LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention said today that discussions are well advanced regarding the choice of a host city for SportAccord Convention 2015. The host city location is to be finalised before the upcoming SportAccord Convention in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, from 6-11 April 2014. Planning and discussions are well underway regarding future growth of the event and potential host locations for the years beyond 2015.

"It is highly gratifying to see the enthusiasm expressed by potential host cities for 2015," said SportAccord Convention President Marius L. Vizer. "After more than a decade of growth, SportAccord Convention has become unquestionably the pre-eminent annual meeting for the world of sports, and we will continue to build on its resounding success in cities around the world."

He added: "Our foundation stakeholders are unified in their support by enabling SportAccord Convention to develop in a viable and sustainable way to become ever more valuable in future years as an annual event at the service of the Olympic Movement, International Federations and its commercial partners. SportAccord Convention is renowned for quality and we intend to improve on it year upon year."

The 12th annual SportAccord Convention will be the first time the Convention is held in Turkey and will take place at Belek's Susesi Convention Centre.

A discounted rate is in effect for delegates booking their places early.

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.