Alan B. Whelpton AM, ILS President, toured through Europe from 22 September to 14 October 2003. During his stay he visited Spain, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Germany and Switzerland.
The President was invited by the Spanish Lifesaving Federation as a Keynote Speaker at the 7th International Technical Lifesaving Symposium held in Tarragona (Spain) where he presented ILS to an audience of over 200 people.
He also went to Mallorca and had very fruitful meetings with Maria Teresa Paredes Fargas, the ILSE Sports Commission Chair and ILS Sports Commission Vice-Chair.
The President had also an audience in Las Palmas with the new sports Director of Mallorca and was accompanied by the Spanish President Marcelino Jimenez Lopez and Teresa Paredes in Las Palmas.
He afterwards flew to Belgium and had a three days meeting with the ILS Secretary General at the ILS Headquarters in Leuven and visited the Leuven University.
The President and the Secretary General travelled to Nottwil in Switzerland to participate in the ILSE General Assembly from 9 to 12 October.