So that's why "WTT Cup Finals" was changed to "WTT Finals".
220.127.116.11. World Cups
The EB noted the report from Mr DAINTON on the business model being prepared. The aim
is to host already some World Cups in 2023.
Mr MAEHARA informed Japan is considering hosting the World Cup in December 2024.
4. CEO Report / Strategic Plan
Mr DAINTON brought attention to the last point of his presentation, the World Cups. It was noted
that efforts were being made to bring back the World Cups. It was noted that the World Cups
were part of the Master Licensing Agreement (“MLA”) with WTT. The EB was asked to amend
the MLA and remove the licensing of the World Cups to WTT from the MLA so that they can be
The Executive Board approved the amendment to the MLA to remove the World Cups as a licensed
event to WTT.
Mr DAINTON noted that there is some work to be done to the ITTF Statutes with respect to
reinstating the World Cups, as well as considerations for what the World Cups should look like
in the future, management of the event and qualification process, as well as a potential change
to create a mixed team World Cup to differentiate the event from a World Team Championship