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Thursday 14th May

– Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit 2015
– Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards 2015

Friday 15th May

– European Sport Tourism Industry Expert Sessions
– European Sport Tourism Academic Conference

EUROPEAN SPORT TOURISM SUMMIT 2015 – Thursday 14th May

The Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit is the largest sport tourism event in Europe. CEOs, directors and key decision makers from the world of sport and tourism will provide insights into what works for sport, sports bodies, events and destinations in creating a sustainable approach to the fastest growing global tourism sector.

The Shannon Airport European Sport Tourism Summit 2015 is being held in Thomond Park Stadium, Limerick on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May 2015; a city synonymous with sport tourism as European City of Sport 2011 and National City of Culture 2014. The 2 day event has a share of international speakers, expert practical and technical sessions, an international academic conference, VIP Sports Lounge, networking and the 1st European Sport Tourism Awards.

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EUROPEAN SPORT TOURISM AWARDS – Thursday 14th May

The Shannon Group European Sport Tourism Awards will recognise the best in sport tourism from events, destinations of all sizes, marketing sponsorship activation and social media use across Europe. The awards will mark the success of destination marketing organisations, rights holders and marketing specialists who are directly involved in the sport tourism sector across Europe. The Awards ceremony will be hosted on the evening of Thursday 14th May in King Johns Castle, Limerick. Nominations will be accepted from January 1st to April 27th with the shortlist announced in early May.

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SPORT TOURISM INDUSTRY EXPERT SESSIONS – Friday 15th May

The European Sport Tourism Summit 2015 will host a series of expert sessions with speakers from international bid companies, mega events, sponsorship and global brands providing practical advice on enhancing sport tourism activation. These sessions are a technical and practical insight from international experts on event planning and delivery, sponsorship, digital marketing, bidding, operations and impact evaluation.

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EUROPEAN SPORT TOURISM ACADEMIC CONFERENCE – Friday 15th May

The European Sport Tourism Academic Conference is coordinated by The Centre of Sport, Tourism and Leisure Studies of the University of Brighton in association with W2 Consulting. The conference will consist of feature presentations, a panel discussion on the state of sport and tourism and links between academia and industry as well as paper presentations from academics across Europe and internationally.

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SPORTCAL VIP SPORTS LOUNGE – Thursday 14th & Friday 15th May

The SportCal VIP Sports Lounge presents an opportunity to meet international sport tourism experts including rights holders, federations, event organisers and host destinations. The Sports Lounge is open to industry VIPs and senior executives to network and create business opportunities, expand connections and develop growth in the sport tourism industry. Delegates can attend the Sports Lounge over the course of the 2 day Summit.

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