Legacy Lives 2008, presented by pmpLEGACY in partnership with UK Sport and Legacy Barbados, is an annual international conference and exhibition to focus specifically on the importance of legacy.

Legacy Lives 2008 will be held in Bridgetown, Barbados and once again, will address the significance that legacy now plays in bidding for major events. Legacy Lives 2008 is the only conference designed to cater specifically for the major sporting event and sports tourism market.

The speaker program, interactive workshops and exhibition are tailored to meet the needs of cities thinking of bidding in the future; bidding cities, candidate cities and host cities. The conference will also provide invaluable advice on many other key factors to help cities, LOCs and Governments ensure that they raise their profile, secure economic impact and maximize the benefits from the bidding process as well as the delivery of the event itself. New speakers recently signed up to share their experience with you at Legacy Lives 2008 include:
  • Vijay Kumar Gautam, Chief Operating Officer of the Organizing Committee for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Responsible for all Games services, the COO is a key position in the Organising Committee Secretariat
  • Lord Dick Newby and Jane Power of Live Consulting, the company responsible for conceptualizing and project managing Sport for Life! in Barbados, a program which is now rolling out across the Caribbean
  • Rob Prazmark, President and CEO of 21 Marketing, a firm specializing in Olympic marketing and revenue generation
  • Dr Kamilla Swart, Head of the Centre for Tourism Research in Africa, and an expert on sports tourism, with a specific focus on the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

These speakers will form part of the exceptionally b speaker line-up already announced, which includes:

  • Lord Sebastian Coe, Chair, London 2012 Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)*
  • John Furlong, CEO, Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC)
  • Xu Da, Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG)
  • Dr Danny Jordaan, CEO, Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA 2010 World Cup
  • Austin Sealy, IOC Member and Director of World Cup Barbados
  • Mike Fennell, President, Commonwealth Games Federation
  • Robert Cohen, Executive Chairman, Metro Denver Sports Commission
  • Mike Lee, CEO, Vero Communications
  • George Hirthler, Director, Hirthler and Partners
  • Rick Traer, CEO, Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance
  • John Scott, International Director, UK Sport
  • Peter Mann, Chairman, pmpLEGACY.

Legacy Lives 2008 is your conference – learning from leading experts, networking with key decision makers, and keeping one step ahead of the competition. Delegate places are limited so book now at www.legacylives.com. Register NOW for Sport Events Congress 2008 The largest sport events conference in Canada for industry professionals is coming to Canada’s capital region April 27-29 …. Sport Events Congress 2008! Sport Events Congress is widely recognized as the premier annual gathering of representatives from national/multi-sport and major games organizations, event rights holders, convention and visitors bureaus, economic development agencies, parks and recreation departments, industry suppliers and corporate sponsors. The Congress features an outstanding variety of business-to-business, networking and topical educational sessions.

What’s New in 2008?

  • A revised conference schedule and format which will allow delegates more free time to network, socialize and enjoy the hotel amenities at the Hilton Lac-Leamy.
  • PRESTIGE awards luncheon 4+ hours allocated for the popular Sport Events Exchange, including a networking luncheon for participants and Overtime! (an informal opportunity to meet with other marketplace participants) Revised Trade Show format designed to encourage delegates to visit all booths through the validation of a trade show passport!
  • Hot topics” including best practices, bid writing, sponsorship & event marketing, measuring ROI on events, opportunities for smaller communities and more!

What are people saying about Sport Events Congress?
“This was one of the best organized and relevant conferences that I have attended. I learned a great deal about the industry and what I could be doing in my own community.” – Anne Perigo, Downtown Truro Partnership “A great investment – it’s a one-stop shop for sales opportunities, professional development and discussions on the hot topics affecting sport and tourism’ – Mike Fox, Tourism Vancouver “The Congress was fantastic. I have already been able to utilize some of the skills and information gained. I found the Congress to be quite motivational and I have returned to work with a new purpose and renewed confidence. I have been recommending this conference to my colleagues and business associates!” – Dave Wakabayashi, University of Toronto

Interested in Attending?
To register for the Congress, visit www.canadiansporttourism.com and register on-line. Early bird rates are in effect (until January 21, 2008): CSTA Member: $550 per person + GST Non-Members: $650 per person + GST National & Provincial Sport Organizations/Multi-Sport Organizations/Students: $99 + GST CIS/CCAA member institution: $300 + GST

Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting?
A limited number of sponsorship positions and trade show booths are still available. For more details, click here to view a copy of the sponsorship and exhibitor packages. Secure your spot as an event sponsor and/or exhibitor today!

Need more information?
Visit the Congress section of CSTA’s website at www.canadiansporttourism.com. A preliminary schedule of events, details on travel and accommodations, sponsorship and exhibitor packages and more are now available on-line. Sport tourism is a $2.4 billion dollar-a-year business and is Canada’s fastest growing tourism segment. Don’t miss this conference! Register today!