A special Host City conference was called in, chaired by IFMA General Secretary Stephan Fox, IFMA Sport Director Charissa Tynan and Chair of Technical & Rules Commission Dmitry Putilin. Representatives from all future and bidding host cities participated in the meeting at which the IFMA General Secretary gave a detailed presentation on all hosting requirements and criteria from A to Z.


Invited cities included Minsk for the 2017 World Championships, Wroclaw for the TWG2017, Bangkok for the 2017 Youth World Championships, Kuala Lumpur for the 2017 SEA Games, Ashgabat for the 2017 AIMAGs, Acapulco for the 2017 Pan-American Championships and all future bidding cities Antalya, Paris, Brussels, Prague and Lisbon.

The popularity of muaythai speaks for itself with so many activities and events; many organised by organisations within the Olympic movements such as IWGA, SportAccord, FISU or OCA, however, IFMA ensures that the national federations in the host countries of these events are involved to ensure the programme for side-activities are up to scratch.