Article 1: Definition

The name of the organization is INTERNATIONAL KITE FEDERATION, IKF for short.

Article 2: Character

The IKF is an international non-profit and non-governmental body with member associations and bodies coming from different countries and regions.

Article 3: Headquarters and Secretariat

The headquarters and secretariat of the IKF are located in Weifang City, China and the latter is its administrative agency.


Brief introduction of Weifang International Kite Festival

April 1, 1984 - 3 day, in order to accelerate the development and opening to the outside world, the Weifang Municipal People's government and the Shandong Provincial Tourism Bureau jointly held the first Weifang International Kite Festival, invited 18 kite team in 11 countries and regions to Weifang kite performances, and success. Since then, Weifang International Kite Festival held annually, successively by the Weifang Municipal People's government, the people's Government of Shandong Province, the State Sports General Administration, the international kite Federation hosted, has been successfully held 28 sessions.
In 1985, tenth in Weifang City People's Congress Standing Committee ninth meeting decided: from the beginning of 1985, every year in April 1st for the Weifang Kite Festival (from 1992 to April 20th each year, instead of opening). In April 1, 1988, at the fifth session of Weifang International Kite Festival period, after the wind association representatives elected, Weifang city was identified as the "kite capital of the world". In April 1, 1989, the State Council approved the China, International Kite Association was established in Weifang, and will be headquartered in Weifang, a meeting of the Member States and regions of a total of 16, the existing member states, area 67, the incumbent president by the National Sports Bureau deputy director Feng Jianzhong concurrently, Weifang City long Xu Liquan as executive vice chairman of Standing Committee of the municipal Party committee,, propaganda minister Chu Baojie (the then deputy mayor in charge of) the vice chairman of the. International Kite Federation competent authorities in the State Sports General Administration and the Ministry of civil affairs. It is located in the territory of Chinese 5 international sports organizations, the only one headquartered in prefecture level cities. Over the years, the international kite Federation in and hosted by Weifang International Kite Festival, kite, kite movement to promote the dissemination of culture popularization and improvement, the kite industry development and so on, and has played a very important role.
The representative, the most influential city brand, become a grand festival of the general public eagerly. Many party and state leaders to visit Weifang, attended the kite festival, and spoke highly of. In November 2, 1990, the then general secretary of the CPC Central Committee Comrade Jiang Zemin at the national publicity work conference said: "in recent years, the economic and cultural development around the use of external publicity, such as the Weifang International Kite Festival, Sichuan Zigong dinosaur exhibit of lanterns and so on, is also a successful". In 1993 April, the then Premier Li Peng Comrade Weifang International Kite Festival inscription: "carry forward the kite culture, the economic development of Weifang".
Weifang International Kite Festival will be held successfully, won many awards. In 2004, by the State Sports General Administration awarded the "kite movement special contribution award"; in 2005, Weifang International Kite Festival is organization of folk art included in the intangible cultural heritage and folk art protection project of UNESCO, and was awarded the "ten Festival" Chinese most international influence of the international festival organization; in 2008, the people's daily,, named "30 years of reform and opening up the 30 most popular festival", Weifang international kite will come out in front in April; in 2011, Weifang International Kite Festival is China city economic society awarded the "city brand innovation award". In 2011 May, Weifang International Kite Festival is also the people's daily, the people's network as "2011 Chinese ten brand festival".
Weifang International Kite Festival, festival culture, is a collection of kites, exhibition, trade, tourism, foreign affairs, publicity is equal to the integrated international event, is an important way to create the city brand, is to promote the city's "first half of the work of the important grasper". Weifang municipal Party committee, City Hall will always attaches great importance to the success of the Weifang international kite. In January 12, 2010, the Weifang municipal Party committee secretary Zhang Xinqi made important instructions: "Weifang kite is the soul of the culture, be not easily won the brand, can only do strong, can persevere, hope, pay close attention to, catch more better results". On February 27, 2010, mayor Xu Liquan will make preparations for the mobilization meeting stressed: "in the kite kite has become Weifang beautiful city name card, become the city's people's pride, but also for the city the envy of many brothers. This is the 26 year history, it is the brainchild of countless people, before this, we have not the slightest stagnation, meet, slack". Principal leaders of the municipal Party committee, municipal government instructions, sincere words and earnest wishes, the thought is profound, significant, for further good Kite Festival, carry forward the kite culture, build the city brand promotion, pointed out the way forward, put forward higher requirements, thought-provoking, inspiring.

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