By Nick Butler

Representatives from FISU, Kazan 2013 and Gwangju 2015 were all present at the two day meetingOctober 24 - A two-day debriefing meeting, entitled "From Kazan 2013 to Gwangju 2015" has been held to help the South Korean city prepare for the the Summer Universiade in two years time.

The meeting, arranged by the International University Sports Federation (FISU), included participants from both Kazan 2013 and Gwangju 2015.

It aimed to pass on experience and knowledge from a host city of the past to one of the future.

The Deputy General of Kazan 2014 Azat Kadyrov was among 16 Russian officials to travel to Gwangju for the meeting.

Kadyrov gave a general introduction on the opening morning to state the objectives for the two days ahead before a variety of sessions commenced encompassing various aspects necessary to host the Games.

On the first day these encompassed accreditation, volunteer management, catering, finance, planning and coordination, knowledge management, sport and venues, as well as the Athletes' Village.

On the second day a further series of areas was covered, consisting accommodation, arrival and departure and Opening and Closing ceremonies.

Also on the programme was protocol, transportation, medical services, and both television and media.

Delegates at the knowledge transfer meeting in Gwangju in preparation for the 2015 GamesDelegates at the knowledge transfer meeting in Gwangju in preparation for the 2015 Games covered a huge variety of relevant topics

As well as the secretary-general of Gwangju 2015 Kim Yoon-Suk, also in attendance were various representatives from FISU including the vice-president Oleg Matytsin and secretary-general Eric Saintrond.

Each of these figures expressed the importance of the event and wished Gwangju success in their preparations.

The FISU director of administration, Hedwige Hankart, was present during the same period to have further meeting with Gwangju organisers concerning hotels and other key issues.

This followed official FISU inspections of these preparations earlier in October.

More than 10,400 university athletes from 162 countries participated in 13 mandatory and 14 optional sports at Kazan last July and it is hoped that the 2015 event in Gwangju will be even larger.