2016 Dream Together Plus: The first official alumni reunion of DTM

The Dream Together Plus was held on 24th to 29th October 2016. It is organized by the Dream Together Master Program whose vision is to promote global sports development through educating international sport administrators and establish a global sport network. The Dream Together Plus aims for forging robust network and enhancing the mutual cooperation among sports administrators in the world, DTM alumni, and current DTM students. The participants consisted of 10 alumni(1st and 2nd batch) of Dream Together Master Program from 10 countries and 9 executive official from each national sports organizations.
During one-week schedule, the participants visited several sports-related organizations and facilities in Korea, went famous places in Korea, and watched a professional basketball league match of Samsung Thunders at Jamsil sports arena and performance of the Taekwondo team at Kukkiwon, the world Taekwondo headquarter. Most importantly, they attended the Dream Together seminar and the Dream Together Forum.

Time Block 25(Tue) 26(Wed) 27(Thur) 28(Fri)
08:00-09:00 Depart Hotel at 8:00 a.m. Depart Hotel at 9:30 a.m. Depart Hotel at 8:30 a.m. Depart Hotel at 7:50 a.m.
09:00-10:00 Seoul City Tour(Gyeong Bok Palace & Seoul N Tower)
Visit Korean Institute of Sport Science (KISS) Sports Media Facility Tour at SBS Broadcasting Visit Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO)
10:00-11:00
11:00-12:00
Welcome Luncheon at KISS
12:00-13:00 Lunch Lunch Forum Luncheon
13:00-14:00 Korean Culture Experience(Makgeolli Brewery) Dream Together Global Networking and Collaboration Meeting Visit Olympic Museum & Olympic Park
Dream Together Seoul Forum
14:00-15:00
15:00-16:00
16:00-17:00 Free Time at Lottel World Mall
17:00-18:00 Basketball Stadium Visit: Watch Korea Professional Basketball League Game Alumni Reunion Banquet
18:00-19:00 Dinner Forum Banquet
Night City Yacht at Han River
19:00-20:00 Taekwondo Performance Show
20:00-21:00 Back to Hotel
21:00-22:00 Back to Hotel Back to Hotel Back to Hotel

2016 Team Project : Group List

Through the field trip to sports organizations such as Korea Institute of Sports Science(KISS) and Korea Sports Promotion Foundation(KSPO), the participants had opportunities to examine how the sports administration system of Korea operates. They also shared the current issues of sports in their countries and gave suggestion on how to collaborate with other countries to promote qualitative improvement in sports administrative system.

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Visit Korea Institute of Sport Science (KISS)

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Visit Korea Sports Promotion Foundation (KSPO)

In order to fraternize and form the positive relation with Korea, sightseeing and experiencing Korean culture were included in the schedule. They visited Sansawon in Pocheon to experience Korean traditional culture and Gyeongbokgung, the ancient palace of Korea. Also, they toured famous sights in Seoul; the Namsan Tower, and Yacht 700, the yachting club.

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Seoul City Tour(Gyeong Bok Palace)

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Taekwondo Performance Show

The Dream Together Plus seminar was held on October 26th 2 p.m. at Yangduseok hall in Gwanjeong library of Seoul National University, Korea. In the first part, 6 representatives from each country presented the pending issues and the way to develop sports in their countries. The executives from 6 countries also delivered speeches about the international cooperation by sharing experiences, human resources, and systems to foster sports development. ABD Mutalib Mazlan Bin, the vice minister of Malaysia Youth and Sport Ministry, made emphasis on the cooperation between Malaysia and Korea in terms of sports facilities, education, science, and administration. After having a short break, the alumni presented how they contributed to sports development of their countries after graduation. M.K.A. Anoma Rathnayaka from Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee, one of the 1st batch DTM student, talked on the leverage of Dream Together Master Program`s philosophy in development of global sports.

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The Dream Together Seminar

They also attended the Dream Together Seoul Forum on the fifth day(28th) 12 p.m. at Grand Ball Room of The Seoul Plaza Hotel. Under the topic of‘Ethics in Sport Management, the world class authorities from influential global sports organizations such as Fédération Internationale de Football Association(FIFA), Association of National Olympic Committee(ANOC), Transparency International(TI), and World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA) gave speech. The forum was a great opportunity for all the participants of Dream Together Plus to extend their global network in sports field.
Dream together Plus was the first official alumni reunion since the launching of the program, which helped the alumni and students forge the network. They shared the structural characteristics of sports administration system in their countries and discussed the way to enhance the sport cooperation. Moreover, it served as an optimal place for promoting the program both at home and abroad. Staffs from Korea sports-related organizations such as Korea Olympic Committee(KOC) and Korea Anti Doping Agency(KADA) attended the seminar, which has proven that the program is well-authorized in the state. The affirmative recognition of DTM program from attendees’countries has been increased, which is expected to be an impetus to raise the attendance rate of the program. By the end of the event, the participants delivered the appreciation plaque and mails to DTM team. The Dream Together Plus was a good opportunity for future leaders in sports field to share their opinions and consolidate the network.