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Olympic chief to explain secrets of Games’ planning success

17 October 2012 — 17 October 2012 Greenwich, University of

Fresh from the triumph of the London 2012 Games, the chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority is to lead a seminar at the University of Greenwich.

Sir John Armitt, pictured, presents The construction of London 2012 Games: On time, under budget, how? as part of the Business School’s Big Picture seminar series.

This free two-hour seminar, which takes place at 5pm on Wednesday 17 October at the Greenwich Campus, will deliver a valuable insight into the worlds of event production and delivery, project management, marketing, PR, logistics and financial management.

Taking an in-depth look into how the 2012 Olympic Games were delivered so successfully, Sir John will provide a comprehensive overview of how such events are planned from start to finish.

Appointed Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority in 2007, Sir John was chief executive of Network Rail and, before that, Railtrack. He has extensive experience in the building, civil engineering and industrial construction markets.

Sir John received a knighthood in the 2012 New Year Honours List for his services to engineering and construction. He also has been awarded the CBE in 1996 for his contribution to the rail industry.

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