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Sharing perspectives at Host City 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland enabled event owners, organisers and leaders and hosts to be more proactive in driving change across their wide ranging of areas of influence. 

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Host City: Driving and Reacting to Change
Discover why the events industry choose the annual Host City conference to meet, learn from each other and advance their hosting strategies.

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(L-R) Kris Gemmell, Georg Spazier, Nicola Turner MBE and Alana Vought at SportAccord 2024

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More than 200 owners, organisers and hosts of the world’s greatest events gathered in Glasgow, Scotland at Host City 2023 under the theme “Driving and Reacting to Change”.

Artificial intelligence, climate change and Generation Z were among the concerns addressed by representatives of Paris 2024, Milano-Cortina 2026, LA28, Cirque de Soleil, FIFA and many more.

  • Host City is an incredible organization for good: a well-managed group of professionals seeking to bring the best and brightest together on multiple salient issues. As a sports professional who has also worked in the public and private areas, I appreciate their programs for putting a spotlight on unity, open free discussion, public-private sector cooperation, and the benefits of sport. It has been a great honor to be their former keynote event speaker and participant

    Anita DeFrantz

    IOC Member and Board Member, LA28

  • Congratulations for this great initiative and bring on the next edition!

    Ivo Ferriani

    Executive Board Member, IOC and President of GAISF, IBSF and AIOWF

  • Outstanding. The presentations contained a wealth of information and were most inspiring

    Sam Ramsamy

    IOC Honorary Member and Vice President, FINA

  • Host City was undoubtedly one of if not the leading international sport business conferences this year

    Sarah Lewis OBE OLY

    Global Sports Leader and Host City Advisory Board Member

  • A wonderful opportunity to bring together key partners and stakeholders to discuss the staging of world class major events and creating positive long-term legacies

    Katie Sadleir

    CEO, Commonwealth Games Federation