World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup organisers meet ahead of next season

World Para Snow Sports and LOCs build on the success of 2017-18 series 12 Jul 2018
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World Para Alpine Skiing organisers meeting at IPC headquarters in Bonn


The Local Organising Committees (LOCs) of the 2018-19 World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup series took part in a meeting at the International Paralympic Committee headquarters in Bonn, Germany, on Wednesday (11 July).

This was the first time World Para Alpine Skiing held a meeting with all LOCs at the same time to discuss similar opportunities and challenges ahead of next season.

“It was a very important day and a great opportunity to bring together the World Cup Organising Committees. Those who had organised events in previous years could share their experiences and we could also introduce some new ideas to be implemented,” said the Head of World Para Snow Sports Dimitrije Lazarovski.

“We had a very successful season in 2017-18 with great performances and all competitions live streamed for the first time. The World Cup attracted record audiences to our website and social media channels, it also generated great interest from broadcasters. All these achievements would not have been possible without the support of the LOCs. We want the 2018-19 season to be even better,” Lazarovski added.

The LOC representatives had discussions with different areas involved in the World Para Alpine Skiing World Cup series such as legal, marketing, branding, broadcasting, media and communications.

The 2018-2019 World Cup will be the first after the 2018 PyeongChang Paralympic Winter Games and the final schedule will be announced next week following the meetings in Bonn.

World Para Snow Sports had previously hosted a workshop with World Championships organisers at the IPC headquarters in May which also included World Para Nordic Skiing and World Para Snowboard competitions.