Ambitious nations hoping to host the world’s biggest events will learn from the best in the business at a summit in Dubai. Representatives from Azerbaijan, Brazil, Bulgaria, Colombia, India, Indonesia and Turkey, along with several other emerging countries, will all be at the Host Cities event, which is being held in Dubai on December 4 and 5.
They will be joined by representatives of nations which have already hosted major events, such as Tessa Jowell, the UK Olympic Minister prior to and immediately after London 2012’s bid win, and Danny Jordaan from the South Africa 2010 FIFA World Cup organising team.
Boutros Boutros, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Marketing and Brand, said: “Emirates has a long track record of investing in events all over the world. We firmly believe in the benefits of supporting such occasions and have seen first-hand the dramatic changes that can result from this.
"We also understand the commitment required to host a major international event and we hope Host Cities will help delegates acquire the knowledge and skills required to bring major events to their own cities and countries.”