The whole world will be watching as Rio hosts the 2016 Olympics Games. The city will unite hundreds of thousands of athletes, supporters, leaders and businesspeople from around the world, there to experience the Games, a time-honoured testament to the ability of sport to bring people together.
Cities that host the Games go through enormous transformations. The event takes an immense deal of planning, communication, negotiation and execution. The Olympics and Paralympics are some of the most complex projects in the world to manage and deliver.
The Chevening Alumni will bring together a panel to discuss the leadership required to ensure endeavours as large as the Olympics run as smoothly as possible, and what legacies are left behind by the Games.
They will look at what has been learnt from the London 2012 Games in relation to how Rio undertook these same challenges, and in what ways these lessons can be applied to the Tokyo 2020 Games.
Finally, they will discuss how to build on these steps and continue development momentum beyond the closing ceremony, when the Olympic flame is extinguished and the Olympic flag handed over to the next host city, so that the positive effects of the Games will be felt by future generations.
The panel will bring together professionals from diverse fields including sports, management and technology along with authorities, academics and business executives from Brazil and the UK.
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