More than 90 delegates - including representatives of 41 Organizing Committees - meet at the annual ISSF Workshop to share experiences and best practices in several organizational areas.
The 15th ISSF Championship Organizers Workshop opened in Munich, Germany, where the meeting is held on the 17 and 18 of November 2017.
Representatives of 41 ISSF Championship Organizing Committees meet here 36 ISSF Officials and 13 representatives of cooperating organizations, in a two-days workshop where knowledge and expertise in various organizational areas are shared between the participants.
ISSF Secretary General Franz Schreiber welcomed the participants in behalf of ISSF and of ISSF President Olegario Vazquez Raña, today.
“The Workshop is at its 15th edition. Through the years, it became a very important tool to prepare our championship and to share best practices.”
“We hope that you will bring back home new ideas on how to conduct a successful competition. Organizational matters, communications and marketing activities, sustainability projects, field of play look and feel… we are going to hear presentations on several important topics throughout these two days. Our aim is to support our Organizing Committees, and to keep on improving the quality of our championships from year to year.”
ISSF Vice-President Gary Anderson - the ISSF Championship Organizers Workshop director - welcomed the participants, while opening the workshop with a detailed analysis of the 2017 ISSF Championships, this morning.
“We are happy that Organizers from 2017, 2018 and 2019 ISSF Championships are participating and sharing their experiences. The first workshop took place in 2003, and 14 years later we have 42 representatives from 41 Championship Organizers, and a total of over 90 participants.”
“We are all here to work together, to make our sport’s championships better for our athletes and for all our stakeholders, as our championships program keeps on evolving with the introduction of new events and new competitions.”
During the workshop, delegates will receive several presentations in the fields of sustainability and environmental initiatives; scheduling; victory ceremonies organization; jury policies, duties and responsibility; ISSF TV and communications programs; venue planning; equipment control; qualification procedures; anti-doping activities.
Furthermore, ISSF officials and experts will update Organizers on rules and conduction procedures of the new Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun Mixed Team events that were recently approved by ISSF and the IOC for introduction in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic’s Program.