First-ever virtual FIVB World Congress to be held 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.