City Events Unveil Speaker Line-Up

October 28, 2013

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – City Events is excited to unveil some of the world-class speakers who will speak over the course of this three-day conference, which is fully dedicated to connecting ambitious host cities and international sports federations.  They will share their experiences and insights on what the future holds for sporting events. Main event organisers and sport business stakeholders will also take part in the debate to imagine the event of tomorrow.

We are pleased to welcome:

– Wolfgang Baumann, Secretary General of The Association For International Sport for All

– Vincent Chaudel, Vice-President of Sport & Citizenship

– Shaun Dawson, Chief Executive of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority

– David Dellea, Global Leader for PwC´s State and Local Government Sector

– Claude Droussent, Journalist and founder of the social platform

– Michel Filliau, President of the Qatari National Olympic Committee

– Paul   Freudensprung, Director of Event Operations and Managing Director of bcn.eventfactory for the X games

– John Geraint , Principal of Populous

– Bob Gruman, PwC’s Sports Mega-Events Centre of Excellence Leader

– André Gueissbuhler, Secretary General of the International Federation of Gymnastic

– Boris Helleu, Professor at UNICAEN and famous blogger

– Alf Oschatz,  AECOM Company’s Leader of Sport Group

– James Paterson, REPUCOM’s Global Director Government, Tourism and Events

– Helene Rowbotham, Director of Consulting at PMP legacy

– Marco Scolaris, International Federation of Sport Climbing’s President

– Igor    Sivov, Deputy Director General – Executive Director of Kazan Summer Universiade

– Marc Vandenplas, FISU’s Summer Universiade Director,

Additionally, some key institutions have already confirmed their participation as speakers, including the country of Brazil, the City of Baku, ASO, Eurosport, GL Events and many others to be unveiled in the coming days.

The debates will be lively and interesting, as they will be moderated by three key players in the Sport Business market:

Severine Hubert, Managing Director of JTA – a leading strategic brand building consultancy for clients in the Olympic Movement and the related world of global sport,

Philipp Savage, Publishing Director of SportBusiness – the longest-established and leading magazine covering the global industry of sport,

Michael R. Payne, Former IOC Marketing and Broadcast Rights Director, now runs his own global strategic advisory group – Payne Sports Media Strategies – serving a diverse group of clients, and Boards, from Bernie Ecclestone and F1 to Crystal Digital, where he serves as Chairman of their international operations.

Through 1 Keynote speech, 2 Plenary sessions and 4 Break-out sessions, you will be able to discover the new trends in sporting events and gain key insights which will help you set up your next event. You can see the detailed City Events programme here.

Moreover the One-to-One meeting session will offer you a unique opportunity to meet an unprecedented number of International Sport Federations and event organizers to build your next event.

Don’t wait any longer, register now on or contact us by phone: Christine DE CHARSONVILLE, + 33(0)4 78 17 62 58

We look forward to welcoming you in Lausanne, this November for City Events 2013. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.