Opening Ceremony On Sunday Night - Olympic Candidate Cities Present Sunday Afternoonn
Because of the high interest in these presentations – ASOIF and the IOC have agreed to open the doors to the media. Selected journalists and TV crews will be allowed to attend and other members of the press will be able to view the presentations via live feed in the high tech press working room on site at the Hotel Intercontinental.
The SportAccord conference programme begins at 9am on Monday 18th with an open media workshop hosted by the World Games Duisburg 2005. All delegates can be party to the preparations as they countdown to the Games, taking place in July. The welcoming speeches at the Official Opening in the auditorium will be made by Acting GAISF President, Hein Verbruggen, and Otto Schily, Germany’s Federal Minister of the Interior, responsible for sport. A case study on Germany and the FIFA World Cup 2006 will follow. The question of how to finance major events dominates the conference discussions Monday afternoon, before a drinks reception sponsored by AON Ltd.
Case studies and panel sessions on themes such as brands in sports, media rights, betting in sports and others will feature in the conference through Tuesday 19th whilst the exhibition presents stands from bidding and host cities, broadcasters, architects and suppliers to the sport industry. In the afternoon, for the first time the GAISF Media Forum will be open to delegates. The Contemporary Group sponsors the closing drinks reception. The final closing dinner brings together all speakers and exhibitors of SportAccord 2005.
The GAISF general assembly and meetings of the IOC Executive Board are being held on Wednesday 20th. The IOC will inform media representatives at 6.30 pm in its final press briefing before departure.
During the whole convention all attendees have the use of free Internet access sponsored by PA Sport. Media representatives can use the telephones in the working area free of charge. WLAN access is provided.
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