RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series


The RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series hosted ten internationally-acclaimed speakers who shared their Olympic and Paralympic expertise with businesses and communities throughout BC.

From 2006-2008, these speakers visited several communities to share their knowledge and experience. They also participated in an interview which was webcast live and archived online at 2010LegaciesNow.com. The program was sponsored by RBC, CTV, the Province of British Columbia and the Vancouver Sun.

Featured Stories

  1. IOC President Dr. Jacques Rogge shares lessons in Olympic legacies

    Dr. Jacques Rogge, president of the International Olympic Committee, spoke in Vancouver about the IOC’s commitment to creating sustainable legacies within the framework of the Olympic Games.

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  2. Head of Australian Olympic Committee shares tips on sport hosting

    Craig Phillips, secretary general of the Australian Olympic Committee, visited BC to discuss how communities and businesses can capitalize on business, tourism and team hosting opportunities leading up to 2010.

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  3. Torino Games president shares key lessons from 2006 Winter Games

    Valentino Castellani, president of the Torino 2006 Organizing Committee, visited BC to share business successes and key lessons learned from hosting the 2006 Winter Games.

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  4. Speaker Series launches with expert from Sydney Games

    Australia's Margy Osmond visited BC to share lessons in Olympic business development.

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  5. Hospitality expert shares lessons in business and tourism development

    Mark Lewis, president of Jet Set Sports, shared lessons in hospitality business development.

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  6. Olympic professional shares lessons in business development

    Olympic Games professional Felicity Shankar shared lessons in sponsorship, activation strategies and tourism opportunities.

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  7. Speaker shares lessons from 2002 Winter Games

    Bill Malone, executive director of Utah’s Park City Chamber of Commerce, shared lessons learned from the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City.

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  8. Sports marketing expert shares legacies opportunities from sport events

    Alan Pascoe, chair of Fast Track sports marketing agency, discussed how communities and local businesses can capitalize on major sport events.

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  9. Communications expert shares Olympic lessons

    Media strategist Jaime Rupert shared how communities and businesses can maximize media opportunities leading up to and beyond the 2010 Winter Games.

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  10. Torch Relay expert shares lessons with BC communities

    Torch Relay expert Di Henry shared how BC communities can capitalize on the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays.

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  11. Get involved with 2010 opportunities

    Host Olympic teams in your community.

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  12. Video: RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series

    Betty MacLeod, Vice President, Olympic Business Development, RBC Royal Bank, talks about why RBC chose to partner with 2010 Legacies Now on the RBC 2010 Legacies Now Speaker Series.

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