The Qatar Olympic Committee will resume its role as Silver Partner of the SportAccord Convention ©Getty Images

SportAccord Convention has welcomed back the Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) as a Silver Partner for this year’s World Sport & Business Summit in Sochi.

The QOC is the overall supervising body for all sports and events in Qatar, supporting its National Federations in the development of their sports and the organisation of world-class events.

It also promotes community participation and enjoyment of sport, and the development of sport at every level. 

“We are delighted to have Qatar Olympic Committee taking part in the SportAccord Convention,” said Nis Hatt, managing director of SportAccord Convention.

“Their return as a Silver Partner, reinforces the value seen by governing sports bodies and federations, and we are sure the QOC and all sports organisations will further benefit from the opportunities gained, as the Convention grows in stature to the World Sport & Business Summit.”

The QOC is actively promoting opportunities for women in sport amid a busy 2015 sports calendar, both nationally and internationally, including the World Boxing Championships and the International Paralympic Committee Athletics World Championships, both scheduled to take place in Doha in October.

At this year’s SportAccord Convention, the Conference Programme includes a panel session, entitled When Inequality IS the Legacy, and will discuss the challenges that still exist for women and girls playing sport at all levels, in some parts of the world, as well as the legacy being left behind for girls starting out in sport today.

Noor Hussain Al-Malki, a 100 metres sprinter, became the first ever female athlete to represent Qatar at the Olympic Games when she competed at London 2012.

The Qatar Olympic Committee is actively promoting opportunities for women in sport, as it bids to produce the next Noor Hussain Al-Malki
The Qatar Olympic Committee is actively promoting opportunities for women in sport, as it bids to produce the next Noor Hussain Al-Malki ©Getty Images

“The Qatar Olympic Committee is pleased to be partnering the SportAccord Convention again this year,” said Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, secretary general of the QOC, which is affiliated to the Qatar Women’s Sport Committee

“The Convention always provides an excellent platform for the sporting community to discuss important issues and the QOC looks forward to strengthening existing associations and building new relationships as part of our commitment to international sports development.”

In becoming a Silver Partner, the QOC joins Aggreko, Edmonton Events, Eurosport, EventScotland and Filmmaster Events.

The six-day World Sport & Business Summit, due to take place from April 19 to 24 at the Sochi ExpoCentre, will allow key decision-makers in sport to engage with business leaders across more than 25 industry sectors.

It features a three-day Conference, a "dynamic" exhibition, LawAccord, City Forum, the SportAccord Convention Village and Sports Demo Zone, as well the annual general meetings of many other governing bodies across world sport.

To register for SportAccord Convention click here.

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