Bangkok, Thailand, October 20, 2020 – AVC Zonal Associations will hold their separate meetings via video conference on October 21 to get ready for the governing body’s preparation to organise the 23rd AVC General Assembly, the elective conference which will play a vital role in shaping the next four years of the Asian volleyball.

The five Zonal Association Meetings came as a result of AVC Secretary-General Mr Shanrit Wongprasert’s updated information shared among AVC Board of Administration Members during their videoconference meeting on October 9.

“Normally, the five zones will separately hold their meetings one day ahead of the AVC General Assembly. However, in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, a full physical meeting cannot be safely held. AVC has, therefore, decided to separately conduct the Zonal Association Meetings via video conference on October 21 for those five zones to make things clear and get ready ahead of the Assembly, which will also be organised through video conference on October 26,” Shanrit explained.

“One of the key points raised for further information, consideration and discussion in Zonal Association Meetings on Wednesday is each zone’s better understanding of the upcoming Assembly. More importantly, during those meetings, each zone will have to conduct their election for zonal members as well as their selection preparation for well-qualified candidates who will be next chosen for AVC Technical Committees and Council. However, AVC has already decided that the selection for Members and Chairpersons of all AVC Technical Committees and Council will be conducted one week after the 23rd AVC General Assembly,” he added.

According to the agreed schedule, AVC Zonal Associations will conduct their separate meetings via video conference as follows (all Bangkok times or GMT+7)
Oceania Zone: 8.00-10.00am
Eastern Zone: 10-00-12.00am
Southeastern Zone: 12.00-14.00pm
Central Zone: 14.00-16.00pm
Western Zone: 16.00-18.00pm

FIVB has provided AVC with the Lumi System for the online meetings of the AVC Zonal Associations and AVC General Assembly. To ensure everything is on the right track, a joint meeting was held online between FIVB, AVC and Lumi Company on October 12 to discuss the relevant maters of the above two online meetings.

“As far as I’m concerned, the Lumi Monitoring System is one of the interesting software innovations widely accepted and used by world sports’ governing bodies including IOC. So, I don’t think we will have any problem in using the Lumi System for our AVC Zonal Association Meetings and the upcoming AVC General Assembly,” Shanrit indicated.

To make sure that all is set ahead of the Wednesday’s Zonal Association Meetings, the system and devices have been set up at the AVC Headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on Tuesday, October 20 and the launch rehearsal of Lumi System has also been completed through a joint online meeting between FIVB, Lumi Global and AVC Headquarters.

Attending the Lumi Rehearsal via the online joint meeting on Tuesday were FIVB officials – Mr Hitesh Malhotra, Sports Development & Training Department), Ms Daniela Pirri Joly (President’s Office Director), Mr Steve Tutton (Head of Event Operations), Mr Luis Alexandre Rodrigues (Director for Asia & Oceania), Ms Amelia Moore (Legal Affairs Manager) and Ms Giuseppina Rigamonti (Administration & HR Director).

Also in attendance were representatives from the AVC Headquarters comprising AVC Secretary-General Mr Shanrit Wongprasert, himself Zonal Executive Vice President S.E.Z., AVC General Manager Dr Rueangsak Siriphol and AVC Secretariat Director Ms Phenyada Fuengtharnthip, with Mr Peter Fowler, Lumi Global Managing Director, UK, explaining how the Lumi System works when linked up online and gets things done. He also informed the meeting on further follow up of the establishment of the Lumi System for use in the Wednesday’s AVC Zonal Association Meetings including a voting demonstration, preparation on a voting procedure as well as a test vote prior to the virtual meetings of those five Zonal Associations.

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