Registration 2017 IIHF International Coaching Symposium

Deadline: 15 April 2017


The 2017 IIHF International Coaching Symposium is organized by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the German Ice Hockey Federation (DEB) and the 2017 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organizing Committee.

Well-known international experts will speak in this symposium and provide you with information on current issues concerning long-term player development, leadership and off-ice training. This will cover most different areas of coaching studies and will create an interesting event.

The Symposium will be held in English with simultaneous translation (German).

Date: 13 – 14 May 2017

Location / Hotel

Cologne Marriott Hotel
Johannisstrasse 76-80
50668 Cologne – Germany
Meeting-Room „Forum 2“

Cologne Marriott Hotel (Courtyard)
Dagobertstrasse 23
50668 Cologne – Germany

For longer stay, please contact the hotels directly. Day of arrival for participants with accommodation booked is the 12th of May 2017. Day of departure will be the 15th of May 2017 (three nights).


  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Valid for prolongation of coaches license A and B in Germany
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during the conference
  • Registration package
  • One ticket each for the World Championship games:
    • #41 Italy vs. Germany (Saturday, 13 May / 20:15 GMT +2 / LANXESS Arena)
    • #43 Slovakia vs. USA (Sunday, 14 May / 16:15 GMT + 2 / LANXESS Arena)

For any questions concerning IIHF International Coaching Symposium, please contact the following address:


The schedule for the IIHF International Coaching Symposium: Program


Tom Renney

Dr. Stephen Norris

Paul Carson

Tommy Boustedt

John Whitesides

Don Granato

Uwe Krupp

Uwe Krupp

Uwe Krupp is one of Germany`s most successful ice-hockey players. His professional career began in the German Ice Hockey League in 1982, with the Koelner Sharks (Kölner Haie). After four years in Germany`s highest league, he moved to the Buffalo Sabros, where, after a short time in the Farmteam, he played his first NHL game in 1987. With a total of 810 games (310 goals), Krupp held the record for the German player with the most games in the NHL for a long time, until Marco Sturm overtook this record in the 2009/10 season. Krupp won the Stanley Cup twice (1996 and 2002) and was inducted into the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Hall of Fame. He represented Germany in two World Cups (1986 and 1990). Krupp`s trainer career began in Atlanta. In Germany he was involved in youth training for several years and worked as the co-trainer of the German Ice Hockey Federation A-Team, until taking over Greg Poss` position as national trainer from December 2005. In 2010, Krupp led the German National Team into the semi-finals of the World Cup at home in Germany, the following season once again taking on the challenge of working as a trainer in the USA. One year later he returned to Germany, where he was the Head Trainer of the Koelner Sharks (Kölner Haie) until 2014. Since 2014, he has been a trainer with the Berlin Polar Bears (Eisbären Berlin).

Alpo Suhonen

Jussi-Pekka Kurtti

Melody Davidson

Melody Davidson

Melody Davidson (born in Coronation, Alberta) has unrivalled expertise in the field of women’s ice hockey as Team Canada’s GM for the past decade. Davidson, who has a Bachelor's degree in Physical Education, has also worked as head coach with Canada’s national teams both on the U18 and the senior levels. She led her country to gold medal at both the 2006 and 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Melody Davidson was in 2009 short-listed for the Most Influential Women award handed out by the Canadian Association for the Advancement of Women and Sport and Physical Activity and is a long-time member of the IIHF’s Women Committee.