FIM Women + Sustainability in Motorcycling Conference
Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM) and the City of Jerez de la Frontera (Spain) will be hosting the first Women + Sustainability in Motorcycling Conference this year. This high-level conference will take place from 19 to 20 November 2015 in Jerez de la Frontera.
On this occasion, the FIM, with the support of the authorities of the City of Jerez, 2015 World Capital of Motorcycling, will bring together over 30 international experts on gender and sustainability. This unique event will offer a high level of knowledge and expertise in two key areas of motorcycling and will be an opportunity to engage in discussions, network and share ideas. The conference will consist of two plenary sessions and four topic sessions.
The primary objective of this Conference is to present research, projects and experience on themes around women and sustainability and to exchange experiences at all levels in order to reinforce the work and knowledge of all our interest groups.
A further objective is to provide the world of sport with a showcase to present sustainability programmes and enable sport to contribute actively to the raising of awareness among thousands of spectators through positive messages to the community and, at the same time, to put forward a tangible proposal for sustainable work through the Declaration of Jerez.
The FIM is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for motorcycling. It is recognised as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). The FIM is committed to caring for the environment and created its International Environment Commission (CIE) to enforce this policy. The FIM was the first international sports federation to impose an Environmental Code in 1994. The FIM Women in Motorcycling Commission (CFM) was created to promote the presence of women in all related motorcycling activities and to provide them with better opportunities and possibilities.