|Registration deadline for the Lausanne Summit: 3rd October 2008|
Twenty-five previous Olympic hosts have confirmed their attendance. Also present will be the up-coming Olympic hosts Vancouver, London and Sochi, as well as the first ever Youth Olympic Games hosts, Singapore. These prestigious cities will be joined by other top class international cities that have expressed future ambitions of hosting the Olympic or Youth Olympic Games.
A top level programme has been developed that touches on the social and political aspects of hosting major events as the Olympic Games and includes world class speakers such as Mr. Simon Anholt, Place Branding Specialist; Mr. Michael Knight, Former Minister of the Olympics for New South Wales, Australia; and Geoff Newton, Director of Olympic Opportunity at the London Development Agency. Representatives from the IOC will be actively involved in the discussions.