Organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation, this year’s IIHF International Coaching Symposium is held on May 13–14 in Cologne, Germany, during Ice Hockey World Championships. The event gathers well-known international experts that share their insights about long-term player development, leadership and off-ice training. Among the speakers are Tommy Bousted, a General Manager of the Swedish Ice Hockey Association, Alpo Suhonen, a coach with five-decade experience, and Dr. Steven Norris, a sport scientist of Sport, Business and Military groups.
About 350 renowned coaches from all over the world are to be expected in the Symposium. Firstbeat’s professional sports manager Veli-Pekka Kurunmäki and sales and research manager Christoph Rottenstreiner are representing Firstbeat Sports in the Marriot Hotel and look forward to meeting visitors and participants.
A week before IIHF, also in Cologne on May 6–7, the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) Coaching Symposium attracts about 250 trainers from Germany and abroad. Firstbeat, as one the co-operators of the event, welcomes all visitors to visit them at the Lindner Hotel.