The 20th FIPS Congress was hosted by Italy and held at Passo Tonale from 2-9 April 2016 with seventeen countries participating. There were approximately 150 international and 40 Italian attendees, with large contingents from both Canada and the USA.
The congress opening ceremony featured welcome addresses by regional Lombardia government official and the two local mayors. Then the FIPS President, Jean-Louis Tuaillon, and the President of FISPS, made everyone welcome.
The Congress consisted of a series of in-door presentations and workshops, outdoor demonstrations and multi-country practical scenarios. In addition, there were meetings of the Special Interest Groups, and national delegates also attended FIPS Board meetings and the FIPS Biennial General Meeting.
The Executive committee would like to take this opportunity to thank the Italian FISPS organising committee for all their hard work in the organisation of the largest attendance to a congress in FIPS history.
The congress report is available for download here:
FIPS XX Congress Report (1.4 MiB, 2,029 hits)
The presentations from the event are available on the XX Congress page, and are available to registered FIPS Members only. Registration is free for ski patrollers affiliated with a FIPS member organisation.