IOC Members to Speak at Host City 2019 -- Conferences & Conventions

Also: Entry deadline nears for SportsPro OTT Awards; Soccerex Europe, VISTA 2019 are next week.

(ATR) Two IOC members are among the latest speakers to be confirmed for Host City 2019.

Marisol Casado, who is also the International Triathlon Union (ITU) president, and Craig Reedie, whose tenure as World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) president ends on December 31, will be in Glasgow, Scotland on Nov. 26-27.

They join a roster of speakers that also includesLouise Martin, President of the Commonwealth Games Federation, ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti, Glasgow Life’s Chief Executive Bridget McConnell and David Lappartient, President of the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

Entering its sixth year, Host City has become the largest meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events.

Agenda topics for this edition include sustainability, disruption, gender equality, creating impact, procurement, readiness, fan engagement, titanic disasters and herculean achievements.

Host City is delivered with support from EventScotland, its primary Supporting Partner.

SportsPro OTT Awards Deadline Nears

The deadline to submit entries for the world’s first ever awards ceremony for sport focused OTT is Sept. 18.

The inaugural SportsPro OTT Awards will be handed out on Nov. 21 in Madrid at the end of the three-day SportsPro OTT Summit.

Organizers say more than 300 senior decision makers will celebrate the nominees and winners live on stage, with each gaining a powerful new authority that boosts credibility and attracts clients.

Judges include executives from DAZN, Sky, UEFA, and the PGA Tour.

Click here to submit an entry.

The third edition of the summit, which organizers call the world’s leading digital sports broadcasting event, includes discussions onthe monetization of content, latency and delivery issues, combating piracy, the art of going direct-to-consumer, and how the emergence of technology is revolutionizing sports broadcasting.

More than 75 speakers are confirmed, among them representatives from Formula 1, FuboTV, beIN Media Group, Twitter, and golf’s European Tour.

More than 800 senior OTT and digital leaders will be attending from organizations including the NFL, ESPN, Amazon, Sky, Discovery, Google, the NBA, and Spain’s La Liga.

Women's Football on Soccerex Europe Agenda

Soccerex Europe’s program agenda will include timely topics concerning the world’s most popular sport.

"Making a Breakthrough – The Rise of Women’s Football" follows on the success of the Women’s World Cup in France earlier this summer while "Football’s Changing Transfer Market" will come on the heels of the latest transfer window in Europe.

Soccerex Europe will be in Oeiras, Portugal on Sept. 5-6.

Among the featured speakers at the event are President of the Portuguese Football Federation Fernando Gomes and Laura Georges, general secretary of the French Football Federation.

For details of the program, click here.

VISTA 2019 Program Details

The ninth edition of the conference for sports scientists and experts in Para sport will take place from Sept. 4-7 in Amsterdam.

It is organized through a partnership between the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science (AISS).

The schedule includes five workshops offered during the morning of Sept. 4, before the opening ceremony kicking off VISTA 2019.

The topics range from statistical learning techniques for classification research, to testing wheelchair athletes on the latest technological equipment. The workshops will be user-pay and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Symposium topics on day two include counter measuring heat in athletes; equipment and technology in Para sports; and classification research. The day will conclude with an informal outing in Amsterdam for more networking opportunities.

Day three encompasses more presentations and symposium regarding athlete health and well-being, athlete preparation, and injury prevention and protection.

The conference will wrap up on Sept. 7 with a lighter schedule that invites attendees to join practical sessions regarding athlete health, technology and classification.

Around 300 of the world’s leading sports scientists, sport medicine practitioners, classifiers, coaches, athletes and sport administrators are expected to attend the conference.

VISTA is designed to promote and advance the mission, goals, objectives and reputation of the IPC while providing a platform for the academic world to meet with athletes and professional experts in the field of sport for athletes with an impairment.

The complete program for VISTA 2019 is available here.

Further information on attending VISTA 2019 can be found here.

Written by Gerard Farek

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