Photo: Paul ZimmerITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti
The 2012 ITF Annual General Meeting is being held this week at the Marriott Hotel in Copenhagen, Denmark. The AGM, hosted by Danish Tennis Federation (DTF), takes place on 11-13 July with approximately 220 delegates, partners and staff from National Associations, Regional Associations, Foundation Members and Recognised Organisations.
Delegates will be guests of the DTF for Thursday’s welcome dinner, while the ITF and Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET), as Davis Cup champions, will co-host a Gala Dinner on Friday. Other functions will be hosted by the Czech Tennis Federation (CTA), as Fed Cup champions, and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA).
Ahead of the formal AGM on Friday, break-out groups will be held on various topics to allow delegates to share information and ideas from the world of tennis. This format was introduced at the 2011 AGM in Bangkok and continues this year after its successful debut.
The AGM’s agenda includes reports on the ITF’s activities over the last 12 months, broken down by the different departments: 1) Finance and Administration; 2) Presidential and Communications; 3) Davis Cup, Fed Cup and Olympics; 4) Professional Tournaments; 5) Commercial; 6) Development; and 7) Science and Technical.
After an opening address from ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, issues to be decided will include a vote on increasing the ITF Board of Directors from 13 to 14 members. Awards for Services to the Game will also be presented. There are no elections at this year’s AGM.
Keep checking the website this week for further updates from the AGM in Copenhagen.