2005 World Rowing Forum
The World Rowing Forum will bring together Senior Coaches, Junior Coaches, Events Organisers, Sports Medicine Professionals and Rowing Suppliers from all over the world from Thursday 3 November to Saturday 5 November 2005. To view the programme, click here.
Hyatt Regency Istanbul will be the World Rowing Forum conference centre. It is located in the heart of the city's business district. Excursions on Thursday and Friday evenings will allow participants to experience Turkish tradition and see more of Istanbul. Click here to view the evening excursions programme.
A Gala Awards Dinner will be held on the last evening of the Forum during which FISA's 2005 Coach of the Year Award, Male Crew of the Year Award, Female Crew of the Year Award and Distinguished Services to Rowing Award will be presented to the winners.
If you would like to participate, you still have the possibility to complete the last-minute registration form. It is important that you register as soon as possible so that there are enough rooms for you.
Download the PDF Registration Form here.
If you are an exhibitor and would like to exhibit rowing-related products, please download the Exhibitor Registration Form here.
Australia's Wayne Goldsmith will open the Forum on 3 November addressing the topic: "Changing times for endurance sports". Goldsmith is the name behind over 200 published articles on sport science, coaching and training. He fronts Moregold Sports Ltd whose stated goal is, "helping every athlete and coach achieve their goals to the extent of their talents and beyond the limits of their dreams." Currently Goldsmith is the high performance manager of Triathlon Australia and was the section manager for Australia's Athens Olympics triathlon team.
President of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Sir Philip Craven, MBE will present Paralympic Games Experience. He has led a major re-organisation of the IPC over the past few years and will explain what they did and how they did it. Craven is a five-time paralympian and has been president of the IPC since 2001. He is also an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, foundation member of the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) and a member of the IOC 2008 Beijing Co-ordination Commission.
Closing the conference, Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki will give the keynote address on how Athens made the Olympic Games attractive for spectators, media, television and sponsors. Angelopoulos-Daskalaki became famous due to her outstanding leadership as the president of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee.
There will be four tracks at the Forum: Senior Coaches, Junior Coaches, Events Organisers and Sports Medicine Professionals.
Throughout the three-day forum, workshops and sessions will allow exchange of ideas , including "Ask the coach" led by Mike Teti. Teti is a three-time Olympian and was named United States head men's sweep coach in 1996, then head men's coach in 2000. Teti is the coach of the only men's eight in US history to win three consecutive World Championship titles (1997 to 1999). At the Athens Olympics Teti coached the men's eight to gold.
External speakers also include founder of Great Big Events Greg Bowman. Bowman is the man behind the medal ceremony music, "call to glory" from the Sydney Olympics. He has been part of producing some of the world's most complex international sporting events and at the World Rowing Forum Bowman will address "How to create an attractive event".
World renowned sports scientist and World Champion in the men's double in 1970, Niels Secher is a Senior Physician at the Copenhagen Muscle Research Centre, Anaesthesiology Department. He has published countless exercise-related and rowing-related articles throughout his medical career and will be holding two sessions for sports medicine professionals at the Forum: "Neurophysiologic Adaptation" and "Train the Brain".
Marc Joerg, Controller of Sport at the European Broadcasting Union and former Marketing Manager at UEFA, will be addressing events organisers about "Improving the TV Attractiveness of Sport". He will give us an assessment of the current TV market and what we can do to improve our position in it.
If you would like to view the speakers' biography, click here. More biographies will be published in coming days.
For registration and payment enquiries, please contact the Turkish Organising Committee directly.
WORLDROWING FORUM COORDINATOR
Debora Feutren: email@example.com