Additional Silver Partners confirmed for SportAccord Convention 2016: Aggreko, Edmonton Evvents and Penceo

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – SportAccord Convention is delighted to confirm additional Silver Partners, Aggreko, Edmonton Events and Penceo, for this year’s annual event taking place at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland from 17 to 22 April 2016.

Aggreko is the leading global provider of modular, mobile power and temperature control solutions, employing more than 7,300 people operating from 204 locations, and in 2015 served customers in around 100 countries. Speaking of this year’s Silver partnership, David de Behr, Head of Global Events said:

“Aggreko considers SportAccord Convention to be one of the most significant international sporting conferences of the year and has been supporting the event for eight years now. As a Silver Partner of the event we are keen to ensure that sports organisations recognise our commitment to the industry. Our impressive portfolio of repeat customers including the Olympics Games, FIFA World Cups and the Championships of many Sporting Federations, highlights the strength of the reputation Aggreko has earned over the years.” The Aggreko team can be found at Stand 44.

SportAccord Convention also sees the return of Edmonton Events, a strategic partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism. Focused on attracting major events to the region with services ranging from event inception, bidding and marketing, to operations and legacy, the team are ready to welcome visitors to Stand 125. Candice Stasynec, Executive Director of Edmonton Events commented:

“With a long history of attending SportAccord Convention, it continues to be a valuable part of the Edmonton Events strategic approach to hosting sport events. After an extremely successful 2015, where Edmondon hosted events in partnership with FIFA, ITU, UCI, IAAD, FIVB, and FIBA, we look forward to hosting more competitions in 2016 in collaboration with our valued partners.”

Another Silver Partner, Penceo has also partnered with SportAccord Convention for a number of years and can be found at Stand 39. An expert in the sport industry, Penceo has worked with many of the International Federations to provide a suite of digital services to enhance their communication platforms. Commenting on some of their new video technology services, which make it possible to capture any experience through the power of virtual reality, Pascal Willoughby-Petit, Founder and Managing Director remarked:

“We are on the starting blocks for Rio and are very excited to be helping several International Sport Federations prepare for the event! One of our big projects this year is to start providing 360⁰ video shooting and Oculus 3-Dimensional video experiences. We think this will be very exciting for the world of sport!”

Nis Hatt, Managing Director of SportAccord Convention commented, “We’re delighted to welcome the return of Aggreko who have provided much support over the years and are also sponsoring the Speaker Ready Room in 2016. To Edmonton Events who year-on-year, bring a wealth of knowledge, experience and insights to cities and International Federations who are looking to host and hold events. Also Penceo, who provide digital services to SportAccord Convention throughout the year as well as at the Convention, and in 2016 will also cover the Opening Ceremony and are sponsoring the Virtual Sports Demo Zone. As Partners, their support, commitment and loyalty over the years has always been very well-received by delegates and SportAccord Convention. We are very much looking forward to working with them again.”

As part of the Official Schedule, SportAccord Convention will host a 3-day Exhibition and 4-day Conference Programme including: a one-day Digital Summit, Plenary, City Forum, LawAccord and MediaAccord, at this prestigious global gathering. To register for SportAccord Convention, visit: www.sportaccordconvention.com.

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