The chef de mission is the volunteer leader who represents one of the countries or territories during the Games. They ensure that the Games run smoothly for the athletes and offer support where needed. As such, they must be familiar with all aspects of the Games.
The Chefs de Mission Manual was created as a compendium of knowledge for the chefs de mission to consult, as needed. The seminar guide accompanied the draft version of the manual and was presented a year ahead of the Games.