The Moment is Coming: Glasgow 2018 European Championships

Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Date: Thursday, March 1, 2018 Time: 07:45 - 09:15 Location: Gusto, 16 Bothwell St, Glasgow G2 6NU

Are you ready for the biggest event to be hosted in Scotland since the Commonwealth Games? Michelle McGinty, Head of Strategic Communications for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships will be joining us for breakfast to make sure that we are geared up for the European Championships. An exciting multi-sport event bringing together some of the continent’s leading sports, with Glasgow and Scotland hosting Aquatics, Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Rowing and Triathlon and Berlin hosting the Athletics.

To be staged every four years starting in August 2018, the European Championships will be a new highlight on the global sporting calendar and, with a potential television audience of more than 1 billion, Glasgow and Scotland venues will again be in the spotlight as we host 12 sporting disciplines as part of Glasgow 2018. With an action packed programme of cultural events bringing our city’s streets alive, the iconic George Square will be the beating heart of these activities allowing everyone to take part in the celebrations. Michelle is strategic lead for Marketing & Communications, Protocol and External Relations, Broadcast & Sponsor and Partner Services, making her well placed to guide us through how we can get involved as businesses, spectators and city ambassadors for this sporting feast.

Make sure you are out of the starting blocks early and BOOK NOW for the March Breakfast.


Michelle McGinty: 
Profiled

Michelle McGinty is the Head of Strategic Communications for the Glasgow 2018 European Championships. In this role she is strategic lead for Marketing & Communications, Protocol and External Relations, Broadcast and Sponsor and Partner Services.

A member of staff at Glasgow City Council, Michelle was previously a Senior Adviser in the council’s 2014 Commonwealth Games team where she had a communications and protocol role. Michelle was also the Protocol Manager for the FIG World Gymnastics Championships which were held at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro in 2015.

Before the Commonwealth Games Michelle was Head of Media for the Glasgow 2018 Youth Olympic Games Bid Team, a role she took after leaving the Leader’s Office where she had been Senior Adviser to the Leader of the Council.

Before joining Glasgow City Council in 2007, Michelle worked as a journalist at a number of publications including Scotland on Sunday, Business a.m. and the Edinburgh Evening News.

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