UPDATE: The World Tour Continues
Sold Out Events’ CEO Thomas B. Staunton and Managing Director Kim Voss continue to share knowledge, attend industry conferences and meet with peers, venues, clients and agencies throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.
Thomas and Kim recently attended the Major Events International Summit in Liverpool to discuss, share, learn and network “all things” for the next wave of major global events including:
- Invictus Games Sydney 2018
- Juegos Panamericanos y Parapanamericanos Lima 2019
- ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
- Netball World Cup 2019
- Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- Rugby League World Cup 2021
- Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games
Thomas said the summit was “a fantastic peer-to-peer and organising committee-to-supplier forum, focused on open conversations and gave Sold Out Events an opportunity to both share and learn key considerations amongst industry leaders.”
The summit was followed by several days of meetings and continued discussions with key players of the major events world in London.
“We have been able to understand deeper the challenges of Organising Committees, sponsors, key stakeholders and suppliers, from which we have identified several trends and consistencies,” Kim said.
“These offer several exciting opportunities for Sold Out to support the efficient and effective delivery of services,” he added.
Thomas and Kim also visited Birmingham to meet with venues and stakeholders of the 2022 Commonwealth Games and to carry out several venue inspections. They will continue to Switzerland to meet with international watchmaker Longines, for a formal debrief of the Official Timekeeper’s sponsorship program which Sold Out delivered at GC2018, before carrying on to Spain, Germany and back to the United Kingdom for further business.
Finally, Thomas and Kim will finish up their international travel in Paris where they will begin preparing for the 2024 Olympic Games.