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World Congress Committee

The World Congress Committee is responsible for the smooth organization of the ISPO World Congress, and does in particular  oversee the following tasks:

  • management of scientific program
  • management of industry exhibition
  • management of committees and partner organizations
  • branding
  • international marketing strategy and execution
  • international congress communication
  • industry relations and international fundraising, in close collaboration with local fundraising
  • overall budget management
  • selection and management of local PCO for logistics and management


Members, World Congress Committee 2019:

  • Friedbert Kohler, Chair (Australia)
  • Takaaki Chin, Vice-Chair (Japan)
  • Dick Plettenburg, Chair of Scientific Programme Committee (Netherlands)
  • Shin Sasaki, Member (Japan)
  • Edward Lemaire, Member (Canada)
  • Rajiv Hanspal, Chair of the 2017 World Congress (UK)
  • Terry Supan, Treasurer (United States)

Members, World Congress Scientific Committee 2019 

  • Dick Plettenburg, Chair (Netherlands)
  • Pamela Gallagher (Ireland)
  • Kerstin Hagberg (Sweden)
  • Mariette Deist (South Africa)
  • Stefania Fatone (USA)
  • Sumiko Yamamoto (Japan)
  • Jacqueline Hebert (Canada)
  • Toshiki Kobayashi (Japan)