26 - 27 JUNE 2019


The Only Multi Games 
Business of Sport Summit


Major Events International (MEI) hosts its 5th annual Major Events Summit bringing together the most influential stakeholders from past, current and future Games & host organisations and key commercial 

suppliers involved in major sports events to knowledge share and collaborate.


Major themes include:

  • Fan Engagement,

  • Overlay

  • Technology

  • Safety & Security 

This highly interactive - "non-conference" format gives all participants the option to contribute. The two-day event consists of workshops, panels and round table discussions. Games organisers outline plans and opportunities while suppliers share experiences and lessons learned.


The Awards Dinner recognises the success of members in the most iconic market globally; in an informal environment which is another opportunity to network with, invite or host key contacts.


The Summit is limited to 95 commercial company attendees, with priority to MEI members - prospective members can request an invitation to attend.

This year we exceeded our limit! 


PM 25th June: International sport organisations & sponsor VIP reception

26th June: Summit Day 1 & Awards Dinner

27th June: Summit Day 2


We are delighted that Villa Park has been chosen as the host venue for the 2019 Major Sports Events Summit run each June by MEI. Following successful previous Editions on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and as a contributor to the International Business Festival in Liverpool in 2018, the most attractive City to host the 2019 Summit is Birmingham. Hosting the Commonwealth Games 2022 and with Rugby League World Cup 2021 planning in full mobilisation, it was a natural choice for International past, current and future Games hosts to meet expert suppliers and gain a better understanding of lessons learned and sharing best practice. We are delighted that the Mayor of West Midlands Andy Street CBE will welcome the VIPs at a reception on 25th June and open the Summit on the 26th June. To get a feel for last years Summit watch this video.



Invitations are extended to MEI Members, Partners, VIPs and prospective members of the network only. Bringing together leading Major Events Suppliers, Organising Committees, Venue Operators and Governing Bodies for 2 full days of detailed engagement.

MEI have recruited a number of panels of influential decision makers and power brokers from the Tokyo and Paris Olympics; Commonwealth Games, Pan American Games, various sporting World Cups and Multi Sport Games will share their knowledge with suppliers and sports business entrepreneurs.

Organisations who will be in attendance:

Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 

Rugby League World Cup 2021

West Midlands Police - Commonwealth Games 2022 Security

The Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic & Paralympic Games

Lima Pan American Games 2019

Santiago 2023 Organising Committee

eSports lead from GAISF

Paris Olympics 2024

*Pressures on host organisations can lead to late notice cancellations.




2 day Summit ticket

2 day Summit ticket

Summit + Awards Dinner

MEI for Members /

Not for profit









Awards Dinner




*Price does not include VAT


Capability Stand Includes One Ticket





Sponsorship Options

*Price does not include VAT




Using the extensive and high quality hospitality facilities at Villa Park, home to Aston Villa FC, the Annual Major Events Awards Dinner recognises and celebrates the achievements of expert suppliers and Sports Host organisations. Proof of credibility for winners is evidenced by a certificate and the Award itself, plus individual and group winner pictures for future PR use. Winners are also able to use the Logo: as shown here  in signature blocks of your organisation.  During the Dinner, options exist to offer to host one of three requested VIP organisations, who would value being aware of your capability.



Contact Us

+44 (0)207 709 2350



12 Tokenhouse Yard 

City of London, 

London, EC2R 7AS

United Kingdom 

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Day 2