HOST CITY was first published in 2003 for the Beijing Olympic Games Organising Committee. Since then, the publication has expanded to reach the international community of stakeholders in all major events. The magazine is read by event owners, organising committees, cities and suppliers in their quest to host successful major sports, business and cultural events.
HOST CITY Conference & Exhibition evolved from the network that grew out of the magazine. It became clear that there was a need for an event that brings Cities, Rights Holders and Suppliers together to learn from each other's experiences of hosting sports, business and cultural events.
The inaugural HOST CITY conference took place in London in 2014. A year later the event had doubled in size and grown to incorporate an Exhibition alongside the conference programme. The 2015 event was hailed as a big success and gained the support of leading industry figures across the board, including organisations such as the International Olympic Committee, the Commonwealth Games Federation, FIFA, International Federations, Capitals of Culture and World Expos.
2016 sees HOST CITY returning to Glasgow for another year of growth where we will be welcoming 500 attendees from cities and destination marketing organisations, cross-sector rights holders and suppliers from across the world.
HOST CITY is a Cavendish Group brand.
A business publisher and meeting/events organiser with special focus on the emerging BRIC markets. Cavendish Group is a European business publisher and conference organiser with a focus on delivering business information to the fast-growing and emerging markets.