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IAEH Webinar Series

The IAEH Webinar Series covers topics of key importance to IAEH members and event hosts in general. These webinars are a great way to engage IAEH members from around the world in knowledge sharing and offer training opportunities that are tailored to the needs of professionals working in the field of major events hosting.

Event Hosts Workshop: Event Technology Innovation in Response to COVID-19

Members Only

Hosted in partnership with Major Events International.

Members of the IAEH were invited to ask tech-related questions and point out key challenges facing event hosts and organisers in the current pandemic. Members of MEI’s Tech Sub Group, coordinated by Josh Philpot (PMY Group), have answered those questions and presented real-world examples of how specific technology can help address the points raised.

Key topics addressed:
• Engagement
• Operations
• Safety & Security

Urban Sports: Hosting opportunities and specifications for 2021

Members Only

Hosted in partnership with Hurricane Group.

“Urban Sports: Hosting opportunities and specifications for 2021”

Key topics covered:
• Urban sports introduction including: BMX Freestyle, Skateboard, Roller, Scooter, Parkour, and Breaking presentation
• International Federations support and Olympic integration
• Hybrid events: hosting opportunities in 2021 including E-FISE World Series (digital and physical) and UCI BMX Freestyle Park World Cup (physical).
• Urban parks: building global projects with local initiatives

CERM – COVID-19 Event Risk Model

Members Only

Hosted in partnership with IAEH member EventFlanders.

“CERM – COVID-19 Event Risk Model”

As multiple countries reopen their borders, VisitFlanders Convention Bureau worked hard on a framework to safely restart its congress, meetings and events industry. In collaboration with the Alliance of Belgian Event Federations, the Expertise Centre for Public Impact KdG and the Belgian Government, VisitFlanders and EventFlanders provide three practical tools that are available free of charge and in different languages to any organiser. This webinar focused on CERM – COVID-19 Event Risk Model, a tool that helps you organise a COVID-19-safe event.

CERM is available online and free to use.


Members Only

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the 2020 IAEH Annual General Meeting was held online, through Zoom, on 8th July. The recording of the 2020 IAEH virtual AGM is available here for members-only.

The programme included:
• AGM formalities: 2020-2021 board of directors and 2020-2021 budget
• Presentation on the post pandemic future of tourism and major events delivered by guest speaker Michel Julian – Senior Officer, Tourism Market Intelligence and Competitiveness, UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)
• Breakout room discussions (not recorded)

35 individuals, representing 24 member organisations, from 15 countries joined the virtual AGM.

Environmental sustainability for major events

Members Only

Hosted by Earth to Ocean Sustainability Director Susie Tomson.

“Environmental sustainability for major events: identifying the opportunity”

Key topics covered by the webinar:
⋅ Understanding the environmental impact and opportunity from a major event
⋅ Prioritising actions
⋅ Scaling the positive impact
⋅ Real life examples: best practice cases

FIBA 3×3 from the streets to the Olympics

Members Only

Hosted by FIBA 3×3 Development Manager Robert Rieblinger.

“FIBA 3×3 from the streets to the Olympics: Hosting opportunities and specifications.”

Key topics covered by the webinar:
⋅ Brief history/overview of 3×3
⋅ Connection to Olympics/Tokyo 2020
⋅ Competition categories
⋅ RFP/host city selection process and timelines
⋅ Hosting specifications
⋅ Draft hosting budget/template

Social and Economic Impacts measurement

Members Only

Hosted by IAEH director Iain Edmondson

“Social and Economic Impacts measurement: Towards a common language based on KPIs and definitions”
Key topics covered by the webinar:
⋅ Guidance and key rules for measuring benefits
⋅ Demystifying economic impacts
⋅ Challenges and approaches to measuring social impacts

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