We are inviting Nordic destinations and cities, who work towards international sport- and / or cultural events, to participate in a Nordic meeting focused on bidding and hosting international events. The aim of the meeting is to explore areas of increased collaboration and exchange of experiences on a Nordic level.
The meeting will be organised in collaboration with Nordic Sports Innovation Summit, a Nordic collaboration of sport tech ecosystems. There are links between the sport tech industry and event destination management, so we are exploring if this is a good arena for a joint meeting.
Criteria for participation:
- Participants must work towards international events.
- Maximum two participants per destination (destination company, municipality, city entity or similar.)
Tentative program for the Nordic Event Destinations meeting in Oslo, 24th – 25th of January 2024.
Tuesday 23rd of January:
19:00: Optional dinner in Oslo
Wednesday 24th of January:
09:00 – 12:00: Around the Nordics - getting to know each other: who are we, how are we organized, major events in future years, our priorities and challenges. Participating destinations.
12:00 – 13:00: Lunch
13:00 – 14:00: Possibly Key Note session together with NSIS
14:00 – 15:30: Case studies: Lessons learned from bidding on the Women’s Euro 2025 Championship, planning for Women’s World Handball Championship 2023 and the Nordic Ski World Championships in Trondheim 2025, Falun 2027 and possibly Lahti 2029.
15:30 – 17:00: How to measure impacts of events:
- Economic impact calculations
- OECD / IAEH common KPI’s
19:00 – onwards: Dinner and after-ski party at Snø.
Thursday 25th of January:
09:00 – 11:30: How can we collaborate on Nordic level?
- Support each other better?
- Cross-marketing on Nordic target groups
- Joint international activities such as Sport Accord
11:30 – 12:30: Closing session possibly together with NSIS
Lunch and departure.
The program is subject to change depending on NSIS program and how that fit into the Event Hosts meeting.
The meeting is organised in collaboration with Visit Lahti Region, Visit Stockholm and Göteborg&Co.
Dates: Optional dinner Tuesday 23rd of January, meeting takes place Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th of January.
Meeting location: Thon Hotel Snø, Snølia 20, 1470 Lørenskog
Thon Hotel Snø is located in Lørenskog, between Oslo city centre and Oslo Airport. To plan for public transport to Snø, use Ruter’s travel planner.
Costs: The cost of participation is NOK 2000 ex VAT (NOK 2500 including VAT). The price includes lunch and dinner on Wednesday 24th of January, and lunch Thursday 25th of January.
Optional dinner on Tuesday 23rd is not included in the cost of meeting.
Participants will be invoiced after the meeting.
Accommodation: We have an accommodation agreement with Thon Hotel Snø, rooms can be booked here at a discounted price: Thon Hotel Snø – Norwegian Sport Tech Summit.
Registration deadline: 6th of January 2024