The meeting, led by Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games CEO Stefan Kürten, included Jing Zhao, FISU Games Summer Director, Brian Carrer, FISU Games Summer Event Manager, Andrea Uccello, FISU Games Summer Assistant, Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU Games COO Alexis Schäfer and organizing committee staff.
Other topics presented included updates on the brand identity, marketing plan, media distribution strategy and accommodation planning. Also held were preparations for the upcoming visits of the Technical Committee Chairs (TCC) for all sports during the year.
In addition to taking stock of the Organizing Committee's progress, delegates gave a detailed overview of the strategy and guidelines being developed by the hosts to implement in the run-up to the FISU Games.
"We are very pleased with what we saw during this visit and Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games are on track to deliver what they promised. We look forward to the visit of the Technical Committee Chairs next month. Everything looks good at the moment, but there are some areas that need further attention," said Jing Zhao, FISU Games Summer Director.
Rhine Ruhr 2025 FISU Games Managing Director Stefan Kürten was also satisfied with the outcome of the meeting, saying: "The FISU delegates thoroughly reviewed our master plan and brand identity & marketing strategies. During these three days, we have jointly addressed every aspect of the event in detail, be it venue management, accommodations, media planning, transportation, volunteer needs or budgeting.
"All the contributions of the FISU delegation were valuable and positively received. The most important thing is that we deliver everything we promised in the Bid Book and according to the FISU guidelines.
"At this stage it is important to "check everything off" as the framework is key and we are very much on track with the support of the FISU delegation. I would like to thank the entire FISU team for their valuable time and we look forward to their continued support to make this event a great success."
"As the event will take place in five cities, these Games will undoubtedly be exciting, but will also bring their own organizational and logistical challenges. It was important for us to share the state of play with FISU early on to benefit from feedback and access policies and procedures to make the future process smoother. We still have a long way to go and a lot of work to do, but it was good to know we are on the right track."