Paralympic Games
7-18 September

Speakers announced for the Inclusion Summit at the IPC Academy Campus

The event will take place between 15-16 September in Rio to coincide with the Paralympic Games. 15 Jul 2016
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Sir Philip Craven

Sir Philip Craven, president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC)

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By IPC

International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven and Charlotte McClain-Nhlapo, Disability Advisor of the World Bank, have been named as headline speakers for a special Inclusion Summit to be held in Rio, Brazil, between 15-16 September, to coincide with the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Organised as part of the IPC Academy Campus (in partnership with the World Academy of Sport), the Inclusion Summit will provide the ultimate forum to bring together business leaders, governments and the Paralympic Movement. Together they will discuss inclusion and accessibility, their impact on society, and how the Paralympic Games have developed into the world’s number one sporting event for driving social inclusion.

Click here to see the full Speakers announcement.

In addition to the Inclusion Summit, the IPC Academy Campus offers a Games Experience Programme (GEP) aimed at governments and those involved in the supply chain of the Paralympic Games, to help them understand and observe the complex delivery of such an event.

Specifically, the GEP, which takes place between 12-14 September 2016, aims to deliver a multi-stakeholder perspective of Games management by providing unprecedented insights and privileged access to specific core operating functions.

Speakers include Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, Eduardo Paes, Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, David Grevemburg, CEO of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Yiannis Exarchos, CEO of Olympic Broadcasting Services (OBS) and Ed Havard, Head of Sport & TV Events, Channel 4. The provisional programme of the GEP is structured and delivered over three overarching themes, one for each day, followed by targeted site visits to related competition and non-competition venues:

Day 1: Winning Strategies for Major Sport Events

Day 2: The making of a Successful Host City: Networks, Infrastructure and Legacy

Day 3: Marketing & Broadcasting

For further information about the Inclusion Summit, GEP, or any other programme in the IPC Academy Campus, please visit www.ipcacademycampus.com or contact Claire Bennett, Project Coordinator, World Academy of Sport [email protected]