POSTED: Friday March 18th 2011

Annecy 2018 continues to step-up its international campaign

As part of the ongoing promotion of Annecy 2018, Charles Beigbeder and French IOC member, Guy Drut, will be travelling to the African International Sports Convention (CISA) in Marrakesh, Morocco on Friday 18th March where they will be able to meet informally with members of the Olympic Movement. 

Bid President, Charles Beigbeder has made a series of international visits since the end of the IOC Evaluation Commission's visit to Annecy from 9th to 12th February.  During his trips, which have included the Nordic Skiing World Championships in Oslo-Holmenkollen and the Global Sports Forum in Barcelona, he has been able to meet with an array of figures from the Olympic Movement and winter sports.

Over the coming months, Charles Beigbeder and other key figures from the Bid including members of the International Olympic Committee, and Sports Ministry, will travel to a range of sporting events and conferences around the world on behalf of Annecy 2018.

Charles Beigbeder, President of Annecy 2018, stated: “Our primary focus is now on the international phase of the campaign, which means taking any opportunity we can to meet with people around the world.

It is vital for the team to be meeting with members of the Olympic Family sharing our vision with them and listening and learning from their feedback and experiences.  We have a team that is committed to a Games that would benefit Winter Sports all over the world and we want to bring this to life on the international stage.

“Over the coming months there will be a mixture of meetings at conferences and events and formal presentations with larger audiences that will help us to do this.  We will be working tirelessly to try and make our dreams of an authentic Winter Games at the heart of the Alps a reality."

Following the visit to Morocco Charles Beigbeder will attend the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) Annual Congress in Seoul with Jean-Pierre Vidal from 21st to 24th March and the Oceania National Olympic Committees Annual General Assembly in Noumea, from 24th to 26th March.

Major upcoming events:

21st-24th March: AIPS - Seoul

24th-26th March: ONOC - Nouméa

3rd-8th April: Sport Accord - London

30th April - 1st May: World Conference on Sport and the Environment - Doha

10th May: Presentation of the IOC Evaluation Commission's report on the 3 candidate cities

17th-18th May: IOC Technical briefing - Lausanne

26th-27th June: ANOCA - Lomé

4th-8th July: IOC Decision - Durban

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