5 Skills Every Sport Event Manager Needs

Those of you who have had experience in sports management, and more specifically event management, know that organising major sporting events involves meticulous planning, complex coordination and dynamic multitasking.  Event managers must be able to think outside the box and get problems resolved. 

In a recent study from Event MB the question was asked – What are the skills an event professional needs to be successful in 2018?  The top 5 skills came out as:

Sport event managers also must have a clear understanding of all aspects of the event from the sport competition, to accreditation and security, sponsorship and marketing, protocol and hospitality and much more. 

The AISTS has been organising the Sport Event Management & Organisation Seminar (SEMOS) since 2001.  Over the years we have educated more than 600 sports managers on the complexities of sport event management. 

The AISTS Sport Event Management & Organisation Seminar is taking place shortly, from the 5th to the 8th of October at the University of Lausanne campus.  The AISTS SEMOS™ Open Module offers an overview of the key tasks that event managers need to successfully plan, communicate and operate their sport events, providing a 360° view and behind the scenes look at the mechanics of sport events.

This year’s seminar sees the largest number of expert speakers to date, with a variety of sessions planned that include lectures, panel discussions, group sessions and operation readiness exercise. 

The new speakers for this year’s seminar include Gemma Roura from Formula E, Thierry Grin from the Banque Eric Sturdza Geneva Open and Gavin McAlpine from the International Olympic Committee.  We will also have 3 guest speakers from the recent 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and Jose Dhooma who is currently Head of Logistics with FIFA. 

Mario Medeiros Azevedo, Commercial Director at the FIVB, and long standing SEMOS lecture said recently 

The AISTS SEMOS is a high-level course where current and future sports leaders learn and share best practices of management in the sports industry. The seminar’s value can be found in the faculty's proven record of expertise as well as the way content is addressed with strategic thinking and real study case scenarios.

To find out more about the AISTS Sport Event Management & Organisation Seminar (SEMOS™) and ensure that you are ready for your next event visit www.aists.org/semos or if you have any questions please email info@aists.org Registration closes soon.


About the AISTS Open Modules

The AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) was founded in 2000 by the International Olympic Committee, EPFL, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, IMD Business School, Ecole Hôteliere de Lausanne, City of Lausanne and Canton of Vaud. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections.  The AISTS Open Modules integrate theories into practical applications, through case studies, presentations and discussions, enabling a rich exchange of ideas and experiences. Our modules are taught in English by academics and professionals from different sport organisations including the IOC, various International Federations and sport agencies.

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