SPORTACCORD CONVENTION ELECTS NEW PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBER

25.06.2015

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The SportAccord Convention Executive Committee met today in Lausanne, Switzerland and elected ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti to serve as the new President of SportAccord Convention.  Gian Franco Kasper, AIOWF President and Senior Vice-President/Interim Chairman of the SportAccord Council, was elected to the Executive Committee of SportAccord Convention at the meeting of the SportAccord Convention General Assembly also held earlier today.

"The SportAccord Convention has become a major event in the international sporting calendar, not only for the sports movement but also for the industry," said Mr. Ricci Bitti. "I have always been one of its greatest supporters. When I was asked to consider the position of President, I accepted the honour and I am fully committed to continuing the successful development of the SportAccord Convention."

Plans are on the way for the 14th edition of SportAccord Convention which will take place in April 2016. Cities interested in bidding to host the Convention in 2016 and beyond should contact SportAccord Convention, Managing Director, Nis Hatt, [email protected] with applications closing by Friday, 14 August 2015.

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The SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations.