Lausanne (SUI) 25-26 April 2022

Welcome by the FEI President and the FEI Secretary General

 

Dear esteemed colleagues, equestrian professionals and enthusiasts,

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to attend the 11th edition of the FEI Sports Forum!

With the 2020 and 2021 editions of the FEI Sports Forum having to shift to a virtual format due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we missed out on important face-to-face discussions.

But this year we are finally going to be able to conduct this important in-person meeting, at the prestigious IMD Business School here in Lausanne.

This year also marks the 100 year anniversary of the FEI and our tag line, “Shaping the future together,” is all the more relevant as we come together as a community to discuss, debate and plan the future of equestrian sport.

The FEI Sports Forum 2022 will open with discussions on the Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games Regulations, with specific sessions dedicated to Jumping, Eventing, Dressage and Para Dressage. This is an important phase in the wide-ranging Paris 2024 consultation process and we look forward to your active participation and contribution.

Forum attendees will also have an opportunity to hear progress reports from the Organising Committees of the FEI World Championships 2022 in Herning (DEN), Pratoni del Vivaro and Verona (ITA), and learn about the digital campaigns and collaborative tools that will be used to engage fans worldwide.

Day two will begin with a discussion on FEI Event Standards, a project that aims to identify core technical aspects of FEI events and develop systems to ensure that the delivery of these meets the expectations of all our stakeholders. The results of the survey that was conducted in this regard will be presented to inform this discussion.

The rest of the day will be devoted to the full revision of the FEI Veterinary, Eventing, Dressage and Para Dressage rules. Supporting documents will be published online as guidance for these sessions, and, as always, constructive dialogue will be welcomed.

Following last year’s session dedicated to Grooms, we are pleased to announce that the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the FEI and the International Grooms Association will also take place during this year’s meeting. This is an important milestone for the Grooms community, who play a vital role in our sport and are crucial for the welfare of our horses.

As for every edition of the Sports Forum, you will find all the information you need on this platform including a detailed timetable, information on each of the sessions, key deadlines, contact information, travel, accommodation and fees for registration.

We look forward to seeing you in Lausanne in April and to having interesting discussions that will continue to serve the best interest of our community.

 

                    
 
    Last update: 26 April 2022
Day 1   IMD, M100 Auditorium
Monday 25 April 2022
08:15 Registration opens - Welcome Coffee
09:00 Opening by the FEI President
09:30 Session 1: Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Regulations

10:30

Session 2: Paris 2024 Olympic Regulations - Jumping

11:30 Coffee break presented by IRIS

12:00

Session 3: Paris 2024 Olympic Regulations - Eventing

13:00 Lunch - IMD
14:00 Session 4: Paris 2024 Olympic Regulations - Dressage
15:00 Session 5: Paris 2024 Paralympic Regulations - Para Dressage
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Session 6: FEI World Championships 2022 - status update & digital activations on the horizon
18:00 Wrap-up by the Secretary General
19:30 FEI Official Dinner - TOM's Cafe/Olympic Museum
Dress code: Business attire
 
Day 2: IMD, M100 Auditorium
Tuesday 26 April 2022
08:30 Registration opens - Welcome Coffee
09:00 International Grooms Association update and MoU signature (Read More in our Media update)
09:15 Session 7: FEI Event Standards
11:00 Coffee break presented by Peden Bloodstock
11:30 Session 8: FEI Veterinary Regulations - Full revision
13:00 Lunch - IMD
14:30 Session 9: FEI Eventing Rules - Full revision
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Session 10: FEI Dressage and Para Dressage Rules - Full revision
17:15 Wrap-up by the Secretary General
17:30 Press conference
  END
19:30 FEI 100 Years' Celebration Party - Millennium Center, Lausanne/Crissier
Dress code: Cocktail attire
   
Lunches & Dinners
Monday 25 April

Lunch will be served in the IMD Foyer.

The Dinner will be held at at 19:30 at the TOM's café at the Olympic Museum.

Tuesday 26 April

Lunch will be served in the IMD Foyer.

FEI 100 Years' Celebration will take place at 19:30 at the Millennium Center in Crissier/Lausanne.

All documentation from the various Sessions is published and accessible in the corresponding tabs below.

25-26 April 2022 Presentations
  Presentations have been published in each Session page (tab Sessions Documents).
22 April 2022 Biographies
  All speaker and panellist biographies are now available on each Session page (tab Sessions Documents)

28 March 2022

Register for FEI Sports Forum 2022 - Reminder

 

The FEI Sports Forum 2022 will take place in person on 25 and 26 April at the prestigious IMD business school in Lausanne (SUI). 
May we remind all person wishing to attend to register here
The Forum’s timetable along with logistical information is available in the dedicated online hub at the same link. 
Additional resources, including the documents, which will be used as basis for discussion during the various sessions, will be published on 15 April. 
We encourage you to register and look forward to welcoming you to Lausanne on 25 and 26 April.
For any questions, please contact feisportsforum@fei.org.

21 February 2022

The programme is set for the FEI Sports Forum 2022

 

The annual FEI Sports Forum will take place once again in Lausanne (SUI), the Olympic capital, for its 2022 edition, which will be held on 25 and 26 April. The event will be organised at the prestigious IMD Business School located in the vicinity of the FEI Headquarters.

Programme
The first day of the Sports Forum will be dedicated to the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Regulations, with separated discussion sessions for each discipline. These sessions are an important part of the wide-ranging Paris 2024 consultation process undertaken by the FEI with various stakeholders. 
The first day will come to a close with a progress report from the Organising Committees of the FEI World Championships 2022 – Herning (DEN), Pratoni del Vivaro and Verona (ITA) - and the digital campaigns and collaborative tools to engage fans worldwide.

The official signing of an agreement with the International Grooms Association will start the second day of the Sports Forum and will be followed by a discussion on FEI Event Standards. The rest of the day will proceed with sessions on the FEI Veterinary Regulations, as well as the FEI Eventing, and Dressage and Para Dressage Rules. 
The detailed programme is available here.
 Additional information on each session, along with the list of speakers and panellists, will be published in due course.
 
Registration
Registration for the FEI Sports Forum 2022 will open on 4 March. 
The relevant links will be available in a dedicated online hub. Further information will follow.
 
FEI 100 Years party
The FEI stakeholders attending the FEI Sports Forum will be invited to celebrate the FEI’s centenary, with a special party held on the evening of 26 April. 
We look forward to reminiscing of the FEI’s glorious past and celebrating the future together as a community.
 
Additional information
Please feel free to contact feisportsforum@fei.org should you have questions.
 
We thank you for your attention and look forward to welcoming you to Lausanne on the occasion of the FEI Sports Forum 2022.

 

Day 1 - Monday 25 April 2022 - Morning

Day 1 - Monday 25 April 2022 - Afternoon

Day 2 - Tuesday 26 April 2022 - Morning

Day 2 - Tuesday 26 April 2022 - Afternoon