High Profile Speakers to Address 2013 FEI Sports Forum

The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) has announced the full list of high profile speakers that will address the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, in April.

The panel of speakers at the forum will include:

  • FEI President HRH Princess Haya;
  • International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board Member Claudia Bokel
  • IOC Sports and Deputy Olympic Games Executive Director Christophe Dubi;
  • Susanne Münstermann, DVM, PhD, chargée de mission at the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE); and
  • Dr. Hischam El-Agamy, executive director and founder of the International Institute for Management Development (IMD).

Also making presentations at the forum will be:

  • FEI 1st Vice President John McEwen;
  • Alf-Eckbert Füssel, DVM, deputy head of unit of the European Commission Health and Consumers Directorate-General;
  • Maury Peiperl, MBA, PhD, professor of leadership and strategic change at IMD;
  • Thomas Batliner, investment consultant and former Olympian;
  • Sergei Aschwanden, Olympic judo bronze medalist; and
  • Members of the FEI management.

“The quality of the speakers at this year’s Sports Forum is of the highest order,” FEI Secretary General Ingmar De Vos commented. “We are looking forward to a really excellent event which will provide a perfect opportunity for the FEI and its stakeholder groups to evaluate opinions on issues affecting the equestrian community.”

The Sports Forum will take place April 8-9 at the IMD in Lausanne. Olympic and Paralympic Games qualification, dual careers for athletes, and the international movement of competition horses will be the topics for discussion on the first day.

Three round table sessions on jumping, dressage, and driving will be held on the second day. The chair and members of the respective FEI technical committees and FEI discipline directors will be involved in these sessions.

The detailed program with the complete list of speakers and their biographies is available online.

All the documents which will serve as a basis for discussion on the various topics are available on the dedicated online platform at www.fei.org/sportsforum. Online event registration is available. The FEI Sports Forum is open to representatives of national federations, event organizers, athletes, trainers, officials, the media, and all other members of the equestrian community.

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