CH2M HILL puts sustainable sport on the agenda at SportAccord Convention


SportAccord Convention is pleased to announce CH2M HILL as the Official Sustainability and Legacy Partner of the 2014 event, taking place at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, 6-11 April.

At the Convention, delegates can share their positive ideas and experiences on sustainable sport at the ‘Share a Positive Impact Zone’ located in the exhibition hall. In this innovative space responses are being presented on a plasma screen for all to see and prizes will be awarded for the best entries.

“This year CH2M HILL have activated their partnership with a truly meaningful exercise,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention.

“Sustainability in sport is such an important topic, but knowing the steps to take to ensure that we have a positive impact, especially in the organization of major events, can be a challenge. CH2M HILL’s initiative provides us with a platform to knowledge share, and I’d like to take this opportunity to encourage delegates to spare a moment and drop by the zone.”

Since 2010, SportAccord Convention and CH2M HILL have partnered to integrate sustainable approaches into the Convention and to provide opportunities for delegates to share ideas and best practices around sustainable sport.

“We are proud to be the Official Sustainability and Legacy Partner for the SportAccord Convention for the fifth year running,” says Joseph Danko, CH2M HILL’s Global Director of Urban Environments & Sports.

“Our continued partnership enables us to exchange valuable insight about how sport can make cities great, now and over time. It is exciting to work with SportAccord Convention to integrate sustainable approaches into the event, as well as promote the sharing of ideas about how major sport can create positive, lasting benefits for the host nation.”

On Thursday 3 April, CH2M HILL’s Omur Akay joined Kosta lliev of FIBA 3x3 and Andrew Gettig of Connor Sport Court to speak in a free webinar titled ‘Creating a Positive Legacy for Event Hosts’.