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Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development

Auckland

The Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development, Major Events team is responsible for ensuring that Auckland continues to build and deliver a portfolio of world…

The Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development, Major Events team is responsible for ensuring that Auckland continues to build and deliver a portfolio of world class major events that are aligned with Auckland’s Major Events Strategy and contribute to the regional economy. Major events are also designed to improve the visitor experience and grow visitor numbers, as outlined in the Auckland Visitor Plan. This team manages the region’s Major Events Fund on behalf of Auckland Council.

www.aucklandnz.com/ateed

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Calgary Sport Tourism Authority

Calgary

The Calgary Sport Tourism Authority was established in 2005 and is a collaboration of community leaders that work with local, national and international sport organizations…

The Calgary Sport Tourism Authority was established in 2005 and is a collaboration of community leaders that work with local, national and international sport organizations to bring sport and entertainment events, as well as volunteer opportunities to the city of Calgary.

The Calgary Sport Tourism Authority supports Calgary’s athletes, sport organizations, volunteers and venues to generate social, cultural and economic benefits for our city – all of which, contributes to positioning Calgary, as world class sport city. In 2014, the Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance named the Calgary Sport Tourism Authority the Sport Tourism Organization of the Year.

www.calgarysportevents.com

www.visitcalgary.com/calgary-sport-tourism-authority

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Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

Canada

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a non-governmental, member-based, capacity building organization that promotes sport tourism as a grassroots economic development initiative at the community…

The Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance is a non-governmental, member-based, capacity building organization that promotes sport tourism as a grassroots economic development initiative at the community level. The CSTA services over 500 members across Canada, including 150 municipalities, 300 national and provincial sport, multi-sport and major games organizations and a variety of other sport and tourism industry partners. Sport tourism is the fastest growing segment of the tourism industry in Canada with approximately $5.2 billion in annual spending by domestic and international visitors. Canada has a rich and proud history of hosting major international sport events, including three Olympic Games (Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver/Whistler), three Pan American Games in Winnipeg (1967 and 1999) and Toronto (2015), the 1983 World University Games in Edmonton, the 1978 and 1994 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton and Victoria, respectively and hundreds of other summer and winter single sport events, including the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015.

www.canadiansporttourism.com

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City of Tampere

Tampere

City of Tampere is the second largest area in Finland by both, population and economical growth. We’ve been very active internationally by getting Sport Events…

City of Tampere is the second largest area in Finland by both, population and economical growth. We’ve been very active internationally by getting Sport Events and we have a strong culture event network in the city.

Our basic aim is to make Tampere a better place to live for our citizens by using Events as a trigger for new development. At the same time when we bid for the next event, we are researchers of the new event areas inside the city.

We help Event makers from Movie shooting’s to World Championships and be partner inside the City administration.

www.tapahtumatoimisto.com

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Edmonton Events

Edmonton

Edmonton Events is a strategic partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, focused on attracting major events to the region. Every event is…

Edmonton Events is a strategic partnership between the City of Edmonton and Edmonton Tourism, focused on attracting major events to the region. Every event is unique and we customize our approach to suit each right holder’s needs. From event inception, bidding and marketing to operations and legacy, Edmonton Events is your single point of contact. We offer access to political and financial support, marketing and media expertise and the ability to activate your event within the community. We listen, learn, adapt and are committed to the success of your event. Welcome to Edmonton.

www.eventsinedmonton.com

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Event in Skåne

Skåne

Event in Skåne is the official event agency in Skåne in the southernmost part of Sweden, owned by Region Skåne which is the regional public…

Event in Skåne is the official event agency in Skåne in the southernmost part of Sweden, owned by Region Skåne which is the regional public authority in Skåne.

Event in Skåne works to make Skåne a leading venue for top Swedish and international events.

