2017 Korea Para Table Tennis Open shall be held from 20 July to 25 July in MunGyeong, Korea. Total of 150 participants from 10 countries are participating in the competition to claim 2017 title.
On 6 July, KPC held an inaugural ceremony for a newly appointed Head of the Icheon Training Center Jung Jin-Owan. Mr. Jung is former Paralympic Champion who won gold at the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games. Besides, he served as General Director of KPC Sports for All Department from 2006 to 2011. As a first ever Paralympic medalist appointed as Head of the Icheon Training Center, KPC expects Mr. Jung to maximize his athletic and administrative career and liaise with para athletes.
"It is my utmost wish to maximize user satisfaction rate of the Icheon Training Center and to set an excellent exemplar of para sports training center," said Mr. Jung at the inaugural ceremony.
On 19 June, IPC announced its Governing Board nominees. Former KPC President Kim Sung-il is among 22 candidates nominated for Member at Large Positions. The election for new IPC Governing Board is due to be held on 8 September, along with the IPC General Assembly in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The Governing Board is composed of 15 members, of which 12 are elected at the General Assembly. It is responsible for setting the policies and for ensuring the general directions as well as approving budgets and audited accounts, IPC rules and regulations, and the Paralympic Games sports programmes.