Major (international) sports events are increasingly popping up in city centers. And that's for a good reason, because as an organizer you like to offer fans an unforgettable experience. But how do you do that? And what is involved in organizing a sports event in the center of a city? That’s what it’s all about at the Urban Sport Congress on Thursday 10 September in Utrecht during the major international beach volleyball tournament King of the Court.
Several professionals from the sports and entertainment world share their experiences about organizing urban sports events. Wilco Nijland of sporting events agency Sportworx tells more about King of the Court and his plans for the future.Fabio Azevedo, general manager of FIVB, also joins in. General director Arnoud Strijbis of the Dutch Archery Association will tell more about the World Archery Championships in 2019 and the choice of an Urban location. There will also be a panel discussion with Willem de Boer (researcher HAN University), Ton Wetselaar (Municipality of Utrecht) and René Vlaanderen and Martin Ho Suie Sang (Dutch basketball association). Director of events of the Nevobo, Michel Everaert, will close the day with a presentation about the Volleyball World Champioships for women that will be organized in the Netherlands in 2022.
The conference will be held on Thursday 10 September in the coronaproof stadium on the Jaarbeursplein in Utrecht from 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm (Central European Summer Time). Afterwards, you can watch the third session of the King of the Court tournament at the stadium. The undisputed numbers 1 in the world participate in that session, the Norwegians Anders Mol and Christian Sørum. They have been at the top of the rankings for two years, winning tournament after tournament. The Dutch duo Christiaan Varenhorst and Steven van de Velde also play in that session. In the women’s tournament you will see the top ranked Brazilian duo Agatha / Duda and the European top with the Czech Hermannova and Slukova.
Click here for more information, the program and for tickets (in Dutch). We’d love to see you on Thursday 10 September at Jaarbeursplein.