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Young People in the UAE Forecast Future of Major Events ahead of Host Cities Summit

17 November 2015 - (DUBAI RELEASE) Young people in the UAE have revealed what they want for, and from, the future of major events in an international study launched ahead of the Host Cities 2015 summit at Fairmont the Palm, Dubai.

It finds young people in Dubai are most confident globally in their city’s readiness to host a major event and will overwhelmingly back a ‘home bid’ – with the FIFA World Cup their first choice. 92% of young people in the UAE want to see more established major events expand into emerging markets and new territories.

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Young People Forecast Future of Major Events ahead of Host Cities Summit

17 November 2015 - (INTERNATIONAL RELEASE) Young people around the world have revealed what they want for, and from, the future of major events in a study launched today ahead of the Host Cities 2015 summit in Dubai, to ignite and inform discussion and debate throughout the event.

The ‘Next Generation Events’ report identifies the top ten trends for the future of events, drawing on YouGov research into the behaviours and attitudes of more than 2,000 young men and women, across 10 countries.

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2-Week Countdown to Host Cities 2015 Summit in Dubai

5 November 2015 – There are just two weeks to go until Host Cities 2015 in Dubai, where an international community of experts will gather to explore the future of events.

Host Cities 2015, presented by Emirates Airline, runs from 18-19 November under the theme ‘Embracing Future Events’. The summit promises to identify trends in strategies for bids, engagement, sponsorship and funding that can be applied to different event types, budgets, cultures and geographies.

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Host Cities 2015 adds More Names to Expert Line-Up

3 November 2015 – Host Cities 2015 has announced more high-profile speakers for this month’s summit in Dubai, with senior representatives from Tokyo 2020, Facebook, Barclays, the Los Angeles Sports Council and International Olympic Committee (IOC) among those joining the expert line-up.

Already confirmed for the 4th edition of Host Cities, presented by Emirates Airline, were Lord Sebastian Coe, double Olympic Gold Medalist and former LOCOG & London 2012 Bid Chair, now President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Chairman of the British Olympic Association, and Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State, Board Representative of Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and Director General, Bureau Expo 2020 Dubai.

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Host Cities 2015 Looks Forward to Expo 2020 Dubai as the 5-Year Countdown Begins

23 October 2015 – This week marks exactly five years until the United Arab Emirates (UAE) opens the World Expo in Dubai in 2020, and evolving plans are drawing the attention of leading events experts.

Many will be in Dubai for the Host Cities 2015 summit from 18-19 November at Fairmont the Palm to explore the future of events. With Expo 2020 Dubai plans entering a new chapter, they are set to learn more about the UAE’s own preparations for staging one of the largest and most enduring in the global calendar.

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Host Cities 2015 will Explore Sport-Tourism Ties

13 October 2015 – There are just five weeks until Host Cities 2015 in Dubai which this year focuses on embracing the future of events, including how cities can make the most of the ‘tourism opportunity’.

The link between sporting and tourism ambitions is high on the agenda at the summit which runs from 18-19 November at Fairmont the Palm. It will see experts explore how to balance local engagement, regional tourism and international awareness, and choose the right event for positioning a city to the outside world.

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Host Cities 2015 Summit in Dubai to explore the future of events

12 August 2015 – Dubai will bring together an international community of experts to explore the future of events when the Host Cities 2015 summit returns to the emirate for its 4th edition from 18-19 November.

Host Cities – presented by Emirates Airline – is the largest industry summit to be held in the Middle East. This year it will run under the theme ‘Embracing Future Events’, seeing leading figures gather at Fairmont the Palm to explore how the hosting strategies of cities today will shape the cities of tomorrow.

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