IOC The International Olympic Committee More IOC The International Olympic Committee The IOC is a not-for-profit independent international organisation made up of volunteers. The IOC President presides over all its activities, while the IOC Session and Executive Board are responsible for taking the main decisions for the organisation. IPC The International Paralympic Committee More IPC The International Paralympic Committee Since 1957, IPC has been guiding the electronic interconnection industry through dramatic changes. IPC is the only trade association that brings together all of the players in this industry: designers, board manufacturers, assembly companies, suppliers, and original equipment manufacturers. More than 4,800 companies around the world depend on IPC programs and services to further their competitive excellence and financial success. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2 trillion global electronics industry. GAISF Global Association of International Sports Federations More GAISF Global Association of International Sports Federations GAISF was founded as General Assembly of the International Sports Federations in 1967. It is an Association composed of autonomous and independent International Sports Federations and other International Sport and event-related organisations. GAISF’s vision is to present a united voice of sport in support of the Olympic ideals and of the Olympic movement and promote sport at every level and in every corner of the world, from grassroots to elite, wherever its members have national organizations and events. The Mission of GAISF has remained the same since its inception, that is to serve and represent the common interests of all International Federations and coordinate the efforts of all those that aspire to become IOC recognised and, eventually, wish to enter the Olympic Program. ICSSPE International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education More ICSSPE International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education ICSSPE was founded in the late 1950s with the aims of maintaining an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education, and of furthering a continuing collaboration between them. It brings together a wide range of scientific and professional organisations of various sport branches and disciplines, and creates the possibility for interdisciplinary collaboration. ICSSPE is the world’s largest network of organisations and institutions concerned with sport, sport science and physical education, accounting for millions of people. Among others, the Council belongs to the associated bodies of UNESCO and co-operates with the sport movement. By fostering sport, exercise, education and health, ICSSPE contributes to the development of human society. The organisation operates with the intention to Investigate for a better scientific understanding of all facets of human movement; Educate for a better quality of life and improved health for all people; Advocate for the benefits related to an active lifestyle and the ethical values inherent in sporting activity. TAFISA Trim and Fitness International Sport for All Association More TAFISA Trim and Fitness International Sport for All Association TAFISA strives to raise awareness about the benefits of Sport for All and physical activity. As the world is facing an unprecedented epidemic of physical inactivity, which threatens our future and that of the next generations, TAFISA endeavours to reintroduce physical activity into the everyday life in order to bring joy, health, social interaction, integration and development to communities and citizens around the globe, through the promotion of Sport for All. FSB International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities More FSB International Trade Fair for Public Space, Sports and Leisure Facilities The world’s leading trade fair for urban living environments becomes the global hub for public spaces, sports and leisure facilities. This is where the latest developments are showcased, where trends are set for the future and – last but not least – where the course is set for important business deals. DSHS German Sport University Cologne More DSHS German Sport University Cologne The German Sport University Cologne, founded in Cologne in 1947, combines qualified teaching and international research of the highest level. The German Sport University Cologne is no ordinary university. It is the only university in Germany that is dedicated exclusively to the world of sport and exercise science. While sport and exercise science courses are available alongside many other subjects at other universities, the situation in Cologne is unique: all aspects of the exciting field of sport and exercise science are studied in detail at 20 institutes, four affiliate institutes and nine academic centres. This expertise concentrated in one location allows for a unique interdisciplinary approach and provides the opportunity to examine complex social topics from various perspectives of sport and exercise science. The spectrum ranges from health to biomechanics and physiology, but also economic, historical and ethical considerations.