Major Events Summit brings together decision makers and influencers involved in supplying the world’s most prolific sports and performance events. Participants learn from and network with senior representatives from headline events during a curated programme that gives market insights across a broad topic base from customer & fan experience, logistics & operations to technology & innovation.
2020’s event will be held online in response to COVID-19 and is set to give the global audience a fresh take on how sporting venues, festival organisers and sports rights holders are adapting their business models along with applying more stringent health & safety procedures to their events.
This free to access invitation for you and your peers will facilitate greater awareness of the plans of other event organisers and connect you with them, attract new commercial relationships and gain access to the capabilities of expert suppliers.You will be able to submit questions and deep dive into lessons from the past.
Host cities can participate, raise their profile and connect with other event organisers to share their experiences and collaborate with one another. You will have the opportunity to showcase your city with video and/or brochures.
Event Expert Suppliers
Expert companies can participate, raise their profile, connect with their peers and access on demand video to ensure access to the most comprehensive content available anywhere. This will provide the “information edge” to plan for 2021 and beyond. Member discounted and Early-Bird rates are available.
Through different online presentations and formats participants will be given insights and predictions from a notable list of senior speakers and their world-class events. Topics streamed will cover planning & managing events that require greenfield sites, fan engagement, technology and safety & security.
Major Event Summit draws both start-ups and heritage organisations and opens them to new practices and future thinking around key pillars of fan engagement, overlay, technology and safety & security
The event is known for inspiring relationships and building longstanding partnerships between ancillary suppliers, destinations and major organisers.
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International Paralympic Committee
Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022
The Football Association
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023
Fédération Internationale de Volleyball
Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne
Confederation Of African Football
Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
Commonwealth Games Wales
Drone Champions AG
Ukrainian Premier League
Department of International Trade (DIT)
The Jockey Club
Lord's Cricket Ground
British Wheelchair Basketball
International Rafting Federation
Panam Sailing Federation
British Blind Sport
Leicester City Fc
Sports Authority of India
Paris 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games
Rugby League World Cup 2021
International Olympic Committee
Commonwealth Games Federation
Professional Footballers' Association
National Rugby League
Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS)
Cirque du Soleil
International Hockey Federation
City of London
Rugby Football League
Hurricane Group CMO (FISE World Series organiser)
New Zealand Rugby
Marylebone Cricket Club
Chester Race Company
British Formula 3
British Weight Lifting
Israel Lacrosse Association
International Fistball Association
Nissan Stadium - Tennessee Titans (nfl)
Badminton South Africa
Tennessee Titans (nfl)
FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022
Munich 2022 European Championships
Milano Cortina 2026
United States Olympic and Paralympic Properties (USOPP)
Confederation of Independent Football Associations (CONIFA)
Special Olympics International
International World Games Association
PGA European Tour
International eSports Federation
Olympic Committee of Kosovo
City Of Gold Coast
New Zealand Rugby Players Association
International Federation Of Corporate Football (fifco)
Maccabi World Union
Confederation Of African Football
Baku City Circuit Operations Company
British Ice Skating
International Aikido Federation
Lawn Tennis Association
Bahrain F1 circuit
European Championships Glasgow 2018
Liverpool City Council
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FRANCHISE / LEAGUE / FEDERATION / GOVERNING BODY
The rights owner of a major event (not necessarily sporting), where sponsorship is sold, and a range of key suppliers are employed to deliver- this includes venues but not agencies
Major Events International (MEI) has a membership scheme for companies wishing you be part of a global sports network.
An MEI member qualifies for a 40% discount off the full ticket price.
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I always leave the Major Events Summit impressed. It’s a show-stopper for us and something we find a lot of value in. It’s a fantastic opportunity to have the decision makers in one room and frankly shortens the sales cycle. It is invaluable.
Steve Gruning, Vice President, SOS Global
It’s a really great opportunity to engage with potential suppliers & commercial partners and people that are interested in our journey but also there’s the opportunity for us to learn from other major global sporting events.
Jon Dutton, CEO, Rugby League World Cup 2021
As Gracenote Sports we welcome every opportunity to network with other industry leaders. It is valuable to share experiences and best practices so the industry continues to improve the professional services to major sports events around the globe.
Guido Bouw, Managing Director, Gracenote Sports
The closed sessions with all the events’ organisers were the top part for me on the Summit. Various events, each in a different level of maturity, facing similar problems, and exchanging the way each one approached or is approaching it.