Host City 2020

The annual conference and exhibition that brings together Cities and Sports, Cultural and Business events for two days of unrivalled insight, networking and business.

Host City 2020 »

Dr. Bridget McConnell CBE (speaking) and Paul Bush OBE (far right) at a previous Host City, alongside (L-R) Alban Dechelotte, Riot Games; Dimitri Kerkentzes, BIE; Ansley O’Neal, IOC; and Jon Dutton, Rugby League World Cup 2021 (Photo Credit: Host City)

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Highlights from Host City 2019







  • Host City 2019 enabled a fantastic opportunity for the City of Glasgow to be part of a great networking and sharing platform of innovative ideas and learning. The variety of speakers and topics ensured there was something for everyone.

    Kirsty Garrett

    Sports Development and Physical Activity Manager, Glasgow Life

  • Fantastic event, perfect set of attendees and great atmosphere to network. Will definitely attend next year again!

    Benedikt Brandmeier

    Head of Sales & Strategy, Drone Champions AG

  • Thank you very much for the great set up. It has been very valuable for us to meet event professionals and exchange valuable information

    Arda Ates

    Head of VDO (Venue, Village Development and Overlay) Central Services, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee

  • Host City is a great initiative for bringing together major event partners with influential decision makers where controversial issues are tackled. Highly recommended for those within the major events sector or those looking to move into it

    Thomas Williams

    Managing Director, Enabling Abilities

  • Host City allowed for great networking and learning opportunities. It’s great to see that medical associations and sport organisations face common challenges, allowing to discuss common solutions

    Sven Bossu

    Head of Innovation, European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO)

  • Host City 2019 confirmed once more to be a tremendous opportunity not only for networking but also for learning from other Host Cities’ best practices and innovative projects. It is undoubtedly the “place to be” for all professionals working in the events industry.

    Roberto Daneo

    Candidature File and Project Management Coordinator, Milano-Cortina 2026

  • Thank you very much for an excellent event. We at AIPH found it a very good experience, and were very pleased with the organisation, the quality of the agenda as well as the level of interest in what we do. Very definitely worth it for us

    Treve Evans

    Senior International Relations Manager, AIPH - International Association of Horticultural Producers