FINA (Federation Internationale de Natation), the world governing body for the sport of Aquatics, has announced Gloria Sports Arena as an Official Top Partner of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention, taking place 29 November-1 December 2014, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Doha (QAT).
The 2014 World Aquatics Convention, which launches in one month’s time, will see Gloria Sports Arena present its newly-built sports complex, as well as provide support to the progression of Aquatics by sharing knowledge on high performance training.
Opening in Belek-Antalya, Turkey, in January 2015, the complex will host training camps for over 50 different sports disciplines. Aquatic facilities include: a 10-lane Olympic heated outdoor pool; a five-lane Olympic indoor pool; a Diving pool; a Water Polo pool; and a rehabilitation and fitness pool. All pools will be equipped with a performance video analysis system.
“On behalf of FINA, it is my delight to welcome Gloria Sports Arena as an Official Top Partner of the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention,” said Dr. Julio C. Maglione, FINA President. “FINA recognises the importance of high quality facilities in achieving elite performance for our athletes and coaches, and believes this partnership will be of great benefit to the entire Aquatics family.”
During the Convention, Gloria Sports Arena will be looking to network with coaches and team managers to discuss the latest innovations in training analysis.
“Our mission is to give full support for the sustainable growth of sport,” said Elif Özdemir, Gloria Sports Arena Project Leader. “As the official international Aquatics business event, we believe that the FINA World Aquatics Convention is not only a great platform to discuss future changes and innovations with Aquatics leaders, but an excellent way to present our new complex and our mission to the public.”
The announcement sees Gloria Sports Arena join Counsilman – Hunsaker and Malmsten AB as Top Partners of the 2014 World Aquatics Convention, FINA’s official business platform for the global Aquatics family and business leaders to network, share best practice and encourage engagement in Aquatic sports.
The official Aquatics Conference includes sessions on:
Host City Strategies – the secrets of developing and sustaining legacy
The Spectator Experience – exceeding expectations of the audience
Swimming for All, Swimming for Life Programme – adding social responsibility to FINA activities
The Social Challenge – connecting fans in a multi-channel world
Realising Your Brand Value – creating an attractive commercial property
From the Eyes of the Athlete – an inside look at the changing Aquatics landscape
New Horizons – how Aquatics disciplines continue to innovate
Beyond the Pool Deck – how Aquatics can stay at the top of the Olympic Programme
Creating Outstanding Development Programmes – case studies from National Federations
The Future of Aquatics – a strategy for continued success
To find out more, or to register to attend the 3rd FINA World Aquatics Convention, visit: www.worldaquaticsconvention.com
To learn more about exhibiting or partnership opportunities, please contact: [email protected]
You can also follow the Convention on Twitter: @finaconvention
Swimming News is courtesy of FINA / Redtorch.