Host Port Feedback II
Kevin Grant, Senior Project Manager, Belfast 2015
Gerry Copeland, Belfast City Council
Albert Gjørtz, Project Manager, Tall Ships® Races 2015 Aalesund
Host port representatives from The Tall Ships Races 2015 will give insights on their preparation and delivery of the event in their city. These first-hand insights will include areas of their projects that were successful and also the more challenging areas where lessons were learned. This session offers a valuable source of advice and guidance for contracted and potential host ports.
Gerry Copeland has worked for Belfast City Council for nearly two decades. In this time he has help deliver many of the city’s iconic events through its annual festival programme. Along with his colleagues in Belfast Council’s City Events Unit and Belfast Harbour he assisted in bringing over 500,000 people to The Tall Ships Races 2015 – an event which generated £17 million for the city’s economy and £5 million in publicity value.