Host City 2019 brings the world’s event owners, hosts and organisers to Glasgow on 26-27 November.

More organisers and owners of the greatest events in the world are joining the speaker line up of Host City 2019, the largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events.

They tackle an agenda with topics including sustainability, disruption, gender equality, creating impact, procurement, readiness, fan engagement, titanic disasters and herculean achievements.

New speaker confirmations include IOC Members:

  • Marisol Casado, President, International Triathlon Union (ITU) and IOC Member
  • Sir Craig Reedie GBE, President, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and IOC Member

Organising/bid committee leaders:

  • Claude Atcher, CEO, Rugby World Cup France 2023
  • Markus Stenger, Managing Director, DFB EURO 2024
  • Roberto Daneo, Coordinator of Milan-Cortina 2026 Candidature File and Games Operations Expert

Rights holders of sports, esports, business and cultural events:

  • Debbie Jevans CBE, Executive Chair, English Football League
  • Russell Samuel, VP, Marketing and Creative, Viacom Velocity
  • Alban Dechelotte, Head of Sponsorships and Business Development EU Esports, Riot Games
  • Kate Sadleir, General Manager, Women’s Rugby, World Rugby
  • Michael D’hulst, co-founder and CEO, Super League Triathlon
  • Frederik Nemeth, CFO, Roskilde Festival Group

In addition to world leading experts and service providers:

  • David de Behr, Head of Sales, Aggreko Event Services
  • Ken Scott, Head of Inspectorate, Sports Ground Safety Authority
  • Jonathan Gray, Senior Partner, Global Head of Sport and Major Events, Control Risks
  • David Tunnicliffe, Commercial Director, GL events UK

They join a line-up of speakers already announced including leaders of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, Expo 2020 Dubai, several International Federations and event hosts, with more organising committees to be announced.

Host City is delivered with support from EventScotland, its primary Supporting Partner. Access All Areas is a media partner.

Exhibition stands and delegate passes are still available. Register here.
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