On the 10th of January the press conference took place in the Beijing National Convention Centre to launch the countdown to the 2017 World Memory Championship with over 200 people in attendance .
Present at the event was the global president Raymond Keen OBE and the eight times World Memory Champion Dominic O’Brien, David Zhang the president of the Asia Pacific Region of the World Memory Sports Council the media, sponsors, and members of the organising team.
This will be the 26th World Memory Championship since the sport was founded by Tony Buzan and Raymond Keene in 1991. Work is now underway to select the venue for the Championships and a further announcement will be made shortly..
In addition to the World Memory Championships which will be taking place in December, it was also announced that the first China Schools Memory Championships will also take place this year.