IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych and IFSC Calendar Coordinator Alessandro Di Cato attended the OutDoor Retailer Conference on July 23rd-26th in Denver, Colorado, a leading business-to-business outdoor sports show where industry brands, retailers, suppliers and leaders gather.
During the conference, they met with USA Climbing CEO Marc Norman and COO John Muse, as well as representatives of the Vail Valley Foundation. The discussion centred on developments of IFSC World Cup Vail, among other Sport Climbing topics.
“We are happy to work with our member Federations and Event Organizers to put on fantastic events that benefit all stakeholders. USA Climbing and The Vail Valley Foundation (Go Pro Mountain Games Event) have been good partners and we are working together to make the event even better.” says Secretary General Gawrych.
In addition, meetings also took place with attendees of the Climbing Wall Summit, where IFSC Vice-President Sport/Events Kobinata Toru and IFSC Sport Director Silvia Verdolini launched the IFSC Official Sport Equipment.
"The OutDoor Retailer Conference in Denver was a great opportunity to connect with industry professionals and share ideas about increasing the visibility of Sport Climbing, in the USA and worldwide". Says Secretary General Gawrych.