General Assembly in Palma de Mallorca
On June 2, 2014, the World Federation for Company Sport (WFCS) was created in Wiesbaden, Germany
Right from the start, WFCS can count on the support from the political and sports world. Mr Volker Bouffier, prime minister of the Land of Hessen and president of the German National Council, and mr Karlheinz Kopf, 2nd president of the National Council of the Austrian parliament, both present in Wiesbaden, underlined the major goal of WFCS, namely the promotion of physical activity through company sport by organizing sport festivals and games in order to promote health and well-being in the working environment. Not to forget an important aspect, namely the amateur spirit of company sport.
Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee, emphasized earlier in 2014 that ‘skills, behaviors and principles applied in the sport arena can be adapted to the business and company area’.
In Wiesbaden, the sports world was represented by delegations of several national company sport federations from France, Germany, Austria, India, Greece, Italy and Spain.
During the assembly it was decided that the official headquarters of WFCS is established in Paris and the secretariat in Wiesbaden.
On proposal of WFCS president Didier Besseyre, mr Volker Bouffier, mr Karlheinz Kopf and mr Giacomo Crosa (honorary member of the Italian company sport federation) were appointed honorary member of WFCS.
On March 28, 2015, during the first World Congress organized in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, the Executive Committee was composed as follows:
President: Didier Besseyre, France
Secretary General: Musa Lami, Germany
First Vice-president: Shalvendra Gupta, India
Second Vice-president: Guntis Macs, Latvia
Continental Vice-president Europe: Guy De Grauwe, Belgium
Continental Vice-president America: Albert Zbily, Canada
General Treasurer: Yohan Blondel, France
Member: Alexandra Koncar, Austria
Member: Umberto Ilardo, Italy
Member: Uwe Tronnier, Germany
Sport adviser: Reinhard Sitzler, Austria
Deputy Secretary General: Francisco Garcia, Spain
Deputy General Treasurer: Haidy Aron Campan, France
The following countries/federations have become member:
Afghanistan, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey.