings to host cities, by helping to put them in front of key decision-makers for sport.”
Held in a different city every year, the annual SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for key decision-makers from sport and industry to meet, network, and strategically shape global, regional and national agendas. An exclusive 6-day event with 2000 delegates expected to attend, the Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee.