AGES Annual Events

The AGES Annual Event is for members, associate members, partners and invited guests. In 2024 the Annual Event took place in London:

Annual Event Booklet 2024.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.7 MB

The presentations of the invited speakers are available in the member login area.

First information and the registration for the Annual Event 2025 which will take place in Milwaukee, WI, on March 23-25, 2025, will be available end of 2024. We kindly ask members, associate members and partners to contact

The following personalities and industry experts were invited to speak at the previous Annual Events, listed in alphabetical order, since 2015: 


Ross Aitken, Director Event Operations, World Rugby

Giulio Alessandrini, Head of Venues & Infrastructure, Milano Cortina 2026

Gerald C. Anderson ( † ) , Senior Principal and Global Chairman, Populous   

Hilary Ash, VP, Games Delivery & Infrastructure, LA28 Olympic & Paralympic Games

Richard Atkinson, Director, Ryder Vup europe, European Tour Group

John Baker, Vice President, Toronto 2015 Pan Am and ParaPan Am Games

Marco Balich, President of Balich Worldwide Shows

Xavier Becker, Associate Director, Venues & Event Delivery, IOC

Tim Briercliffe, Secretary General, AIPH

Prof. Uwe Brückner, Partner, Atelier Brückner

Shona McCarthy, Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society

Lord Sebastian Coe, President, World Athletics

Michael G. Cole, CTO, PGA European Tour & Ryder Cup Europe

Samantha Cotterell, Director of Design and Overlay, Expo 2020 Dubai

Craig Evans, Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Live Nations Global Touring

Gilbert Felli, IOC’s Senior Olympic Games Advisor

Guillaume Felli, Deputy CEO, International World Games Association

Dr. Balázs Fürjes, Gov. Commissioner for Major Budapest Developments

Essar Gabriel, Founder & General Manager egabriel

John Paul Giancarlo, Associate Director Games Technology and Energy, IOC

Michael Gietzen, CEO, Identity

Scott Givens, CEO & Executive Producer, FIVECURRENTS

Joachim Gossow, CEO, International World Games Association

David Grevemberg, CEO, Commonwealth Games Federation

Bill Hanway, Executive VP, Global Leader Sports, AECOM

Colin Hartley, Championships Director, Glasgow 2018 European Championships

David Higgins, Vice President, Overlay, Expo 2020 Dubai

Christian Hirschmüller, Technical Services & Overlay Manager, UEFA Event SA

Frédéric Hohl Executive Director, Fête des Vignerons 2019, Vevey

Masamitsu Isaka, Sen. Director, Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralymic Games

Paul Jouanneau, Director Centralized Services, Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Martin Kallen, Director of UEFA Operations Division & EURO 2016 SAS CEO

Stefan Klos, Managing Director, ProProjekt

Michal Langer, General Director, European Games 2023

Imre van Leeuwen, Director F1 Heineken Dutch GP

Sarah Lewis, Managing Director, Global Sports Leader GmbH

Don Lockerbie, Venue Development Director, ICC T20 Cricket World Cup 2024

Paul May, Chairman & Founder, Trivandi

James Middling, Global Sector Leader - Built Environment, Mott MacDonald

John Mulder, CEO, Mojo Concerts

Wim Kurvers, Business Tax Advisory, Partner at Ernst & Young

David Leather, Lagardère Sports / CGF Partnerships, Executive Vice President / CEO

Manuel Nogueira, Managing Director, And Architects Ltd

Christiaan Page, Event Technology Expert, Partner, Legacy Sport

Mike Papadimitriou, CFO, FIA Formula E

Anthony Piqueras, Director, Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Pascal Portes, Board Member/COO, Match Hospitality

José Quiñones González, President Peruvian Olympic Committee

Patrick Raupach, Partner KSA, Portas Consulting

Hervé Rey, Director at Elypse, former Head of Overlay Glasgow 2014

Ian Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Organizing Committee

Daniel A. Rupf, Managing Director, 2024 UCI Road & Para-Cycling World Championsships Zürich

Patrick D. Sandusky, Chief external affairs officer, United States Olympic Committee

Mex Schär, Managing Director, EURO 2024

Thomas B. Staunton, CEO, SoldOut

Sven Stimac, CEO, friends&friends

David Stubbs, Professor, Independent Sustainability Expert

Duncan Stutterheim, Entrepreneur & founder ID&T

Jeremy Troughton, Director Onshore Operations, 37th America's Cup Barcelona 2024

John Tweardy, Managing Partner, Deloitte Sports and Major Events Practice

Patricia Yagüe, Head of Sustainability, Live Nation

Lisette van der Plas, COO, Rhine-Ruhr 2025 FISU World University Games

Pascal Viot, Head Security, Health & Safety, Paléo Festival Nyon

Sachiko Yoshimura, Director General, Japan Association for the 2025 World Expo Osaka

Ray Winkler, CEO, Stufish Entertainment Architects

Janick Wolput, Vice-President Touring Shows, Cirque du Soleil 


Association of Global Event Suppliers
Kochergasse 6
CH 3011 Bern, Switzerland


Phone +41 31 311 23 61


Presentations, minutes and a few pictures of the Annual Event 2024 are now uploaded in the member login area.

Annual Event Booklet 2024.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 4.7 MB

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, 2023

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.

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

Press release Practice Guide.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 86.8 KB