The FEI is pleased to announce that registration for the FEI Sports Forum 2019 will open on Thursday 28 February. The FEI Sports Forum will take place on 15 and 16 April at the IMD business school in Lausanne, venue of the previous editions.
Registration will be done online and additional explanations will be provided on 28 February.
The Sports Forum’s first day, Monday 15 April, will begin with a session dedicated to gender equality. Even though equestrian is the only Olympic sport in which men and women compete on equal terms at all levels, improvements, especially regarding representation in governance-related positions (Committees, NFs, etc.) can be improved.
This will be followed by an important session on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including a progress report, climate mitigation plans and a presentation on optimising equine and human performance in a challenging climate.
The rest of the day will be dedicated to a review of the FEI’s legal system, including a proposed way forward regarding pony measurement, as well as sanctions and measures related to Eventing Risk Management. The closing session of the day will be on Reining, allowing for discussion on the future development of the discipline.
The Sports Forum’s second day, Tuesday 16 April, will focus on Endurance. It is the first time that an entire Sports Forum day will be dedicated to a single topic, but in view of the turmoil in which the discipline has found itself over the last years, it is important to take the time to reflect on the future. The Endurance Temporary Committee will present an update on their work to date and will seek the participants’ feedback on their proposals and the way forward. Open dialogue between the Temporary Committee, the FEI, and the audience will be very much encouraged.
The Sports Forum’s detailed timetable is available here (https://inside.fei.org/fei/about-fei/sportsforum)
FEI press release