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  • 2017 ITU Conference Offers Discounted Tickets -- Conferences and Conventions


    (ATR) 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 conference program are soon to be announced on the event website

    Sinergi Hosts 3rd Sawi 'Sports Marketing Expert' Course 

    Singeri Sports Consulting will host its 3rd Sawi course on sports marketing in Lausanne.

    The four month course led by marketing and communications expert Nadia Atienza will give students the opportunity to develop skills in the basics of sports law and digital strategy.

    "Over the last 20 years, the sports industry has been having a growing impact on the world economy, investing in public infrastructure, mobilizing resources and creating new professions and jobs," Atienza said in a statement. 

    "Sports, when seen as a highly emotional and inspirational tool for people at a large scale, seems easy to understand. However sports has its own codes and specifies that professionals interested in working in this area should know. It is therefore essential to professionalize this field in order to make experts perfectly aware of the specificity of the sports environment."

    Lecturers including Sponsorship Activation Project Manager for the 2017 FIS World Championships Eric Amstein and FIBA Communications Director Patrick Koller will also be participating in the course. 

    The course will be held at the Sawi headquarters beginning on Feb. 14.

    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.

    Host City Asia will begin on May 16 and conclude the following day.

    VISTA 2017 Offers Early Bird Discount 

    Registration for the 2017 VISTA Conference is now discounted 13 percent until June 15. Click here for registration information

    The three-day conference held in Toronto, Canada intends to bring 300 of the world's leading sports scientists to discuss topics under the theme "Opportunities and Challenges in Paralympic Sport Science and Sport Medicine Support.

    “VISTA 2017 will see the conference return to its roots with Canada having hosted the first edition in 1993. Since then the conference has continued to grow in size and scale and is now the world’s leading conference for sports scientists and researchers to discuss and debate key issues relating to the growth of the Paralympic Movement,” IPC Medical and Scientific Director Peter Van de Vliet said in a statement.

    The event will feature an Interactive Learning and Scientific Celebration where the winner of the IPC Paralympic Scientific Award will be announced. 

    The 2017 VISTA Conference will be held from Sep. 20-23. 

    Homepage photo: Getty Images 

    Conference Schedule

    Sinergi and Sawi Host 3rd "Sports Marketing Expert" course: Feb. 14, 2017 

    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 

    VISTA 2017: Sep. 20-23, 2017

    Written by Courtney Colquitt

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