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Board of Trustees Chess Olympiad 2008

Dresden, 06/06/2008
For the constitutive meeting on 17 July 2008 Dresden lord mayor Dr. Lutz Vogel has invited the committee of high-ranking members to the Dresden castle ‘Eckberg’. Not only Eckberg, as one of the three Dresden city castles alongside the Elbe, offers a wonderful setting, the meeting venue Albrechtsberg castle does have a lot to offer as well, besides the at the same time scheduled opening ceremony of the ZMD Chess Festival.

Invited are from the field of politics:

- Dr. Wolfgang Schäuble, Federal Minister of the Interior
- Peer Steinbrück, Federal Minister of Finances
- Stanislaw Tillich, Saxon Prime Minister
- Reinhard Bütikofer, Chairman Bündnis90/Die Grünen
- Max Stadler, Member of Parliament (FDP)

From the field of economics:

- Joachim Hoof, Chairman of the Executive Board Ostsächsische Sparkasse Dresden
- Dr. Knut Löschke, Chairman of the Directorate PC-Ware Information Technologies AG
- Dr. Michael Hupe, CEO Flughafen Dresden GmbH
- Prof. Hermann Kokenge, Prinicpal Technische Universität Dresden
- Dr. Georg Prinz zur Lippe-Weißenfeld, Honorary Consul of the Netherlands
- Bernhard Kaltefleiter, Managing Director Public Relations VNG AG
- Prof. Dr. Holger Preuß, Universität Mainz, Institut für Sportwissenschaft
- Wolfgang Schaller, Director of the Dresden State Operetta

From the field of sports:

- Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the DOSB, Vice President of the IOC
- Prof. Dr. Robert K. Freiherr von Weizsäcker, President of the German Chess Federation
- Wolfgang Uhlmann, Chess Grandmaster
- Birgit Fischer, German Record Olympiad Winner, Canoeing

The meeting will finish with a guided city tour and a visit of the tournament venues. The trustees will be welcomed at Schloß Eckberg by the President of the Organizing Committee, Winfried Lehmann, and the President of the association Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008 e.V., Jürgen Flückschuh. The constitutive meeting at Schloß Albrechtsberg with Dr. Lutz Vogel will follow afterwards.