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Hosts and Federations Summit 2023


MEI's Hosts and Federations Summit will be held at the heart of sport for 2023.

DATES 13th June to 15th June 2023
LOCATION: Lausaunne, Switzerland




Hosts and Federations Summit 2022 Review



This 5th edition of the Hosts and Federations summit previously held in Lausanne Switzerland aimed to provide, an environment to nurture the symbiotic relationship between major sports rights holders and the cities that host them. And then introducing best in class suppliers who help deliver them into the mix.


The three-day summit from the 7th to the 9th June 2022  involved 80 expert speakers and panellists presenting to 25 participating cities, 58 international federations and 140 commercial companies across the three days. The summit offered staggered timings to accommodate our international community and attendees in different time zones, with all workshops recorded and uploaded onto the online platform to allow users to re visit or catch up on any sessions missed throughout the 3 days.  The workshops gave the attendee’s an opportunity to introduce their organisation, pose questions and discuss topical industry themes with their session cohort and the session ‘VIP’s’. The overall reaction to the summit so far has been very positive and we are confident that the trust in our ability to enhance knowledge transfer and manage the interface between rights holders and commercial suppliers has delivered all attendees with a much-valued experience. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the insightful discussions and made this summit a success!


Learn more about the recently passed summit by clicking here  
Or calling +44 (0)207 709 2350


IFS2022 Testimonials 

We sponsored a workshop at the IFS as it allowed us to get more brand awareness and new connections. I would recommend future sponsorship as it provided value for money: for a company we are trying to target stadium and venues, it had all the right delegates to do that.”- Ali Nasser, Sales Director - Arana Security 


"MEI gives us the precious opportunity to network with the major stakeholders within the global sport events ecosystem. They provide a unique platform to exchange ideas within this network, discuss industry challenges and shape the future, which is key to us to serve our clients with the best solutions."-  Samantha Lamberti- Nielsen


"It was extremely comprehensive and provided plenty of opportunities to meet other delegates as well as listen to a wide range of speakers and more importantly federations." - Stephen Joyce, Cooridnator Business and Investment - City of Gold Coast


"Congratulations on a great online summit. The improvement, quality and engagement from last time was exponential and the general feeling I perceived was very satisfactory." - VALENTINA MATTIOLI, Teams Coordinator - FIBA 3 X 3 


“The IFS sponsorship provided real value for money for us as it was a great chance to build brand awareness and new relationships, especially with the VIP guests. The more informal format was successful. Overall a great contact base with good participation and engagement.”- Laura Wignall, Contact Business Development Manager- Gravity Media 


"Amazing event, with high level participants, excellent networking opportunities and very modern content"  - Michel Cutait, Deputy Secretary General, World Obstacle


"The concept of federation briefings parallel to the main programme was brilliant and the best solution ever for host cities. MEI also made great effort introducing us to the federations... Absolutely a meeting place to recommend" - Annette Larsen Bognø, Director of Events, Region Stavanger 


“The summit was a great opportunity for hosts ike Montral both to present to and meet with a myriad of rights holders in meetings organised by MEI directly in the backyard of many International Sports Federations”- Veronique Riopel, Sports Market Manager, Tourisme Montreal


"Congratulations to the great organisation and interesting sessions at the summit! – Christoph Oberlehner - Secretary General , International Fistball Association (IFA)