Copenhagen’s Strategic Blueprint for Event Legacies

29th April 2024

Copenhagen Legacy Lab, a unit of Wonderful Copenhagen, has broadened its legacy framework, traditionally focused on congresses, to include all types of international events.

This innovative approach is designed to ensure lasting positive impacts from events hosted in Copenhagen.

Kit Lykketoft, Director of Convention at Wonderful Copenhagen, said: “With our new event legacy framework, we are able to maximise the positive effects from international events in Copenhagen. Creating positive impact from events and congresses is not coincidental nor random, but rather a result of a systematic process.” 

Since its inception in 2019, the Copenhagen Legacy Lab has extended its scope to enhance the societal and environmental outcomes of events, including the 2023 Badminton World Championships and Copenhagen Gaming Week 2024. The framework was developed with input from diverse local stakeholders, enriching its effectiveness and reach.

The lab’s recent efforts will be showcased during the 2024 ISA World SUP & Paddleboard Championship in Copenhagen, involving extensive collaboration with local organising committees and tourism boards.

“It’s been a very positive experience working with the Copenhagen Legacy Lab team. They helped set the direction for our legacy activities and showed us that an event like ours has the potential to generate positive impact in sectors and ecosystems outside our own. Having a set framework has enabled us to stay on track throughout the planning stage and ensure that the legacy efforts don’t drown in logistics,” says Michael Lindberg, CEO at Surf & SUP Danmark.

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