England’s large event cities have joined forces to
collaborate on bidding for future major events, following the experience of
putting together a bid for England’s 2018
World Cup campaign.
The initial agreement of collaboration was made at a
Host Cities Forum meeting which took place in London last week. The Events for London team hosted the Host Cities Forum which saw over 30
representatives from across England’s 2018 Candidate Host Cities including
the cities of – Birmingham, Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Newcastle, Nottingham, Sheffield and Sunderland.
The agenda for the meeting included a discussion to
consider plans for future major events, including the 2015 Rugby World Cup and
2019 Cricket World Cup. The meeting resulted in the city representatives
agreeing to collaborate on bidding for and hosting future major events including
sharing details of local legacy plans.
“This was a milestone for major events across the
country, the agreement to work together is a critical step towards
England and the
UK making the most of major
event opportunities in the future,” Head of Events for London, Iain Edmondson,
said. “Although the 2018 bid for England was not successful we are
keenly aware that there must be some real tangible benefits and a positive
outcome from all the hard work and investment that was
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