Yesterday marked the opening of the 14th ISPO World Congress in Hyderabad, India .

The Opening Ceremony featured speeches from Chief guest Mr Shri PB Naik, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in India, ISPO President Prof. Jan H.B. Geertzen, Dr BD Athani, Chair of the ISPO Task Force and Dr Ashok Johari, Chair of the Scientific Committee for the World Congress. In addition, Carson Harte, CEO of the Cambodia Trust delivered an inspiring “Knud Janssen Lecture”, traditionally given in honour of ISPO’s founder. The audience could also enjoy a dance performance from a local group.

In parallel, the exhibition, gathering over 100 exhibitors from 24 countries besides and about 15 companies from India provided participants with an opportunity to discover the latest technology in the sector.

A Welcome reception taking place in the main exhibition hall closed the first day.