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Strategic Development At The Commonwealth Games

The Queen's Baton spent the day in the Mpumalanga province, South Africa on 17 May, 2017, where it attended various events including a memorial to a 1947 train disaster and a visit to a World Cup soccer stadium. This QueenÕs Baton Relay will visit all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, over 388 days and cover 230,000km. It will be the longest Relay in Commonwealth Games history, finishing at the Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 4th April 2018. Photograph shows a group of school pupils with the Baton as it arrived at the town of Emalahleni for a celebration of the Relay.

The Queen’s Baton spent the day in the Mpumalanga province, South Africa on 17 May, 2017, where it attended various events including a memorial to a 1947 train disaster and a visit to a World Cup soccer stadium. This QueenÕs Baton Relay will visit all 70 nations and territories of the Commonwealth, over 388 days and cover 230,000km. It will be the longest Relay in Commonwealth Games history, finishing at the Opening Ceremony on the Gold Coast on 4th April 2018. Photograph shows a group of school pupils with the Baton as it arrived at the town of Emalahleni for a celebration of the Relay.

A seminar as part of the Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Public Seminar Series

Given by: David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Federation 

Lecture Theatre B01
Clore Management Centre Building
Torrington Square
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

Monday 13 November 2017 at 6pm

For directions click here.

Attendance at the event is free but you need TO REGISTER.

Synopsis

During a time of global uncertainty questions emerge on the relevance and resonance of global communities such as the Commonwealth, an association of independent sovereign states with a population of 2.2 billion people making up 30% of the world’s population. The Commonwealth Games is a unique, world class, multi-sports event which is held once every four years. It is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.

With this back drop and an increased focus within the global sports industry for integrity, transparency and accountability, in this presentation David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), will outline the current strategies being implemented by the CGF to address these challenges, enhance its relevance and promote its impact by upholding the CGF Vision: ‘Building peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities globally, by inspiring Commonwealth Athletes to drive the impact and ambition of all Commonwealth Citizens through sport.’

Biography

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Federation

David is Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and many other initiatives that inspire Commonwealth athletes to drive the ambition and power of all Commonwealth citizens through sport.

Previously, David was Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, with responsibility for the organisation’s successful preparation and staging of the Games.

Before that, David was the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). A former competitive wrestler, during his career he has also served as a coach, athlete agent, team administrator, consultant and Board member

Pic Bill Fleming Pic show David Grevemberg , Chief Executive Glasgow 2014.email: info@billflemingphotography.com Tel 07836632704

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Contact Details

Seminar Series Details

For further details on this seminar series contact:

Sean Hamil
Department of Management
Birkbeck College
Malet Street
London
WC1E 7HX

Tel: 020 7631 6763

Email: s.hamil@bbk.ac.uk

Twitter: @Birkbecksport

 

 

 

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