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Hosts and Federations Summit 2024


MEI's Hosts and Federations Summit will be held at the heart of sport for 2024.


DATES 17th June to 20th June 2024
LOCATION: Lausaunne, Switzerland


Hosts and Federations Summit 2023 Review


The 7th edition of the Hosts and federations Summit will be returning to the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland from the 17th to the 20th June 2024. The aim of the Summit is to provide an environment to nurture the symbiotic relationship between major sports rights holders and cities that host them. And then introduce best in class suppliers, who help deliver them, into the mix.


The three day summit from the 17th to the 20th June 2024 will involve a number of speakers and panellists from across the major sporting events arena, who are looking to impart their wisdom and insights onto the attendees around a variety of issues and topics that face the industry. For example in 2023 we had Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games Executive Director, Damiano Zamana, Deputy CEO and Operations Director for FIM, and Philipe Tuccelli, Competitions Director for Rugby Europe.


To accommodate the impressive line-up of speakers there were 3 streams of content across the course of the Summit. This will be repeated again for 2024, in order for us to cover the themes and topics that matter most to the major events industry. As well as this we will be bringing back facilitated 1-1 meetings for our enhanced and VIP delegates in 2024. This is where we help set up 1-1 meetings between international Federations, Cities and Expert Venue Suppliers. 2023 proved these meetings a big success as a number of agreements and deals were completed thanks to these meetings.


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DATES 19th June to 20th June 2024
LOCATION: Zurich, Switzerland


In 2024 MEI are proud to announce the inaugural Football Host Summit being held at the FIFA Museum in Zurich, Switzerland from the 19th to the 20th June 2024.


The focus will be on opportunities and challenges, in particular for Local Organising Committees, broader city support agencies and those responsible for mobilisation and legacy beyond the “field of play.”  Planning, Mobilisation and Legacy are the main themes with the potential to deep dive into specialist innovation areas such as Sustainability, Inclusion, Visitor Experience, Safety and Security as examples. The model will follow the proven and well-established MEI Summit format, emphasising panels, case studies, workshops and providing opportunities to strengthen relationships. The approach to programme development is via dialogue to establish which areas would provide most benefit to FIFA and regional planning and delivery organisations and expressions of interest to contribute are welcome.


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HFS 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)