17th FINA WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 BUDAPEST – BALATONFÜRED WELCOMED ONBOARD AS GOLD PARTNER FOR SPORTACCORD CONVENTION IN AARHUS, DENMARK

15.03.2017

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is pleased to welcome the 17th FINA World Championships 2017 Budapest – Balatonfüred onboard as a Gold Partner for this year’s SportAccord Convention taking place in the European Capital of Culture Aarhus, Denmark from 2 – 7 April 2017.

Commenting on the Gold Partnership, Eva Szanto, Executive Director of Bp2017 N. Ltd. said, “Last year our organization took part in SportAccord Convention and it was extremely useful in finding new partners for the World Championships. The Convention was a big push for our event and this Gold partnership will help to provide further visibility and awareness too. The new partnerships we have made as a result of being involved in the SportAccord Convention will help to deliver the best FINA Aquatics World Championships in Budapest ever.”

The 17th FINA World Championships will take place in Budapest and Balatonfüred from 14 - 30 July 2017 and will be the largest sporting event Hungary has hosted. Almost 3,000 athletes in six different disciplines will take part, with 75 contests taking place over a period of 17 days in five iconic venues.

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention said, “We’re delighted to welcome the 17th FINA World Championships 2017 Budapest – Balatonfüred as a Gold Partner and wish them all the very best for this exciting international event this summer. Their desire to step up and become a Gold Partner this year as a result of the successful partnerships forged during SAC2016, demonstrates why the SportAccord Convention is a valuable platform for cities, regions, sponsors and sport.”

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; international sports federations, rights holders, organising committees, cities, press and media, businesses and other organisations involved in the development of sport.

The Convention is host to annual general meetings of governing bodies, and once again, will welcome a delegation from the International Olympic Committee. The 6-day Convention includes the Plenary Conference, City Forum, LawAccord, MediaAccord, the Exhibition, as well as the Opening Ceremony and Closing Event.

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EDITORS NOTES

SportAccord Convention

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 on SportAccord Convention visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com

17TH FINA-BUDAPEST 2017 World Championships

The Bp2017 N. Ltd. is fully responsible for organizing the 17th FINA World Championships in six sport arts: swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming, diving, open water swimming and high diving in two cities: Budapest and Balatonfüred.

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