The Countdown Begins!


Today marks ‘one month to go’ until the global sporting community gathers in Belek/Antalya, Turkey for SportAccord Convention 2014.

With over 1500 delegates from 800 organisations already confirmed, the Convention is set to sell out for a seventh consecutive year. With the event hotels close to capacity and over 200 private meetings scheduled, the countdown to the 2014 Convention has begun!

To celebrate, we caught up with some delegates to find out their event objectives and what they are most looking forward to in Belek/Antalya.

“I’m looking forward to the productive time we will spend at SportAccord Convention,” said Hanna Domagala, Deputy Director, The World Games 2017 Wrocław.

“It is THE place where I can meet many of my stakeholders, promote our event, and meet potential business partners. Not many events offer this much in such a well-organized and pleasant way.”

Meanwhile the International Skiing Federation is preparing to meet with other International Federations, commercial partners and media representatives to reflect on the Sochi Winter Olympic Games and FIS World Cup events.
“We will be listening very carefully to their comments,” said Sarah Lewis, Secretary General of the FIS.

“The feedback we receive will be vital in planning the next steps to move our sport forward.”

The Convention is also the perfect platform for delegates to meet new contacts and build new relationships.

“Although we’re looking forward to joining those we act for,” said Warren Phelops, Global Head of Sports at K&L Gates, “we’re also excited about the prospect of making new friends and finding out the areas in which we can help each other and work together.”

Comfortable, luxurious and all-inclusive, this year’s venue, The Susesi Luxury Resort, will provide delegates with the perfect environment to network in. The 5* surroundings are ideal for catching up with existing clients, or securing your next big contract.

“In four days we are able to meet more people than in one year travelling all over the world,” said Patrick Vajda, Managing Director at Marsh Inc.

To guarantee SportAccord Convention is the must attend event of 2014, a number of exciting social and cultural activities are planned, including The SportAccord Convention 2014 Golf Tournament at the Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort.

To celebrate ‘one month to go’, we are offering delegates the opportunity to play in the golf tournament for FREE!

Simply book your delegate place by Friday 14 March, 17:00 GMT, and you’ll be entered into the prize draw.

Good luck, and if we don’t see you on the first tee, we’ll see you elsewhere in the beautiful Belek/Antalya, host of SportAccord Convention 2014.