First Meeting FIS Coordination Group World Ski Championships 2023

Planica- Organisers of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2023, will have a major milestone later this week when it hosts its first Coordination Group meeting in Ljubljana and Planica.

The Coordination Group meetings are a key element of the FIS Knowledge Transfer Programme, which bring all of the key stakeholders together at the site of future World Championships twice a year to go over every aspect of hosting the event. 

Areas that will be the focus of the agenda include the overall collaboration between stakeholders, sport organisation, marketing, broadcast, press facilities, promotional activities and a number of functional and technical elements.

This first meeting is highly anticipated as it is the Planica 2023 Organisers first chance to outline their strategy and vision for their edition of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships. Leading the meeting will be Planica 2023 President Enzo Smrekar. Also present at the meeting will be a full delegation from FIS, led by Secretary General Sarah Lewis, in addition to representatives from the rights holder Infront Sports. 

“Planica is an iconic place Slovenians and ski jumpers alike, as one of the best-known and experienced Ski Flying and Ski Jumping Organisers, traditional hosts of the annual FIS World Cup Finals, the FIS Cross-Country World Cup and FIS Ski Flying World Championships every 10 years. This will be the first ever FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Slovenia after several candidacies and the engagement of the Organisers since their election last year has been noteworthy. Now we will go into practical details and milestones for the coming years, which will fly by, including support from the Government authorities for one of the most important sports events to be held in Slovenia.”

The first day of the meetings on Thursday will be held in Ljubljana and then the entire Coordination Group will attend the Gala SLOSKI Champions evening, which is coincidentally taking place at the same time. The following day, everyone will travel to Planica for an on-site visit of the highly acclaimed Nordic Centre facilities and town for an all-encompassing two-day programme.   FIS-info