Ready for a weekend of celebration
Date: 3/29/2017 11:03 AM
Published by : Emma Lollike
The European Member Associations assemble once a year along with the confederation for the BEC Congress. This year’s Congress will bear sign of the 50th anniversary celebration of Badminton Europe (BEC).

Members’ Forum, Annual Delegates’ Meeting and the 5th BEC Awards Gala is combined and organized during this coming weekend for the BEC Congress. 

Friday 31 March from 9 AM to 4 PM, the Members’ Forum will be organised where the purpose is to present relevant information to the General Secretaries of all Member Associations. Furthermore, the Member Associations can use this forum to network and communicate with colleagues from other nations. During the day, different commissions have the opportunity to present the latest developments, strategy and future of Badminton Europe. Interesting topics worth mentioning on this year’s agenda could be the Member Structures’ support programme “BASIS”, the future of European Club Championships, BEC Centre of Excellence, and the importance of social media.

Find the full schedule of the Members’ Forum here.

Saturday 1 April from 10 AM to 1 PM, the Annual Delegates’ Meeting (ADM) will be conducted. This meeting is where the members of the confederation vote and decide on important matters. The BEC Board is leading the meeting, and each member association has one vote. Furthermore, voting for new board of directors will also take place as there will be two openings for 2017-2020 and one for 2017-2018. 

Finally, at 6 PM that same evening, the 5th BEC Awards Gala will start. A tremendous evening where special guests and nominees for the BEC Awards are invited. Join us for a magical evening where the best of European badminton will be honored along with the announcement of the new member of the BEC Hall of Fame. 

Awards that will be announced during the 5th BEC Awards Gala are:
  • Para-Badminton Player of the Year
  • Women in Badminton Award of the Year
  • Coach of the Year
  • Senior Player of the Year
  • Technical Official of the Year 
  • Young Player of the Year
  • Female Player of the Year
  • Male Player of the Year
  • President’s Medal
  • Honorary Vice President
  • BEC Hall of Fame
  • Announcement of BEC 2018 ADM and 6th BEC Awards Gala Location

BEC is co-hosting this major event together with the Czech Badminton Federation. 

Stay tuned on our social media for updates during the weekend. We will also be streaming the Members’ Forum and Gala Awards live on BE.TV.

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