The most influential event owners, organisers and hosts line up to speak at Host City 2017

Host City is delighted to announce a stellar initial line-up of speakers who have confirmed their intention to speak at Host City 2017 in Glasgow on 28-29 November. The first confirmations for this year’s event show why Host City is so highly regarded for the quality of its speakers.

Now in its fourth year, Host City is firmly established as the largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events.

•      Sir Craig Reedie CBE, President, WADA
•      Paul Bush OBE, Head of Events, VisitScotland
•      Patrick Baumann, President, Global Association of International Sports Federations; Secretary General, FIBA; IOC Member
•      Angela Ruggiero, Executive Board Member, International Olympic Committee and USOC
•      Dr Bridget McConnell CBE, CEO, Glasgow Life
•      Sarah Lewis, Secretary General, FIS and AIOWF (Association of Winter Olympic Sports Federations)
•      Dimitri Kerkentzes, Deputy Secretary general, BIE (World Expos)
•      Isabel Bardinet, CEO, European Society of Cardiology
•      David Grevemberg CBE, CEO, Commonwealth Games Federation
•      Christian Holzmueller, Technical Services & Overlay Manager, UEFA Events
•      Devorah Blumberg, Head, New Zealand Major Events
•      Panos Protopsaltis, Director of Transport, Baku 2015 European Games
•      Erich Wolff, CEO, Red Bull Air Race
•      Sooad Islam, Senior Associate, Populous
•      Patrick Vajda, Consultant, Sports and Events, Marsh

•      Marc Joly, Head of Campaign, Terre des Hommes

View the full speaker line-up on the Host City website »

Host City 2017 is an event that you must attend! Join the leading meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events in Glasgow on 28-29 November: Register online today.

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