6:00pm Registration, 6:30pm Lecture, 8:00pm Refreshments and networking
Speaker: Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer, The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG)
Series: World City Week
London 2012 : Delivering the Dream
A world city is a city deemed to be an important node point in the global economic system. With over 7 million citizens, a multicultural environment, a centre of finance and culture and hosting a number of higher education institutions, London is deemed a World City.
Forming part of 'World City Week : Exploring the Global Agenda'
Paul Deighton discusses the business and operations of LOCOG leading up to London 2012, touching on his varied responsibilities which include putting in place the operational plans to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the management of diverse stakeholder groups, local and international, and driving sponsorship/fundraising opportunities to fund the staging of the Games.
Paul will also examine the post 2012 legacy of the Games, touching on the social, economic, environmental and sporting benefits, in the context of London being a world city.
Paul Deighton, Chief Executive Officer
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG)
Paul leads the LOCOG team to deliver all operational plans for London 2012, managing the day-to-day operations of LOCOG, from raising the £2 billion budget from the private sector to working closely with the Olympic Delivery Authority to ensure the Olympic Park venues and other new infrastructure is delivered on time. He provides leadership in the development of a variety of Olympic and Paralympic programmes, from sponsorship and marketing to ticketing and the Torch Relay.
Paul also leads LOCOG's relationships with key stakeholders including the Government and all its agencies, the Mayor of London, the British Olympic Association, the British Paralympic Association and other organisations with an interest in the Games.
Prior to joining LOCOG, Paul was European Chief Operating Officer for Goldman Sachs, and a member of its European Management Committee. During his 22-year career with the firm Paul held a number of client facing and management roles and was made a partner in 1996.
World City Week: Exploring the global agenda