The round table on the topic « Mechanisms for the development of corporate sports » at the forum « Russia – a sports power » was held by the president of the All-Russian Physical Culture and Sports Society « Labor Reserves » Ilya Galaev.
The ninth International Sports Forum « Russia – A sports power » was held in Kazan on September 8th and 9th. On the first day of the congress, the president of the All-Russian Physical Culture and Sports Society « Labor Reserves » (a Russian WFCS Member) Ilya Galaev held a round table named « Mechanisms for the development of corporate sports ». The discussion was attended by Maxim Urazov, Director of the Department of Physical Culture and Mass Sports of the Ministry of Sports of Russia, Ruslan Khabibov, Minister of Sports of the Republic of Bashkortostan, Boris Paikin, Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Physical Culture, Sports, Tourism and Youth Affairs, as well as representatives of commercial and non-profit organisations such as PJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, ANO Atom-Sport, the Russian Computer Sports Federation, as well as Mr. Didier Besseyre, President of the World and European Federation for Company Sport.
During the round table, effective forms of involving employees of various enterprises and organisations in systematic physical culture and mass sports were discussed.
« Corporate sports is actively developing now. A lot of attention is drawn to it. This is indeed the contingent of people (the economically active population) that we need to involve in systematic sports activities in order to improve the health of the nation, so that citizens themselves become more successful within their enterprises and organisations. Now, we are only ingniting our projects, so we encourage everyone to join and get involved in the development of corporate sports. And only by joint efforts will we achieve our goal, » Ilya Galaev stressed.
The President Didier Besseyre stated that “The recent months have also transformed a lot our way of living, our way of thinking, our way of working and our way of practicing sport. I am 100% convinced that after these hard months, there is an opportunity to develop models of company sport that address issues of health, wellbeing, management, social relationships and company culture. We have a big challenge to face especially with the development of remote working, but thanks to digital tools for example, we are ready to fight against sedentarity, that kills much more than cigarettes ». He also invited all participants to visit Athens and enjoy the,3rd World Company Sport Games from 6th until October 10th, 2021.
During the discussion, the participants of the round table shared best practices of corporate events, discussed the development of personnel involvement in the company based on sports and a healthy lifestyle. At the end of the meeting, Ilya Galaev, the president of the « Labor Reserves », invited everyone to take part in the discussion and in the creation of projects to develop corporate sports in Russia.
To participate in such projects, you that is required is filling in an application form. The goal set by the president is that, by the 30th year, at least 70% of Russians can systematically engage in sports.