Founder and President, The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH)
Founding and Immediate Past President, BRICS Council of Exercise & Sports Science (BRICSCESS)
Co-Founder & Former President Asian Council of Exercise & Sports Science (ACESS)
Vice President, Global Affairs & Research HOPSports Inc., USA
It is my honor and pleasure to serve as the International Advisor for the 7th International Conference of Physical Education and Sports Science (ICPESS 2022-Barcelona). I heartily invite you to attend an exciting international conference, organized by University of Barcelona (UB) and The Foundation for Global Community Health (GCH), scheduled on 13-16 Dec 2022 in Barcelona.
As the Founder, It was my privilege and honor to serve as the Chairman of the Organizing Committee for the I and II International Conference for Physical Educators (ICPE 2000 and ICPE 2004) held at the Education University of Hong Kong, and as Adviser for the ICPESS 2010 at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (in conjunction of the Ist Youth Olympic Games Scientific Congress), ICPESS 2015 at State University of Jakarta, Indonesia and ICPESS 2018 at Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University (NHBVU), Cappadocia, Turkey. I am very pleased that Prof. Dr. Veronica Violant Holz, Department of Didactics and Educational Organization, Faculty of Education. University of Barcelona has accepted my invitation to host this historical seventh international conference for the physical education and sports science profession. With the great support of UB and GCH, the planning and organization work are well underway, guided by and building upon the past success of the 2000 and 2004-Hong Kong well-attended ICPE Conferences and the ICPESS 2010-Singapore, ICPESS 2015-Jakarta and ICPESS 2018- Cappadocia representing more than 40 countries.
Expanding upon past conference themes exploring the evolving role of Physical Education and Sports Science from an Asia-Pacific Perspective in the New Millennium, to the current theme on global integration to support the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDG 17) (particularly Goal #3, #4 #11 & #17) for wellness and education of mankind through physical activity, health, physical education and sports science, we believe that ICPESS 2022-Barcelona’s theme “Education, Well-Being and Quality of life: Global Perspective” is particularly timely. There is an emergent and continuing need to adapt an inter-disciplinary, theory to practice approach to create healthy schools and communities through a holistic model.
The two and a half-day conference are designed to be action-packed with ideas, innovation, and interaction with professional colleagues from around the world. There is no doubt in my mind that the fine tradition of academic excellence, creativity, and global perspective, recognized as the hallmark of ICPE, will be continued and extended in ICPESS 2022 at University of Barcelona in Catalonia, Spain. We welcome you to become part of the conversation to make an impact from local to global.
Sometimes the best ideas and solutions are the unexpected result of exchange in informal settings and dialogue. Our sincere hope is that you will maximize the provided opportunity to enjoy and visit lovely city of Barcelona, one of the world’s leading tourist, economic, trade fair and cultural centers and home of world famous FC Barcelona. We are confident that you will feel that all are reflective of the warmth and hospitality of the Catalans and ancient Spanish culture, defining and enriching your ICPESS 2022 experience.
I look forward to personally greeting you in Barcelona in December, 2022.