SportAccord to Turkey

Susesi Resort is the venue for the 2014 SportAccord Convention.

Belek, Turkey will host the 2014 SportAccord Convention.

The venue of choice is Susesi Resort in the Antalya region, one of the largest and most modern congress centres in the Mediterranean.

“We are proud to be able to provide a superb location for SportAccord Convention in Belek/Antalya next year,” said IOC member, World Archery Federation president and National Olympic Committee of Turkey president Uğur Erdener, who will also head the local organizing committee.

“Not only are the facilities excellent, the great natural beauty of the coastal setting will ensure that the first SportAccord Convention in Turkey will be a very enjoyable one.”

Belek hosted the Turkish Airlines World Golf Final last year and will stage the Turkish Airlines Ladies Golf Open this year along with the 2013 World Archery Championships.

“Our event in Belek/Antalya next year will enjoy the advantage of having a top-flight congress centre adjoining the main Convention hotel,” said Nis Hatt, managing director of SportAccord Convention.

“The convenient set-up will be ideal for networking in a very comfortable atmosphere that’s both spacious and easy to get around, and there will be more accommodation in other first-class resort hotels nearby.”

International Football Arena, Zurich

The 2013 International Football Arena conference in Zurich will take place Oct. 28 and 29.

“The global world of football is moving fast. Sometimes one needs to take a break from the daily agenda in order to clear one’s mind and exchange ideas with handpicked decision-makers from clubs, leagues, associations, sponsors, agencies and the media,” says a statement from organizers.

Topics for discussion include “What our Football can learn from American Football,” “The Red-Bull Project,” “The Power of Fans in the Age of Social Media” and more.

For more information on the conference, contact [email protected] Registration will open soon. Click here: IFA Zurich for more information.

City Events

Around the Rings and TSE Consulting unveiled their inaugural Sports Cities Index at City Events 2012. (TSE)

Dates and theme for the 2013 City Events Conference have been announced.

Sessions will run November 13-15 in Lausanne. The theme of the conference is “Sporting Events in the Near Future.”

The organizers for the event this year include GL Events Group and FISU.

Confirmed attendees include National Olympic Committees, organizing committees, stadium operators, city representatives and more.

Click here for registration information.


The Soccerex African Forum will be held Oct. 1 and 2 in Durban, South Africa.

The event is expected to bring together more than 1,000 football decision makers focusing on the growth and development of African football.

The president of the Ghana Football Association, and CAF executive board member, Kwesi Nyantakyi will speak at the event. Nyantakyi also guided the Ghananian U-20 side to victory at the 2009 U-20 World Cup.

Protais Mitali, the Minister of Sport and culture from Rwanda has been confirmed as a speaker. He will speak on the “Sport and Government” panel about Rwanda’s preparations for the fourth edition of African Nations Championship in 2016.

Information about the African Forum will be updated here.

Soccerex’s Global Convention is slated for Nov. 23-27 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The convention will feature over 4,500 of football’s most senior decision-makers and “will be the culmination of four years of business development ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games”.

To register for Soccerex’s Global Convention, click here, or call +44 (0)208 987 5522 for more information.

Compiled by Aaron Bauer

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