Annual Event 2023

April 2-4, Porto
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Program and Agenda

Sunday, April 2, 2023
Optional, upon registration
City Tour
Meet in the lobby of Hilton Porto Gaia for the guided city tour

Departure by bus with visit of two venues and iconic sites downtown Porto. Bus transfer

For all participants, 13:30-18:00 Check-in
Arrival and check-in at Hotel Porto Gaia
13:30-18:30 Accreditation
Registration and handing over of welcome package at AGES desk located next to hotel reception

For all participants, 19:30-20:30 Welcome Reception
Angel´s Share
For speakers, 20:15 Dinner for Speakers
Enoteca 17•56e
Monday, April 3, 2023
08:00 Accreditation
Registration and handing over of welcome package at AGES desk located at the entrance of the auditorium

Foyer Auditorium, Hilton Porto Gaia, ground floor

08:30 Opening Address and Welcoming Words
Daniel Cordey, Chairman, AGES and Afonso Barros, CEO Irmarfer

Auditorium, Hilton Porto Gaia, ground floor

08:45 Keynote
Daniel A. Rupf, Managing Director, 2024 UCI Road & Para-Cycling World Championships, Zürich
09:30 Keynote
Sachiko Yoshimura, Director General, Momentum Fostering Bureau, Japan Association for the 2025 World Expo

10:15 Morning break
Foyer Auditorium

10:45 Keynote
Patricia Yagüe, Head of Sustainability, EMEA, Live Nation
11:30 Keynote
Jeremy Troughton, Director Onshore Operations, 37th America’s Cup, Barcelona 2024

12:15 Lunch
Restaurant Composto

13:45 Keynote
Lisette van der Plas, COO, Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games
14:30 Keynote
Thomas B. Staunton, CEO SoldOut, MAICD

15:15 Afternoon break
Foyer Auditorium

15:45 Keynote
Stefan Klos, Managing Director, PROPROJEKT
16:30 Keynote
Xavier Becker, Associate Director, Venues & Event Delivery, IOC

17:15 Closing of conference with group photo

18:30 Evening program
Meet in the lobby of the hotel for departure, 10-min walk
19:00 Apéritif and Official dinner
Caves Taylor's
22:00 Guided walk back to the hotel

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
08:30 Opening Address and Welcoming Words
Daniel Cordey, Chairman, AGES

Auditorium, Hilton Porto Gaia, ground floor

08:30 Moderated Talk
Hans-Joachim Gossow, CEO and Guillaume Felli, Deputy CEO, International World Games Association
09:15 Moderated Talk
James Middling, Global Built Environment Sector Leader, Mott MacDonald

10:00 Morning break
Foyer Auditorium

10:30 Moderated Talk with
John Tweardy, Managing Partner, Deloitte Sports and Major Events Practice
11:15 Speed Presentations
Pre-selected member companies

11:45 AGES 2.0
Presentation by David de Behr

12:15 Lunch
Restaurant Composto

13:45 Logistic Guide
Presentation Josh Gordon, Rock-it Global

14:00 General Assembly Meeting
Daniel Cordey, Chairman AGES

Auditorium Hilton Porto Gaia

15:00 Official closing of Annual Event 2023

15:00 Debrief Session
Host, Board Member

About the Keynote Speakers

Xavier Becker Stefan Klos Lisette van der Plas
Daniel A. Rupf Thomas B. Staunton Jeremy Troughton
Patricia Yagüe Sachiko Yoshimura Hans-Joachim Gossow
Guillaume Felli James Middling John Tweardy


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The members elect Jean-Charles Durand as the new chair at the General Assembly of Dec 5, 2023. He will start April 1st, 2024.

Milano Cortina 2026 update is uploaded in member login

AGES moderates Panel  "Transforming event delivery" at Hostcity Conference, Nov 20

Revised Logistics Guide is uploaded in the member login area

The new Sustainability Guide is now available in the AGES web shop, free of charge.

AIPH - AGES at a glance 270922.pdf
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Please check the tenders released for EURO 2024 here tender 

Practice Guide, Part I & II are available on our web shop

Paris 2024 presentation and Q/A on Tender Procedure for Partnerships for Overlay works categories are uploaded in member area.

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