LAUSANNE – The positive impact of sporting events on a city, region and country is well established, but what will make events in the future more valuable, more sustainable and more innovative? The fourth edition of City Events, powered by GL Events and FISU, will focus on the theme of “Sporting Events in the Near Future” and this year’s event will be held in Lausanne, the Olympic Capital, from 13-15 November.
Public sector authorities (cities, regions, and countries), National and International Sport Federations, event organizers and numerous stakeholders from the world of sport will have the unique opportunity to share information, knowledge and experience with world class speakers.
Held on an annual basis, City Events is the only conference that connects host cities directly with International Federations and event organizers.
You can find the full programme here, http://cityevents-sport.com/en/download/2013-programme
Many networking opportunities will be available during Networking Breaks and lunches. The Welcome Reception will take place on Wednesday evening where participants will have the opportunity to meet and talk with International Sport Federations, cities and stakeholders.
The complete speakers list will be unveiled in a couple of weeks, by then don’t hesitate to register on www.cityevents-sport.com or contact by phone: Christine De Charsonville, + 33(0)4 78 17 62 58.
City Events 2013 has officially come to an end. This year, over 250 participants from 24 countries gathered at the Beaulieu Congress Center, to discuss the future of sporting events.
The theme, "Sporting Events in the Near Future," lead to a diverse and interesting set of discussions; hitting on topics such as creating long-term value from your event, venue legacy, and tools and trends of tomorrow.
The conference was marked by high quality debates, thanks to our highly esteemed speakers, excellent moderators, and an enthusiastic and engaged audience.
In addition to excellent speeches, and rousing debates, City Events is first and foremost an opportunity to meet and connect with individuals from the international sports business.
One of the highlights of the conference is the One-to-One Meetings Session which allows cities to meet individually with sports federations, sports events organizers, and sponsors. This year, 35 cities were represented from five continents, and 28 international sports federations were present. All in all, 147 one-on-one meetings were organized during the two-hour meeting session.
We missed you at this year's conference, and we hope you will consider attending City Events 2014!
Save the Date: November 12, 13, and 14, 2014
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Hope to see you soon!
The City Events Team.