Analysing and understanding the true impact of hosting events
Global Sports Impact (GSI) Experts

Iain Edmondson

Director
International Association of Event Hosts
Iain is a founding member and director of the International Association of Event Hosts. He has more than 20 years' business development and operational experience across public and private sector organisations. He has been involved in a number of successful sporting bids and projects in London including the bid team for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the 2017 IAAF and IPC World Athletics Championships and the extension of the NFL’s commitment to staging regular season games in the city. Iain created the concept and led the development of the RideLondon festival of cycling and also supported the development of new major cultural events for the city, including the Lumiere London festival of light.

For 10 years Iain has led the Major Events team at London & Partners, the Mayor of London's official promotional organisation for the capital. He has also delivered a number of multi-million pound public/private partnership projects for sports facilities, and has an MBA degree from the University of Cambridge.