Host City Asia announces stellar international speakers

The second Host City Asia conference is just over a month away and the organisers are proud to announce their latest speakers, which include major cities, rights holders, organising committees and other stakeholders in event hosting.

Future Olympic host cities are represented by:

  • Jean-François MARTINS, Deputy Mayor in charge of Tourism, Sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, City of Paris
  • Yasunobu NISHIMURA, Deputy Director General of Bureau of Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 Preparation, Tokyo Metropolitan Government
  • Hiromi KAWAMURA, Public Relations Secretary, Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Zhenhua ZONG, Executive Deputy Director, Zhangjiakou City Economic Development Zone
  • Laszlo VAJDA, Senior Operations Advisor, Minsk 2019 European Games; Senior Expert, Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games
  • Senior representatives of the Beijing Organising Committee for the 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Games (BOCOG) and the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA)

International rights holders speaking at Host City Asia include:

  • Antonio ARIMANY, Secretary General, International Triathlon Union
  • Beng Choo LOW, Secretary General, World Baseball Softball Confederation
  • Kate HAN, Head of Events, Riot Games
  • Kelvin FANG, Senior Media & Marketing Manager, FIBA China
  • Erich WOLF, Managing Director,Red Bull Air Race
  • Clément DARRAS, International Sales Manager, Hurricane (owner of FISE World Series)
  • Tim BRIERCLIFFE, Secretary General, AIPH – International Association of Horticultural Producers
  • Brett CLARKE, Chief Commercial Officer, Nitro Circus

Other city representatives confirmed to speak include:

  • Xiaochun ZHAO, Director-General of Shanxi Provincial Sports Bureau
  • Yidong LI, Director, Tanggangzi New Town Conference and Exhibition Centre, Anshan
  • Michael BAIRD, Strategic Advisor to the Commissioner for Greater China, State Government of Victoria, Australia
  • James PATERSON, Director, MI Associates
  • Sim Lim NG, Deputy Director, Events & Projects, Singapore Sports Hub

World leading architects:

  • Hailiang CHEN, Director of Sport and Recreation, Wanda Cultural Tourism Planning & Research Institute
  • Jie XIAO, Associate Chief Architect/ARB,Ice & Snow Development Dept., Vanke

Other international expert speakers include:

  • David DE BEHR, Head of Sales, Aggreko Event Services
  • Daniel CORDEY, Chairman, Association of Global Event Suppliers
  • Nikki WANG, Head of Sports Business China, Deloitte
  • Jiang LI, Executive Director, Yutang Sports
  • Shoto Xiaodong ZHU, Founder and Chairman, OCEANS Sports & Entertainment Marketing

Ben Avison, Editorial & Conference Director of Host City said: “We are delighted to be setting the stage for such an illustrious cast of event owners, organisers, hosts and experts in Beijing. The second Host City Asia is on track to be an even greater success than last year’s launch event.”

The conference will open with a welcome from the British Embassy Beijing.

Visit Host City Asia to find out more about speakers, the agenda and how you can get involved.

To become a sponsor or partner contact the sales team: adam.soroka@cavendishgroup.co.uk or phone +44 (0)203 675 9531. To register as a delegate visit: https://www.hostcity.com/events/host-city-asia/register

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