Our mission is to be a centre of expertise and a collaborative partner with regard to events in Skåne, and we work to attract more, larger and better events, exhibitions and conventions to the region.

www.eventinskane.com

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Event Ireland

Ireland

Event Ireland is a new team within Fáilte Ireland tasked with growing international bed nights through the events sector. This will be achieved by identifying,…

Event Ireland is a new team within Fáilte Ireland tasked with growing international bed nights through the events sector. This will be achieved by identifying, bidding for and winning events for Ireland in partnership with relevant stakeholders. The team offer a range of practical and financial supports aimed at supporting individuals and organisations at every stage of the bid process.

www.meetinireland.com

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EventFlanders

Flanders

EventFlanders is a Flemish Government department dedicated to attracting major international events to Flanders and to helping existing events grow to higher levels. EventFlanders supports…

EventFlanders is a Flemish Government department dedicated to attracting major international events to Flanders and to helping existing events grow to higher levels. EventFlanders supports and coordinates events that qualify as major events according to the criteria determined by the Flemish Government.

EventFlanders is a part of VISITFLANDERS, the official tourism organisation for Flanders and Brussels, a destination famous for its rich art and heritage, amazing gastronomy (including world-renowned chocolate and beer), fashion and cycling. The organisation invests in the sustainable development and promotion of Flanders and Brussels as a top tourist destination.

www.eventflanders.com

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Events Management Queensland

Queensland

Events Management Queensland delivers world class major events in Queensland, Australia. We host the annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label marathon attracting…

Events Management Queensland delivers world class major events in Queensland, Australia. We host the annual Gold Coast Airport Marathon, an IAAF Gold Label marathon attracting 28,000 participants. Events Management Queensland also owns and operates the world’s largest biennial masters games, the Pan Pacific Masters Games, with 14,000 athletes competing in 42 sports.

 

As a not for profit subsidiary of the state owned tourism and events agency, Tourism and Events Queensland, we stage our events to generate economic impact and create tourism benefits for the region and state, plus maximise publicity and digital presence to enhance the profile of Queensland.

www.eventsmanagementqueensland.com

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EventScotland

Scotland

VisitScotland Events Directorate takes a strategic lead in the Scottish events industry and is responsible for bidding for and securing major sporting, cultural and business…

VisitScotland Events Directorate takes a strategic lead in the Scottish events industry and is responsible for bidding for and securing major sporting, cultural and business events.  The Directorate: EventScotland, Business Events and Industry Development plays a pivotal role in the implementation of the national strategy, Scotland the Perfect Stage for Events.

Building upon the success of XX Commonwealth Games, The Ryder Cup and the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships, the 2015 – 2025 strategy aims to raise Scotland’s reputation as the perfect stage by developing the industry and by supporting and securing a portfolio of events which deliver sustainable impact and international profile.

Scotland will host a number of world-class events in the coming years including;

  • 2017 BWF World Badminton Championships
  • The 147th Open
  • European Championships 2018
  • The 2019 Solheim Cup
  • World Curling Championships 2020
  • UEFA EURO 2020

www.eventscotland.org

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Glasgow Life

Glasgow

Glasgow Life is a charity that delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council. At the heart of everything we do is…

Glasgow Life is a charity that delivers cultural, sporting and learning activities on behalf of Glasgow City Council. At the heart of everything we do is our vision: to inspire Glasgow’s citizens and visitors to lead richer and more active lives through culture and sport. Our purpose is to provide Glasgow’s residents and visitors with that greater access; to deliver better cultural, sporting and learning services and opportunities and inspire everyone to make the most of them. In doing so we aim to make a positive impact on individuals, the communities in which they live and the city as a whole.

www.glasgowlife.org.uk

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Göteborg & Co

Gothenburg

The official tourism, event and promotion company of the City of Gothenburg. We recruit and develop events that strengthen the city brand and contribute to…

The official tourism, event and promotion company of the City of Gothenburg. We recruit and develop events that strengthen the city brand and contribute to making Gothenburg an even better place to visit, work and live in. We catalyse ideas and ambitions from both existing and new organisers. In cooperation with organisers and rights holders we operate bid processes and candidacies. We identify new events and find suitable organisers and arenas. Each year, we work with about 140 different events. When we host major international events Gothenburg & Co is often the headquarters of the local organisation.

