Being hosted by the International Paralympic Committee, sponsored by Beijing Government, and organized and implemented by Beijing Olympic City Development Association（BODA）, International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Plenary Session in 2011 opened ceremoniously in the National Conference Center. This was the highest-level meeting of the IPC since the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games had been held in our city in 2008. Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Beijing's communist party chief, BODA president Qi Liu, and IPC president Philip Craven made speeches on the opening ceremony. Director of the State Sports General Administration and chairman of the Chinese Olympic Committee Peng Liu, Beijing deputy secretary, mayor, BODA executive president Jinlong Guo, Vice chairman of the CDPF, party secretary and president Xinxian Wang attended the meeting.
On the opening ceremony, BODA, China Council of Lions Clubs and relevant enterprises made donation to the International Paralympic Committee foundation. Artists with China Disabled Art Troupe and Beijing Disabled Art Troupe gave wonderful performances.
The IPC Vice Chairman Greg Hartung, IPC chief executive officer Xavier Gonzalez, other concerned parties and Beijing city leaders Xiaoquan Tang, Shixiang Li, Shixiong Wu, Jingmin Liu, Xiangyang Ding, Wei Wang, and Xiaoyu Jiang, and secretary-general of Beijing municipal government Kanglin Sun attended the opening ceremony.