FINA today announced the 5th FINA World Aquatics Convention (FWAC) will take place in Hangzhou, China from 8-10 December 2018.

“We are particularly excited to bring the Convention to Hangzhou!” says FINA President, Dr. Julio Maglione. “The Chinese government expects the value of its Aquatics industry to reach $30bn by 2020, and FWAC 2018 provides the perfect platform for international businesses to learn more about the unprecedented opportunities in China.”

FWAC 2018 brings together once again the great and the good from the world of Aquatics: 209 National Federations, Organising Committees, Host Cities, athletes, coaches, and commercial organisations. It includes a 3-day exhibition; panel discussions; one-on-one interviews; Coaches Clinics; social activities; lunches and dinners.

Furthermore, all Convention delegates are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony of the FINA Swimming World Championships (25m) which takes place 11-16 December, also in Hangzhou.

The timing and location of both events ensure FWAC remains the most important industry event in Aquatics, and confirms the vibrant City of Hangzhou as the Aquatics capital of China in 2018.

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About FWAC

FWAC provides a platform on which the global Aquatics family and business leaders can meet to network, share best practice, encourage engagement in aquatic sports, and boost elite performance in all FINA disciplines.

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