It is my great honor to welcome you all to the '2020 ISF International Sport Career Conference' organized by the International Sport Strategy Foundation(ISF).
The ISF has been able to conduct a variety of international sports activities as a global hub for international sports networks and systematic knowledge and information. With your support, we have prepared 2020 ISF International Sport Career Conference as a forum of discussions on how we can proactively respond to the changing international sports world utilizing global networks.
In 2020, the unexpected spread of COVID-19 has brought many changes not only in our daily lives but also in the international sports world. Due to the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the Olympic Games have been postponed for the first time, and various changes are taking place, such as the postponement of domestic and international sporting events and the holding of no-spectator events. It has not been easy to predict the future by obtaining reliable and concrete information in a rapidly changing environment. In preparation for this sudden change, we need to make an effort to understand a wave of new information.
In order to cope with these times, I hope the event would be a ground for discussing strategies to advance into the changed international sports organization in preparation for the post-corona era. I hope this conference will be an opportunity to prepare for the new normal era with valuable, up-to-date information from experts speaking today.
The conference was prepared in a hybrid format of both on-line and offline discussion, in order to provide a safe and fulfilling conference. Although, we are unfortunately unable to meet all those who are interested in international sports in person, but we have prepared a place for those who are unable to participate physically can also communicate with experts of various backgrounds. We hope that it will be a beneficial time for those who wish to enter international sports organizations overseas beyond the Republic of Korea.
I would like to express my welcome and gratitude to all those who attended the conference once again, and I sincerely hope we will all work together to overcome the COVID-19 crisis.
President of the International Sport
Seung Min Ryu