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Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Session 1 – Bringing Down the Barriers: How to Ease Access to Sport?

Marijke Taks, Professor at the School of Human Kinetics, University of Ottawa (presentation)

Eleonora Bauer, Head of Sport, City of Buenos Aires (presentation)

Joris Wils, Director of Sport, City of Antwerp (presentation)

Session 2:  “Masterclass – Digital Communicatins & Fan Engagement

How to Maximize Engagement with Fans Before, During and After an Event” 

Shane O’Sullivan, Head of Content, PRISM (presentation)

“The Toolbox”

Ian Logan, CEO, Lausanne 2020 (presentation)

Jakob Lund Kristensen,Co-Founder and Executive Director, RFRSH Entertainment (presentation)

Global Active Cities Announcement: Launch of the Global Active City Label

by the Active Well-Being Initiative

After sharing initial information at previous editions of the Smart Cities & Sport Summit, the Active Well-Being Initiative (formed by TAFISA and EVALEO) had officially launch its IOC-sponsored Global Active City label.

Lunch Hosted by the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

Session 3 – Planning and Financing New Sports Facilities:

What Are the Various Approaches Cities Can Take? 

Richard Kerrigan, Financial Advisor and Vice President, Project Finance Advisory Limited (presentation)

Ting Yu, Vice-Mayor, City of Yangzhou (presentation)

Pat Christenson, President, Las Vegas Events

Session 4 – Events: What Criteria Do International Sport Federations Use

When Awarding Their Events to Host Cities? 

Jérôme Lacroix, Business Development Manager, UCI (presentation)

Eric Saintrond, Secretary General and CEO, FISU (presentation)

Francisco Porras Lima, Senior Legal Counsel, FEI (presentation)

Ignacio Soriano, 3×3 Events & Partners Manager, FIBA (presentation)

Gala Dinner at the Cirque Eloize

The Gala Dinner hosted by Montréal Tourism

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Session 5 – Sport Participation & Innovation: How Can Cities Use New Technologies to Motivate Their Population to Be More Active? 

Josh Walker, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Sport Innovation Lab (presentation)

Michael Klitzing, Chief Operating Officer, Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (presentation)

Session 6 – Professional Sport Clubs: What Opportunities Do They Have for Cities? 

Aaron Popkey, Director of Public Affairs, Green Bay Packers (presentation)

Geneviève Paquette, Executive Director, Community Relations, Montréal Canadiens (presentation)

Gary Jacobus, Former Vice President, NBA (presentation)


For any questions please don’t hesitate to contact:

World Union of Olympic Cities
Mrs. Mélanie Duparc
Secretary General
Phone: + 41 21 315 24 49

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