Rhine-Ruhr 2025 progress on track: FISU

‘We are quite satisfied with what we have seen during this visit, and Rhine-Ruhr are on course to deliver what they have promised’

(R) Jing Zhao, FISU Summer Games Director, Brian Carrer, FISU Summer Games Event Manager, Andrea Uccello, FISU Summer Games Assistant along with Rhine-Ruhr 2025 CEO Stefan Kürten, and COO Alexis Schäfer in Düsseldorf, during their three-day visit.

The three-day FISU visit to Rhine-Ruhr 2025 World University Games headquarters in Düsseldorf ended on a high with the three-member delegation giving a thumbs-up to the Master Plan of the Games.

The meeting, presided by Rhine-Ruhr 2025 CEO Stefan Kürten, comprised Jing Zhao, FISU Summer Games Director, Brian Carrer, FISU Summer Games Event Manager, Andrea Uccello, FISU Summer Games Assistant, Rhine-Ruhr 2025 COO Alexis Schäfer and staff of the organising committee.

Additional topics that were presented were updates on the brand identity and marketing plan, media distribution strategy, accommodation planning as well as preparations for the upcoming Technical Committee Chairs (TCC) visit for each sport later in the year.

Apart from taking stock of the progress made by the organising committee, the delegates gave an in-depth review on the strategy and guidelines being put into process by the hosts and on those they are keen on implementing in the run-up to the FISU Games.  

“We are quite satisfied with what we have seen during this visit, and Rhine-Ruhr are on course to deliver what they have promised. We are looking forward to the Technical Committee Chairs visit next month. As of now, everything looks good, though, there are some areas that need further attention,” said Jing Zhao, FISU Summer Games Director.

Rhine-Ruhr 2025 CEO Stefan Kürten, too was pleased with the outcome of the meetings, and said: “The FISU delegates have thoroughly reviewed our Master Plan along with the Brand Identity & Marketing strategies. In these three days, we have jointly covered every aspect of the event in detail, be it venue management, accommodation, media planning, transportation, volunteer requirements or budgeting.

“All the inputs from the FISU team have been valuable and taken well note of. The important thing is we are very much in line with all that we have promised in the bid book and as per FISU guidelines.

“At this stage, ticking all the columns is important as the framework is the key and with FISU´s support we are very much on course. I would like to thank FISU´s entire team for their valuable time and we are looking forward to the continuous support to make this event a grand success. 

“With the event being held in five cities, these Games are undoubtedly going to be exciting but will also have its own share of challenges, both organisational and logistical. It was important for us to have FISU´s review early to access everything including, the policies and procedures to make the future process smoother. We still have long way to go and lots to do but it was good know that we are on the right track.”

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