XI'AN/BEIJING, China – The first-ever FIBA World Basketball Summit, a gathering of stakeholders from across the globe setting out to build the sport's future, will take place in Xi'an, China, on 3-4 October.
The two-day event will bring together a wide range of high-ranking personalities in world basketball, from top level officials and management personnel in Federations, Clubs and Leagues to business leaders and heads of corporations across areas such as media and technology, brands and corporate social responsibility.
This is the first individual sport summit of its kind ever hosted by FIBA. It marks a significant milestone in the history of basketball's development and reflects both the popularity and maturity of the game.
The FIBA World Basketball Summit is a "can't miss" annual get-together for all who play key roles in basketball's global ecosystem. It is a unique opportunity for these personalities to share their experience and knowledge, while also availing of the sport's biggest platform to promote their competitions, activities and interests.
An agreement has been signed for Xi'an – the capital of Shaanxi Province and ancient capital of the thirteen Dynasties of China – to host the first three editions (2018, 2019 and 2020) of the FIBA World Basketball Summit.
The official presentation of the FIBA World Basketball Summit took place on 23.04.2018 Monday morning at a press conference held in the Hall of Embodied Treasure, within Beijing’s Forbidden City.
The ceremony included the unveiling of the summit's logo, announcement of Shaanxi Provincial Sports Bureau as event partner and launch of official Wechat and Sina Weibo accounts.
Among the distinguished guest on hand for the launch of the FIBA World Basketball Summit were: Mr Frank Leenders, FIBA Media and Marketing Services (FMMS) Director General; Mr Xu Peng, Deputy Director of the Shaan'xi Provincial Sports Bureau; and Mr Wang Libin, Vice President of the Chinese Basketball Association and President of Shaan’xi Basketball Association.