SBP representatives attend 1st FIBA World Basketball Summit in China

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 03, 2018 02:06 PM
SBP representatives attend 1st FIBA World Basketball Summit
SBP President Al Panlilio, SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios and Special Assistant to the President Ryan Gregorio are the Philippines' representatives to the 1st FIBA World Basketball Summit in Xi’an, China.

Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas (SBP) President Al Panlilio, SBP Executive Director Sonny Barrios and Special Assistant to the President Ryan Gregorio are in Xi’an China to attend the 1st FIBA World Basketball Summit.

The first-ever FIBA World Basketball Summit takes place in Xi’an, China on October 3-4 2018, and will bring together a wide range of high-ranking personalities in world basketball, from top level officials and management personnel in federations, clubs and leagues to business leaders.

As the international governing body for basketball, FIBA’s mission is to develop and promote the game worldwide as well as support their National Member Federations and the many other stakeholders in the sport to maximize their potential. The theme of the conference, “Building the Future of Basketball Together”, sums up not only its objectives but the spirit in which it is being held. It is about sharing and collaboration across the global basketball family.

Panlilio was invited as one of the panel speakers and discussed effective basketball development strategies covering the role of National Federations, schools and colleges, expectations on government, achieving the best ROI and the development of young pro players.

Panlilio shared the stage with former NBA All-Star Andrei Kirilenko, who is now President of the Russian Federation of Basketball  and Mr. Antti Zitting, President, Finnish Basketball Federation.

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