On May 13, 2018, the IWUF delegation led by President Yu Zaiqing, representatives from Chinese Wushu Association (CWA), and the Shanghai Municipal Sport Bureau held a meeting to discuss the preparation of the 15th World Wushu Championships (WWC) which will be held in 2019.
At the IWUF congress in Kazan, Russia in September, 2017, Shanghai was officially confirmed as winning the bid to be the host city of the 2019 WWC. At present, the event preparations are steadily progressing. Shanghai expressed that it is committed to making the 2019 WWC a grand sporting event, and one which will not only display the shining attributes Shanghai as a city, but moreover will strongly promote the spirit and the development of the sport of wushu.
President Yu affirmed the preliminary preparatory work of the 15th WWC from the Shanghai Preparatory Committee and emphasized the need for a “resplendent, special, and innovative” event for the 15th WWC. The members of the IWUF delegation also discussed issues including the competition venue, promotion, media and marketing with the Shanghai 15th WWC Preparatory Committee.
After the meeting, President Yu, Zhang Qiuping, President of the CWA, and Xu Bin, Director of the Shanghai Municipal Sport Bureau, officially signed the host city contract for the 15th WWC.