Scottish Minister Joins SportAccord Convention 2014 Conference


SportAccord Convention today announced that Shona Robison, Scotland’s Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport, will speak at this year’s event from 6-11 April 2014 in Belek/Antalya, Turkey. In a momentous year for Scotland, which will host the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow – and vote in a referendum on independence from the United Kingdom – the Minister will deliver the keynote address in the City Forum at the Susesi Convention Centre.

Michael Cunnah, Chairman of iSportconnect, formerly CEO of Wembley Stadium, will lend his expertise to moderating that session examining the key requirements facing cities and countries in becoming credible and successful as host locations.

The groundbreaking conference session on “The Integrity Issue” has added a trio of outstanding names to the line-up. Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency, will join the debate on cheating and sports-related criminality, alongside two top experts on the challenge of match-fixing: Chris Eaton, Director of Sport Integrity at the International Centre for Sport Security, and Andreas Krannich, Managing Director Strategy and Integrity of SportRadar. 

More details about speakers and sessions will be announced soon. As in past years, the conference moderator will be BBC World News Anchor and Journalist David Eades