Courtesy: International Paralympic Committee
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has confirmed that its 2023 IPC General Assembly and Conference will be hosted by NPC Bahrain, in Manama, between 27-29 September 2023.
The General Assembly is the supreme authority of the IPC and last met remotely in December 2021, when the President and a new Governing Board were elected. No elections will take place in Manama, with the next ones taking place in 2025.
More than 300 attendees from the IPC’s 209 members made up of National Paralympic Committees, International Federations, Regional Organisations, and International Organisations of Sport for the Disabled are expected to attend.
The selection of NPC Bahrain as host for the 2023 IPC General Assembly followed a competitive bid process, for which the IPC received strong submissions from all over the world.
Mike Peters, IPC Chief Executive Officer, said: “The response to our invitation for bids was impressive and is an outstanding example of our membership’s active involvement and participation in promoting the Paralympic Movement. Congratulations to NPC Bahrain for their winning bid, we have no doubt they will provide a warm welcome and an exceptionally well organised event for our members from all around the world.
“With Paris 2024 on the horizon, this General Assembly offers a fantastic opportunity to engage with our members on topics that matter most to them ahead of the next Paralympic Games. I am pleased that a change we introduced to our members last year will be in full effect for Manama, which is to allow members to bring a third delegate to attend our General Assembly if that person is an active Paralympic athlete. Increasing athlete participation in these types of events where important decisions are being made and supporting their development as leaders in the Paralympic Movement represent important components of our current strategic plan.”
In accordance with the IPC Constitution, only IPC members that are in Good Standing have the right to participate with full representation and voting rights at the IPC General Assembly, including the right to submit motions.