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Vancouver to share Olympic advice at The Summer Eventia

Claire Smith, vice president, sales and marketing, Vancouver Convention Centre will be presenting a keynote session at The Summer Eventia. The session is entitled ‘The View from Vancouver: What London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 can learn from the Vancouver experience’.

The session will discuss the experiences drawn from staging the recent Olympic games in Vancouver (February 12 – 28th 2010) and how these insights could be applied to London's preparation for 2012, and Glasgow’s preparation for 2014.

Claire Smith said, “The insights and learnings that Vancouver acquired from hosting the Winter Olympics will be invaluable to the UK events industry and will help destinations, venues, agencies and suppliers capitalise on the forthcoming Olympic and Commonwealth Games. It will give the industry an understanding of what London, Glasgow and the rest of Britain can really expect when a major Games roadshow rolls into town.”

Izania Downie, CEO, Eventia said: “The UK events industry and London's destination infrastructure is gearing up for the Olympic and the Paralympic Games in 2012 and then the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. Following the Winter Games in Vancouver, the Olympic spotlight has now shifted to us. The theme for this year’s Summer Eventia is ‘Raising Our Game’ and this exciting session is focused on how we can do just that for 2012 and beyond.”

Further speaker announcement will be made over the coming weeks. 

The Summer Eventia will take place from 4th – 6th July 2010 at the SECC Glasgow. This year’s theme is ‘Raising Your Game’. Day one is focused on the financial, business and economic issues affecting the event industry and the wider economy, and day two is focused on brand and communications. 

Across the two day programme keynote speakers and topical discussions will cover a wide variety of subjects including: 

  • Economic and political debate following the General Election.
  • Global trends across the various event sectors, including: meetings, conferences, incentives, events, travel purchasing, associations.
  • What organisations can do to increase their profile and brand.
  • Social media and its impact on the events industry. 

In addition, educational workshop sessions will cover hot topics such as: 

  • Procurement.
  • TOMS/VAT.
  • Effective content for events.
  • Corporate Responsibility.  

Registration is now open by going to www.eventia.org.uk 

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