Sun | Dec 17, 2017

MoBay to host FIFA executive summit

Published:Wednesday | December 6, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The western city of Montego Bay will host a FIFA executive summit in mid-January.

Chaired by the FIFA president, the FIFA Executive Football Summit (FIFA EFS) is a project that brings all member association presidents together in 12 different summits. The launch of the FIFA EFS has been brought to life based on the FIFA president's vision of bringing FIFA back to football and football back to FIFA.

The project is aimed at enhancing the relationship between FIFA and its member associations at a top executive level and to provide a democratic platform for information exchange.

The 12 FIFA EFS meetings are being held in selected locations between November 2017 and March 2018. Through the summits, key findings are fed into various decision-making bodies such as the FIFA Council and ultimately the FIFA Congress. The Summit in Jamaica will be on January 18, 2018 and will embrace a full day workshop with some breakout sessions, which will be conducted in an open, casual manner and dialogue.

In extending the invitation to the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) to support FIFA in hosting the summit, the chief member association officer from FIFA said "the planning and organisation of the FIFA event provides an excellent practise and experience sharing possibility between the FIFA administration and the operational team members at the JFF".