BWF AGM 2021 – Deadline for Proposals and Nominations for Elections

The Notice of the Deadline for Proposals and Nominations for elections of Council, for the BWF AGM 2021 – linked here

BWF’s plans to host the 2021 BWF Annual General Meeting on Saturday 22 May 2021 in Suzhou, China, in conjunction with the TOTAL BWF Sudirman Cup, 23 – 30 May 2021. BWF will however continue to monitor the global Covid-19 situation and the ability for AGM delegates to travel to Suzhou to attend the AGM.

Please note that it is planned to have the Members’ Forum the day before the AGM, on Friday 21 May 2021.

Deadline for Proposals / Nomination for Proposals

As per Clause 15.1 of the Constitution, the BWF advises that the exact closing date for proposals and nominations for elections at the AGM 2021, and the seconding of these nominations, is midnight KL time on Friday 19 February 2021.

AGM & Forum Information

All information for the AGM and Members’ Forum 2021 will be posted on the BWF corporate website AGM page (linked here) as these become available.

Key Dates

o   31 January 2021 – BWF subscription due

o   Friday 19 February 2021 – deadline for proposals / nominations for elections

o   February / March 2021 – vetting process for candidates for elections

o   Friday 2 April 2021 – Notice of the AGM / agenda / papers / annual report sent

o   Friday 16 April 2021 – deadline for amendments to proposals

o   Friday 21 May 2021 – Members’ Forum 2021

o   Saturday 22 May 2021 – BWF AGM and elections

Elections 2021

Elections for the following positions on Council will be held at the AGM 2021:

o   President

o   Deputy President

o   Vice President Para Badminton

o   Ordinary Council member (20 positions)

Members in Good Standing can nominate / second candidates for election. For each nomination, a Member must submit Forms A, B and C (see below) – together with a Seconding Letter from a different Member Association. All these documents must reach the BWF no later than midnight on 19 February 2021.

Vetting of Candidates for Elections

Appendix II of the BWF constitution – Vetting of Officials – will be initiated for the first time. Under Appendix II of the BWF Constitution, there will be a vetting process undertaken in order to determine a candidates eligibility, against the criteria in Clauses 2.4.1 to 2.4.8 of Appendix II.

o   The vetting process involves an external company conducting background checks related to the criteria in Clauses 2.4.1 to 2.4.8.

o   The vetting company will provide a report to the Vetting Panel. This Panel is made up of three independent and external experts.

o   All information provided is private and confidential to the Vetting Panel.

o   This Panel uses Form B – Candidates Profile, the report from the external company and the criteria in Appendix II (Clauses 2.4.1 to 2.4.8) to determine the eligibility of a candidate for election to the BWF Council.

o   The role of the Vetting Panel is to declare candidates eligible or ineligible.

If the Vetting Panel declares a candidate ineligible, that person has a right of appeal.

Downloads – BWF AGM Page

All information on the AGM is uploaded on the AGM page of the corporate website (linked here) – as and when this is available.

o   Notice – deadline for proposals / nominations for elections

o   Form A – Nomination Form

o   Form B – Candidate’s Profile

o   Form C – Candidate’s Declaration (available in late January 2021)