SportAccord in Dubai
SportAccord is an international convention of 1500 leading sports representatives. I am attending this convention in my role as chair of Munich's bid for the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The annual convention is held in a different country each year, this year in the United Arab Emirates. SportAccordâ€™s goal is to offer to the international sports community an occasion to gather together, build relationships, expand horizons and broaden sportâ€™s collective endeavours. It is a unique platform which allows all participants to learn, share their experiences and network. During the convention sessions are held every day with a very wide range of topics covering the various challenges of todayâ€™s sports world such as the changing geography of sport or sport´s role as a leader in sustainable development. The 4 days are packed with panels and talks and a great opportunity to promote our cause to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2018 to Munich. It is my first visit here but unfortunately there is no time to learn more about this exciting region. I will definitely try to do this some other time.