FIVB Closes Successful Congress in Cancun
CANCUN, Mexico, November 17, 2018 – FIVB President Dr. Ary S.
Graça F° closed a highly successful 36th FIVB World Congress by
ratifying the federation’s new goals for growing volleyball
around the world.
While the FIVB’s ultimate vision of making volleyball the
world’s number one family sport remains unchanged, President Ary
Graça outlined 11 strategic goals that will become the
foundation for all FIVB initiatives.
These include the goal to move volleyball from group 2 to group
1 in the IOC rankings by 2020, to increase the FIVB’s various
revenue streams, and to take control of production and digital
content for all major events.
President Ary Graça said:
“I am now half way through my mandate as President and together
we have achieved so much. However, there is much more that can
be done and we are determined to make it happen.
“I am delighted that the entire volleyball family is united in
its efforts to grow our sport. We can only achieve these
ambitious aims by working side by side, for the good of
volleyball, by Acting as One”
The 11 strategic goals of the
• To move volleyball from group
2 to group 1 in the IOC ranking by 2020
• To increase the relevance of
volleyball through its digital platforms and have 50 million
engagements by 2024
• To increase the integrated
audiences in key markets by 100% in 2020
• To sign 4 new global sponsors
by 2020 with a goal of USD 10 million per year
• To grow the average FIVB
annual income from 31 million to 66 million by 2020*
• To have a competitive,
effective and sustainable bidding process by 2018 for all FIVB
• To directly manage content
production pre, during and post all key FIVB events by 2019
• To calculate accurately the
number of licensed / amateur players by 2020 and increase that
number by 33% by 2024
• To become the number one sport
that serves the needs of the family through social development
and humanitarian programmes
• To implement the best
universal standards of good governance and make FIVB 100%
compliant by 2020
• To launch the volleyball OTT channel by 2018 and have one
million subscribers by 2024.
The FIVB World Congress came to a close after a busy but
productive two days, in which the FIVB announced Russia as its
host for the 2022 Men’s World Championship. As well as meeting
with each Continental Confederation individually, President Ary
Graça road mapped an exciting future for the sport in front of
almost 200 National Federations.