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FIM Europe Congress at Kavala (Greece) Preview


Greece is going to host the 2016 FIM Europe Congress and Road Safety Conference, which will be held from Friday June 30th to Saturday July 2nd in Kavala, at the Lucy Hotel (in the photo).

The meeting is to host FIM-Europe delegates from European Federations to discuss and approve decisions regarding FIM Europe management and 360° issues in the field of Motorcycling: from Sport to Safety, to Touring.
The program of the Congress foresees the meeting of the Sporting Council and of the Non-Sporting Council on Thursday, of the Management Council and of the Secretaries General on Friday, and again the Sporting and Non-Sporting Council meeting on Saturday, followed by the Management Council and by the General Assembly, with the Official Dinner to conclude the Congress.
For the first time the General Assembly will be broadcast in live-streaming, so that it will be possible to watch it all over the world from FIM Europe official website, The live-streaming will begin on Saturday 2nd July at 14.00 local time and the video of the General Assembly will be then available on demand on the website.
As for the topics the Congress will deal with, during the General Assembly there will be the report of Mr Martin de Graaff, chairman of the Working Group on Minimum Age for International Motorsport. On the same topic, the scientific report of Prof. Fabio Pigozzi will follow, Rector of University of Rome “Foro Italico” and President of the International Sports Medicine Federation.
Among the other topics, particular attention will be given to Safety –  on July 1st the 10th edition of the Road Safety Conference will be held, which traditionally takes place yearly during the FIM Europe Congress.
FIM Europe comments that since its foundation, “the themes of road incidentality, of industry responses and initiatives, to improve Road Safety systems and the safety of 2-wheeler behaviour and their safety have been of importance for FIM Europe”.
The main focus at this year’s conference will deal with the development of electronics and technology.
In particular, the agenda of the conference foresees the welcome speech of Jean-Pierre Moreau, Chairman FIM Europe Public Affairs Commission, followed by the speech of a representative of the Ministry for Infrastructure, Transport and Network on “Powered Two Wheelers Safety in Greece”, and by the report from the Director of Public Affairs – Mr John Chatterton Ross, FIM Europe Director of Public Affaires.
The following speeches will follow: “Transfer of technology from racing tyres to road one”, by Mr Nicolas Goubert, Deputy Director and Technical Director of the Michelin Racing Group, and “A window on future technology: from science fiction to reality”, by Mr Daniele Bibbo PhD, Biolab3-Biomedical Engineering Laboratory, University Roma Tre.



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