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Securing hotel investment and optimising cities to attract international events

Thursday 14 March 2024 - Thursday 14 March 2024
11:30 am - 12:15 am

Session overview

This panel discussion will focus on how investment in hospitality and tourism infrastructure can help cities attract and deliver major sporting and cultural events. The panel will also explore the extent to which major events can foster global recognition for cities and catalyse inclusive economic growth.


NGI, Durham County Council


Sarah Green, Chief Executive

NewcastleGateshead Initiative

Cllr Amanda Hopgood, Leader of the Council

Durham County Council

Simon Reid, Head of Sectors

Liverpool City Region Growth Company

Arnaud Melili, Head of Private Partnerships

Choose Paris Region

Elliot Newton, Director, Development - UK & Ireland

IHG Hotels & Resorts

Your Business. Your City. Your Future.

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