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ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

Large-scale sport events in times of megalomania: Bigger, better, more expensive. Sustainable?

Presented by: Sports Law Commission; Real Estate Commission; Environmental and Energy Law Commission

Workshop #2

DATE & TIME

LOCATION

 Wednesday, 4 September

 14:00 – 16:00

Hotel Parco dei Principi (Meeting room to be communicated in the event mobile app)

DESCRIPTION

Bigger, better, more expensive: This seems to be the slogan of every large-scale sport event, no matter if it is the Olympics or the FIFA World Cup. Billions are spent to host such events, but at what price? Often, infrastructure built disintegrates unused after the event, with no perspective of long-term investments ahead. In an era of increased scrutiny of sustainable investing, it seems that sustainability is not top of mind for organisers of large-scale sport events However, the world is changing.

Organisations like the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are setting an example by adopting sustainability practices in their events and promoting green building standards. Is this enough or should there be stricter measures? The joint session of the Sports Law Sub-commission, the Real Estate Commission and the Environmental and Energy Law Commission aims to examine how infrastructure for large-scale sport events can be built in a sustainable way, with positive benefits to the host community. Speakers from different countries and backgrounds will discuss these topics.

SPEAKERS & MODERATORS

Francois Carrard

Francois Carrard

(Previously at) International Olympic Committee, Switzerland

Speaker

Mads Fuglesang

Mads Fuglesang

Selmer, Norway

Speaker

Paul Bassett

Paul Bassett

Mason Hayes & Curran, Ireland

Speaker

Thilo Pachmann

Thilo Pachmann

Pachmann, Switzerland

Speaker

Laura Manz

Laura Manz

Kellerhals Carrard, Switzerland

Moderator

Marco Gardino

Marco Gardino

R&P Legal, Italy

Speaker

Martin Foerster

Martin Foerster

Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbHm, AUSTRIA

Moderator

GENERAL REPORTERS

Jeroen De Coninck

Jeroen De Coninck

Advocaat Publiek Recht & Vastgoed, Belgium

Bernd Hauck

Bernd Hauck

KELLERHALS CARRARD, SWITZERLAND

Thomas Wehrli

Thomas Wehrli

Pachmann Rechtsanwälte AG, Switzerland

Martin Foerster

Martin Foerster

Graf & Pitkowitz Rechtsanwälte GmbH, AUSTRIA