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FIVB President looks to the future at World Congress

FIVB President Dr. Ary S. Graça F° at the 36th FIVB World Congress on Thursday
Cancun, Mexico, November 16, 2018 – FIVB President Dr Ary S. Graça F° spoke about his vision for the future of volleyball as he addressed over 200 National Federations at the 36th FIVB World Congress.

Having reached the midway point in President Ary Graça’s mandate, the FIVB President took the opportunity to consider the growth that volleyball has undergone in the last six years, before highlighting the FIVB’s vision for the future.

The 36th FIVB World Congress is taking place in Cancun, Mexico from November 15 to 16

As well as launching the inaugural edition of the Volleyball Nations League (VNL) and successful editions of the 2014 and 2018 FIVB Volleyball World Championships, the Beach Volleyball World Tour continues to go from strength to strength and President Ary Graça also spoke about the successful development of snow volleyball, as the FIVB continues to expand the sport to brand new demographics.

President Ary Graça said:
“We have much to discuss over the next two days. Time to reflect on the successes we have achieved as a team, but also time to project; to look to the future and imagine the next steps for our sport.

“We must ensure that volleyball remains one of the most exciting and high quality sports in the world. We are creating the future together.”

The FIVB President spoke of his desire to further innovation and prioritise fan engagement, raising the quality and consistency of events all over the world. President Ary Graça confirmed that the FIVB will continue to invest in growing the sport globally in order to provide world class content every day to volleyball fans.

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