9. Thank you
With just a few days left until the election of the next ITTF President, I absolutely would like to thank you all. Wherever you are on this planet, whatever the form of contact we have had, direct, by phone, or by mail: THANK YOU for your patience and attention while reading all of my communications.
Humbly, I have tried to inform you about my vision for Table Tennis and for the ITTF.
I would also like to express my gratitude and pride after receiving endorsements and support from the Africa Executive Committee, the large majority of Latin American continent and its president Juan Vila and vice-president candidates Afshin Badiee, Henri Djombo, Patrick Gillmann, Igor Levitin and Nestor Tenca. Of course, I cannot forget the candidates representing the great table tennis nations of China, Japan and Sweden.
Finally, I really would like to thank all those who believe in my project and may put their trust in me when the time comes, on the 31st of May in Düsseldorf.
In the two next and last bulletins, I will inform you about 11 actions I intend to take in the first 11 months of my presidency.
In order to get the full involvement of the ITTF member associations regarding the future of the ITTF, I plan to initiate an « ITTF Quadrennial Congress, » hosted and fully funded by the ITTF every four years. If I am elected, I plan to organize the first one before the end of 2017. At this congress we will focus together on the ITTF’s future, including the World Championships, and how to make the ITTF and Table Tennis one of the top sports and IFs in the world.
Once again, I want to make it clear: I am not running against anyone, I am running for Table Tennis and for the ITTF.