NOTE: If you register for both SEMOS and SEMOS Plus a CHF 600 discount will be applied.
Since 2001, the AISTS has been organising SEMOS™ - Sport Event Management and Organisation Seminar. The AISTS SEMOS™ open module offers an overview of the key tasks that sports managers need to successfully plan, communicate and operate when organising sport events, providing a 360° view and behind the scenes look at the mechanics of sport events.
Bringing together leaders of International Sport Federations and other experts of the AISTS network, including the International Olympic Committee and sport event organisers, AISTS SEMOS™ is both pertinent and practical, and recognises the increased expectations of spectators, media and sponsors at major events.
The next edition of AISTS SEMOS™ will take place from the 16th to the 20th of October, 2017 and registration is NOW OPEN.
This newly revised open module is being led by Ms Andera Marcellini - Venue General Manager at the recent 2016 Rio Olympic Games. With over 10 years of experience working in sport and 7 years of working in international sports organisations, Andrea has experience in managing large scale events and teams and specialises in project management and communications. She will also be lecturing throughout the week, providing participants with hands on learning through numerous operational readiness exercises. We have revised and updated our programme this year and added new speakers. You can find the list of 2017 speakers below.
I thoroughly recommend the programme as an excellent way to gain valuable insight into the current state of play across a range of critical areas in the business of sport at large. Additionally, for anyone involved in event management, the importance of simply learning before doing cannot be underestimated. SEMOS™ is one excellent way participants can begin to fill the knowledge gaps so evident in poorly run events.
Christopher Payne, SEMOS lecturer & Head of Olympic Games Knowledge Management
International Olympic Committee
North Ward EPFL
Route Louise-Favre 2
Fee: CHF 1'980
IFs, NFs & NOC Discount: Employees of International and National Sports Federations and National Olympic Committees receive a discount off the AISTS SEMOS™ open module fee. Please email email@example.com to register and to take advantage of the discount.
- Course materials
- Daily lunch
- Entrance fee to the Olympic Museum
- Certificate of Completion
Immerse yourself in a week-long experience, where the core functions of managing sport events such as World Championships and Continental and Olympic Games will be considered, examined and explored.
Focused on impactful learning with constructive outcomes, these five days will explore topics, including:
- Sport Competition
- Venue management
- Catering, Cleaning and Waste
- Risk Management
Join an international class of 40 participants and a network of like-minded professionals to hear from industry experts from the IOC, Rugby World Cup, Eurosport, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI), World Rowing (FISA), International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) and more. See below for detailed biographies of each speaker.
Who should attend
AISTS SEMOS™ participants are professional, part-time or volunteer managers and organisers of international sports events, as well as staff from International Sports Organisations looking to successfully lead and manage a complex sport event.
As an AISTS SEMOS™ participant, you will join an international class of 40 participants currently studying the AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology.
Class Size: Approximately 40-50 individuals.
Monday, 16 October
09:00 - 09:45 Introduction by Andrea Marcellini, AISTS
10:00 - 11:45 From strategy to operations by Pierre Ducrey, IOC (International Olympic Committee)
12:00 - 13:15 Sport Competition by Colleen Orsmond, World Rowing
14:30 - 16:30 Venue Management by Clare Hartley, Arc Event Consultancy
16:45 - 17:30 Operational Readiness Exercise by Andrea Marcellini, AISTS
Tuesday, 17 October
09:00 - 10:15 Finance (speaker TBC)
10:30 - 12:00 Business Development Case by Cyrille Jackobsen, UCI (International Cycling Federation)
13:30 - 15:30 Sponsorship by Mario Medeiros Azevedo, FIVB (International Volleyball Federation)
Wednesday, 18 October
09:00 - 10:30 City Relations by Georg Spazier, Innsbruck-Tirol UCI Road World Championships 2018
11:00 - 12:30 Transport (speaker TBC)
14:00 - 16:00 People Management (speaker TBC)
16:15 - 17:00 Operational Readiness Exercise by Andrea Marcellini, AISTS
Thursday, 19 October
09:00 - 11:00 Technology by Adrian Corcoran, AmberGlass
11:30 - 12:30 Logistics by Jose Dhooma, 5th Asian Games, Turkmenistan
14:00 - 15:00 Logistics by Jose Dhooma, 5th Asian Games, Turkmenistan
15:15 - 16:00 Operational Readiness Exercise by Andrea Marcellini, AISTS
Friday, 20 October
09:00 - 10:30 Ticketing by Paul Williamson, Sportts Ink Associates
11:00 - 12:30 Accreditation by Francess Lusack, Lusack Logic & IOC Advisor
14:00 - 16:00 Security by Andrew Amery, R3S Global
16:15 - 17:00 Operational Readiness Exercise by Andrea Marcellini