LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SportAccord Convention announced today that the Macau Sport Development Board will once again be a Gold Partner of SportAccord Convention for this year's edition taking place from 6-11 April 2014 at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek/Antalya, Turkey. It is the seventh consecutive year that Macau's National Organisation for Sports Development has been a Gold Partner of the Convention.

"SportAccord Convention is a very important event for us," said José Tavares, Acting President of Macau Sport Development Board. "It allows us to build relationships with International Sports Federations as well as providing us with a platform to communicate how we are promoting health, activity and well-being in Macau, using sports events as an inspiration for our population." 

A few weeks after SportAccord Convention, Macau will again host thousands of athletes from home and abroad for the 11th Asian Dragon Boat Championships and the Macau International Dragon Boat Races from 30 May - 2 June 2014.

"We are pleased to welcome our friends from Macau as Gold Partners once again," said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention. "The Macau Sport Development Board represents Macau not only as a host destination for major events but also promotes the participation of athletes from Macau in major events around the world. In both ways, there is a great fit between their goals and the International Federations and Associations attending our Convention."