After years of great success in Europe, the Swatch Ticket to Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour has organized its yearly General Assembly on U.S.-American turf for the first time. On Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 snowboard event organizers from around the globe will travel to New York City/ USA to make use of their voting right as members of the Verein Ticket to Ride (TTR) Pro Snowboarding. During an Open and Closed Session (TTR members only), the TTR General Assembly 08 will review and evaluate the implementation, output and results of the 07/08 season. It will also map out the direction for the 08/09 season. Verein Ticket to Ride (TTR) Pro Snowboarding General Assembly 2008 Thursday, May 22nd, 2008Start: 09.00 a.m. (open session)Start: 03.00 p.m. (closed session)Finish: 05.00 p.m. (closed session)Location: Tribeca Grand Hotel 2 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10013After a long day of important discussions, meetings and negotiations at the TTR General Assembly, participants will be ready to cut lose and catch up with old friends. At 9 p.m., Thursday, May 22, the “Champions Tribute” will take place in the Swatch Megastore on Times Square. Our two Swatch TTR World Snowboard Tour Champions Kevin Pearce and Jamie Anderson will recount their incredible Swatch TTR 07/08 Season, throwing in personal highlights and maybe some funny stories on the side. The Dingo is going to be the MC for the evening and will present the Champions to the crowd. Music will be provided compliments of guest DJ, Freddy Kalbermatten. The world class Burton rider is flying in from Switzerland and will serve up some of his well known beats. This is definitely the place to be on Thursday night.Swatch TTR World Snowboard TourChampions TributeSwatch MegastoreTimes Square New York22nd May, 9 p.m.