A press conference on Friday morning precedes the annual gathering of Member Federations, during which the upcoming Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and the IFSC Climbing & Paraclimbing World Championships Innsbruck 2018 will be discussed by IFSC President Marco Scolaris, Austria Climbing President Eugen Burtscher and distinguished guests Kobinata Toru, IFSC Vice-President Sport/Events, Jérôme Meyer, Head of Olympic coordination, Michael Schöpf, Sport Manager of Austria Climbing, and Katharina Saurwein, star Sport Climbing athlete and head coach of the Austrian paraclimbing team.
“This year, an exciting new chapter begins for our sport," says President Scolaris. "In Buenos Aires, hard-working young athletes will become the first Sport Climbing Olympians, many of whom competed right here in Innsbruck last year.”
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A report on the recent Paraclimbing activities and more launches the discussions Friday evening, followed by updates from the IFSC regarding new developments in marketing and communication and the IFSC structure. On Saturday, the meetings continue throughout the day and focus on preparations for the Olympics, membership changes in 2018, activities of the Sport Department and Commissions and more. For the full agenda, please click here.
Additional workshops are planned on the 15th and 16th of March, covering how to work with a sponsorship agency to improve the value of the sport and generate revenues, hosting and organising an international event and strategic planning for National Federations. More details about the workshops are listed here.
Further information about the venue, schedule and logistics can be found in the info sheet.