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Host City 2017: Leading international meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events returns to Glasgow

Sir Craig Reedie, President of World Anti-Doping Agency addressing last year’s Host City conference

The global conference and exhibition of cities and sports, business and cultural events is off to a flying start with 24 partners and sponsors already on board this year.

Launched in 2014, the annual Host City conference and exhibition is the first and largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events, highlighting the issues and opportunities facing everyone in the major events business.

EventScotland is Supporting Organiser for the 2017 event that is taking place in Glasgow on 28-29 November.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events, said: “EventScotland has a strong heritage with the Host City conference and exhibition and we are delighted to be supporting them to bring leading events professionals together for what promises to be an insightful and informative two days.

“Scotland is the perfect stage for events and Host City 2017 will really set the tone ahead of some amazing world-class events including the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, the 2019 European Athletics indoor Championships and the 2019 Solheim Cup.”

Host City is a unique event combining high-level panel discussions featuring renowned industry figures with an effective marketplace where cities of all sizes can meet with rights holders, event suppliers, event organisers and their procurement officials.

“We are immensely grateful for the support of all the fantastic organisations that make Host City the great event it is today,” said Host City’s Editorial and Conference Director Ben Avison. “In particular we are delighted with the renewed support from Event Scotland as Supporting Organiser and Glasow Convention Bureau and Glasgow 2018 as Supporting Partners.”

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