Copenhagen is a currently busy hosting the EURO2020 and getting, while also preparing to welcome the combined WorldPride and EuroGames later this summer and the Tour de France – Grand Départ next year.
“The election of Copenhagen as host city of Smart Cities & Sport is an important recognition. It emphasizes that internationally our city is considered to be both attractive and safe. The fact that we are able to do sports and exercise in the city is a big part of Copenhagen’s DNA. We can ride our bikes in the streets, swim in the harbors and do sports in the green spaces – and with the big variety of sport associations in Copenhagen we have a strong sense of connectedness around sport that unites us across social divisions. This contributes to making Copenhagen one of the best cities to live in,” says Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Lars Weiss.
Sport Event Denmark also welcomes the Smart Cities & Sport:
“Yet one more of the leading international sports congresses is now coming to Denmark and Copenhagen after SportAccord in 2017, and the IOC Session & Olympic Congress in 2009. We are very pleased, and we look forward to being a co-organizer again and to welcoming the World of Sports back,” says Lars Lundov, CEO, Sport Event Denmark.
As part of the EURO2020, Copenhagen has a strong focus on incorporating sustainability. This is a natural move, as sustainability is part of Denmark's DNA.
Denmark will push the boundaries of how to stage events in a sustainable and responsible way, and hope to add new dimensions to the community around the sport that we all love so much. Smart Cities & Sport will thus be a great platform to join, discuss, and share ideas.
“We are very pleased to welcome the Smart Cities & Sport Summit to Copenhagen, in particular since this destination isn't an Olympic city. The summit underlines our position as a great host city for both congresses and sporting events, as well as our reputation as a frontrunner within the creation of smart urban spaces and sustainable solutions - and is an excellent occassion to showcase our strength positions to a large number of key organisations and decision-makers,” says Mikkel Aarø-Hansen, CEO of the official tourism organisation of Copenhagen, Wonderful Copenhagen.
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