FIS Forum Alpinum and 6th Annual Chiefs of Media Meeting staged in Soelden
The Forum Alpinum, the traditional annual season opening information session for the ski journalists took place on 25th October, the day before the opening of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup season 2013/14 in Soelden (AUT).
As in recent years, the FIS management, led by FIS President Gian Franco Kasper, together with FIS Alpine Chief Race Directors Guenter Hujara and Atle Skaardal provided an update on FIS’ activities and stood ready for questions and answers with international ski media.
As an additional highlight, the Forum included overall World Cup champion from the 2012/13 season Marcel Hirscher, who spoke about his career and aspirations for the new season. Additionally, Juan Carlos Capelli, Vice President of FIS alpine skiing timing and data partner, Longines introduced the new Longines Future Ski Champion initiative to the more than 150 media representatives. As has become traditional, the Forum was moderated by Eurosport commentator Nick Fellows.
6th Annual Chiefs of Media Meeting for Alpine World Cups
Prior to the Forum Alpinum, more than 30 Chiefs of Media from the various FIS World Cup Organisers together with media officers of the National Ski Associations met to continue the dialogue of communication that was started in 2007 with a focus on developing services for the media on the Audi FIS Ski World Cup tour.
With the aim of providing a networking platform and the exchange of information among World Cup Organisers, National Ski Associations and FIS, this year’s seminar looked at social media and different operational aspects such as the mixed zone and media centres and information distribution.