Don’t miss out on Aarhus! experience next year's European Capital of Culture at #SAC2017 and pre-register now
LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The future is bright for SportAccord Convention as it looks ahead to #SAC2017 where the 15th edition will take place at the Scandinavian Congress Center in Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017. Announced during last week’s SportAccord Convention Opening Ceremony, this is the first time the Convention will be hosted in Denmark. Aarhus is the Danes beloved second city, the one that never sleeps and is known for its youthful vibe.
An active member in the World of Sport, Aarhus and Denmark host a wide variety of major international sporting events and sports congresses each year. On becoming Host City to the next SportAccord Convention, Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor of Aarhus commented:
“It is quite a scoop that Aarhus will be hosting the world’s largest international event for sport and industry leaders next year. It provides the city with the opportunity to present the many qualities Denmark and Aarhus has to offer - and for Aarhus in particular, it is a great joy to host the SportAccord Convention while Aarhus is the European Capital of Culture 2017.”
Next year’s SportAccord Convention will take place in the heart of the City, a smorgasbord of arts, culture and gastronomic delights. Denmark’s new culinary capital has something for everyone. In fact, the Convention’s location makes it the ideal setting for delegates to explore. Within easy striking distance of everything, delegates can make the most of all that Aarhus has to offer on foot.
With so much to see and to guarantee a delegate pass at a great rate, SportAccord Convention are offering the first 50 passes only, at a preferential price of CHF1500. Once these passes have been taken, the price will increase. To take advantage of this opportunity, delegates should pre-register for #SAC2017 at the following link:
To learn more about Aarhus and get under the skin of the European Capital of Culture 2017, this article makes for a good read: http://www.travelandleisure.com/culture-design/architecture-design/denmark-traveling-tips
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SportAccord Convention is the world’s premier and most exclusive annual event at the service of sport. It is focused on driving positive change internationally and dedicated to engaging and connecting; rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.
The SportAccord Convention is a not-for-profit organisation which annually brings together representatives from more than 100 International Sports Federations affiliated with the following umbrella organisations that host their Annual General Assemblies at the SportAccord Convention.
SportAccord, ASOIF (Association of Summer Olympic International Federations), AIOWF (Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations), ARISF (Association of IOC Recognised International Sports Federations), AIMS (Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport) and Associate Members.
In addition, the SportAccord Convention receives the full support of the International Olympic Committee.
For more information about the SportAccord Convention: www.sportaccordconvention.com
#SAC2017 Pre-registration details for Aarhus, Denmark
- CHF1500 for the first 50 pre-registrations
- Limited availability
- As part of the pre-sales registration, only basic information is required at this stage with full payment taken via credit card