Representatives of NOCs and NSOs are set to gather for a key meeting prior to next year's World Games ©TWG 2022

A key meeting is set to be held to discuss "major organizational issues" of the Birmingham 2022 World Games.

Representatives of the National Olympic Committees (NOC) and National Sports Organisations (NSO) are due to gather in the American city for a two-day preparatory meeting for the Games.

The meeting, scheduled to be held on December 1 and 2, is expected to focus on how NOCs and NSOs can best support their respective athletes at next year's event.

Roughly 3,600 athletes from more than 100 countries are expected to compete at Birmingham 2022, due to be staged from July 7 to 17 next year.

The International World Games Association (IWAG) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) have issued invitations for the meeting.

"We closely collaborate with a wide range of stakeholders whose knowledge and experience will contribute to the ultimate success of The World Games 2022," IWGA chief executive Joachim Gossow and BOC chief executive Nick Sellers wrote in the invitation letter.

"The mission of this meeting will be focused on the major organizational issues of TWG 2022.

"The subject matter under discussion will refer to NOC and NSO support of participating International Federations, and their athletes, existing facilities in the host city, sport disciplines, venues and official sports programme."

Organisers said the meeting of the NOCs and NSOs in the host city was an "essential part of the preparation" and "an important milestone towards ensuring that the event achieves the greatest possible success".

They said many NOCs and NSOs issue their athletes with uniforms and are the "point of contact" for their participants during the Games.

Birmingham 2022 also claims "great importance" is placed on the support NOCs and NSOs in providing worldwide media coverage.

"The media representatives of these organisations convey the successes and achievements of their athletes to the media in their home countries," a statement from Birmingham 2022 read.

"They contribute to giving well-deserved recognition for outstanding performances at the World Games."

A total of 26 NOCs and NSOs were on site supporting their athletes at the Wrocław 2017 World Games.