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25 October 2013 | in Summer Universiade, Multisports

Gwangju 2015 receives Transfer of Knowledge from Kazan


GWANGJU – The 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade Organizing Committee (GUOC 2015), together with FISU and the 2013 Kazan Universiade Organizing Committee (Kazan 2013), is hosting a debriefing meeting in Gwangju on 24 and 25 October, under the theme ‘From Kazan to Gwangju’ where members of both OCs are gathering for the Universiade Transfer of Knowledge programme.

FISU 1st Vice-President Oleg MatytsinThe debriefing meeting is part of the transfer of knowledge programme organized by FISU, where the past Universiade host city passes on its experience and know-how to the next host city. At this meeting, senior officials from the Kazan 2013 OC, as well as delegates from FISU, are in attendance to support the success of the 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade. The 2017 SU Taipei Organizing Committee is also present as observers to learn from the experiences from the previous OCs.

From FISU, First Vice-President Oleg Matytsin and Secretary-General/CEO Eric Saintrond attended the debriefing meeting along with Summer Universiade Director Marc Vandenplas, Director for Education Services Kole Gjeloshaj and Summer Universiade Manager Jing Zhao. During the opening ceremony, Mr Matytsin addressed the OC members of Gwangju, Kazan and Taipei, and wished a successful meeting. FISU Secretary-General/CEO Eric Saintrond also emphasized the importance of knowledge transfer in the successful operation of the Universiade and mentioned how FISU will continue to develop new and more efficient ways to pass on the successful past experiences.FISU SG/CEO Eric Saintrond

The Secretary General of GUOC, Kim Yoon-Suk also welcomed all in attendance and expressed his expectation for a successful knowledge transfer from Kazan to Gwangju.

To pass on all of their expertise, 16 officials from the Kazan OC came to Gwangju, including First Deputy Director General, Azat Kadyrov. During the morning session of the first day, Azat Kadyrov gave a general introduction of the 2013 Kazan Universiade, as well as stating the objective of this meeting, which is to provide Gwangju with the possibility to study the experience of the 2013 Summer Universiade and apply what they learn for the success of the 2015 Universiade.

After the opening ceremony and plenary session, breakout sessions of each functional area followed. The first day consisted of a total eight different topics, including accreditation, volunteer management, catering, finance, planning and coordination, knowledge management, sports and venues, and Athletes’ Village.

On the second day of the debriefing meeting, other functional areas will be covered, which include accommodation, arrival and departure, opening and closing ceremonies, protocol, transportation, medical services, and TV & media.

FISU Director of Administration, Chief of the Staff to the President, Ms Hedwige Hankart was present during the same period to have further meeting with the Gwangju OC concerning the FISU hotels and other key issues.


(Source: GUOC 2015)

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