The FIA (Fédération International Automobile) is not only the international association gathering national Automobile Clubs, Automobile Associations, Touring Clubs, and National Federations for motoring and motor sport (245 member organisations representing over 80 million people from 144 countries). It is also a leading global advocate in charge to shape the future of mobility worldwide, by ensuring safe, sustainable and accessible transport for everyone.
One of FIA’s key priorities in its quest for encouraging the development and growth of a strong network of member clubs, is the provision of useful tools, programmes and events. Sharing the same vision and goals, FIA partnered up with MCI Geneva and MCI Tokyo for the design and implementation of two of its main conferences organised to further increase its leading sport and mobility profile by supporting the aforementioned goals:
FIA Sport Conference
The 3-day FIA Sport Conference took place in Geneva from June 20th to 22nd, bringing together more than 250 delegates from 117 sporting clubs, in addition to 150 international key stakeholders. Under the theme of “Progress and direction: together through a decade of change”, this 5th edition of the annual sports conference -that has been labeled as the hub of motor sport thought leadership- was anchored by:
A variety of plenary and vibrant sessions using the input of some of the best and brightest minds in the motor sports industry: Chase Carey (Formula One CEO), Carlos Sainz (two-time FIA WRC Champion), Toto Wolff (Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team Executive Director), Stefano Domenicali (Lamborghini CEO), Gérard Neveu (FIA World Endurance Championship CEO and Promoter).
An interactive and thought-provoking series of presentations, actual demonstrations (karting slalom, FIA online championships, simulation of a racing accident), and breakout sessions (under the themes of: Regulate, Educate, Innovate and Participate) in the new FIA Formula 1 Logistics Centre.
In retrospect, FIA and MCI Geneva worked hand-in-hand towards a shared mission; to inform and educate the FIA community about the direction and emerging trends of the world motor sport.
After three days of exploring the theme of ‘Progress and Direction – together through a decade of change’, FIA President Jean Todt said: “I was very proud to say that the fifth FIA Sport Conference is open, and I must say I am now very sad to say that it is over. We had a great time over the last three days, and I want to thank everyone who made it possible. Teamwork makes success, and this success has undoubtedly come about because of our combined efforts”.
FIA Mobility Conference
Following the 2017 FIA Sport Conference, the FIA Mobility Conference is dedicated to the future of mobility and is scheduled to take place in September 25th to 29th in Tokyo, with the aim of supporting the development of FIA clubs through interactive learning and encouraging the exchange of best practices that respond more efficiently to the fast-changing mobility landscape.
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, the 2017 FIA Mobility Conference will be a first-class opportunity for the association members to share knowledge, network and work towards addressing the global challenges of a changing mobility landscape and designing a more inclusive, safe and affordable transportation sector.
These two conferences form the key components of an inspirational platform that aims to equip delegates with fresh ideas, deep knowledge and best practices. MCI is proud to support the FIA in such endeavors across both its integral pillars of Sport and Mobility and related events worldwide.