The International Convention «SportAccord» has started its work in the Main Media Center of Sochi

The International Convention «SportAccord» has started its work in the Main Media Center of Sochi: Photo

Today, April 19, the International Convention «SportAccord» started its work in the Main Media Center of Sochi.

On the first day of the summit, representatives of sports and business discussed issues of the world sports movement at meetings of the ARISF and SportAccord council, as well as at a press conference dedicated to the opening of the forum.

Among the guests of the convention are the head of the International Olympic Committee Thomas Bach, UEFA President Michel Platini, the Minister of Sports of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko and the president of the Convention «SportAccord» Marius Wieser.

Motorsport is represented at the summit by the promoter of the Russian Grand Prix Sergey Vorobyov.

On April 22, the organizer of the Russian stage of the Formula 1 World Championship will take part in several discussions. Vedomosti newspaper's business panel will discuss the development of professional sports in Russia. He will share his expert opinion at the round table «A straight path or a crooked road – what needs to be developed in motor sports to make it flourish in a rapidly changing landscape.»

«In my speech, I would like to share the experience of organizing the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, since this event was the first in the history of our country and served as a catalyst for the development of motorsport,» said Sergey Vorobyov.

«I will also touch upon the issues of year-round use of motorsport complexes. Speaking as a promoter of the Formula 1 Russian Grand Prix, I would also like to tell you about the development plans and prospects of the Sochi Autodrom, which today is the most modern motorsport complex in the country.»

«The main purpose of the convention is to attract the world sports community to the development of sports. Therefore, participation in the summit is a great opportunity to present Russian motorsport in the international arena and establish partnerships with organizing committees, commercial companies and other organizations, share the results achieved and gain new experience,» Sergey Vorobyov said.