Rio 2016 CEO, Leonardo Gryner, will deliver the definitive insight into the planning and delivery of the next Summer Olympic Games in a live video presentation from Brazil during the 7th International Sports Event Management Conference, taking place on 6 -8 November 2012 at The Cumberland Hotel, Marble Arch, London.

With the eyes of the sports’ world now firmly fixed on Rio, Mr Gryner will discuss the lessons learnt from this year’s London Games, the unique challenges Rio faces and the solutions developed by the Organising Committee.

Speaking ahead of the official Olympic debrief session, Leonardo’s wide-ranging presentation will cover areas including transport, infrastructure, alignment with the FIFA World Cup, security and legacy issues. He will discuss the benefits from the infrastructure projects from the Confederations Cup and the 2014 World Cup, addressing concerns on crowd management, security and integrating all levels of government.

Leonardo joins a star studded speaker line-up at ISEM which takes place in only two weeks’ time. Experts joining the speaker faculty include IOC Vice President Sir Craig Reedie, Secretary General of Qatar 2022 Hassan Al Thawadi, RWC Tournament Director of IRB, Kit McConnell, CEO of the Polish Organising Committee Marcin Herra, for this year’s co-hosted UEFA Championship and many more.

Editor’s Notes

NEW FOR 2012!

Technology Focus Day
6 November 2012
ISEM 2012 features a Technology Focus Programme which takes place on 6th November, prior to the two day conference. This focus day will address the challenges when planning and implementing technology and IT for major sports events. It will bring unique and comprehensive case studies, best practices and lessons learnt from CIO’s and CTO’s responsible for managing the technology for some of the biggest, most complex events in the world. If you are in charge of technology or IT for a major sports event, this is a must attend event.

Also taking place this year…
WORKSHOPS on Stadium and Facility Design and Management
Design and construct an efficient venue
Maximise revenue streams through improved operation and maintenance

Workshop Leaders:
Chris Jopson, Specialist Sports Architect, former Architect at Populous.
Michael Cunnah, Chairman, isportconnect, Former CEO of Wembley Stadium
Noel Jeffs, Stadium Management Systems Ltd, Director, Stadium Design & Operations
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