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Host City

Host City, the largest international meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events, takes place virtually on 8-9 December 2020.

Taking place at a pivotal moment for the event industry, Host City’s theme of “The Big Restart” explores how we can bring about “Recovery with a Purpose for the Digital Age”.

Whether you represent a city, a rights holder, organiser or other stakeholder, Host City 2020 will present opportunities to get involved in staging upcoming major events.

Speakers of the very highest level will discuss hosting in the new normal, environmental and social governance, digital transformation and international collaboration.

Esports Venue Summit

The only forum dedicated solely to esports venues and spaces, Esports Venue Summit Virtual Event Week will help shape the future of esports hosting, venue design, technology and operations. The inaugural online event takes place from 26-29 October 2020.

The Event Week will feature ten sessions providing thought provoking debates with 35 speakers and panellists from different aspects of the esports world represented, such as tournament organisers, games publishers, team owners, players, esports property owners, esports venue operators, architects, investment bankers, leading industry bodies & associations, and key technology suppliers.

In addition to two LIVE Q&As with selected speakers – other sessions are planned for live screening including 'The merger of esports and traditional sports' featuring: an award-winning top venue CEO; a leading esports developer & property owner; a traditional & esports team director; and the creative talent behind the world's first ever esports complex now firmly aligned with a top NFL team. Find the full schedule here.

Registration is now FREE for ‘End Users’ - see list of qualifying organisations here. Commercial companies can use promotion code EVSME54 to save 20% – making one Commercial Virtual Delegate pass £72 instead of £90 (+UK VAT only) and this will include four FREE passes for colleagues. Commercial tickets are available here.


Since 1948, AIPH has united horticultural producers in an international community that thrives to this day. AIPH strives to reignite and uphold an appreciation of plants that we believe is a basic human instinct. We support the work of grower associations globally and together we champion a prosperous industry, growing plants that enhance lives, advance societies, and sustain our planet, for this generation and the next. AIPH is the approving body of Horticultural Expos: major world events lasting up to six months and covering areas from 25 to 500 hectares. Expos create gardens, pavilions, events and attractions that delight visitors. Expos in Europe typically attract 2-4 million visitors and Expos in Asia, like Expo 2019 Beijing, can reach up to 10 million. AIPH is proud to have approved and supported more than 50 International Horticultural Exhibitions since 1960, and there are eight on the calendar till 2027.

Digital Sport was founded in 2010 as a resource for professionals in the business of sport. Today it is at the forefront of the sports industry and is a hub for the tens of thousands of digital professionals who visit the site each month or attend our monthly events.

The sports industry had undergone dramatic changes at the start of the 21st Century thanks to the advent of digital and social media in the everyday lives of fans and sports professionals alike. The industry continues to evolve today and Digital Sport’s goal remains the same – to help those working within the industry connect with each other, share knowledge and ideas and to enable the sports industry to flourish in the digital age. is part of


The International Association of Event Hosts (IAEH) exists for representatives of international destinations to collaborate together to generate the best possible value from hosting major sporting and cultural events, and provide a voice for ‘not for profit’ hosts of events.

IAEH provides a platform for members to learn from the successes and challenges of major events, share knowledge and generate greater long term social and economic benefits from hosting events.

IAEH members benefit from ‘members only’ meetings and online sessions, a knowledge sharing platform, and advocacy at the international level. The IAEH work and activities are focused on nine key areas of interest including “measuring social and economic benefits from hosting major events”, “attracting visiting tourists”, and “ hosting safely, securely and on budget”. 

The IAEH membership is open for all cities, regions and countries that host major sporting or cultural events.

Access All Areas

Access All Areas is the oldest and largest trade magazine for the outdoor and live events industries.  AAA covers all events across music, sport and culture, no matter how large.  We engage with the industry with the latest news, analysis and opinion that helps support the industry and events grow.