World Congress
Executive Committee meets ahead of Congress
Porto, Portugal, May 10, 2004 – With two days remaining before the opening of the 29th FIVB World Congress in Porto, Portugal, the FIVB President Dr. Rubén Acosta met with the FIVB Executive Committee at the Congress venue, the Sheraton Hotel in Porto on Monday.

All 14 members of the Executive Committee, the FIVB General Manager Mr. Jean Pierre Seppey and FIVB Controller Mr Franz Schmied were in attendance looking ahead to the two day Congress, which starts on Wednesday and includes an interesting agenda, featuring reports from the ten working Commissions and the four Councils (Sports Events, World League, World Grand Prix and Beach Volleyball) of the International Federation, as well as various proposals retained by the Executive Committee in Acapulco in January.

One of the most important documents to be tabled at the 29th World Congress will be the FIVB Code of Conduct, a document that has been reshaped and revised, point for point, to ensure that it meets, among other vital issues, the highest ethical standards and the principles of conflicts of interest. This document that has already drawn praise by the IOC and is viewed as a model for international sports federations in an era where there can be no compromise in moral behaviour and ethical standards.

Congress members will also hear the report of the Finance Commission which will provide once more evidence of the healthy financial situation of the institution and the proper supervision and clarity of the accounts,

Pic1: FIVB President Dr. Rubén Acosta
Pic2: The Executive Committee in session