IOC Vice President Ugur Erdener to deliver keynote at Host City 2018
Olympic heavyweights and disruptive newcomers characterise an enticing agenda for Host City 2018, the world’s greatest show of major event owners, organisers and hosts.
HOST CITY 2018 Conference and Exhibition invites you to attend the leading European meeting of Cities and Sports, Business and Cultural Events at the Technology and Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland on Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st November 2018.
Ugur Erdener, Vice President of the International Olympic Committee, President of World Archery and President of the Turkish Olympic Committee, will deliver a keynote speech for this year’s action-packed Host City 2018.
The VIP opening address will be given by Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, VisitScotland.
The theme for the fifth Host City conference and exhibition is “The Future of Major Events”. Hundreds of attendees from event owners, organisers and hosts will hear about and debate the pressing issues that are shaping the future of the sector.
Non-Olympic sports and disruptive newcomers well represented on the programme, with a case study from Chloe Targett-Adams, Global Director of Promoters and Business Relations, Formula 1 and a case study from Andy Edwards, President, Nitro Circus on “Integrated Content Offerings: Connecting audiences, host cities and content through Major Events”.
The story of Paris’ journey from bidding for legacy will be told by Jean-Francois Martins, Deputy Mayor in charge of Tourism, Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, City of Paris and Diogo Taddei, Head of Sports and Events and Egis.
Michal Buchel, CEO, FIAS - International SAMBO Federation will present on “Building recognition and participation”, while a pilot will present alongside Erich Wolf, Managing Director of Red Bull Air Race.
Peter van der Veer, CEO, Rotterdam Ahoy and President, European Arenas Association will give a keynote introduction to the session on “Futureproof venues”.
These addresses, presentations, stories and case studies are interspersed with a series of high level panel discussions, debates and dialogues.
Notable speakers recently confirmed to join panels include: Jon Dutton, Chief Executive, Rugby League World Cup 2021; Alban Dechelotte, Head of Sponsorships & Business Development EU Esport, Riot Games (the world’s largest Esports championships); Georgina Warren, Head of City Events and Experience, London & Partners; Rebecca Edser, Senior Major Events Consultant, UK Sport; Stefan Keurten, Director of Sport, European Broadcasting Union; Susan Sawbridge, Manager, New Zealand Major Events; Georg Spazier, CEO, innsbruck-tirol sports; Andrew Dixon, Director, Culture, Creativity, Place; and many more.
They join great speakers already announced including: Bridget McConnell CBE, Chief Executive, Glasgow Life; Niels Nygaard, President, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark and Vice President, European Olympic Committees; Dimitri Kerkentzes, Deputy Secretary General, Bureau International des Expositions (BIE); Frank Leenders, Director General, FIBA Media and Marketing Services; David de Behr, Head of Sales Major Events, Aggreko Event Services ; OECD global events expert Debra Mountford; Stuart Turner, Head of Major Events, Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development; Guillaume Poisson, Head of EURO 2020 Host Country Projects, UEFA; Nadja Burkhardt, Event Supervisor, Eurovision Song Contest, EBU; Neil Carney, Project Director for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham City Council; Marcel Ridyard, Senior Associate - Sports and Leisure, AFL Architects; Nick Prichard, Global Alliances, Cirque du Soleil; Martin Reeves, Chief Executive, Coventry City Council; Geoff Ellis, CEO, DF Concerts & Events and more.
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