Following a robust bid period, the International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is proud to announce the locations of the next two ITTF Summits.
Multiple bidders came forth to build on the inaugural ITTF Summit last year in Amman, Jordan. With an eye to continuing the success of this event, the ITTF has decided to award the ITTF Summit 2023 to Bangkok, Thailand, and the ITTF Summit 2024 to Busan, Korea Republic.
“After concluding the bid process for the ITTF Summit, we as a federation realized the opportunity that both hosts were providing in terms of growing and expanding this event,” Petra Sörling, ITTF President, said. “One of the big takeaways from our first Summit in Jordan was how the ITTF could use this yearly event to not only grow the sport but to connect the table tennis family on a deeper level while doing so. I cannot wait to touchdown in Bangkok later this year for robust conversations and key decisions taken.”
The decision was rubber-stamped during a meeting of the Executive Board held in Durban on Sunday 28 May.
Bangkok will welcome a wide range of table tennis stakeholders on August 22-24 for three days of panels and workshops. In addition, the city will host a meeting of the ITTF Executive Board, Athletes’ Council, the ITTF Council, and the federation’s Annual General Meeting.
At the AGM the ITTF will elect a host city for the ITTF World Team Championships Finals 2026, which will be the 100th anniversary of the first-ever World Championships in London, United Kingdom.
The ITTF Summit 2024 in Busan will be held following the conclusion of the ITTF World Team Championships Finals 2024 in the host city. Dates and programs for the 2024 Summit will be released in due course.
Registration for the 2023 ITTF Summit in Bangkok will be open shortly.
Source: ITTF Media