An International Conference aimed at discussing ways for the development of fencing was held in Tashkent Uzbekistan. The conference was attended by delegates mostly from Asia with some select delegates from Europe. It was hosted by the Fencing Federation of Uzbekistan President RUSTAM SHAAB DURAKHMONOV, in coordination with Mr. VITALY LOGVIN, the President of the Pan American Fencing Confederation.
Also in attendance was Fencing Confederation of Asia CELSO DAYRIT, who contributed his insight and experience on the various practises of developing top level athletes. A presentation was made by Mr. Carlos Lopez from Mexico which analysed the specific oriental culture and heritage in Japan and Korea that influenced the competitive nature of their fencers.