By Emily Goddard

SportAccord International Convention has signed the Contemporary Group as a Gold Partner of this year's event ©The Contemporary GroupFebruary 6 - SportAccord International Convention today signed Contemporary Group as a Gold Partner of this year's event, marking the 10th year of the partnership between the companies.

Event management firm Contemporary Group - which works with major events, including the Olympics - will support the 2014 edition of the SportAccord International Convention as it takes place at the Susesi Convention Centre in the Turkish city of Belek on April 6 until 11.

Stephen Mirabile, Contemporary Group President and chief executive, said the company is delighted to continue its work with SportAccord International Convention.

"We are excited to continue being a part of an event where we are able to effectively collaborate with industry professionals, develop relationships that promote positive business opportunities and continue to enhance our commitment to best practices in international event management," he added.

"As a Supplier of Event Services for Sochi 2014 we are counting down to the start of the Games.

"We look forward to connecting with our clients, colleagues and friends in Sochi, and again in Turkey during SportAccord Convention 2014."

Brian Cookson is among the confirmed speakers for the 2014 SportAccord International Convention ©Getty ImagesBrian Cookson is among the confirmed speakers for the 2014 SportAccord International Convention ©Getty Images

The theme for this year's SportAccord International Convention is "Sport's New Frontiers", while the likes of International Cycling Union (UCI) President Brian Cookson, International Federation of Associated Wrestling Styles (FILA) boss Nenad Lalovic and Turkish National Olympic Committee secretary general Neşe Gündoğan have already been confirmed as speakers.

"We are delighted that the Contemporary Group will again be a Gold Partner of our event," SportAccord International Convention managing director Nis Hatt said.

"A decade is a long time in our fast-moving world and it is gratifying to see that SportAccord Convention continues to retain the loyalty of the Contemporary Group as a major company in international sport."

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