Marc Joly, head of the ‘Children Win’ campaign at the international child rights organisation Terre des Hommes, is a keynote speaker at the Host City 2017 event in Glasgow. Marc will speak about the progress made over the last year by sports governing bodies in the field of human rights and Mega Sporting Events, and the challenges they now face in implementing newly-created policies and safeguards in the future.

Marc also will speak on a panel, alongside executives from the IOC and Commonwealth Games, discussing ‘The biggest issues influencing hosting decisions’.


Host City is one of the largest international meeting of cities and sports, business and cultural events. For its fourth edition, Host City on ‘Bringing Major Event Opportuniteis to Cities and Suppliers of al Sizes’.

Read the agenda here.

One content stream will focus on the opportunities and issues around mega events, which require sustainable investments in design, infrastructure, technology, security and event management. Organising committee directors will share best practice and discuss opportunities with the world’s leading solutions providers.

A second content stream will address cities and events of all kinds – from major sports championships and scientific congresses to culture and entertainment. Cities and rights holders will have the unique opportunity to highlight their own strengths and requirements to ensure the best fit and return on investment when hosting events.

In addition, a programme of structured networking will make sure that all delegates have the maximum opportunity to meet a great number of their influential counterparts and establish new friendships.