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annual summits since the creation of the network
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summit 2023: save the date!
What is better than an on-site event for meeting, discussing, sharing ideas, developing collective thinking, finding individual answers, inspiring and being inspired? Each year, smartcities & sport organises a unique event – the summit – and you are invited to ascend!
This journey unfolds over two days of high-level conferences, networking moments, and social events that allow you to meet the participants in a more informal setting.
The summit 2023 is scheduled on the 27-29 of November in Paris, France. Save the date and get ready to move into the starting blocks!
interview with pål hafstad thorsen, ceo, western norway cluster of sports
We asked Pål Hafstad Thorsen to tell us more about the objectives, achievements and lessons learned from this sports cluster project in the city of Bergen, Norway.
interview with brent nowicki, executive director, fina
We have asked FINA's new executive director to tell us more about FINA's ambitions and plans to grow - and the role of cities.
interview with wayne long, acting manager of economic development, tourism, and culture, charlottetown, canada
We asked wayne long from the city of charlotteteown, canada to tell us more about their sports events strategy.
interview with lara marich, event hosting & partnerships, volleyball world
We asked Lara Marich to tell us more about FIVB's successful partnerships with sports cities for hosting world-class events!
interview with patrick talty, president, indiana sports corporation
we asked indiana sports corp’s president, patrick talty, to tell us more about how they work to achieve their mission of creating a positive impact by hosting world-class sporting events.
Interview with Ignacio Soriano, 3×3 head of events and partnerships, FIBA
We asked FIBA's Ignacio Soriano to tell us more about what 3x3 events can do for cities.
Sport Tourism – Aarhus, Denmark
"The mission of VisitAarhus is to develop tourism and promote the Aarhus region as a sustainable destination for holiday and business tourism."
Interview with Gianpietro Ghedina, Mayor of Cortina d’Ampezzo
"Cortina is lucky to count on two tourist seasons, summer and winter, and sport is definitely the centre of our program."
Kigali, Rwanda: Its dual strategic approach to sport tourism
"Hosting events and developing active sport tourism has raised Rwanda’s profile as a sport tourism destination."
Rugby World Cup 2019 in Japan: A tale of twelve cities
RWC 2019 in Japan offers a good illustration of the impact of multi-site sports events on tourism!