PwC continues SportAccord convention gold partnership

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LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention announced today that PwC will be a Gold Partner of SportAccord Convention for this year’s event taking place from 6-11 April 2014 at the Susesi Convention Centre in Belek/Antalya, Turkey, one of the biggest and most modern congress centres in the Mediterranean area.

The agreement marks PwC’s second year as a Gold Partner. In 2013, PwC conducted the first Economic Impact Study of SportAccord Convention and estimated the direct and indirect impact of the event in Saint Petersburg, Russia, at US$7.69 million – which exceeded PwC’s pre-Convention estimate by more than 12%.

“The first year of our partnership with SportAccord Convention was extremely successful and we are very pleased to be continuing as a Gold Partner in 2014,” said Robert Gruman, PwC Russia Advisory Leader, who heads PwC's Global Sports Mega-Events Centre of Excellence. “SportAccord Convention provides us with networking opportunities and enhances our ability to build relationships with International Federations and the global sports movement.”
“Our Gold Partnership with PwC has been of great value to us as an organisation and we are gratified to know that the feeling is mutual” said Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention. “We are very pleased that the partnership is continuing and that we are able to provide a platform for PwC to meet its business objectives.”

PwC’s Sports Mega-Events Centre of Excellence comprises a network of professionals experienced in bringing value at all phases of the sports mega-events lifecycle. For the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (still to come from 7-16 March), PwC’s experts, in partnership with the Sochi Organising Committee, carried out over 200 projects in several key areas, from strategic and operational planning to supply chain management, from HR consulting to risk management.

To see the entire report, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com.

Held in a different city every year, SportAccord Convention is a unique opportunity for international sporting leaders to engage with business, featuring a dynamic exhibition as well as the annual general meetings of governing bodies of world sport.

Belek/Antalya is a developing sports hub which recently hosted the 2013 World Archery Championships. In addition, the area will welcome in May the 2014 Turkish Airlines Ladies Golf Open which is part of the Ladies European Tour.

For more conference information, including a full list of confirmed speakers, visit www.sportaccordconvention.com.

About SportAccord Convention

SportAccord Convention is the world's premier annual event at the service of sport, focused on driving positive change internationally, and dedicated to engaging rights holders, organising committees, cities, businesses and other organisations in the development of sport.

Owned by SportAccord, ASOIF and AIOWF, SportAccord Convention annually brings together representatives from more than 100 international sports federations and organisations affiliated to SportAccord (General Association of International Sports Federations), ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord), in addition to the International Olympic Committee Executive Board.

About PwC

PwC firms help organisations and individuals create the value they’re looking for. The group is a network of firms in 158 countries with over 180,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

PwC has a proud history of providing professional services to the organisers of sports mega-events around the world.

For more information on PwC's Global Sports Mega-Events Centre of Excellence, including access to PwC’s Thought Leadership publications related to sports mega-events, please visit us at www.pwc.com/sports-mega-events.

PwC refers to the PwC network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.

 
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