Looking forward to 2020

Dear Member Federation Presidents, Secretary Generals, Lifters and Officials,

First of all I want to thank all those who voted for me for another 4 years to represent the IPF as President.
There is still a lot to do and those who know me very well know that I have already started to work on it.
I have started with our various IPF Commissions, contacting members to determine who is willing to work and who may want to step away so that we can replace them and make sure that our all of our Commissions are working well.
In January we will be working on a new Strategic Plan, one that will take us forward for the next 4 years.
We will install the Rule Group so that in future all rule changes will be decided by the rule group.
We have already added the Chairs from the various Commissions into the Executive Committee to ensure they know what is being discussed in the EC and so that assists them to work well within their commissions.
A lot has been  achieved in the last years of my Presidency and I assure you a lot more will be done for the future.
So I want to thank all those who have worked with me in the EC or in the Commissions and who have since moved on, for their work that they have done over many years. I wish all those who join us now in the EC as new members or in the Commissions good luck and good cooperation in the interest of our sport.
Our main goal is the IOC recognition and we will do all that we must do to make this possible.
I wish everybody a Happy New year and all the best.
Looking forward to good cooperation and to meet you somewhere at any on our Regional or World Championships in 2020.

Best regards
Gaston Parage
IPF President

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