fRee enTry to Smart Cities and spoRt SumMit for gAisf mEmbeRs!
The World Union of Olympic Cities is offering members of the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) the opportunity to attend the final day of the 2018 Smart Cities and Sport Summit for free.
The prestigious conference will take place on October 29-31, 2018 in the Olympic capital, Lausanne, and on Wednesday 31 October, GAISF Members are invited to take part in a programme tailored to the needs of International Federations at no cost. This is an incredible opportunity for IFs to meet host cities and suppliers, discover what they have to offer and learn more about the latest innovations in hosting and event management and how they apply to their sports.
Opening the day’s programme will be a special edition of the Olympic Capital’s IF Seminar, organised by the City of Lausanne and the Canton de Vaud and focusing specifically on events. GAISF Members are then invited to take part in The Market Place; an open forum dedicated to networking with more than 300 sports city representatives interested in discussing hosting opportunities. The Market Place will be followed by a session focused on the bidding process and partnerships between IFs and cities.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
9:00 – 10:30 Olympic Capital’s IF Seminars on “Events”
10:30 – 11:30 Market Place
11:30 – 12:15 IF and Host City Partnerships: A new approach to bidding
GAISF members wishing to attend the entire Summit can also benefit from a 50% discount wish to attend the full the Summit’s registration fees, a saving of up to CHF 500, thanks to the World Union of Olympic Cities. The full programme, which includes seminars and social events aimed at further developing relationships between IF and city representatives, is available here.
GAISF President Baumann said:
“At SportAccord 2018 in Bangkok, GAISF welcomed the World Union of Olympic Cities as an associate member, and this close collaboration is already providing great benefits to GAISF members.
“The Smart Cities and Sport Summit has the power to open a number of doors for our members, and I hope that they take full advantage of this platform.”
Mélanie Duparc, Secretary General of the World Union of Olympic Cities, said:
“The Smart Cities & Sport Summit initiative is one – out of many World Union Olympic Cities initiatives – that is proof of our commitment to creating strong ties between sport and cities. I hope to see many GAISF members attending the Smart Cities and Sport Summit in October and look forward to sharing this experience with all of the participants.”
The mission of the World Union of Olympic Cities is to facilitate and qualify an on-going dialogue between former and future Olympic Host Cities in order to ensure the continued positive impact of the Games and to share the outcome of this dialogue with cities around the world.
Through an active collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the Union contributes in inventorying legacy activation initiatives and helping cities to fully take advantage of their uniqueness as an Olympic City