Every year, Europe's bankers gather in one of the well-known European ski areas for their ski meeting to compete in cross-country skiing, giant slalom and snowboard.
The ski-event usually takes place in January and lasts one week.
Next winter is sure to come and with it, hopefully and finally, the 61st edition of the Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo. The Standing Committee and the Organising Committee of Carezza Dolomites are confident that the event will be held again in 2023 after the cancellations in 2021 and 2022. Every effort is already being made to prepare for the Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo 2023.
Only a short time after our 60th Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo 2020 in Carezza, we received particularly sad news. Our friend and active member of the Standing Committee, Brede Havneraas, has passed away.
Since 2017 Brede was a member of the Standing Committee. As leader of the Nordea Sports Association from 2007 to 2015 and as a member of the Board of Nordea's "Olympics", he brought a wealth of experience in the management, organisation and development of major events.
In our Committee, Brede was our expert for the cross-country skiing competitions, among other things. At the 60th Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo 2020 in Carezza, he also participated successfully in all cross-country skiing competitions with great commitment and enthusiasm.
His ideas, his innovative proposals and his interesting and thoughtful contributions to discussions enriched our work. Brede was a man of fine character. He had a friendly and winning manner and was always in a contagious good mood.
Brede died of a heart attack on 07 February 2020 while cross-country skiing in the Telemark in southern Norway. He was 63 years old.
We wish his family much strength to overcome the great sorrow. Brede will always be remembered as a friend with a big heart and an open mind.
Richard Maria Seebacher
Chairman of the Standing Committee
Ski Meeting Interbancario Europeo