We are pleased to have the support of the following experts:
Prof. Dr. med. Dr. hc Norbert Bachl
Vice President FIMS Honorary President EFSMA
MD, FFIMS, FRCPI, FRCSI Department of Sports and Exercise, Physiology Centre for Sports Science and University Sports of the University of Vienna
Director of the Austrian Institute for Sport Medicine Member of the Medical Commission of IOC, EOC, ÖOC Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts Head of the Medical Commission of the UCI
Secretary General at FESI (Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry)
Alberto Bichi is the Secretary General of FESI since January 2000. Following a brief working experience at the European Commission’s cabinet of Commissioner Vanni d’Archirafi, Mr. Bichi integrated the Foreign Trade Association (FTA) where he soon became member of the Board.
In his professional period at FTA, he was requested to develop and improve the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI), which he did while advancing in the hierarchy: in 1996 he became FESI Member Services Manager, and then in 2000 he became Secretary General.
For the last years Mr. Bichi has continued to improve FESI’s overall reputation as the unique voice in Europe for the sporting goods industry and in 2008 he became Executive Director of EPSI: European Platform for Sports and Innovation.
For more information please visit: www.epsi.eu
Since June 2012 Mr. Bichi has also became Director of Government Affairs for HDS-L representing The German Footwear & Leather Industry Association. More details about HDS-L at www.hds-schuh.de.
Dr. Adrian Hutber
Secretary General, "Exercise is Medicine", American College of Sports Medicine
Dr. Adrian Hutber was appointed Vice President of Exercise is MedicineR at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) in 2008, after serving as the vice president of a fitness corporation and as the Director of the Distance Education Division of the world’s largest physical activity publisher, Human Kinetics. Exercise is MedicineR (EIM) is the multi organizational, multi national initiative co founded by the American Medical Association and ACSM – and subsequently coordinated by ACSM – to integrate the scientifically proven benefits of physical activity to prevent and treat chronic disease into the world’s health care systems.
He has been invited to give keynotes and presentations about physical activity and chronic disease and about EIM at US and international scientific and medical conferences in more than 30 countries on six continents and has helped to establish seven EIM Regional Centers and 39 plus EIM National Task Forces, all with the goal of making physical activity assessment, prescription, and referral part of health care systems globally.
Dr. Hutber has numerous publications in physiology and sports medicine scientific journals, has authored the Pre-Exercise Health Screening course (Human Kinetics, 2001), is a Board member of the National Advisory Council for Cancer and Exercise in the USA, and continues to serve as a reviewer for scientific journals, including the British Journal of Sports Medicine.
Prof. Dr. med. Tim Meyer
Professor for Sports and Preventive Medicine at the Saarland University Team Physician of German National Football Team
Prof. Dr. Tim Meyer is team physician of the German national football team since 2001. After studying at Hanover Medical School, Prof. Meyer also graduated in Sport Science from the Göttingen University, where he was honored for outstanding achievements in 1995.
He received his doctorate from the Göttingen University in 1997, and was awarded the Arno-Arnold-Prize for Sports Medicine for his dissertation “Therapeutic use of endurance training in panic disorders” in the same year.
Between 1996 and 2006 Meyer held different posts at Saarland University, i.a. as research assistant to Professor Kindermann. Following his paper “The use of cardiopulmonary exercise testing in sports medicine” in 2006, with which he qualified as a professor, he took over the chair in sports medicine at Paderborn University in 2007. In October 2008 he was appointed to the professorship for sports and preventive medicine at the Saarland University.
In 1999 and 2001 Prof. Meyer supervised the U20 national football team at the World Championships in Nigeria and Argentina. From 1999 to 2001 Meyer also supervised the German A2 football team (replacement) as well. In 2005 he was also appointed a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).
Prof. Dr. med. Rüdiger Reer
Secretary General, German Sports Medicine Association DGSP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention); Deputy Director Exercise Science, Hamburg University
Prof. Dr. Reer is Secretary General of the German Sports Medicine Association DGSP (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sportmedizin und Prävention) and Deputy Director of exercise science of Hamburg University, Germany. He is member of the DGSP, American College of Sports Medicine, the European College of Sport Science and Hamburg Sports Medicine Association. Focus of his research is on spiroergometry of swimmers in performance diagnostics, exercise therapies for different disease patterns. In 2000, he won the International Science Award (ICSSPE) in Clinical Sciences in Brisbane, Australia.
Dr. med. Christian Schneider
Head of Back Institute and Sportsmedicine, SCHÖN KLINIK Munich Harlaching Medical Expert Committee at the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB)
Dr. Christian Schneider, MD PhD, orthopedic surgeon and specialist in sportsmedicine, head of Back Institute and sportsmedicine in SCHÖN KLINIK Munic Harlaching, Medical Expert Committee of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
He holds additional qualifications in sports medicine, physical therapy, chiropractic, naturopathy, and social medicine. He works also as head of Therapy and Training Center at the Schön Klinik in Munich Harlaching.
Dr. Schneider is Chairman and board member of several associations and federations, including the German Physicians Association (Verbandsärzte Deutschland e.V.), GOTS (German Society for Orthopedic-Traumatologic Sports Medicine, as well as International Medical Commission Bobsleigh/Skeleton (FIBT, IOC). In addition, he is Chief Physician for the German Bobsleigh, Skeleton and Luge Organization and Head of DOSB-Sports Physiotherapy for the German Oympic Sports Confederation (DOSB).
Dr. Schneider works as consultant of the Olympic Base Camp (Olympiastützpunkt) Bavaria and other sports organizations. He was part of the Olympic medical staff in Torino 2006, Vancouver 2010, and London 2012.
He also acted as advisor and consultant for several research projects of the Federal Institute of Sport Science (BISp) and of F-MARC (FIFA Medical and Research Center) regarding back pain and conducted a study on back pain for the National Research Network MiSpES also on back pain. Additionally he published several journals and books and is medical advisor to different publishing houses.
Founder and CEO of WT Wearable Technologies
Christian Stammel is the founder and CEO of WT Wearable Technologies the leading innovation platform for wearables. Being a visionary entrepreneur with broad technology know-how and a pioneer in new fields of technology, Christian already founded his first successful ICT company in the mid 1990s. With more than 20 years of experience in entrepreneurship, marketing and sales, and an excellent international network, he has supported companies from start-ups to multinational industry giants in terms of business development, technology marketing and increase of sales. Christian holds an MBA in Business Management of the University of Regensburg.