During a working meeting on 28 February 2008 in Dresden, FIDE and the Organizers of the Dresden Olympiad discussed various points concerning the organization of the forthcoming Chess Olympiad in November 2008.
FIDE was represented by its Executive Director David Jarrett and by its Commercial Director, Geoffrey Borg. The Dresden Organizers were represented by Chairman Dr Dirk Jordan, Managing Director Jorn-Torsten Verleger and Marketing Director Volker Bernardi. Horst Metzing represented the German Chess Federation.
“FIDE is pleased with the status of the preparations shown concerning the Chess Olympiad organization and hosting in Dresden”, stated David Jarrett on behalf of FIDE. “Everything is on track for a successful Olympiad in November”.
“In the framework of the Master Plan many points were discussed concerning the Logistics and Operations during the Olympiad such as transportation, registration and accreditation, Visa procedures, accommodation for players, officials, arbiters and guests”, said Managing Director Jorn-Torsten Verleger. “We are sure that everybody travelling to Dresden to attend the Chess Olympiad in any function whatsoever will find best conditions in Germany”.
FIDE and the Organizers will continue working together with regular consultations, visits and close co-operation in the preparations for the Chess Olympiad.