Sunday, 21 Jul 2024

Get Ready – BWF AGM 2024 Chengdu, China

It’s time to start preparing for the upcoming BWF AGM, and this year, it’s happening a month earlier than usual! In this article, we will provide you with all the essential information you need to know about the BWF Annual General Meeting 2024, taking place on Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Chengdu, China, alongside the TotalEnergies BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.

Important Information

Here are some key details to help you get ready for the event:

  • In-person Meeting: Please note that delegates must travel to Chengdu to attend the AGM as there is no virtual option available. It’s a face-to-face meeting.
  • Key Dates and activities:
    • Wednesday, April 24 – CC’s AGMs (see below)
    • Thursday, April 25 – Welcome Dinner
    • Friday, April 26 – BWF Members’ Forum
    • Saturday, April 27 – BWF AGM

AGM Meeting Time and Travel Grant

The AGM will take place from 10:00 to 16:00. Additionally, each member in “good standing” will receive a travel support grant for one delegate. This grant will be paid after the AGM, and more information will be provided in the week beginning Monday, January 29.

Accommodation and Official Hotel

Every member must book and pay for accommodation at the official hotel, Holiday Inn Chengdu City West Tower, in advance. Details on how to book and pay for the hotel will be sent to you in the week beginning January 29. BWF will reimburse members with three nights of accommodation for their Voting Delegate if they attend both the Members’ Forum and the AGM.

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Continental Confederation (CCs) AGMs

Some CCs will also hold their 2024 AGMs in Chengdu on Thursday, April 25. Badminton Africa, Badminton Asia, Badminton Oceania, and Badminton Pan Am are expected to have their AGMs in Chengdu. However, we recommend checking with your CC before making any travel arrangements.

If your CC has its AGM in Chengdu, and your Voting Delegate attends the CC AGM, the Members’ Forum, and the BWF AGM, BWF will reimburse your Voting Delegate for one additional night of accommodation (four nights in total).

Key Dates – Towards the AGM 2024

To stay on top of all the important dates, here is a summary:

  • Friday, January 5: Deadline for proposals
  • Wednesday, January 31: Subscriptions for 2024 due
  • Friday, March 8: Notice of the AGM/agenda
  • Friday, March 22: Deadline for amendments
  • Thursday, April 25: Welcome Dinner
  • Friday, April 26: BWF Members’ Forum 2024
  • Saturday, April 27: 85th BWF AGM

Your Tasks – Get Ready

To ensure a smooth experience at the AGM, here are some tasks you need to accomplish:

  • Decide who your delegate(s) will be.
  • Check the expiry date of their passport. It should have at least 6 months of validity from the date of travel.
  • Complete the Delegate Nomination Form and send it to Patricia [email protected] no later than February 23.
  • Complete the Visa Support Form and send the completed form, along with a copy of the main page of the passports of people seeking a visa for China, to Patricia [email protected] no later than February 23.
  • Check for flight options for your delegate and inform us of the flight arrival time, departure time, and flight number. We will provide an arrival/departure form for you to complete.
  • If your Continental Confederation is hosting its AGM in Chengdu on Thursday, April 25, please plan your stay accordingly.
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Please note that the AGM page of the BWF website will be regularly updated with new information as plans are announced.

Q: When and where is the BWF AGM 2024 taking place?
A: The BWF AGM 2024 is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024, in Chengdu, China, alongside the TotalEnergies BWF Thomas and Uber Cup Finals.

Q: Can delegates attend the AGM virtually?
A: No, delegates must attend the AGM in person. There is no virtual option available.

Q: Will members receive any support for travel expenses?
A: Yes, each member in “good standing” will receive a travel support grant for one delegate. More information will be provided after the AGM.

Q: What is the official hotel for the AGM?
A: The official hotel for the AGM is Holiday Inn Chengdu City West Tower.

Q: Will there be other events happening alongside the AGM?
A: Yes, there will be CC’s AGMs, a Welcome Dinner, and the BWF Members’ Forum taking place before the AGM.

Get ready for the BWF AGM 2024 in Chengdu, China, happening on April 27, 2024. This in-person event will bring together delegates from various badminton associations to discuss important matters. Accommodation at the official hotel must be booked in advance, and travel support grants will be provided to members attending the AGM. Additionally, there will be other activities and meetings leading up to the AGM. Stay updated with key dates and complete the necessary forms to ensure a smooth experience at the event. For more information, visit the AGM page on the BWF website. Don’t miss this opportunity to contribute to the world of badminton and network with industry professionals. See you at the BWF AGM 2024!

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