EU Summit 2013 – Major events: Major opportunities

 Major OpportunitiesWith major sporting events, do the opportunities outweigh the challenges and can the UK and Europe continue to compete?

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Major sporting events are beneficial for sports bodies, governments and communities alike.

London 2012 was a huge success, and with several more tournaments coming to the UK there’s plenty for the sports sector to think about.

Hosts have to satisfy commercial needs, make ends meet, pacify everyone from broadcasters to local communities, uphold integrity and, these days, even leave a legacy behind when they’ve finished.

Issues such as match-fixing, anti-doping, intellectual property rights and good governance remain high on the European political agenda – and should be part of the thinking for every major event organiser.

Our European Summit, hosted at the world famous Oval cricket ground, will bring together key policy-makers, sports administrators, journalists, lawyers and other stakeholders to untangle these issues.

We will ask how, in the face of fierce global competition, European countries can still compete when it comes to hosting major sporting events?

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Debbie Jevans, chief executive of England Rugby World Cup 2015 and former director of sport at LOCOG
  • Andy Parkinson, chief executive of UK Anti-Doping
  • Nic Coward, general secretary of the Premier League
  • Helen Day, head of European policy at the European Sponsorship Association
  • Nick Pink, development manager at ICC Europe
  • Jacob Kornbeck, policy officer, European Commission
  • Simon Morton , director of major events and international relations at UK Sport
  • David Grevemberg, chief executive, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • Jon Dutton, operations director, Rugby League World Cup 2013
  • Clive Efford MP, Shadow Minister for Sport.

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Date: 20 June 2013
Time: 10am-4pm
Location: Oval Cricket Ground, London

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The Sport and Recreation Alliance's European Sports Summit is media partners with Sportcal and digital media partners with iSportconnect.

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For more information about the EU Summit contact David Foster on 020 7976 3903.


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