The 2012 International Sports Event Management Awards Ceremony Gala Dinner has now officially sold out. High level sports event management professionals are set to gather at the Cumberland Marble Arch Hotel in London on 7th November to celebrate one of the biggest nights in the sports event management industry.

The Awards have seen a record number of entries with some of this year’s most impressive sports event management work. This year’s shortlist includes entries from major events including London 2012, Commercial Bank Qatar Masters, Roland-Garros in Beijing, UEFA Euros 2012, Rugby World Cup 2011, Volvo Ocean Race, Americas Cup, Pan American Games amongst many others.

“We are delighted that the ISEM Awards have sold out this year. It highlights the high esteem with which the event is held in the sector and also the level of importance placed on competing to win an ISEM Award from the industry’s leading companies.” Commented the Founder of the ISEM event, Nigel Rushman.

The ISEM Awards are held alongside the International Sports Event Management Conference which addresses all the challenges and achievements in major sports events, presented through case studies, presentations and interactive panel debates. Speakers this year include Sir Craig Reedie, VP, International Olympic Committee, Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General, Qatar 2022, Ross Young, COO, England Rugby 2015, Marcin Herra, CEO, PL.2012, David Grevemberg, CEO, Glasgow 2014 and more.

For the full line-up and further information, please visit

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Divisional Director
Informa Sports Group

About International Sports Event Management Conference

The International Sports Event Management Conference is known as the Ultimate Meeting for Sports Event Professionals. ISEM is an established event aimed at local organising committees, sports federations, event organisers and suppliers to major sports events. ISEM also includes the renowned Awards ceremony and gala dinner, celebrating excellence in sports events. For more information visit

About International Sports Event Management Awards

The ISEM Awards are the only international Awards to recognise excellence in the global sports event management industry. Conducted annually and now in its sixth year, the Awards honour sports event management industry leaders through the acknowledgment of outstanding performance and service excellence in the organising of major international sports events. The event sector is the life-blood of the business of sport and those who set the standard, innovate and excel, deserve to be recognised and rewarded at the industry’s flagship Awards.

Organised By:
Informa Sports Group

ISG’s mission is to become the world’s leading organiser of B2B sports events, and to provide our customers with a competitive advantage through the latest, must have sports business information and research, and through business networking opportunities designed to create and build productive supplier-end user relationships. We provide the global sports industry with a matchless international marketing platform through a worldwide portfolio of sports industry events. Together with our sister company, the Informa Yacht Group (IYG), we have created a cutting-edge, industry-leading organisation – a purpose-built, dynamic, business team of experienced event professionals who deliver a wide variety of international business development opportunities for the sports and yachting sectors. Further information is available from:


Rushmans is a consultancy and international event management company engaged in all aspects of major sport and political events worldwide.
Working for sports governing bodies, local organising committees, bidding committees and sport’s essential commercial and media partners. Rushmans draws on its 30 years of experience to ensure its clients achieve their goals and maximise the value of their projects.
Rushmans are able to fulfil consultancy or complete turnkey major event management solutions over a period of years across all major event disciplines or one Functional Area such as Press Operations, Broadcast Services, Accreditation, Safety and Security, VIP and Protocol to name a few. For further information visit: