08 Nov 2022

116th FAI General Conference 2022: Highlights

145 registered participants joined the 116th FAI General Conference which was held online between 1-3 November 2022.

This was the third FAI General Conference consecutively held online, and 78 delegates from 52 members and 12 commissions representatives.

The conference took place over three days and included the annual FAI Awards, broadcast in an online video on Tuesday 1, the first day of the conference. The video remains accessible online.

Conference highlights

The full minutes of the Conference will be available at the beginning of 2023

Membership and Budget

The 2023 Budget and Scale of Membership were approved by the Conference.  


David Monks, from UK, was re-elected unopposed for a two-year mandate.

Six Executive Board members were elected or re-elected.

Composition of the Executive Board after the Conference


  • David Monks, United Kingdom, re-elected

Executive Directors

  • Andy Chau, Hong Kong, China, elected
  • Agust Gudmundsson, Iceland, re-elected
  • Eric Mozer, USA, re-elected
  • Patrick Naegeli, United Kingdom, re-elected
  • Marina Vigorito, Italy, re-elected
  • Graeme Windsor, Australia, re-elected

Secretary General

  • Markus Haggeney, Germany (non-voting member)

New member

  • Pakistan Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association (PHPA) - Active member, Class 10

Future General Conferences

Future FAI General Conferences:

  • Update on the preparations of the 117th General Conference 2023 (Dayton, Ohio, USA, 26-27 October 2023) were presented by the host
  • Bids are open for the 118th General Conference 2024