Thursday, June 6, 2013

FIS Calendar Conference 2013

The traditional FIS Calendar Conference has begun with the first meetings on Wednesday, 5th June in Dubrovnik, Croatia. More than 600 representatives of the extended FIS family will gather at Hotel Croatia in Cavtat-Dubrovnik that promises beautiful sunshine and blue skies, to attend a variety of meetings during the next three days.
The participants were officially welcomed by the Croatian Ski Association with a reception and cocktail dinner on the evening of 5th June at Hotal Croatia, located right on the beautiful coastline of the beautiful seaside town of Cavtat near Dubrovnik.
The first conference day has seen several Committee and Coordination Group meetings including the Alpine Executive Board and PR & Mass Media Committee. Some forty additional meetings will follow during the coming days.
Friday and Saturday will feature the 3rd edition of the all-FIS discipline World Cup Organisers' Seminar on the topic of "Money and Skiing", whilst the schedule also includes a briefing with the Candidates for the 2018 and 2019 FIS World Ski Championships.
The FIS Calendar Conference will be followed by a meeting of the FIS Council on Monday, 10th June. The most important items on the Council’s Agenda will include the proposals from the Technical Committees that come out of their meetings these days including confirmation of the FIS World Cup schedules for the 2014/15 season, as well as acceptance of provisional membership applications.

The Bring Children to the Snow campaign features on the agenda in various Committees and other meetings during the 2013 FIS Calendar Conference in Dubrovnik (CRO), providing it with an excellent platform to report on the events of the past season and exchange ideas on the future of snow sports. The aim is to increase the collaboration and involvement of FIS World Cup Organisers and provide additional impetus for National Ski Associations to participate. Throughout the week, selected past World Snow Day and FIS SnowKidz events will serve as case studies, along with reports from World Snow Day and FIS SnowKidz events staged during FIS World Cup events to demonstrate how important and easy it is to bring children to snow sports.
FIS Bring Children to the Snow Coordinator Andrew Cholinski commented, "Our experience has shown that the World Cup events are a brilliant platform to motivate the next generation. The top athletes inspire the children and the media reach of these events helps communicate the need to bring more children to the snow. We are eagerly looking forward to increasing World Cup participation in the campaign next season".

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