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Pattaya, Thailand, May 11, 2018 – The 40th AVC Board of Administration Meeting came to a successful conclusion on Friday at the Cap Dara Resort Pattaya Hotel, with reports and proposals getting approvals and key topics discussed.

Pattaya Mayor Pol Maj Gen Anan Charoenchasri presided over the bilateral meeting between the AVC Board of Administration, chaired by AVC President Dr Saleh A. Bin Nasser, and seven chairpersons of the AVC Technical Committees. Also in attendance were FIVB and AVC Honorary Life President Mr Wei Jizhong, AVC Executive Vice Presidents Mr Essa Hamza and Madam Rita Subowo and AVC Secretary-General Mr Shanrit Wongprasert.

“As the host city for this important meeting, we are delighted to offer the most hospitable welcome we can. We, the staff, are pleased with your decision and look forward to serving you the best we could. I wish the AVC Board of Administration Meeting a significant success according to its objectives,” Anan said in his welcome speech.

At the beginning, the meeting approved the Minutes of the previous meeting in Bangkok on May 14, 2017 and heard President’s Activity report by Dr Saleh A. Bin Nasser, followed by reports of zonal activities comprising Mr Cai Yi (Eastern Zone), Dr Mohammad Reza Davarzani (Central Zone), Mr Shanrit Wongprasert (Southeastern Zone), Mr Ibrahim A Malik Mohammed (Western Zone) and Mr Craig Carracher (Oceania Zone).

After that, Mr Shanrit, himself the FIVB BA Member, reported to the meeting on the FIVB Board of Administration Meeting on May 4 in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt regarding the FIVB’s discussion and decisions about the AVC.

“FIVB confirmed to be partner with Microsoft and invest to create the platform in order to get more income and all the NFs can get the income with their own National League from this platform also,” Mr Shanrit reported on the FIVB updates with Microsoft.

Cases related to India, the Philippines, Kuwait and American Samoa have also been raised for discussion as controversies over the cases have already been finalised and cleared.

Mr Craig Carracher, himself Chairman of the AVC Beach Volleyball Committee and President of the Australian Volleyball Federation, reported on the global beach volleyball competitions in which Asian players, especially those from the Oceania Zone made their marks as well as the Commonwealth Games. He believed that players from Asia and the Oceania Zone in particular have potential to compete against the rest of the world. If receiving full supports including the financial aid from the AVC as well as the FIVB, he is upbeat that those players from the Oceania Zone can bring more accomplishments in future major beach volleyball competitions.

AVC Finance Committee Chairman Mr Essa Hamza and AVC Auditor Mr Waleed A. Aman presented the AVC Financial Report, while all Technical Committee chairmen reported on activities they have done the past year and what they have planned to do in the near future. Nonetheless, key topics were raised for clear discussion from the Sports Events Council and the Press Committee.

Aside from his report on the competition calendar between 2018 to 2019, SEC Chairman Dr Eom Han Joo also said about the future elimination of the AVC Cup, one of the biannual competitions held among top eight teams from the Asian Men’s and Women’s Senior Championships, from 2020, citing that the top-flight tournament has been fading out its value and integrity as participating teams apparently are not interested anymore as they are always sending the second string team to the competition.

“Thus, the SEC propose to stop this event and replace it with a new commercial-based invitational event with marketable sponsors,” he emphasised. He also informed the meeting on the new proposal on the 2020 Olympic Games Qualification process.

According to Dr Eom, a total of 12 teams will compete in the Tokyo Games including hosts Japan. Another six tickets will be given away to the winning teams of the International Olympic Qualification Tournaments. A total of top 24 teams based on the FIVB World Ranking as of January 1, 2019 will be split into 6 groups of four teams. Only the winners of each group will make the cut for the Olympics. The remaining five places will be decided in the Continental Olympic Qualification Tournaments, minimum 20 teams split into 5 groups. The winners of each group advance to the Tokyo Games.

In terms of the AVC Press Operations, reports also had it that Social Media has already become an extremely important means of communications among fans, teams and players and everyone involving in the volleyball sport. To make sure that the AVC website as well as all AVC social media platforms not only Facebook, but also Twitter, Instagram and Youtube can make some pretty awesome upgrades in the near future to serve the increasing demands of the users and make it much easier to see what’s new on AVC website, the AVC Communications Committee (name approved to be changed from Press Committee to Communications Committee), have planned to create a new design for the AVC website.

“Since Chinese people can’s use Facebook and Twitter on China Mainland, it’s very difficult to compare with other confederations the total amount of AVC Facebook and Twitter followers in terms of the popularity. What we need to focus is we, the AVC Communications Committee, have to work much harder to provide more AVC information for the global viewers. And certainly, we will do our best to promote AVC Social Media to catch up with those from other confederations,” said AVC Communications Committee Chairman Mr Preechachan Wiriyanupappong.

The Board also heard the reports on the Social Media followers per confederation as of May 10, 2018 as the meeting suggested that with all the new options for targeting users of AVC website and all social media platforms, much attention be paid. As some attendants viewed that Social Media has already played an important role in daily life, the others suggested that a bigger budget be allocated in the Press Operation for further improvement of AVC website and all platforms of the AVC Social Media.

AVC President Dr Saleh A. Bin Nasser delivered the closing speech, expressing his sincere thanks for everyone’s dedication and hard work for sustainable development of AVC, while Kish Island has become another option for the location where the next AVC Board of Administration Meeting will be held.

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AVC Twitter: click: https://twitter.com/avcvolley
AVC Instagram: click: https://www.instagram.com/avcvolley/?hl=en
AVC Youtube: click: Asian Volleyball Confederation