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Conference

2024 SPEAKERS

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Colin Hart

Chairman of Sports Business

International Waterski & Wakeboard Federation

Colin was the Chief Judge and event co-ordinator on European Wakeboard Pro Tour for 10 years, to 2004, a total of 36 high profile events covering Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. In 1996 Colin was a co-founder of the International Wakeboard Association in Europe, which then passed to IWWF in 1998. Chairman of the Wakeboard Working Group in the UK in 1996, together with committee, took the discipline to committee status within the British Water Ski Federation, still remaining as a committee member and judging Wakeboard UK events to this day, including online in 2020. Colin was elected Secretary of the World Wakeboard Council in October 1998 and, was voted Chairman in September 2000 until stepping down in October 2006. He remains on the Council to this day.

Colin was President of EAME Wakeboard for 2 years from 2006-2008, he has been a World Wakeboard Council member since 1998, a European Wakeboard Council member since 2004 and a Wakeboard UK Committee member since 1996. In 2003, Colin presented to the IWSF World Congress the concept of changing the name of the IWSF to include wakeboarding, followed by many discussions. Finally, in 2009, led by prominent figures Neil Harris, Paul Fong, and Colin, they were successful in their quest. This name change to IWWF has now been instrumental to many national federations also changing their name and being recognised internationally. Colin conducted lectures in wakeboard judging and sets the examination for all levels of wakeboard judging within IWWF.

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