Host City 2023 conference and exhibition, the largest international meeting of cities and sports business events, returns to Glasgow, Scotland on 20-21 November.
Taking place with the support of Global Presenting Partners and Hosts Glasgow Life and EventScotland, this year’s event will once again see hundreds of major event owners, organisers and hosts from all over the world gather at the Technology and Innovation Centre around the conference theme of Driving and Reacting to Change.
Speakers include Hilary Ash, Vice President, Games Delivery & Infrastructure, LA28; Giulio Alessandrini, Head of Venues & Infrastructure, Milano Cortina 2026; Vlad Marinescu, President of the International Esports Federation (IESF) and Director General, International Judo Federation and many more organising committees, rights holders and hosts.
To further build on its great reputation as the premier global gathering of sports, business and cultural events, the 10th Host City conference features a hosted buyer programme for the growing community of international event owners and organising committees.
Susan Deighan, Chief Executive of Glasgow Life, said: “Having delivered a spectacular summer of mega events, from the success of the inaugural UCI Cycling World Championships and the city’s 75th anniversary of hosting the World Pipe Band Championships, to Banksy’s incredible, sold-out Cut and Run exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow continues to merit its reputation as a global leader for delivering world-class cultural and sporting events.
“We’re looking forward to Host City returning to Glasgow in November and to welcoming major event owners, organisers, federations, cities and wider stakeholders to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing the global events industry today. Events contribute significantly to Glasgow’s visitor economy and support the city’s wider health and wellbeing agenda. We’re excited to again be part of the conversation and to be able to share our experience of delivering engaging events with positive long-term benefits that create a genuine legacy for our communities.
Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, VisitScotland, said: “EventScotland is delighted to continue its partnership with Host City having been a long-standing supporter of the conference since its inception in 2014. With the global spotlight recently shining on Glasgow, and Scotland for the 2023 UCI Cycling World Championships, we are excited to once again welcome a range of excellent speakers and industry colleagues to Glasgow for two days of knowledge sharing and collaborative discussion.
“This year’s conference theme entitled ‘Driving and Reacting to Change’ will encourage us all to consider the importance of proactive adaptation, resilience, and transformation as we continue to navigate the dynamic and ever-changing world we operate in. I look forward to meeting with attendees in November and hearing from the esteemed line up of speakers the Host City team has assembled.”