LORD Coe is to be the keynote speaker at this year’s AquaVision conference it was announced today.
The president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will address delegates during the event in Stavanger, Norway, which runs from June 13-15.
With the theme ‘Meeting tomorrow today’, AquaVision 2016 will concentrate on two core areas: ‘The blue revolution’ and ‘Beyond tomorrow’.
Lord Coe is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of his generation. He set 12 world records over four distances, achieving four golds and three silver medals competing at the Olympic Games and European Championships.
He led London’s winning bid to host the 2012 Olympics, and organised and delivered what is considered one of the most successful Games of modern times.
Following London 2012, he served as chairman of the British Olympic Association.
Drawing on the lessons learned during an illustrious career – both on and off the track – Lord Coe will share with AquaVision delegates the benefits of building resilient and dependable teams from a variety of backgrounds.
He will emphasise the importance of delivering on visions, communicating pre-emptively, and ensuring nothing is left to chance.
Above all, he will underline the age-old proposition that no amount of theorising replaces the genius of hard work.
AquaVision attracts a diverse range of stakeholders to Stavanger every two years. The conference, organised since 1996 by Skretting and its parent company Nutreco, has established itself as an important meeting place for some 400 participants from more than 40 countries.