President KRAMER visited AlicanteFernando BERMEJO, Daniel VALERO, María Luisa GAYO, María del Carmen De ESPAÑA, Ronald KRAMER, Miguel Ángel MACHADO, Jordi SERRA, Antonio GARCÍA, Miguel RIVERA and Jonny COWAN
This week representatives of the ETTU and ITTF visited Alicante in Spain, for a scheduled inspection visit ahead of the Liebherr 2018 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships which is being organised by the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation and take place between 18th and 23rd September.
The international delegation was headed by the ETTU President, Ronald KRAMER, and by Jonny Cowan, ITTF's European Marketing Manager. The Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation delegation was led by the President, Miguel Ángel MACHADO.
The two-day inspection included visiting the venues for the event including both competition halls, practice halls, and wider venue facilities such as players facilities, TV production capacity, and sports presentation logisitcs. There was also an assessment of hotels, transport plans, and marketing & promotion strategy.
The delegation had the opportunity to meet with representatives of the City Council of Alicante, including Councilwoman of Sports, María Luisa GAYO, and Councilwoman for Tourism, María del Carmen De ESPAÑA. Discussions about maximising the event for Alicante, table tennis, and Spain, as well as promoting tourism for the region were very positive.
Ronald KRAMER, ETTU President said "Thank you to the Royal Spanish Table Tennis Federation for organising a thorough and productive inspection visit. A lot has been discussed and planned, and I am convinced the European Championships will be a great success this year in Alicante. Thanks to all the partners involved to make the event happen."
Miguel ANGEL said: “We thank ETTU and ITTF for this visit and for all the constructive work and meetings of these last 2 days. The organisation of this event is a big challenge for the Federation but we will try to do our best following ETTU and ITTF guidance”
The Liebherr 2018 ITTF European Table Tennis Championships will take place from 18-23 September. Th etitle holders are Emmanuel LEBESSON of France and HU Melek of Turkey.
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