Smart Cities & Sport launches the 2016 Summit!
Lausanne – Switzerland, April 7th, 2016 – Surfing on the success of the first two editions in 2014 and 2015, we are pleased to announce the third edition of the “Smart Cities & Sport Summit” which will be held on 10-12 October this year in Lausanne, Switzerland.
This year, the Smart Cities & Sport Summit programme will be comprised of various interactive sessions which will be addressing topics that are at the core of today’s concerns for public sector sport representatives. The themes include:
1. Sport and Health – what is the role of cities in promoting active lifestyles?
2. How to define, measure and communicate success as a sport city? – A Masterclass
3. Sport & Integration – how to use sport to unite communities?
4. Aligning your city’s brand with international sports – Risk or opportunity?
In addition, the Summit will feature a dedicated session organised by the International Olympic Committee on ‘Olympism in Action’.
The conference is open to representatives from all cities, regions and countries around the world interested in learning more about effective and smart strategies for connecting sport and cities. Whether they plan to host sporting events or to create new ways of developing active and healthy life-styles in their city, the conference provides a high-level and prestigious platform for the exchange of ideas and experience among cities of all sizes.
Ms Mélanie Duparc, Secretary General of the World Union of Olympic Cities, the organisation behind the “Smart Cities and Sport Summit”, commented: “We are very excited to launch this third edition of our conference. The “Smart Cities and Sport Summit” is a unique occasion to expand our knowledge about how sport and cities can interact in a smarter and more sustainable way. I am convinced that we can come up again with new, fresh and smart ideas on how to combine sport events and sustainable urban development.”
More information about the programme, speakers and additional activities will be launched over the coming months. See also: www.smartcitiesandsport.org/smart-cities-and-sport-summit/
For further information, please contact:
Smart Cities & Sport
Phone: +41 (0)21 315 24 49