‘Glasgow 2014 Experience Will Help Scottish Businesses In The International Major Events Market’

‘Glasgow 2014 Experience Will Help Scottish Businesses in The International Major Events Market’ Says Mei Founder
Oct. 18, 2013 - PRLog -- GLASGOW, October 18 2013 – The success of London 2012 and potential of Glasgow 2014 will boost Scottish businesses looking to establish themselves at major sporting events around the world, according to Dennis Mills, founder of leading global business specialists Major Events International (MEI).

Brazil and Russia are set to stage FIFA World Cups and Olympic Games with Qatar also selected to stage the FIFA World Cup in nine years’ time.

MEI is staging a seminar in Glasgow on Tuesday October 22, which will highlight the opportunities for Scottish companies, regardless of sector or size, looking to break into or establish themselves in the sports event industry. There will also be more of a detailed look at Qatar.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dennis Mills said: “The standing of British companies in the sports industry around the world could not be higher and MEI is looking to work with Scottish businesses looking to capitalise on the attention that Glasgow 2014 will provide.

“There are a great number of the opportunities for Scottish companies in Qatar, Russia and Brazil, with many procurement opportunities underway already and many challenges that will come with those openings.

“Scottish companies can no doubt thrive in the international events market – but without experience and local insight, it can be a costly and fruitless exercise as MEI has seen so many times before.”

The MEI seminar will be run with UIDC in collaboration with Pinsent Masons LLP, who will be represented by Australian James Earl, who oversees a specialist commercial rights and event management team.

Other speakers include Eileen Williams, Managing Director, ESTC, DWA Architects Director of International Projects, Mel Fairbourn-Varley and Irum Ashraf, Creative Technologies.


Address: Pinsent Masons LLP, Level 5, 123 St Vincent Street, Glasgow G2 5EA

Registration starts at 1pm and presentations begin at 1.30pm. The briefing will conclude by 4.30pm and will be followed by networking.

Register: Visit this link to reserve your place: http://meiqatarbriefing.eventbrite.co.uk/ or email plawson@majoreventsint.com or call +44 2079 349 008



Major Events International (MEI) was formed in 2007 and specialises in helping companies succeed in the major events industry.

MEI offers business support services to companies bidding for, hosting or supplying major iconic global events such as the Olympic Games and World Cups.

MEI offers a wide range of services including organising overseas mission support; strategic bid and host city support; and advice to access key suppliers for stadium and venue builds and upgrades.

Our network of suppliers and experts will be of value to any company looking to increase their presence in the international major events world.

In addition to a range of bespoke consultancy services and a particular focus on Brazil, MEI run the only global professional membership scheme for individuals and companies across all sectors who wish to be included in this specialist community.

The tailored MEI major events information service from our online major events portal gives readers the latest news and in-depth analysis on procurement for the events and sports world, together with supplier directories and focused advertising from the global events community.

This is underpinned by a quarterly digest which has been significantly enhanced of late to give subscribers access to market intelligence and procurement data, hosted on the main MEI web sites in Brazil and for a wider international readership.

MEI staff have been involved in a wide range of international events including: Beijing Olympic Games 2008; Commonwealth Games India 2010, London Olympic Games 2012; and have been present in Brazil since 2009. Qatar is now moving into focus and other UK based events beyond London 2012 to include Commonwealth Games Glasgow and Rugby World Cup 2015.

For media inquiries please contact:

David Alexander, Calacus PR on 07802-412424 or david.alexander@calacus.com

Kourtney Shaw, Calacus PR on 07730-769269 or kourtney.shaw@calacus.com

Gemma Mejer, Calacus PR on 07730-766195 or gemma.mejer@calacus.com

For more information about Major Events International, please visit http://www.majoreventsinternational.com or email enquiries@majoreventsint.com
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