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Edmonton 2022 Commonwealth Games bid appoints TSE Consulting

The City of Edmonton has appointed TSE Consulting as lead consultants in its bid for the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Edmonton, a premier destination for sports events for over thirty years, has been a long-term client of TSE Consulting. The Commonwealth Games bid is part of the implementation of a long term sports event strategy to drive results in meeting various socio-economic objectives of the city.

With vast experience in advising bids, TSE will assist Edmonton 2022 with all aspects of ...

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    Dahlan Al-Hamad
    President, Asian Athletics Association
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    Turkish Swimming Federation
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    Ahlam Salem M. Al-Mana
    Qatar Women’s Sport Committee
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    Ann Johannsson

    Head of Halmstad Convention Bureau

    City of Halmstad

  • “During a short and very intense bidding process, TSE proved to be a fantastic partner and excellent source of knowledge throughout the whole campaign. They helped us develop and communicate our plans in a way that made our bid really stand out.” 

    Per Bertelsen


    Danish Handball Federation


    “The vast experience and know-how TSE Consulting brought to our team has been invaluable to this great success.”

    Bernhard Bauer


    German Handball Federation

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    José Quiñones


    Peruvian Olympic Committee

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    David Nivelle

    Director Multi Sports Games, SportAccord

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    Nenad Lalovic
    President, FILA
  • “Manchester is a truly unique city when it comes to sport. A potential regional sports hub would further add to the economic development of Manchester. We are happy to be working with TSE Consulting as they have a unique understanding of the sports market, both national and international. This provides an educated perspective and an efficient way of working, allowing the project to move quickly.”

    Neil Fairlamb
    Head of Sport,
    Manchester City Council
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    Henk Stokhof
    Director of Olympic Ambition,
    City of Amsterdam
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    Saadoun Al Kuwari
    Director, Qatar Olympic Committee
    Vice President, Qatar 2015 of Bid Committee
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    Rakel Liew
    Divisional Director (Business Partnership)
    Singapore Sports Council
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    Glenn Duncan

    Vice-President, Ottawa Tourism

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    Bente Skovgaard Kristensen

    Head of Sports Division,

    Ministry of Culture and Sport, Denmark

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    Candice Stasynec
    Executive Director - Inter-governmental and External Affairs,
    Office of the Edmonton City Manager
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    Lars Lundov
    Executive Director,
    Sport Event Denmark
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    Patrice Iseli
    Director of Sports,
    City of Lausanne
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    Barbara Creesy
    Member of the Executive Council,
    Gauteng Provincial Government
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    Vito Lo Iacono

    Manager Major Events,

    New Zealand Major Events

  • "The arrival of Steve Roush and TSE Consulting will bring an immense contribution to the development of Olympic Sports in Brazil. His experience leading the American team during three editions of the Olympic Games will certainly be very useful. His presence will add to the planning being done by the Brazilian Olympic Committee, together with the national federations, for the next Olympic cycle."

    Carlos Arthur Nuzman
    Brazilian Olympic Committee
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    Neil Jenkinson
    Head of Culture and Major Events,
    Yorkshire Forward
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    HE Sheik Fawaz Al-Kalifa
    Minister of Sport,
    Bahrain Ministry of Youth and Sport
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    Melody Falco
    General Director,
    Monterrey State Institute for Sport and Physical Culture
  • "Columbus has become known as an excellent partner for organizations hosting important sporting events. We think that TSE can help us build upon our successes, particularly in identifying events that will highlight our community’s assets and capabilities."

    Linda Logan
    Executive Director,
    Greater Columbus Sports Commission
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    Lars Bernhard Jorgensen
    Wonderful Copenhagen
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    Dr. Jung-Kil Kim


    Korean Olympic Committee

  • "Swiss Olympic has become a service oriented organisation. We have many different stakeholders that each have different expectations and our staff need to be ready to provide quality services at all times. Because of their understanding of our industry, TSE is the company that can help us improve these specific skills."

    Judith Conrad
    Head of Development and Training,
    Swiss Olympic Association
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    Dr. Rashed Al-Heraiwel
    General Secretary,
    Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee
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    Jessica Myers
    Director, Olympic Opportunities
    Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau
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    Joe Mojapelo
    General Manager 2010,
    City of Ekurhuleni
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    Kiril Todorov
    Mexican Swimming Federation
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    General Manager of the Bid,
    UEFA EURO 2012
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    UAE Swimming Federation
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    Mehmet Terzi
    Turkish Athletics Federation
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    Erik Jakobsen
    Danish Volleyball Federation
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    Lamine Diack
    President, IAAF
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    Andreas Kuhn
    Head of Assistance Programmes,
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    Peter Hall
    Head of Marketing,
    International Swimming Federation
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    Olivier Godallier
    Director, Marketing and Communications,

    International Motorcycling Federation

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    Tom Dielen
    Secretary General,
    World Archery Federation
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    International Federation of American Football
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    Eric Saintrond
    Secretary General / CEO,
    International University Sports Federation
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    Tim Goethals
    Head of Operations,
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    Jean Marc Badan
    Promotional Manager,
    World Air Sports Federation
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    Pere Miro
    Olympic Solidarity
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    Ron Froehlich
    International World Games Association
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    Kevin Dornberger
    World Bowling
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    Ali S Qahtani
    Secretary General,
    Saudi Arabian Swimming Federation
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    Brian Lewis
    Director of Championships,
    United States Bowling Congress
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    Secretary General,
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    Executive Director,
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    Development Manager,
    International Basketball Federation
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    Executive Director,
    International Rowing Federation
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    Kim Høfler
    Frederikshavn Event