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.

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Speech delivered by IKF Secretariat

Distinguished President Mr. Feng, Dear Executive Committee Members:

I will report the work of the Secretariat in 2016 and the main points of work in 2017. Please discuss it after I finished my report.

I. Work of the Secretariat in 2016

i. We successfully held the 33rd Weifang International Kite Festival. This kite festival was successfully held from April 16th to April 23rd, 2016 in Weifang. According to statistics, the number of guests, the public, tourists participated in the opening ceremony and 10,000 people kite flying performances and the 12th World Kite Championship reached more than 200,000 people.

The festival has three main features: First, highlight the international and Weifang characteristics, and vigorously promote the city brand. Second, highlight the kite making and organizational innovation of activities, enhance the brand value of the world kite championship and other key activities. Third, highlight the people-oriented idea, the holding of the kite festival will greatly enhance the public participation. After the joint efforts of all parties, this kite festival achieved good economic and social benefits.

ii. Increase the efforts on kite culture promotion and exchange.

1. Successfully holding of kite show in the Oceania. From June 30 to July 7, 2016, the Secretariat organized a delegation, visit Auckland in New Zealand, Melbourne in Australia and had an exchange and cooperation on kite culture industry and exhibition, and achieved a number of results.

2. Outstanding effect from organization of Taiwan Kite Art Exhibition. From Sep 11th to 13th, we organized a delegation to Taiwan to hold the activities of Foguang Mountain Cross Strait Kite Culture Exchange, which strongly introduced the Weifang kite and New Year paintings, and promoted cross-strait non-governmental exchanges and spread kite culture.

iii. Timely determine the kite venue. In October 2016, during the rectification of Weifang coastal area Joy Sea artificial beach, we proposed timely to the Weifang Municipal government to build the international kite flying venues for otherwise it will affect the 2017 Weifang International Kite Festival and it was approved.

Overall, the secretariat achieves a new development and new results in 2016, but there are also some problems and shortcomings. Such as lack of innovation and organization of event, lack of investigation into new kite industry and the Secretariat itself is still weak and slow in construction etc.

II. Work Highlights of 2017

In 2017, the Secretariat should implement the resolution of IKF Executive Committee based on pioneering and innovative ideas, and comprehensively enhance the level of work. We will focus on the following four areas

i. Assist in organizing the 34th Weifang International Kite Festival. We will strive to build high-end kite tournament, run the 13th World Kite Championship and other major events with high standard and high quality, to enhance the influence of Weifang International Kite Festival.

ii. Help Weifang Government to develop supporting policies on kite industry. Highlight the innovation of kite product and business model, highlight the e-commerce and platform construction, and highlight the development of major marketers. Help Weifang Government to develop supporting policies on kite industry to boost the development of kite industry.

iii. We will increase the kite culture exchange efforts both at home and abroad. First, we will go to influential cities and schools of China to carry out Weifang kite flying performances, kite exhibition, and set up flying base, have expert lectures and other activities to strengthen the kite culture industry cooperation and exchanges, and jointly promote the development. Second, we planned to host, jointly organize, co-organize with the relevant kite associations of other countries, to hold a series of kite flying, exhibition activities, and send team members to participate in key kite events, exchange of experience and have common improvement. And we planned to jointly organize the kite cultural exchange activities with the United Kingdom, the United States and other countries. Third, we will invite foreign outstanding kite sports teams, representatives of the Association to the Secretariat for work exchange.

iv. We will strengthen the Secretariat's self-construction and conscientiously implement the resolution of the IKF, run the IKF website, strengthen the contact with the member states and regions, and do a good job of new membership work.Please discuss and consider the above report.

April 15, 2017


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