Host City 2020, taking place online on 8-9 December, is pleased to announce six Strategic Partners, underpinning the two principal Supporting Partners previously announced: EventScotland and Glasgow Life.
The Global Esports Federation (GEF) and the Association of International Convention Centres (AIPC) join as Strategic Partners for the first time. Returning Strategic Partners include the International Association of Event Hosts (IAEH), the Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES), AEG Europe and Glasgow Convention Bureau.
Host City is a “one-stop shop” for the owners, organisers, hosts and other stakeholders of sports, business and cultural events. Now in its 7th year, the 2020 event takes online, hosted from Glasgow, Scotland on 8-9 December under the conference theme of The Big Restart: Recovery with a Purpose for the Digital Age.
Host City 2020’s Strategic Partner programme encompasses world-leading organisations representing stakeholders in major sports, business and cultural events. The Strategic Partners provide vital input into the world-leading conference agenda, contributing expertise and speakers to panels and workshops. The Strategic Partnerships greatly increase access to the event for all stakeholders in major events, while helping to consolidate the major event hosting community around this unique focal point.
To register to attend Host City for free, visit www.hostcity.com.
About Host City
Host City brings together cities and sports, business and cultural events for two full days of unrivalled insight, networking, workshops and business on 8-9 December online, hosted from Glasgow, Scotland.
This is where representatives of host destinations, federations and other rights holders, organisers, event suppliers and services from all over the world meet to discover opportunities and discuss the challenges of major event hosting. Participants are encouraged to use Host City as a platform to develop, workshop and announce new events, partnerships and formats.
About The Global Esports Federation
The Global Esports Federation promotes the credibility, legitimacy and prestige of esports. We convene athletes, players, the world’s publishers, developers, industry partners and sporting organizations on one inclusive platform. We encourage and support the connection between sport, esports and technology. We develop visible initiatives that are in service to the esports community, powered by active, strategic partnerships that celebrate and inspire youth.
Founding Global Partner: Tencent
Global Partner: Refract
Global Supporter: Sports Innovation Lab; International Sports Broadcasting
Global Supplier: Nielsen
Strategic Partners: The Commonwealth Games Federation; Olympic Council of Asia; Organización Deportiva Suramericana (ODESUR); International Telecommunication Union (ITU); Dentsu Incl Global Sports Innovation Center Powered by Microsoft (GSIC)
AIPC – the International Association of Convention Centres – is the industry association for professional convention and exhibition centre managers worldwide. AIPC is committed to encouraging and recognizing excellence in convention centre management, while at the same time providing the tools to achieve such high standards through its research, educational and networking programs.
AIPC occupies a unique position amongst the various organizations that represent the meetings industry. It is a true international organization, with representation from over 60 countries around the world. It focuses specifically on the issues, opportunities and challenges facing convention and exhibition centres. It celebrates and promotes the multicultural dimension of the international meetings industry and the role facilities play in enhancing this. And it maintains close working relations with related industry organizations to ensure members are well connected to overall industry issues.
The International Association of Event Hosts (IAEH) exists for representatives of international destinations to collaborate to generate the best possible value from hosting major sporting and cultural events and provide a voice for ‘not for profit’ hosts of events.
IAEH provides a platform for members to learn from the successes and challenges of major events, share knowledge and generate greater long term social and economic benefits from hosting events.
The Association of Global Event Suppliers (AGES) is a professional and business-oriented association which offers to share and manage valuable information related to the temporary event infrastructure industry in order to streamline business for buyers and sellers.
The purpose is to build up awareness for industry-specific aspects and to promote and defend the interests of its members in the international event marketplace. AGES develops roadmaps together with event organizers, governmental bodies and key stakeholders to create procedures, standards and other tools to facilitate interaction with international event suppliers.
The members and associate members are market leaders of the international event supplier’s industry and front-runners in the development of new products and services.
About Glasgow Convention Bureau
Voted Best UK Convention Bureau for the last 14 years, Glasgow’s experienced conventions team continuously develops its city-wide strategic partnerships, world leading Conference Ambassador Programme and bespoke public engagement activities to support UK, European and international clients with hosting a successful and memorable meeting in Glasgow.
About AEG Europe
Headquartered in London, AEG Europe is a subsidiary of AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company. In Europe, AEG owns or operates sports and music facilities and entertainment districts across the continent including The O2 in London; Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg; Mercedes Platz in Berlin; and Accor Arena in Paris. Through its Global Partnerships division, AEG delivers corporate brands the largest sports and live music marketing network in the world. AEG’s music division, AEG Presents is a global leader in concert promotion and venue management, running European music festivals; American Express presents BST Hyde Park, All Points East and Rock en Seine.