President Graça greeted the participants of the Congress by praising the good job that the South American Confederation has done so far, however, he stressed “it was not enough and one must simply continue working hard”.
He then made the inaugural presentation of the FIVB Nine Goals project, which reflected on the three years of evolution since his election in 2012 and then nine important goals which the FIVB is aiming to achieve in the near future.
“However we must not stop and we must continue to innovate and increase volleyball’s relevance to the international sporting community. Entertainment plays a key part and that is why the FIVB is focused on improving the volleyball spectacle at its major events and will also be launching a new campaign soon called Volleyball Your Way, which will provide greater access to people, fans and players to play our sport and to have fun with volleyball all around the world.”
The next FIVB Presidential election will take place at the 2016 FIVB Congress, which will be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in September and acknowledging the outstanding work that has been achieved at the FIVB over the past three years and the exciting future ahead, the CSV Congress unanimously by acclamation supported President Graça for another term as FIVB President.
President Graça will continue to visit the other Confederation Congresses, which will take place as per the following:
CEV Congress, Sofia, Bulgaria – October 16-17
NORCECA Congress, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic - October 31 – November 1
CAVB Congress, Algiers, Algeria - December 3-4
AVC General Assembly, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – November 17-18