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.

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Aileen Crawford, Head of Conventions at Glasgow Convention Bureau, speaking at Host City 2018 at Glasgow's Technology & Innovation Centre (Photo: Host City)

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Glasgow secures future conference business worth £84m

Host City 2021, on 7-8 December, is one of an enviable pipeline of conferences Scotland’s biggest city has secured during the Covid-19 pandemic...

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Post-Event Report

Download the post-event report to find out more about Host City 2020, our partners & sponsors, audience demographics and the companies that joined us at the 2020 virtual conference & expo.

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HOST CITY 2020 AT A GLANCE

 

814
 EVENT PROFESSIONALS

100
INFLUENTIAL SPEAKERS

29
CONTENT SESSIONS

60
COUNTRIES REPRESENTED

  • Congratulations on running Host City 2020, an event that brought specialists from the events sector from all around the world. In these difficult times for the industry, it was great to see so many ideas and so much positivity from everyone. We are looking forward to 2021 now!

    Benjamin Roux

    Bidding Management Competitions & Events Department; World Athletics

  • I appreciated the opportunity to share our vision for Greater Orlando with such a tremendous international audience. The folks at Host City always do a great job, not only organizing events but bringing leaders of industry together for meaningful conversation

    Jason Siegel

    President & CEO, Greater Orlando Sports Commission

  • Another fantastic Host City Conference this year, despite the challenging times. It was a pleasure to be part of an outstanding event with some great speakers adding to the quality content. The discussions and networking opportunities this event provides will no doubt prove important as we work towards the recovery of the sector

    Fiona Hyslop

    Cabinet Secretary for Economy, Fair Work and Culture

  • That Host City invited four Gen Z content creators to share their view on our purpose-driven digital future is testament to its innovative, culturally conscious outlook and relevance. Each panel offers unique perspectives and insight which inspire attendees from diverse organisations around the world

    Katie Traxton

    Chief Communications Officer, Formula E

  • Host City is always a great place for networking and building closer relationships with existing connections, It’s also inspirational to hear what is happening in the industry: last year’s event in Glasgow inspired the idea of the Arena Games which was a gamechanger for us in this pandemic year. Finally the team is always very helpful in providing information and helped us to best leverage our participation

    Michael Dhulst

    Co-Founder & CEO, Super League Triathlon

  • It was a great compliment to moderate at Host City 2020 – the event organisers had gathered such a great panel of industry experts, keen to share their knowledge. The audience were incredibly engaged – the questions started coming from the minute the microphones switched on until the click signalled the end of our session

    Fiona Green

    Director and Co-Founder, Winners FDD

  • An excellent opportunity to hear from a wide range of senior figures in the sport and events industry, with a balanced and interesting agenda

    James Savage

    Sports Business Group, Deloitte LLP

  • The host city conference constituted a highlight and ranks top of the list of many virtual conferences I attended in 2020. The topics were brought to life through some engaging and very competent speakers and provided practical insights for event organizers to build on 2021

    Nicoletta Piccolrovazzi

    Global Technology & Sustainability Director, Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions

  • These are challenging times, especially for the event industry. Therefore, it was very useful that Host City could take place as a digital exhibition, where leaders of the industry and key stakeholders could share their experiences, ideas and best practices regarding the challenges for events, suppliers, host cities etc. The digital platform was a good alternative for Host City Glasgow, where we got the opportunity to meet people from all over the world. Nevertheless, we hope to see everyone next year again in Glasgow!

    Rick Sleegers

    Project Manager, Orange Sports Forum

  • Host City is unique for the very high quality level of the speakers and the transparency when it comes to describing challenges and solutions found. There is something to learn in every session and the vast majority of those learnings can be applied instantly

    Sven Bossu

    CEO, International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC)

  • Well done on an excellent event

    Andy Westlake

    Chairman, European Sponsorship Association

  • It was an awesome pleasure to work with Host City. The quality and insight of the speakers were immense. Raising awareness and bringing together committed advocates to ask the tough questions and agitate hard answers and conversations will contribute to fostering the needed change

    Brian Lewis

    President, Trinidad and Tobago Olympic Committee (TTOC) and the Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC)