Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

International sporting federations need to offer more to host venues and cities

International sporting federations need to offer more to host venues and cities
May 8, 2019

International Federations should show a greater commitment towards helping host cities to amplify their brands through events, delegates heard at SportAccord Gold Coast heard yesterday.

In a Panel Session on sport destination cities branding in the CityAccord event stream, MI Associates Principal James Paterson said that international federations “should be far more focused on how to help the city to tell the story”, adding “you need to have something that showcases what that destination is all about and rights-holders should be far more proactive. It’s really about rights-holders and cities building a relationship together.”

The Scene Setter presentation was provided by Nitro Circus President Andy Edwards, who explained how city branding has evolved into activations such as “spectacular stunts on iconic cities or landscapes, bespoke original content and in-market athlete visits”.

EventScotland Director of Events Paul Bush advised that that rights-holders should treat host cities as true commercial partners and acknowledge that “money is not there on a plate”.

Hamish Anderson, Head of Major Event Acquisition and Strategy at Visit Victoria, said it is always important to “tell a story about who you are as a city”.

According to Carol Hudson, Vice President Sports Development at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau of Florida, USA, such an approach includes showing the city’s flexible hosting capabilities.

Image: Nitro Circus at Wollongong's WIN Stadium.

Related Articles

7th May 2019 - Governing bodies must add value to sport

6th May 2019 - IOC President Thomas Bach encourages Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games bid

16th April 2019 - Australasian Leisure Management named among SportAccord Gold Coast media partners

3rd August 2018 - Eden Park looks to welcome Nitro Circus

6th June 2014 - Nitro Circus Live concludes record breaking tour with 12 sold-out shows

17th August 2013 - Host cities named for FIFA Under 20 World Cup New Zealand 2015

15th February 2012 - 2013 Masters Games host city announced

6th August 2010 - FINA World Aquatics Convention provides host city insights


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

COMMERCIAL AQUATICS AUSTRALIA

Commercial Aquatics Australia provides aquatic solutions nationwide and is one of the largest and most experienced companies specialising in the design, construction, renovation, service, maintenance…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

Hydrocare Pool Services

Hydrocare Pool Services Pty Ltd offer 25 years of experience in aquatic industry features, products and water treatment. Hydrocare Pools has undertaken water treatment for aquatic centres and…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Recreation / Technology

 
 

Neptune Benson

Neptune Benson is a manufacturer of high quality water filtration and disinfection products for the recreational, industrial, and municipal water markets. With more than 20,000 installations…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Recreation

 
 

Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

DEBITSUCCESS

Over the past 10 years Debitsuccess has been providing expert billing services to businesses across Australia. Debitsuccess is now the largest full service direct debit provider in Australasia,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Golf / Recreation

 
 

QUAYCLEAN

Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

AUSFIT

Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology

 
 

Mattioli

Mattioli provides award winning painting, flooring and waterproofing services to the aquatics and recreation sector. We’re recognised as the leading contractor in the industry with award-winning…

read more

Aquatics / Recreation / Safety

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business