First-ever virtual FIVB World Congress in 2021
LAUSANNE, Switzerland, November 30, 2020 – The FIVB has
announced that, following the decision of the FIVB Board of
Administration, the upcoming FIVB World Congress 2021 will be
held virtually on 5,6,7 February 2021.
The FIVB’s top priority is to ensure the health and wellbeing of
the global Volleyball Family. Therefore, this decision has been
made in light of the significant rise in COVID-19 cases and
travel restrictions still in place around the world.
Following the decision, FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° said:
“The FIVB would like to thank the Thailand Volleyball
Association for all their collaborative efforts in hosting the
FIVB World Congress in Bangkok. Unfortunately, we now have to
move this important meeting online. Following the successful
hosting of four Continental Confederations’ General Assemblies
virtually, we are confident that we can host a world-class and
seamless event using the state-of-the-art technology, including
a robust and secure voting system.”
Additionally, it was decided to host the next FIVB Board of
Administration meeting after the FIVB World Congress at a later
date in 2021.