Smart Cities and Sport Summit – Mayor of Atlanta Kasim Reed to provide closing address
Lausanne, Switzerland – October 7, 2016 – The Smart Cities & Sport Summit, the unique conference for cities who want to expand their knowledge about how they can interact with sport in a smarter and more sustainable way, is honoured to announce that Kasim Reed, Mayor of Atlanta, will provide the closing address at the third edition, organised in Lausanne on October 10-12, 2016.
Mayor of one of the biggest American metropoles, Mayor Reed will address cities from around the world and present his vision to include sport at the centre of the development of a smart city. As one of the most important sport cities in the US – with professional teams in the NFL, MLB, NBA and MLS – Atlanta is also one of the most multicultural. The Mayor will share his views on how the various actors in sport in his city can work together to ensure smart and sustainable development.
Before becoming Mayor of Atlanta in 2010, Kasim Reed was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002 and a member of the Georgia State Senate from 2003 to 2009. Having spoken at the Democratic Party’s National Convention a few weeks ago, Reed further raised his profile to become one of the major figures in American politics.
Mélanie Duparc, Secretary General of the World Union of Olympic Cities, commented: “We are extremely honoured to have such a prestigious speaker concluding the third edition of the Smart Cities & Sport Summit. Kasim Reed will share his extensive experience in leading a major sport city and inspire our participants from all around the world on how they can place sport at the core of the development strategy of their cities.”
The Smart Cities & Sport Summit is an initiative from the World Union of Olympic Cities – an organisation whose members constitute former and future host cities of the Olympic Games. Smart Cities & Sport has the ambition to provide the leading platform worldwide for the exchange of experience and knowledge about cities’ interaction with sport.
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