Bangkok, Thailand, February 1, 2024 – The AVC Sports Events Council Meeting was concluded on a positive note at Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel Bangkok on Thursday, with the future collaboration with Volleyball World and review of the Asian Championships in the previous season among the crucial topics raised for awareness and further discussion.
AVC SEC Chairman Dr Eom Han-Joo from Korea, himself Member of the FIVB Sports Events Council, chaired the Thursday’s meeting. The AVC SEC will also have a joint meeting the following day with the AVC Referees Committee and Volleyball World related to technical matters of AVC senior events this year.
Also in attendance in the AVC SEC Meeting on Thursday comprised SEC Secretary Ms Jeeraprapa Nontapa from Thailand, Mr Cai Yi from China, Mr Masoud Yazdanpanah from Iran, Mr Yermek Syrlybayev from Kazakhstan, Mr Toshiro Endo from Japan, Mr Raditia Rahmat Darwis from Indonesia, Mr Emile Jabbour from Lebanon (on Zoom) and Ms Patana Kittichaisombat from AVC Volleyball Department.
Also joining the meeting to share their FIVB Director in Asia and Oceania Mr Luis Alexandre and Mr Hitesh Malhotra from FIVB Technical and Development Department also attended the meeting to share information and presentation on revolutionary FIVB Volleyball Empowerment and Development Programmes.
Ahead of the meeting, AVC President Mrs Rita Subowo delivered an opening speech to all Members.
“I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Mr Somporn Chaibangyang, President of Thailand Volleyball Association, who is always with us at AVC Headquarters here and organized a lot of things, especially in Thailand. We organized many competitions and a lot of activities at FIVB Development Center. Also, I would like to specially thank all staff at AVC Headquarters for their hard work for sustainable development of volleyball in Asia. Hopefully in the future, we can work together for the sake of Asia. I think Bangkok is very central in Asia and we can organize every activity here. I would like to inform all of you that the AVC Board of Administration Meeting, the last Board meeting of our term, will be held in Bali, Indonesia in May or June,” said Mrs Subowo.
“The AVC Sports Events Council is very, very important here to decide what will be the future of our competition, especially now with the FIVB’s help and new technology in VNL and Volleyball World and we should adapt. We have to study and learn our weakness first in order that we can…