What ATPI Sports Event Did When One Of The Biggest Sporting Events In The World Was Postponed
By Community | July 13, 2021
Hear from ATPI’s Kevin Perrin, Head of Commercial & Sports Relations at ATPI Sports Events, based in Canada and Ellen de Weijer, Senior Project Manager at ATPI Sports Events about how the organisation adapted following the postponement of the 2021 Olympics.
On 24th March , 2020 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that the Tokyo Olympics were to be postponed to 2021.
For ATPI Sports Events, a travel partner used to providing travel to international athletes and offering guest and hospitality experiences for a range of corporate clients and customers, the cancellation of the games represented a rapid departure from ‘business as usual’ and signified just how serious the Covid-19 pandemic had become around the world.
A year later, with the pandemic still developing, it was announced that international spectators would not be permitted to attend the Olympics and once again, all plans were turned on their head.
“Within a typical year, two months ahead of the Olympics games would see us spending most of our time finalising the itineraries of our corporate clients here in the Netherlands.” – Ellen de Weijer, Senior Projectmanager at ATPI Sports Events, NL
Kevin Perrin, Head of Commercial & Sports Relations at ATPI Sports Events, based in Canada and Ellen de Weijer, Senior Project Manager at ATPI Sports Events, based in the Netherlands, talk about how they and their teams have dealt with all of the uncertainty that has surrounded one of the biggest sporting events in the world for the last year.
Kevin says: “We worked with our colleagues in the Netherlands to pull together a document to keep track of which suppliers had been contacted and store the various cancellation fees of various suppliers. This document then helped us to talk to our stakeholders about what the best options for them would be moving forwards.”
To read the full interview and get more insight from Kevin and Ellen, head to this link – https://insight.atpi.com/story/interview-kevin-and-ellen-olympics/page/2/1