Major Events
Summit 2020

7-9 July

Why MES2020?

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.

 

Event Organisers

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

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.

 

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Inform

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.

Innovate

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

Inspire

The event is known for inspiring relationships and building longstanding partnerships between ancillary suppliers, destinations and major organisers.

 

MES Overview

Agenda

Click below to view the programme

 

Event Organisers

Confirmed Attendees

International Paralympic Committee

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022

The Football Association

FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023

NBA

Fédération Internationale de Volleyball

Union Internationale de Pentathlon Moderne

Confederation Of African Football

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

BBC Sport

Commonwealth Games Wales

World OCR

Drone Champions AG

Sail GP

Ukrainian Premier League

Department of International Trade (DIT)

BBC Radio

The Jockey Club

NEOM

UK Sport

Lord's Cricket Ground

The Tour

British Rowing

British Wheelchair Basketball

British Canoeing

International Rafting Federation

Marvel Stadium

Panam Sailing Federation

British Blind Sport

Swim England

Badminton England

England Touch

Leicester City Fc

Sports Authority of India

London Pulse

Ourea Events

The Kiltwalk

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

Euroleague Basketball

International Hockey Federation

City of London

Rugby Football League

Hurricane Group CMO (FISE World Series organiser)

Premiership Rugby

World Lacrosse

World Rowing

Manchester City

FISU

New Zealand Rugby

British Athletics

Marylebone Cricket Club

Chester Race Company

British Formula 3

British Weight Lifting

Israel Lacrosse Association

International Fistball Association

Nissan Stadium - Tennessee Titans (nfl)

Skateboard GB

Basketball England

Badminton South Africa

England Netball

Detroit Tigers

Tennessee Titans (nfl)

Smart Atletica

Shamrock Rovers

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

Elite Tournaments

International Federation Of Corporate Football (fifco)

Maccabi World Union

Confederation Of African Football

Baku City Circuit Operations Company

Tennis Australia

British Swimming

EUSA

Squash Australia

British Gymnastics

British Ice Skating

International Aikido Federation

Lawn Tennis Association

FIMBA

Bahrain F1 circuit

Badminton Scotland

European Championships Glasgow 2018

Carolina Panthers

Wasps

Liverpool City Council

BUCS

Premier Partnerships

Doncaster RLFC

For full details of speakers - see below

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Our Speakers

Get to Know Them

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£0

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

  

£95

MEI PROFESSIONAL

MEMBERS

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.

£145

INDUSTRY EXPERT SUPPLIERS

Commercial companies not part of the MEI Membership scheme. Should companies wish to benefit from the MEI membership rate contact summit@majoreventsint.com

 

Testimonials

 

Sponsors

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Identity

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Global Event Productions

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Rapiscan Security Systems

S2 Global

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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.

Joao Saravia, Former Procurement Director, Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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