By Daniel Etchells

SportAccord Convention has signed up Qatar Financial Centre Authority as a Bronze Partner ©QFCSportAccord Convention has signed up Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority as a Bronze Partner for this year's World Sport & Business Summit in Sochi, it has been announced. 

The QFC Authority is an on-shore business and financial centre located in Doha, which has been instrumental in helping to develop the private sector in Qatar.

It is the commercial and strategic arm of the QFC, responsible for developing and ensuring compliance with QFC rules and regulations comprising the QFC's legal and tax environments, and helping firms to quickly establish a physical presence in Qatar and the region.

"The SportAccord Convention provides a unique opportunity for the Qatar Financial Centre Authority to fulfil its obligations and commitments, by enabling access to sport and industry leaders, in one location, at the World Sport & Business Summit," said Nis Hatt, managing director of SportAccord Convention.

"We're delighted to have the QFC Authority onboard and wish them every success at the Convention."

Qatar is set to host the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Championships in Doha, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and Martin Tidestrom, business development director of QFC Authority, says "business opportunities are thriving across sport-related industries" in the country.

"The SportAccord Convention will allow us to engage first-hand with industry leaders, key policymakers, and service and technology suppliers looking to establish a presence in Qatar," he added.

Qatar is preparing to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup ©Getty ImagesQatar is preparing to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup ©Getty Images

Other SportAccord Convention bronze partners include the Commonwealth Games Federation, the International University Sports Federation, the IAAF, the Japan Sport Council, Team Canada and the United Arab Emirates National Olympic Committee.

The six-day World Sport & Business Summit, due to take place from April 19 to 24 at the Sochi ExpoCentre, will allow key decision-makers in sport to engage with business leaders across more than 25 industry sectors.

It features a three-day Conference, a "dynamic" exhibition, LawAccord, City Forum, the SportAccord Convention Village and Sports Demo Zone, as well the annual general meetings of many other governing bodies across world sport.

To register for SportAccord Convention click here.

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