The Ski Federation of Ireland hosted the Small Evolving Ski Nations (SES) Assembly in Dublin from 28th-30th April 2017.
17 member nations of SES attended the Assembly with Presidents and Secretary Generals from: Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Cyprus, Georgia, Hungary, Ireland, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Morocco, Montenegro, Monaco, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, San Marino and South Africa. A warm welcome was extended to FIS Secretary General, Sarah Lewis who also attended.
On Friday 28th April a Reception was held to welcome all member nations. Attendees included representatives from the Government Agency Sport Ireland, Paul McDermott and the Irish Olympic Committee, Rob Johnson.
On Saturday, 29th April, the SES AGM was held and a new committee was elected. The newly elected Executive Board members are: President, Milan Bozic, SRB: Vice President, Pedro Farromba, POR: Secretary General, Shane O’Connor, IRL: Treasurer, Freddy Kairouz, Lebanon and Legal Matters, Jelena Dojcinovic, BIH.
The guest speaker at the SES meeting was David Carrigy, Head of Development and International Relations of World Rugby. He interacted with the members and presented their “Get Into Rugby” programme for developing the sport, which showed a number of synergies between the World Rugby and FIS activities.
Outgoing committee members Paul Michaelides, President, Dan Mihoc, Vice-President and Ken Hicks, Secretary were honoured at a SES Dinner at the Royal Irish Yacht Club in Dun Laoghaire, Dublin.
On Sunday morning a tour was arranged to the Guinness Storehouse and in the afternoon some of the delegates visited the Dry Ski Slope operated by the Ski Club of Ireland.