The Future of Major Events
Key topics for discussion
Future sports and entertainment content
- How can traditional sports remain relevant and engaging?
- How can technology best enhance live events
- How can eSports further the aims of sports
- The role of exhibitions in the information age
- Can broadcasters evolve or will they be disrupted by technology companies?
- How to maintain the importance of live events in a digital, catch-up world
- The impact of data regulations and technology on reaching and engaging with audiences
- How can major events show leadership in transparency and integrity
- Gender equality
- Which sectors are leading the way and how – sports, business or culture?
- The role of major events in sustainable city development
- How hosting events can create happier, healthier citizens
- Events that help sustain smaller cities, towns and communities
The demographics of event hosting
- What types of event will best serve which regions of the world?
- Where in the world will the future spending power be strongest?
Champions of event delivery
- How one-time hosts of peripatetic events can benefit from the experience of nomadic experts
- How organising committees can learn from previous hosts how to deliver and outsource efficiently
- Suppliers share their immense experiences of delivering major event projects
Driving the future of mobility
- How major events can drive transport innovation
- Transport communication during Games time
- How to reduce the carbon footprint of transport related to major events
- Shared experiences of major event security strategies
- The future of access control
- The role of major events in peacebuilding
- Aside from sport, what kind of event content holds the greatest appeal?
- How scientific congresses can engage with and benefit host citizens
- What is the prognosis for the live music and festivals sector and how can cities maximise opportunities?
- How to design venues that stand the test of time
- Successful venue operators share experiences of how they maximise footfall and impact
- What future innovations in venues will drive revenue
- The art of being yourself to attract visitors
- Which events give the greatest profile to the host?
- Case studies of how destinations have used events to raise their profile on the world stage