IPF Future Summit


VIP Partners renew their commitment to the IPF and guarantee their support for the future

Ǻre, Sweden - VIP Partner ELEIKO hosted the annual IPF Future Summit, where representatives from SBD, APLYFT and the IPF discussed the IPF’s progress & direction. 

“Our worldwide powerlifting community can expect great things in 2019 and beyond,”
Mr. Gaston Parage, IPF President.

 Highlights from the Summit:

  • The IPF’s energetic global powerlifting community of lifters and officials have driven progress and growth and are creating a powerful worldwide presence.
  • New activities in the Oceania Region have resulted in the IPF regional federation the ORPF, being granted responsibility to organize the powerlifting event at the 2019 Pacific Games in Samoa.
  • For the first time, the IPF Open Powerlifting World Championship and World General Assembly will be held in the Arabic Region namely Dubai UAE, thanks to extraordinary efforts and cooperation within the Asian region.
  • The IPF has received approval from FISU (The International University Sports Federation) to organize the first FISU Powerlifting World Championship in 2022. This is a major step towards the IPF being included the Worldwide Multi-Sport University Games.
  • In numbers never seen before, the 2019 IPF World Bench Press Championship in Japan has a lineup of over 1200 lifters. Similarly, the IPF World Classic Powerlifting Championship in Sweden this year is expecting over 1000 competitors.

    Formed in 1972, The IPF is the worldwide leader in the sport of powerlifting with 117 member nations and an unparalleled internet and social media following. The IPF was a founding member of The World Games Association and is a member of GAISF, FISU and has achieved Tier 1 WADA compliance. 

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