www.goteborgco.se/en

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iGesporte

Brazil

Inaugurated on 06 February 2013, Sports Development Institute – iGesporte aims to contribute to the development of sport, through the improvement of management. iGesporte is…

Inaugurated on 06 February 2013, Sports Development Institute – iGesporte aims to contribute to the development of sport, through the improvement of management. iGesporte is a non-profit association, based in Brasília, Brazil. Its personnel are experienced in sporting events being recently involved with major events as the FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games. The team develops projects, reports and studies on sport for development and sports business. The activities are characterized by qualified academic and professional engagement; this symbiosis offers the best conditions for the success of projects undertaken.

www.igesporte.org

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innsbruck-tirol sports

Innsbruck

innsbruck-tirol sports GmbH (ITS) is a sustainable company, formed from the legacy of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 in Innsbruck, Tyrol. The idea…

innsbruck-tirol sports GmbH (ITS) is a sustainable company, formed from the legacy of the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games 2012 in Innsbruck, Tyrol.

The idea behind the company is the conservation and the further development of knowledge which was accumulated during the organisation and realization of the Youth Olympic Games and further events.

ITS primarily works on the organisation of (multi) sports events, on the development and implementation of education and volunteer-programmes, as well as sustainable measures and the guarantee of a central knowledge documentation.

Furthermore, the ITS is closely connected to international associations, as well as regional federations, clubs, tourism partners and sport industries. This network is constantly being maintained and expanded.

www.innsbrucktirolsports.com

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Japan Sport Tourism Alliance

Japan

JSTA is a nonprofit organization established by the Tourism Authority to promote sports tourism, and is putting efforts into making networks of related organizations and…

JSTA is a nonprofit organization established by the Tourism Authority to promote sports tourism, and is putting efforts into making networks of related organizations and inbound tourism.

www.sporttourism.or.jp/en

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London & Partners

London

London & Partners is a not-for-profit public-private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. We attract overseas businesses, events,…

London & Partners is a not-for-profit public-private partnership, funded by the Mayor of London and our network of commercial partners. We attract overseas businesses, events, congresses, students and visitors to London and help London businesses go global.

London & Partners provide expertise and guidance to help the city stage major sporting and cultural events. It’s role is to realise world-class events which put a spotlight on London, working in partnership with city stakeholders and industry leaders in entertainment, culture and sport.

London’s primary goals are to attract events which deliver economic benefit to London, draw global media exposure and generate community engagement.

www.londonandpartners.com

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Los Angeles Sports Council

Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Sports Council bids against other cities for the right to host major sporting events in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. The Council…

The Los Angeles Sports Council bids against other cities for the right to host major sporting events in the Los Angeles/Orange County region. The Council is a private, non-profit organization which often stages events after successful bids. In recent years our area has been awarded World Championship or World Cup events in seven Olympic sports. We have been responsible for successful bids for numerous other events including the Super Bowl, NCAA Championships, the Breeders’ Cup and the U.S. Olympic Trials in several sports. The Council also stages the annual L.A. Sports Awards, a televised event now in its 12th year.

www.lasports.org

 

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Malaysia Major Events

Malaysia

Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC)….

Malaysia Major Events (MME) is a division of Malaysia Convention & Exhibition Bureau (MyCEB), an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Malaysia (MoTAC). MME was established under the Government’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP) to identify, promote, facilitate as well as support viable international events to be staged in Malaysia. With its main objective to enhance Malaysia’s economic growth and profile, MME is also tasked to identify and support major event bids for sports, arts, lifestyles and entertainment events and provide assistance to home-grown and home-hosted events in order to further strengthen Malaysia’s global appeal as the venue of choice for major events in the region. MME also acts as a conduit between the public and private sectors in ensuring seamless processes are achieved through synergistic relationships with diverse event stakeholders in staging successful events in Malaysia.

www.mymajorevents.com.my

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Maryland Sports

Maryland

Maryland Sports is the Sports Commission for the State of Maryland, USA. It’s mission is to enhance Maryland’s economy, image and quality of life through…

Maryland Sports is the Sports Commission for the State of Maryland, USA.

