The ITTF Executive Committee held a meeting in Malmö, Sweden, on 26 and 27 July and decided to launch the inaugural ITTF Summit this year. After two years marked by the COVID-19 pandemic and the travelling restrictions, the ITTF Summit will gather table tennis leaders of the world to shape the future of the sport.
Events of the summit will include the 2022 ITTF Annual General Meeting conference series, the Board of Director meetings, the Continental Council Meeting and the Executive Committee Meeting. Keynotes and workshops on sustainability and diversity will also be organised.
“The ITTF Summit will be a fantastic way to bring the table tennis family together after two years of travel restrictions and videoconferences. We will take the time to meet, exchange best practices, share ideas, and extend our network. This summit must become a key rendezvous for the Olympic and Paralympic movements and the business community. I also want to welcome guest speakers with specific expertise to ensure the table tennis family stays at the forefront of all important topics.”
— ITTF President Petra Sörling
The host city will make history organising the inaugural ITTF Summit, welcoming delegates from 227 Member Associations, ITTF Executives, global representatives from the Table Tennis Family and guests from the sports movement and the business community. Six cities have already expressed their interest. The hosting period is set between 15 November and 15 December; the ITTF Executive Committee will select the host no later than 12 August.
More information is available here.