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Registrations open for 2016 FINA World Aquatics Convention
Registrations have opened for the biennial FINA World Aquatics Convention, being held at the Caesars Windsor Resort and Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada from 3rd to 5th December.
The fourth international Aquatics Convention being staged world swimming governing body FINA (Fédération Internationale de Natation) will host a conference, international exhibition, the FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic, and an extensive networking and social program bringing together National Federations, Organising Committees of FINA’s major championships, Host Cities, and commercial organisations. It will also include the immensely popular FINA Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony – the Soirée des Etoiles.
Over 1000 delegates are expected to attend to network, share knowledge and do business.
An important new feature for the 2016 Convention is the inclusion of the established FINA World Sports Medicine Congress. This introduction is expected to expand the Convention into innovative markets such as Aquatics sports medicine.
Image: Caesars Windsor Resort and Convention Centre in Ontario, Canada
Looking forward to the event, FINA President Dr. Julio Maglione stated "the FINA World Aquatics Convention provides a unique opportunity for all those involved in Aquatics to gain invaluable insight into our industry and raise their profile within it.”
As in 2014, the Convention will precede the FINA World Swimming Championships (25 metres), which takes place from 6th to 11th December, also in Windsor. The timing and location of both events provides Convention delegates with unique access to as many as 1,500 elite athletes, coaches, team managers and team doctors.
Moreover, the combined approach aims to strengthen the connections between international aquatics competitions, and organisations and businesses involved in the development of global aquatics.
Peter Knowles, Executive Director of the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m), is confident Windsor will deliver, adding “2016 promises to give us the best FINA Convention yet.
“Nowhere else in the world of aquatics will you find so many professionals from all corners of the industry ready to meet and work together.”
At the previous hugely successful 2014 Convention in Doha, Qatar, FINA welcomed more than 900 delegates and 40 exhibitors, including Arena Italia, Counsilman-Hunsaker, Dentsu, Gloria Sports Arena, Malmsten, and Omega.
Together with various networking opportunities, delegates enjoyed a dynamic Aquatics Conference comprising of leading coaches, athletes and industry professionals, such as Graham Hill (Head Coach Swimming, South Africa), Katinka Hosszu (three-time World Swimming Champion), Peter Diamond (Senior Vice-President, Programming, NBC Olympics), and Brenda Villa (four-time Olympic Water Polo medallist).
The 4th FINA World Aquatics Convention includes:
• FINA Aquatics Conference
• FINA World Sports Medicine Congress
• FINA Swimming Coaches Golden Clinic
• FINA Gala Dinner & Awards Ceremony - 'Soirée des Etoiles'
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