It’s mission is to enhance Maryland’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion, retention and development of regional, national and international sporting events.

It’s visions is to be the Go-To Resource for the Sports Events and Sports Tourism Industry in Maryland.

www.marylandsports.us

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National Association of Sports Commissions

USA

As the non-profit trade association for the sport tourism industry in the United States, the NASC is the most essential resource for sports commissions, sports…

As the non-profit trade association for the sport tourism industry in the United States, the NASC is the most essential resource for sports commissions, sports destinations, vendors and sport event owners. We believe sport tourism and the events that our members have and host have the power to transform society for the better. Our passion is to help sport tourism professionals achieve previously unimagined levels of performance. We do this by nurturing a community of smart, creative and interesting people: our members.

www.sportscommissions.org

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New Zealand Major Events

New Zealand

The New Zealand Government works in partnership with the events sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an attractive destination for major events of…

The New Zealand Government works in partnership with the events sector to support New Zealand’s growing reputation as an attractive destination for major events of global significance.

The government invests in major events that generate significant immediate and long-term benefits and align with wider government objectives through leverage and legacy opportunities.

New Zealand Major Events sits within the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and has a number of responsibilities, including administering the Major Events Development Fund.

www.majorevents.govt.nz

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Norway Convention Bureau

Norway

Norway Convention Bureau (NCB) is the national organisation for sport, cultural and business events, and responsible for promoting Norway as a destination for future events….

Norway Convention Bureau (NCB) is the national organisation for sport, cultural and business events, and responsible for promoting Norway as a destination for future events. NCB is a member-based organization with 21 members across the Norwegian tourism and meetings industry. 
From August 2017 NCB will become a part of the Norwegian National Tourism Board.

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Ottawa Tourism

Ottawa

Founded in 1971, Ottawa Tourism has been bringing visitors, tours, media and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region for more than 40 years! Through…

Founded in 1971, Ottawa Tourism has been bringing visitors, tours, media and conventions to Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region for more than 40 years! Through industry leadership and destination marketing, Ottawa Tourism, a not-for-profit, membership-based organization, works together with more than 330 tourism-related member businesses to profile Ottawa and Canada’s Capital Region as a diverse place to visit. From the city’s cultural gems to award-winning attractions and restaurants, we showcase the best of what Canada’s capital has to offer.

www.ottawatourism.ca

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Richmond Sport Hosting

Richmond

The Richmond Sport Hosting (RSH) Office opened in 2009 and quickly established the City as a destination of choice for world class sporting events. As…

The Richmond Sport Hosting (RSH) Office opened in 2009 and quickly established the City as a destination of choice for world class sporting events. As a Venue City for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, many organizations quickly became aware of the exceptional opportunities that exist to showcase their events through hosting in Richmond.

Richmond’s dedicated Sport Hosting Office work with facilities, hotel managers, and various Richmond based businesses with one goal in mind – to make it easy for event organizers to run world class events across the city. RSH is here as a one stop shop to help make any event experience in Richmond a first-class experience. Richmond knows sport and has a passion for delivering sport excellence at all levels!

www.richmondsporthosting.ca

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Seattle Sports Commission

Seattle

Sports can bring the world to Seattle and bring our region together. A strong sports culture can strengthen local businesses, local kids and local pride….

Sports can bring the world to Seattle and bring our region together. A strong sports culture can strengthen local businesses, local kids and local pride.

The Seattle Sports Commission believe in a world-class sports community. We will be known for world-class events, business opportunities and a community that welcomes and celebrates sports. From professionals to amateurs, arenas to the outdoors, as only Seattle can.

