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  • FINA Aquatics Convention Just Days Away -- Conferences and Conventions


    (ATR) The FINA World Aquatics Convention heads to Windsor, Ontario, Canada on Dec. 3 where organizers expect more than 1,000 delegates and a speaker list of 80 experts in the Olympic Movement.

    “The FINA World Aquatics Convention provides a unique opportunity for all those involved in Aquatics to gain invaluable insight into our industry, raise their profile within it and discover new opportunities for international partnerships," FINA President Dr. Julio Maglione states.

    “We are very excited to bring the Convention to Canada and North America, a destination that offers access to a marketplace brimming with potential as well as the chance to form new relationships.”

    Under the theme “Building a Brighter Future” the conference will address major issues facing Aquatics, the latest trends, and key opportunities for the sport’s global expansion.

    Counsilman-Hunsaker will once again act as an Official Partner of the event.

    FINA says that Counsilman-Hunsaker is a global leader in aquatics design, best known for its work on the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Aquatic Center and the 2015 Pan American Games Aquatics Center in Toronto.

    "In Windsor later this year, the Aquatics family will have the opportunity to learn from the Counsilman-Hunsaker team as they share valuable knowledge on sustainable aquatic facilities and provide insight that will assist our National Federations," said FINA president Julio Maglione.

    Counsilman-Hunsaker has now sponsored the event at each of the four editions.

    “We have always found the Convention to be of immense benefit to our organization – it’s a great place to learn and meet people from the industry and we fully expect to do the same again this year," said Counsilman-Hunsaker president Scott Hester.

    The convention will take place from Dec. 3-5 at the Caesars Windsor Resort and Convention Center.

    Soccerex Asian Forum Features Top Industry Names 

    The Soccerex Asian Forum hosted by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy will be located in Doha, Qatar at the Grand Hyatt.

    Over 750 delegates and 30 speakers are expected to attend the intensive two-day conference.

    Soccerex chairman Tony Martin will welcome delegates during an opening ceremony.

    Attendees will have the chance to network with key leaders in football and discuss topics that range from “The Future of Stadia” to “Prevention and Recovery – Aspire’s Approach to Protecting Players Health and Performance”.

    Delegates will also have the opportunity to visit some of the 2022 FIFA World Cup projects and stadia.

    Some of the football industry’s top names including General Secretary of the UAE Football Association Mohammed Hazzam Al Dhaheri, Head of Academy Sport Science, Leicester City Football Club Kevin Paxton and Head of Global Football at Red Bull Gerard Houllier are featured speakers at the forum.

    The Soccerex Asian Forum will be held on Dec. 5-6.

    2017 ITU Conference Offers Discounted Tickets

    Tickets for the first-ever ITU Event Organizers Conference hosted by the Hungarian Triathlon Federation are now 20 percent off until Dec. 20.

    The conference is being held at the Novotel Hotel in Budapest from Feb. 24-26 and is themed “Triathlon Events for the Next Generation of Athletes”.

    Delegates will have the opportunity to attend workshops and speaker presentations where they will discuss topics such as event marketing, sustainability, improving athlete experience, race planning and more.

    Key speakers at the events include Tour de France organizer A.S.O., Ironman Head of Cycling & Short Course Triathlon Operations Oliver Schiek , General Manager of the Norseman race Dag Oliver and ITU Chair of Medical & Anti-doping Committee Dr. Sergio Migliorini.

    Details on the event program are soon to be announced.

    Host City Announces 2017 Asia Edition

    At the conclusion of Host City 2016, it was announced that an Asia edition of the conference will be held at the future home of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games – Beijing.

    “China is investing $850 billion in sports by 2025 and is looking for global partners to develop its entertainment and cultural sectors. Host City Asia provides the platform to connect the international industry with this booming market” Host City’s Editorial and Conference Director Ben Avison said in a statement.

    Host City is the largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events where delegates examine how to build sports and entertainment brands, investment strategies and more.

    The 2016 edition of the event took place in Glasgow, Scotland from Nov. 21-22. Host City Asia will begin on May 16 and conclude the following day.

    Conference Schedule

    FINA World Aquatics Convention: Dec. 3-5

    Soccerex Asian Forum: Dec. 5-6

    International Sports Convention: Dec. 7-8

    ITU Event Organizers Conference : Feb. 24-26 2017

    NASC Sports Event Symposium: Mar. 27-30 2017 

    SportAccord: April. 2-7 2017

    Host City Asia: May 16-17 2017 

    IPC Vista Conference: Sep. 19-22, 2017

    Written by Courtney Colquitt and Kevin Nutley

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