What ATPI Sports Events did when one of the biggest sporting events in the world was postponed
We talked to Kevin Perrin, Head of Commercial & Sports Relations at ATPI Sports Events, based in Canada and Ellen de Weijer, Senior Project Manager at ATPI Sports Events, based in the Netherlands, to find out how they and their teams have dealt with all of the uncertainty that has surrounded one of the biggest sporting events in the world for the last year.
On 24th March 2020 the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirmed that the Tokyo Olympics would be postponed to 2021.
For ATPI Sports Events, a travel partner used to providing travel to international athletes and offering guest and hospitality experiences for a range of corporate clients and customers, the cancellation of the games represented a rapid departure from ‘business as usual’ and signified just how serious the Covid-19 pandemic had become around the world.
A year later, with the pandemic still developing, it was announced that international spectators would not be permitted to attend the Olympics and once again, all plans were turned on their head.