Phase 1: Interest phase
  • 31 March 2021: Release of the expression of Interest Phase. This first phase of the bid process is an interest phase, and it does not represent a commitment to the bid.

    • The ITTF/WTT will then reach out to all bidders that have shown an expression of interest to learn more about them, their bid, explain more about the WTTC Finals and the rest of the bidding process.

  • May 2021: Submission of Expression of Interest

    • Bids not submitted in Phase 1 shall not be eligible for Phase 2.​

  • 29 May 2021, 23:59 GMT Time: Close of Phase 1


Phase 2: Bid phase - Commitment to bid

  • By May 2021: ITTF to release detailed bid documents to those who have registered an expression of interest

  • 30 May 2021: Detailed bids are due and a commitment to bid will be required.


  • 31 July 2021, 23:59 GMT Time: Close of Phase 2


Phase 3: Selection phase 

  • August to October 2021: Evaluation and inspections, where necessary and possible due to COVID-19, shall be held during this period by/and on behalf of the Selection Committee. Virtual inspections might be requested, in case onsite inspections are not possible due to COVID-19 restrictions.


  • November 2021: Successful bidders are invited to present their final bid book to the ITTF and all national associations for voting at the 2021 AGM, Location TBC.

  • ITTF AGM votes on the host for the 2024 WTTC Finals.

  • Following the selection of the host there will be coordination on further inspections and discussion on the operating model and commercial package prior to the finalization of the hosting and commercial agreements.

* Timeline subject to change mainly in case of uncertainties caused by COVID-19. Changes will be notified accordingly to interested or involved parties, depending on the phase.

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