St. Lucia to host Venue Summit World Cup 2007
Guyana Chronicle
September 14, 2003

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KINGSTON, Jamaica, (CWC 2007): Delegates from countries in the Caribbean and North America, looking to host matches during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2007 in the West Indies, have been invited to attend Venue Summit 1 in St Lucia from September 26 to 27.

Venue Summit 1 is being scheduled ahead of the Host Venue Selection Tender that will be opened later this year. VS 1 will inform prospective host countries on how to become an ICC CWC 2007 venue.

”Our Venue Assessment Team will be introduced and they will present the latest information regarding venue selection and development,” remarked Chris Dehring, managing director of the ICC CWC 2007.

Dehring added: “The ICC will be represented as well and they will update all on the requirements and standards necessary for a venue to be considered for matches and other events.”

On Friday, September 26, delegates attending the Summit will hear from Dehring, Don Lockerbie, the venue development director of ICC CWC 2007, and Rawle Brancker, chairman of the ICC CWC 2007 board of directors, after a welcome cocktail party and dinner.

On Saturday’s packed agenda, the morning will open with Dehring giving an ICC CWC 2007 Host Venue Update; Lockerbie will address delegates about the Venue Development Plan and the Venue Assessment Team’s Scope of Work; Campbell Jamieson of the ICC will speak on ICC Requirements and Expectations for Venues; and Andrew Wildblood of International Marketing Group will talk about Host Venue Tender and Selection Process - What Can You Be Doing Now?

After lunch on Saturday, Nigel Rushman of Rushman’s Accreditation will speak on the Magnitude of the CWC on Venues - Lessons from South Africa; Rory Steyn, head of security at the ICC CWC 2003 in South Africa, will address delegates on Venue Security and the South Africa Model; expert Bob Laing will talk about Urban Planning for the ICC CWC 2007; and consultant Heinrich Nussli will address Modular Solutions for Venue Development.

The visiting consultants will also be available to the Caribbean delegates for one-on-one sessions before everyone departs for a cocktail party and farewell dinner at the Beausejour Stadium.