After offering a warm welcome to all those gathered at the opening ceremony for the Women + Sustainability Conference held at the Museos de la Atalaya, Jerez - FIM Chief Executive Officer - Ignacio Verneda went on to say.

“For the FIM, this Conference is a “Première”, but it is a logical step following on from many years of work and serious engagement in favour of sustainability in our sport and its practice by women. Women’s Motorcycling and Sustainable Motorcycling are key projects in the Strategic Plan of our Federation and in our day-to-day work. We have two specific commissions devoted to these projects, the International Environment Commission and the Women in Motorcycling Commission, and we are proud to have at the helm of these commissions two women who are doing a great job and it is them more than anyone who are responsible for bringing us all together here in this hall.”

The Women + Sustainability Conference represents a unique event gathering of twenty experts from fourteen different countries and several different continents to explore two themes that are of key importance for the world of sport and for the world of motorcycling in particular: Women + Sustainability. The fundamental aim of this conference is to highlight the various points of view on those two major themes emanating from the different sectors and to share the experiences of a range of projects and initiatives.