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PR 34: Sports and Business "meet" in Doha (QAT)

Lausanne (SUI), May 9, 2014 - The 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention is taking place from November 29 – December 1, 2014 at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Doha (Qatar). For the first time, the Convention will be taking place in conjunction with the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), scheduled on December 3-7, also in Qatar’s capital at the Hamdan Aquatics Centre.

Sports business industry leaders and the FINA Aquatics family are set to benefit from the consecutive timing of these two events. The new approach aims to strengthen the connection between international competitions and those organisations and businesses involved in the development of Aquatics around the world.

“The FINA World Aquatics Convention is the official place for leaders in the Aquatics industry to meet, share knowledge and do business,” said Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA President. “Meanwhile the 12th FINA World Swimming Championships in Doha is where the entire Aquatics family, from coaches, team managers and swimmers, to brands, sponsors and delivery partners, will be. Running the Convention in conjunction with the FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) will allow the key stakeholders of our sport to maximise both events in unison,” Dr. Maglione added.

The FINA World Aquatics Convention provides a platform for the global Aquatics family and business leaders to come together to network and share best practices, encouraging greater engagement in aquatic sports and elite performance across all FINA disciplines. Whether a delegate, an exhibitor or an Official Partner, the Convention enables attendees to meet with decision-makers, exchange opinion on the progression of Aquatics and to position themselves as an organisation at the forefront of the sport.

New features to this year’s FINA World Aquatics Convention include the FINA Extraordinary Congress and the FINA Swimming Golden Coaches Clinic. Convention delegates will gain new level of networking by meeting with other delegates around the sessions, visiting the exhibition as well as having opportunity to participate in various seminars and attending social events during the Convention.