The Olympic Games Knowledge Management (OGKM) on the Games'
venue operation was convened in Beijing Wednesday morning, with
Olympic experts taking their first-hand Games experiences in the
area to the seminar.
The two-day venuisation seminar is intended to target the
preparatory work for the Games-time operation and will help
attendees nail down the know-how of integrating the venue operation
plan into the 2008 Olympic master schedule.
The seminar will also help define the venue planning procedure
for the Beijing Games and train personnel allocated at the
competition and non-competition venues. The training of the latter
will involve the application of the planning procedure for the
competition venues to the non-competition venues.
Chief organizers of the Beijing Olympics will be able to obtain
from the seminar useful knowledge about the missions in the days to
come and the necessary support they are to provide for the
accomplishment of the venue operation.
Lecturing the workshop were Katharine McLennan and Matthew
Jackson with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) OGKM, Lisa
Hindson of the IOC Venue Operation, and Roula Kokkota from the
organizing committee of Athens 2004 (ATHOC) -- the latest edition
of the Summer Games.
Vice Mayor of Beijing and BOCOG Executive Vice-President Liu
Jingmin delivered a keynote speech at the seminar and BOCOG
Executive Vice-President Li Binghua chaired the seminar.
Representatives of BOCOG departments concerned, the competition
and non-competition teams, the Beijing 2008 Project Construction
Headquarters Office, the Beijing 2008 Environmental Construction
Office, and other stakeholders took part in the seminar.
A section of the IOC's Olympic Games Department, Olympic Games
Knowledge Management (OGKM) offers Olympic Games Organising
Committees (OCOGs) services, including workshops, seminars and a
network of experts with Games experience on a range of Olympic
topics that will occur throughout the OCOGs' lifecycle.
(CRI July 27, 2006)