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Between 5th and 11th June 2016, the 50th International Ski Federation Congress took place, for the first time, in CANCUN/Mexico. Some 900 members of the global skiing family, including delegates, representatives of the national ski associations, organising committees, ski manufacturers, FIS partners and media, took part in over 100 official meetings. In addition to the establishment of new regulations, further steps for the next season and votes to decide future venues for the World Championships in the years to come, part of the agenda also included reports on the progress being made in the individual competition locations.
A small delegation from Seefeld was also present in Mexico to report on the latest progress, plans and proceedings. The presentation, which was made by organisational director Christian Scherer and organisation committee secretary Yvonne Weichhart, outlined, above all, the chronological schedule of the planned new constructions and remodelling work. The first construction projects are set to get underway this summer. The main construction phase is due to start in 2017 so that we can already work with the infrastructure during the test events for the 2019 FIS Nordic World Championships in Seefeld.
General Secretary Sarah Lewis, together with her team, will be carrying out annual inspections in Seefeld to take a personal look at how things are progressing. The next meeting is due to take place at the end of November.
After returning from Mexico, the Seefeld delegation will set to work once more, utilising the input they received from FIS, in order to ensure an unparalleled World Championships 2019 for all athletes, trainers, functionaries, officials and spectators.