Summit gathers pace

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With its extremely diverse selection of top speakers and unique conference set–up, the SPONSORs Sports Venue Summit 2010, presented by Allianz, taking place in Munich's Allianz Arena on 1–2 September 2010 offers innovative concepts, unparalleled networking opportunities and exclusive reports on past experiences.

The figures speak for themselves for the SPONSORs Sports Venue Summit 2010: 65 top national and international speakers, 50 presentations and panel discussions, over 30 conference partners and 11 carefully–selected topics for detailed consideration in the special interest forums. Munich, Annecy or Pyeongchang: in July 2011, the eagerly–anticipated decision on who will host the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will be reached. Whilst the euphoria in the run–up to such huge events tends to be vast, in retrospect one question in particular is always asked, namely what actually remains? The focus is on sustainability, a concept that prompts extensive discussion on stadium and arena usage time and time again. One of the most important sports functionaries in the world will speak on this subject: Dr Thomas Bach, vice president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), member of the IOC–Executive Committee and President of the German Olympics Association (Deutscher Olympischer Sportbund, DOSB. It's a name that carries weight in the international sports industry: Sir Craig Reedie. The Scot looks back on a career spanning decades, and is meanwhile not only the first Briton on the IOC's Executive Committee since 1961, but also a member of the Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The former badminton champion was previously the chairman of the British Olympic Association and president of the International Badminton Federation for 13 years, among other roles. What's more, Reedie has a seat on the IOC evaluation commission for the 2016 Olympic Summer Games. As a member of the Organising Committee for the 2012 Games in London, he will report back on the state of preparations. World city elite: after Madrid and London, the 2012 UEFA Champions League final will be held in Munich. Following their defeat in the final against Inter Milan in Madrid, FC Bayern will undoubtedly be looking to take home the most important cup in European club football for the fifth time–then, at the very latest. However, the competition and its prestigious final are not only vastly significant from a sporting point of view for the German record holder and the city of Munich. According to a study conducted by MasterCard, this year's final in Madrid generated added value worth over 350 million euros for the European economy, with 50 million euros going to the final's host. So it comes as no surprise that this is a top–level issue. FC Bayern Munich's CEO, Karl–Heinz Rummenigge, will take to the main stage for a 1:1 chat. Fore more information please visit: www. sports–venue–summit. comContact for inquiries:Daniel PrimkeProject Manager EventsSPONSORs Verlags GmbHDonnerstra߀e 10–2022763 HamburgGermanyTel. : +49 (0)40 41 33 008 45Fax: +49 (0)40 41 33 008 49E–Mail: primke@sponsors. de

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