Planning and Managing Major Sporting Events
Co-presenters: Sandra Black, City of Oshawa; Kris Racine, Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island; Jan Wilson, City of Windsor
Major sporting events—regional, national or international—can be a huge boon for sports communities while pulling in revenue for municipalities. Outlines strategies for highlighting a community as a great destination, finding good partners and identifying allies. Provides some of the tricks of event management, such as creating a critical path, building an implementation team, avoiding crises, anticipating international cultural needs and using the media.
A presentation from the 2014 Parks and Recreation Ontario Educational Forum and Trade Show.