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22.04.2008 Press Release

*** State-of-the-Art Sports Training Facility To Be Built In Accra, Ghana ***

By Beverly Jackson

ITIPACK CHAIRMAN BRUNO BENETTI AND THE NEWSPORAFRICA
FOUNDATION TO BUILD A SPORTS TRAINING FACILITY IN ACCRA,
GHANA FOR YOUNG ATHLETES ASPIRING TO THE OLYMPICS
Vicenza, Italy

In a press statement following his visit to the African International Media
Summit in Tunisia, Bruno Benetti, founder and chair of the Itipack Group, announced plans in
partnership with the NewSporAfrica Foundation, for whom he 's a co-founder along with Mr.
Jean-Pierre Sirot, to build a sports training facility using the Itipack Group 's Itiblock construction
system. The facility will be built in Accra, Ghana for young athletes aspiring to participate in the
Olympics and other major sports competitions. The Itipack Group and its subsidiary companies
focus on advanced packaging technologies serving corporations throughout the world. The
Ghana portion of the facility-building project will be overseen by the Diaspora African Forum in
Accra. “T ime and again,” said Mr.Benetti,“the world is amazed by the achievements of Africa 's
world-class and Olympic-level athletes. I recently traveled to Africa for the African International
Media Summit and was impressed by what I saw, and felt inspired to contribute to the effort to
help rebrand Africa. For our part, we want to encourage future African Olympic athletes by
supporting their dreams and efforts today with a state-of-the-art training facility. Working in
partnership with the NewSporAfrica Foundation, this will be the first of several training facilities
we hope to build in different parts of Africa.”

NewSporAfrica Foundation vice-president, Nadia Murabet, sees the partnership with Mr.
Benetti as the herald call of a new dawn for relations between Europe and Africa.“The world
owes Africa so much,”she said,speaking by telephone from Milan.“Africa in the 21 st century
will be a world-class continent. Our vision is to use sports and art as the servant of ideals that
promote peace and prosperity across Africa. We also have a vision of one day seeing an
Olympic Games held somewhere, someday, in Africa.”Nadia Murabet is president of Vision
Media, which produces cultural events around the world. A Libyan by birth, Ms. Murabet
attended the AIMS 2008 conference in Tunis, where she was awarded the “Global Achievers
Award ”in recognition of her outstanding work building bridges of art, culture and communication
between Africa, Europe and throughout the African Diaspora.

For more about this story, please contact Tony Regusters
Phone: (202) 587-5648
E-mail: [email protected]

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