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Host City Americas

With the USA, Canada and Mexico hosting the 2026 FIFA World Cup, with Los Angeles hosting the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and a 2030 Winter Olympics bid, all eyes are on the Americas.

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Host City 2022

The tenth Host City Conference was back in Glasgow on 15-16 November 2022, welcoming representatives of cities, destination marketing organisations, cross-sector rightsholders, organising committees and suppliers. Catch up on the audio recordings and post-event magazine.

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  • 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

  • I was extremely proud and honoured to be part of the great Host City 2021 forum because I strongly believe that ‘sports need the cities and the cities need the sport’. 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 2021 was by far the best edition yet and undoubtedly one of if not the leading international sport business conferences this year. Host City was truly diverse in terms of the covering the entire ecosystem connected to events, at multiple levels and with an outstanding list of contributors

    Sarah Lewis OBE OLY

    Global Sports Leader and Host City Advisory Board Member