(MIAMI, November 29, 2012) – Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez welcomed the executive board and delegates from the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) attending the “Americas Best Practices Symposium on National Olympic Committee (NOC) Management and Sport Performance” this Thursday, November 29, at 8:30 a.m., at the Conrad Hilton, 1395 Brickell Avenue, in Miami.
“Miami-Dade County is truly thrilled for the opportunity to host delegates from all over the Americas,” said Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “Our vibrant community represents a joining of the rich and diverse Pan American cultures, making it the perfect backdrop for this important symposium.”
The symposium will provide a forum for NOC’s from countries in the Americas to share best practices in key functional areas that are essential to the success of an Olympic Committee. PASO also joined the USOC as a co-host of the symposium. Holding this very important event in Miami is in line with the Mayor’s focus to continue positioning Miami as a leading global city.
Pictured from left to right: Scott Blackmun, CEO, U.S. Olympic Committee; Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez; Larry Probst, Chairman, U.S. Olympic Committee; Genaro “Chip” Iglesias, Deputy Mayor, Miami Dade County; and Ralph Garcia-Toledo, Board Member, Miami Dade Sports Commission.