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European Youth Championships - 2 Jun 2018


21 - 22 July 2018 Cluj-Napoca (ROU)


The ITTF and the ETTU are cordially inviting you to the first Europe Table Tennis Forum to be held on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July during the STAG 2018 European Youth Championships in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.


The Forum that will be driven by the visionary slogan Table Tennis. For All. For Life. will be a unique event consist- ing of three sessions of talks and discussions presented by experts from the ITTF and ETTU. Amongst others, topics include an overview of the new strategic plan and vision of the future of the WTTC, support for National Associations in both professionalism of the sport and fan engagement, and popularisation of Table Tennis among the younger generation.


Thank you to the Romanian Table Tennis Federation for their help and assistance with the organisation of the Europe Table Tennis Forum.


Please refer to the attached agenda for more details on topics, schedule and available financial support for your attendance.


We sincerely hope that you will be able to attend the Europe Table Tennis Forum and look forward to receiving your online entries at this link on or before Monday 2nd July 2018.


Thomas Weikert          Ronald Kramer

ITTF President            ETTU President




21 July

09:30-10:00     Welcome Remarks by Thomas Weikert, ITTF President and Ronald Kramer, ETTU President


10:00-10:30     ITTF Strategic Plan & Vision by Steve Dainton, ITTF CEO


10:30-10:40     Q&A


10:40-11:00     Coffee break


11:00-11:40     Concept of the Future of the WTTC by Matt POUND, Head of Media


11:40-12:20     Match Promotion and Fan Engagement by Jonny Cowan, ITTF European Marketing Manager



12:20-12:40     Q&A


13:00-14:30     Lunch


15:00-15:40     Guest Speaker


15:40-16:20     How ITTF can Help Professionalize our Members by Raul Calin, ITTF Secretary General and Michael Brown, ITTF CFO & Head of Continental Development


16:20-17:00     European Events for All NАs by Sonja Grefberg, ETTU Vice President


17:00-17:20     Q&A


17:30-20:00     Visit to the European Youth Championships


20:00-22:00 Dinner


22 July


09:30-10:10     High Performance & Development Future and Foundation Promotion by Polona CEHOVIN, High Performance & Development Director


10:10-10:50     TT Popularization - How To Attract the Younger Generation to Table Tennis (TBC)


10:50-11:00     Q&A


11:00-11:20     Coffee break


11:20-12:20     Round Table: Road to High Performance - Challenges & Opportunities


12:20-12:40     Wrap-up and Forum Takeaways by Ronald Kramer, ETTU President and Steve Dainton, ITTF CEO


13:00-14:30     Lunch



Monday 2nd July 2018



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