From 3rd-7th October 2017, over 750 members of the extended FIS family will descend on Zurich (SUI) to take part in more than 50 meetings at the Hilton Airport Hotel, which has been the venue of the annual meetings since 2002.
Youth and Children’s Seminar
The gathering starts on Tuesday, 3rd October with the networking evening before the 15th edition of the Youth & Children’s Seminar on 4th October with the theme ‘Parenting’. The meeting is intended to provide National Ski Associations with best practices for their work with parents to create a positive and healthy environment in which children can pursue their highest goals.
Main Committee Topics
Meanwhile, the various Committees, Sub-Committees, Working Groups and Technical Delegates will meet to put the final touches on the plans for the upcoming season and discuss long-term plans.
On the agenda of the various Cross-Country meetings are a number of proposals designed to develop the long-term strategy including competition formats as well as detailed calendar planning.
The focus for Ski Jumping, will be on the World Cup calendar 2018/19, competition equipment and special formats for the Raw Air series and the World Cup stop in Willingen (GER).
Topics on the Nordic Combined agenda range from a review of the Grand Prix and Youth Cup events this summer to final preparations for the new ladies’ Continental Cup series which will launch this season and testing a ‘Reverse Gundersen’ mass start at the Continental Cup level this winter.
Alpine Skiing, discussions will include a number of proposals from National Ski Associations and the introduction of the new giant slalom ski radius (30m instead of 35m) which will go into effect as of the upcoming winter for male competitors.
Meanwhile, the Zurich meetings will feature the second meeting of the newly created Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski Committee. In addition to discussing World Cup calendars, a major focus will be on a new marketing strategy.
Presentations by Olympic and World Championship Organisers
Delegations from the PyeongChang 2018 and Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games as well as Lausanne 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games will update the Committees on their progress.
In addition, the Committees will hear updates by the various Organisers of the upcoming World Championships in 2019 and 2021 and Junior World Championships.