Countdown to FIS Congress 2014 in Barcelona

07 May 2014 14:38
The FIS Congress 2014 hotel
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In less than a month, some 1’100 participants will travel to Barcelona (SPA) for the 49th International Ski Congress from 1st-6th June 2014. A welcome reception by the Spanish Winter Sports Federation on Monday, 2nd June, at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I will mark the official opening which promises to be a fantastic occasion for the worldwide FIS family.

The highlights of the week will include the announcement of the 2018 and 2019 FIS World Championship Organisers, the election of the FIS President and FIS Council Members, as well as an excursion to the famous Codorniu Vineyards.

Congress Excursion

Amidst a week of extensive meetings, the excursion on Thursday, 5th June 2014 offers a fantastic opportunity to relax and spend some time with friends in the FIS family. It will comprise a guided tour of the Codorniu Vineyards (http://www.codorniu.es) followed by a tasting of the Codorniu sparkling wines and a splendid lunch at “Alegra” in Barcelona on the city’s beautiful coast.

If participants have not signed up yet, they can still do so upon arrival at the FIS Travel Service Office at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I.

Tourist Information and Bookings

The city of Barcelona is one of the world’s leading tourist, economic and cultural-sports centres. From the Gothic Quarter to Gaudi’s Park Güell and the Sagrada Familia, the Barceloneta beach and the Olympic Harbour, Barcelona is not short on sights to visit. The 1.6 million-inhabitant city offers numerous recreational areas, a mild and warm climate, historical monuments and numerous excellent restaurants.

To provide information, arrange bookings, tours and sell travel passes, a representative of Barcelona Tourism will be at the disposal of FIS Congress participants at a desk at the Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I from 2nd-5th June (Mon-Wed 9:00-18:00, Thu 9 :00-12 :00 CET). The Barcelona Tourism representative is able to offer Congress participants special rates for travel passes.

For the latest information on the FIS Congress 2014, please visit here: http://www.fis-ski.com/inside-fis/about/fis-structure/congress/article=next-congress-barcelona.html