Athens, Greece to stage the 2013 IPC General Assembly
The Greek capital of Athens, the host city of the 2004 Paralympic Games, will stage the International Paralympic Committee General Assembly and Conference this November.
Taking place at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel, the IPC Conference will take place on Nov. 22, whilst the General Assembly will be held over the weekend of Nov. 23-24.On Nov. 24 elections for the IPC Governing Board will also take place. Up for election will be the position of IPC President, Vice President and 10 members at large.
The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the IPC which meets every two years. It last met in December 2011 in Beijing, China, whilst the last elections took place in 2009 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
"We're very excited and looking forward to heading back to Athens for this year's General Assembly," said Xavier Gonzalez, IPC chief executive officer."The venue will be familiar for many as it acted as the Paralympic Family Hotel during the 2004 Paralympic Games."This year's event has extra significance due to the Governing Board elections and we will be communicating the nominations process to all members in due course."
More than 300 attendees are expected at the event and all National Paralympic Committees, international Federations, Regional Organizations, International Organizations of Sport for the Disabled and friends will be invited to attend.
The Paralympic Sport and Media Awards, in conjunction with Allianz, will also take place in Athens, coinciding with the IPC General Assembly and Conference. This year's awards will recognize and honor the performances of athletes, teams, officials and the media from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.