MEI partners with World Academy of Sport and International Paralympic Committee


MEI partners with the Inclusion Summit which is part of the IPC Academy Campus, a venture between the International Paralympic Committee and the World Academy of Sport which will take place between 15-16 September 2016


LONDON 22.6.2016


woASMEI announce their status as media partner to the IPC Academy Campus 2016 event, organised by World Academy of Sport and International Paralympic Committee in Rio during the Paralympics this September, cementing their relationship as the body that supports and brings together major events experts globally.


The 2016 IPC Academy Campus will take place alongside the Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro between 6-17 September 2016, giving stakeholders of major sports events the chance to learn from their peers during the event. Delivered by the IPC Academy - the IPC’s educational division created in 2009 as a partnership between the IPC and the World Academy of Sport (WAoS) – the 2016 IPC Academy Campus is a unique event-based learning initiative that will include an Observers’ Programme, Games Experience Programme and Inclusion Summit.


The Inclusion Summit will provide the ultimate forum to bring together business leaders, governments and the Paralympic Movement to discuss inclusion and accessibility, how these impact on society, and what the Paralympic Games represent as a catalyst for change.


The Summit will be divided into three segments:

  • Understanding Inclusion (Policy Setting)
  • Inclusive Leadership (Strategy adopted in past and future host cities)
  • Delivering Inclusion (Operations, how inclusion has been applied).


Confirmed speakers include IPC President Sir Philip Craven, IPC Vice President & President of the Brazil NPC Andrew Parsons, and Carla Qualtrough – Canada’s Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.


Mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Eduardo Paes, Carlos Nuzman, Chairman, Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Kihong Kim, Vice Secretary General for Games Planning, PyeongChang 2018will also share their expertise with what will be a variety of high level delegates from across the major events industry globally.


A must-attend Cocktail Reception will bring proceedings to a close on 16 September and allow attendees to network with all participants of the Campus, which also includes an IPC Observers’ Programme and Games Experience Programme.


Speaking about the benefits of attending the IPC Academy Campus, the largest event learning programme organised within the major sport events world, Xavier Gonzalez, CEO of the International Paralympic Committee, said: “The 2016 IPC Academy Campus gives all stakeholders a unique and better understanding into the complexities of organising and maximising the benefits from a major sporting event. It aims to share best practice, knowledge and key learnings from previous major sport events, whilst giving those taking part a chance to experience the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games from both the front and back of house.”


As part of the new partnership, MEI members will benefit from discounted rates to attend this event. Until 30 June 2016, booking a place on the Inclusion Summit will be available at a special rate of EUR 900 representing a saving of 10% on the usual delegate price. This will then increase to EUR 1,000 thereafter if places are still available. VAT is not applicable.


For further information about the Inclusion Summit or any other programme in the IPC Academy Campus, please visit To take advantage of the special delegate rate contact Claire Bennett, Project Coordinator, World Academy of Sport This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. quoting MEI Special Offer.


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