BUDAPEST, February 2, 2020 – The time for the “AIPS meets Gianni Infantino
” programme scheduled for February 3 has been changed to 15:00CET.
People from around the world can still tune in to the afternoon session, which will be moderated by AIPS President Gianni Merlo, via the AIPS Facebook page: @AIPSMedia.
The meeting would last for one hour and serve as a prelude to the prestigious AIPS Sport Media Awards, which also has Infantino as one of the high-profile guests confirmed to attend. The much-anticipated Awards ceremony will also be shown live as already announced.
Infantino, who recently became an IOC Member, will arrive in Budapest from Rabat, Morocco, where he spoke at a seminar focused on the development of competitions and infrastructure in African football.
Over the next three days, the Corinthia Budapest Hotel, will play host to the 2nd AIPS Sports Media Awards and 83rd AIPS Congress, with over 200 persons expected to attend both events.
From celebrating the best sports storytellers for the year 2019 to engaging in crucial discussions about sports journalism as well as making key decisions for the benefit of sports media professionals across the globe, AIPS has prepared a packed programme that will last from February 3 – 6, 2020.
Here is the full schedule of the 83rd AIPS Congress:
February 3, 2020
Arrival of Delegates
09:30-13:30 AIPS EC Meeting
13:30-14:30 Buffet lunch for AIPS EC members + SMA Jury Members
15:00-16:00 AIPS Meets Gianni Infantino, FIFA President – Grand Ballroom
18:30 AIPS Sport Media Awards Doors open – Grand Ballroom
19:00 AIPS Sport Media Awards Prelude – Grand Ballroom
19:20 AIPS Sport Media Awards Ceremony – Grand Ballroom
21:00 Gala dinner hosted by HengYuanXiang (HYX) – Valletta I
February 4, 2020
08:00-10:00 Continental sections
10:00-10:20 Coffee break
11:30-11:45 Balázs Fürjes, State Secretary for the development and for international sport bids
11:45-12:00 World Athletics – Sebastian Coe, President
12:00-12:15 IJF – Marius Vizer, President
12:15-12:30 FINA – Pedro Adrega, Head of Communications Department
14:30-14:45 Real Madrid Academy Port Harcourt – Governor of Rivers State, Nigeria, His Excellency Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, GSSRS, POS
14:45-15:00 EHF – JJ Rowland, Senior Manager of Business Development and Marketing Department
15:00-15:15 FISU – Eric Saintrond, Secretary General
15:15-16:00 Panel: Investigative Journalism (on the stage Gianni Merlo, Nazim Bessol, Jamil Chade)
16:00-16:05 International Fair Play Committee – Jenő Kamuti, President
16:05-16.25 Coffee Break
19.00 “A Night dedicated to Budapest – an evening out at the Puskás Aréna (EVENT UPON INVITATION)
Welcome speech of Balázs Fürjes, State Secretary for the development and for international sport bids
Presentation of Martin Kallen, CEO UEFA Events
Penalty kicks on the UEFA EURO 2020 pitch
February 5, 2020
9:00-9:15 IFBB – Rafael Santonja, President
9:15-9:45 IOC Press Operations – Lucia Montanarella
9:45-10:00 Olympic Channel Broadcasting Service – Konstas Vernikos
10:00-10:15 Green Games Mongolia 2020
10:15-10:30 Coffee Break
10:30-11:30 Panel: Empowering women in sports journalism
11:30-12:00 AIPS Sport Media Awards
12:00-12:50 AIPS Young Reporters Programmes
12:50-13:00 FITEQ (International Teqball Federation)
14:30-14:45 Hungarian Chess Federation
14:45-15:15 Continental Section Reports
16:00-16:15 Coffee break
19.00 Farewell party – Special Reception at the Hungarian Parliament by Parliament President Dr. Lâszló Kövér and Dr. Tünde Szabó,Secretary of State responsible for Sports