And we’re making it happen. Sports. Events. Opportunity. Community. We’re the team behind the teams and the advocates behind the athletes. We are business leaders, community activists, friends and neighbors. And we’re working together because we believe in sports.

www.visitseattle.org/seattle-sports-commission

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Sport Event Denmark

Denmark

Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sports event organization. Established and supported by the Danish Government. Our objective is bidding for and hosting world…

Sport Event Denmark is the national Danish sports event organization. Established and supported by the Danish Government. Our objective is bidding for and hosting world class sporting events in Denmark, for example World- and European Championships in different sports as well as major sports congresses. During the last years more than 250 international sports events have been secured to Denmark. Sport Event Denmark is working in close collaboration with the Danish host cities and the national governing bodies. Today Denmark is one of the leading countries in terms of hosting world class sporting events (in top-15 globally according to SportCal).

www.sporteventdenmark.com

 

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Sport Event Fyn

Funen

Sport Event Fyn is an experienced sport event organisation, operating on behalf of the entire region of Funen with Odense as the main city. Placed…

Sport Event Fyn is an experienced sport event organisation, operating on behalf of the entire region of Funen with Odense as the main city. Placed in the centre of Denmark with a population of 500.000 and a first class infra-structure, Funen has the capacity to host major sports events.

Since 2001 we have hosted more than 250 sports events on the island of Funen, with the BWF Premier Super Series Yonex Denmark Open 2008-2017 and the 2015 FIG Trampoline and Tumbling World Championships as some of the more prominent examples. We are looking forward to welcoming the 2018 ITU Multisport World Championships Festival.

www.udviklingfyn.dk/sport-event-fyn 

 

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Sports Metropolis Berlin

Berlin

Founded in 2009, the Sports Metropolis Berlin initiative ensures that Germany’s capital city retains and develops its reputation as one of the top global locations…

Founded in 2009, the Sports Metropolis Berlin initiative ensures that Germany’s capital city retains and develops its reputation as one of the top global locations for sports events. The initiative markets Berlin nationally and internationally as THE metropolis for sports in Germany.

In this unique national cooperation, key decision-makers join stakeholders in Berlin’s sports sector, industry and the economy. These not only include major sports venues and events as well as Berlin’s top clubs, from the Olympiastützpunkt Berlin (OSP) to the Landessportbund e.V. (Berlin State Sports Association) and the Berlin Marathon, but also the Senate Department for the Interior and Sport, the Chamber of Commerce (IHK), Berlin Partner for Business and Technology, and visitBerlin.

www.berlin-sportmetropole.de

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The City of Edinburgh Council

Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council is a progressive, outward-facing local authority with wide-ranging responsibilities, including schools, social work, housing, economic development, parks and green spaces,…

The City of Edinburgh Council is a progressive, outward-facing local authority with wide-ranging responsibilities, including schools, social work, housing, economic development, parks and green spaces, culture, sport, roads, transport, festivals and events. The Council is committed to playing a dynamic role on the local, national and international stage, and this includes working with partners to attract world-class events to the city. Several years ago the Council created the much-lauded Events Planning and Operations Group (EPOG) to handle the operational requirements of organisations planning to deliver events in the city, and this is now recognised as an exemplar of its type.

www.edinburgh.gov.uk

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Tourism Winnipeg

Winnipeg

Tourism Winnipeg is the city’s official destination marketing organization. A division of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., Tourism Winnipeg’s mission is to facilitate a healthy, prosperous,…

Tourism Winnipeg is the city’s official destination marketing organization. A division of Economic Development Winnipeg Inc., Tourism Winnipeg’s mission is to facilitate a healthy, prosperous, responsible and fully-integrated tourism industry that enhances the city of Winnipeg’s economic growth through the acquisition of meetings, conventions, events, group travel and leisure tourism, while increasing visitation and delivering the best possible visitor experience.

www.tourismwinnipeg.com

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