Volleyball World, the joint venture between the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and CVC Capital Partners, has begun bidding processes for the Men’s and Women’s Volleyball World Championships in both 2025 and 2027.
The joint venture has, because of what it has cited as “growing interest from potential hosts and the increasing value of the FIVB World Championships,” selected The Sports Consultancy, the London-based agency, to assist during the bidding process.
The pair claim to have “developed an innovative and collaborative bidding process to find the next hosts for these prestigious events.”
The process officially began yesterday (August 1), with the FIVB having invited all 222 national federations to express interest.
Interested parties have until August 31 to do so, while TSC will also be “inviting event organizers and host cities to express interest.”
Countries to have expressed interest in hosting the women's edition, so far, include Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.
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Finn Taylor, chief executive at Volleyball World, said: “We are excited to be working alongside The Sports Consultancy to find dedicated and passionate host cities for the upcoming editions of the FIVB World Championships. The championships deliver countless economic and social benefits, offering a significant return on investment to the host city.
“We have full confidence in discovering passionate and dedicated host cities that will take the championships to new heights.”
Robert Datnow, The Sports Consultancy’s co-founder and managing director, added: “We are pleased to bring The Sports Consultancy’s full and long experience of articulating the accepted significant economic, destination marketing and societal value of hosting these championships and of successfully securing over 160 iconic hosts for some of the world’s best-known events, over the past 17 years.”
The most recent men’s World Championship took place last year in Poland and Slovenia, while the 2022 women’s tournament was held across the Netherlands and Poland.