FIBA to Shine a Light on Women's Basketball at SportAccord Convention 2014


FIBA will be among the countless sports stakeholders taking part in SportAccord Convention 2014, the world's premier event at the service of sport.

This year's event will be held in Belek/Antalya, Turkey from Sunday 6 to Friday 11 April.

SportAccord Convention is dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport.

FIBA has been a faithful member of SportAccord Convention since its inception in 2003 and last year signed a two-year agreement as Bronze Partner of the event.

“Having been a partner of the Convention for 11 years, FIBA has been incredibly committed to the event, and its values,” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director, SportAccord Convention.

Each year it uses the Convention to highlight its latest, exciting initiatives, and I cannot wait to drop by their booth to see their promotion of Women’s Basketball.”

FIBA will have an exhibition stand where it can promote its numerous activities. Fittingly, with the FIBA World Championship for Women to be played in the Turkish cities of Istanbul and Ankara later in the year (27 September - 5 October), the world governing body for basketball will use its booth to promote women's basketball.

FIBA Secretary General and IOC Member Patrick Baumann said: "SportAccord Convention is one of the most important dates on FIBA's calendar and on the sports calendar in general.

"It is the perfect platform to bring sports' stakeholders together.

"After highlighting our 3x3 discipline at the Convention in 2012 and 2013 and getting excellent feedback, we are now looking forward to promoting women's basketball."