The BEC Congress returns to Kyiv. The congress will take place during the 2021 European Championships.
Badminton Europe and the Ukrainian Badminton Federation are happy to announce that the 2021 BEC Congress will take place in Kyiv from 30 April – 2 May 2021. The congress thereby returns to Kyiv, who hosted the BEC Congress in 2019.
Due to the Covid-19 situation the 2020 European Championships, which should have taken place in Kyiv in April 2020, was postponed to April/May 2021, and now that gives the community a unique opportunity to celebrate the sport of badminton.
The BEC Congress will for the first time take place alongside the European Championships, and Badminton Europe President, Peter Tarcala, is pleased that the two big events will take place at the same time and at the same place.
— First of all I would like to thank the three Member Associations bidding for the 2021 Congress. We decided to go for Ukraine, not only because they organised a superb Congress in 2019, but we would also like to see the new scenario and have it together with the European Championships, Tarcala said.
— I only have the best memories from Ukraine. The 2019 BEC Congress was organised very well and in a nice location. As I was elected President there, I will never forget Kyiv 2019. Based on previous experiences, I am sure that this will be the best Congress ever, he added.
Will create an unforgettable atmosphere
In 2019, the Ukrainian hosts received only positive feedback after hosting the BEC Congress, and President Oleksii Dniprov is looking forward to welcoming the badminton community once again.
— It is a great honor to host the BEC Congress for the second time. We assure that the event will be held at the highest level with warm Ukrainian hospitality, the President said.
— We also hope that combining the Congress with the European Championships will create an unforgettable atmosphere and will unite the European badminton community. We look forward to meet the Board of Directors, BEC office and all the Members in our beautiful city, he added.
The schedule for the 2021 BEC Congress: