Dear Sport Leaders, Colleagues, Participants, Audience

I consider that SportAccord Convention 2014 was a successful edition, despite the transition period and the difficulties we have faced.

My team and I were happy to receive very positive feedback from the participants and our Partners, who expressed their satisfaction regarding the content and organisation.

I wish to thank all the International Federations who attended SportAccord Convention 2014, contributing to the success of the event with their presence: the IOC President, Mr Thomas Bach, the IOC Executive Board and Turkish Olympic Committee President, Mr Ugur Erdener for all the support.

I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the Turkish Government and the Local Organising Committee for their support in delivering such a successful event and the strong felt dedication of Turkey towards the International Sports Movement.

I would also like to highlight my huge appreciation for all the support of the Gold, Silver and Bronze Partners.

Last but not least, I would like to thank the SportAccord Convention team, the SportAccord team and all the volunteers for their remarkable efforts and contribution to the success of the event.

Marius L Vizer

SportAccord Convention

Dear Friends

Thank you for joining us for the 12th edition of SportAccord Convention. I hope you all enjoyed a productive week and had an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery and weather in Belek/Antalya. This edition was a special one as we welcomed Marius L Vizer to his first Convention as President of SportAccord and SportAccord Convention, where he took the opportunity to share the roadmap for the Convention moving into 2015 and beyond.

I hope everyone appreciated the warm hospitality shown by the Belek/Antalya Organising Committee which included senior-level officials from the Olympic Committee of Turkey and the Turkish Government. We are also grateful to our Partners, exhibitors and delegates who return year after year as valued associates.

A special thank you goes to our SportAccord Convention team for their hard work, loyalty and dedication; to all participating International Federations, ASOIF, AIOWF, ARISF, AIMS, SportAccord, and to our colleagues from the International Olympic Committee.

International coverage of the Convention continued to grow, with the delivery of daily broadcast-quality coverage picked up by a variety of international TV stations. In addition, high-profile interviews with sports elite and highlight reel footage covering every aspect of the Convention was created and shared via our social media platforms during the event. For SportAccord Convention 2015, we will continue generating creative and valuable content in order to bring the activities and interests of the IF community to a wider audience.

I am proud to be part of presenting another successful Convention, and seeing the true value and enjoyment it brings to the International sport community. I now look forward to SportAccord Convention 2015 and to the delivery of what will most certainly solidify the Convention as the true place Where Sport Meets.

Kind regards

Nis Hatt

Managing Director
SportAccord Convention