Credit: Badminton Europe
Memo: Board of Directors meeting, January 2019
Date: 3/6/2019 9:34 AM
Published by : Badminton Europe
On January 27th, the Board of Directors Meeting took place in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read the memo here:

New Staff

Michael Nørbæk (Senior Manager HP/Development) and Alexander Regel (Manager Commercial) have joined the office. Furthermore, Luca Crippa has taken over from Hugo Mussou as Junior Manager in the development department. The office currently has a vacancy in its Finance & Administration department.

Isle of Man new Associated Member Association
BWF has accepted Isle of Man as an associated member. Thus, the Isle of Man has been approached with regards to becoming a new associated member of Badminton Europe. If accepted the Association may attend and express its opinion at the Annual Delegates’ Meeting but cannot write.
European Games
This year, the multi-sport event will be held from 21-30 June 2019 (badminton is played 24-30 June). At the Board of Directors Meeting in Copenhagen on January 27th it was decided that the European Games are not considered as formal European Championships, as the entry to the event is too limited.

Upcoming European Championships in 2019
European Club Championships 2-6 July 2019 in Junglinster (LUX)
European U17 Championships 30 August - 7 September 2019 in Gniezno (POL)

Missing hosts for European Championships
For the 2020 European Championships, the 2020 European Club Championships and the 2020 European Senior Championships the hosts are not decided yet.

BEC to allocate Championships
It was proposed to allow BEC the opportunity to organise events when no Member Association was prepared to host a particular event. It was decided to put the proposal onto the order papers for the Annual Delegates’ Meeting in April.

Commercial workshop for European Championships
A commercial workshop with the purpose to discuss how to increase the entertainment element around European Championships to attract more spectators and to increase the TV interest will be implemented.

Para-Badminton is accepted into the 2024 Paralympics.
It has not yet been possible to reach an agreement with BWF about the hosting of future European Para-Badminton Championships, hence the 2020 European Para-Badminton Championships is held under the responsibility of BWF and the appointed hosting association.

Women in Badminton
It was decided to change the name of the commission from "Women in Badminton Commission" to "Gender Equity Commission", similar to what was done by the IOC and BWF in recent past.

New Circuit Regulations
The Board approved the new Circuit Regulations for Elite, Junior and U17, which will be valid from 1st of July 2019.

BEC Gala
The BEC Awards Gala evening will take place on Saturday, 27th of April in Kiev, Ukraine. It will be held in addition to the Annual Delegates’ Meeting and the Members Forum. The program of the BEC Awards Gala will, amongst other awards, include the announcement of the newest member of the BEC Hall of Fame, the Honorary of Vice-President award, as well as the President’s Medal.

Kai Schäfer new chair of Athletes commission
The Athletes Commission informed the Board that Kai Schäfer (GER) will take over from Selena Piek (NED) as chair of commission.

Members Forum
There will be commission clinics at the Members Forum, which will give the delegates a chance to direct questions towards the relevant functional areas. The questions shall be inquired in advance of the Forum.

Tender Documents for Digital Platform
The tender document, which involves a new white label website, a web shop for ticket sales, was published on 1 March 2019 here.

ADM Location 2020
BWF will arrange its Annual General Meeting in Denmark in May 2020. The BEC Board of Directors decided to keep its 2020 BEC Congress as a separate event and not organize it in conjunction with the BWF AGM.

Commission nominations
The invitation for the Member Associations to nominate candidates for the next two-year term of commissions were sent out recently shortly. Member Associations are encouraged to put forward good candidates. Commission members will be selected for two of the three commissions which they have applied for.

Next Board duties
BEC Congress, 26th - 28th April 2019 in Kiev, Ukraine.
Board and Commission Meetings, 5th - 7th July 2019 in Luxembourg.
Board meeting, 14th - 16th September 2019 in Leuven, Belgium.

Watch the interviews from the Commission Meetings 2019 here 
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