Glaswegian Matt Lamb heads off “Around the World in 80 Events” on the 4th of February. The Glasgow Caledonian University graduate (International Events Management and International Sports Management) is embarking on an adventure of a lifetime which will result in him visiting at least 27 countries exploring 80 different events globally. His adventure will take him, either as a volunteer or a spectator, to 80 events as diverse as the Nagasaki Tall Ship Festival in Nagasaki, Japan and the Honda Celebration of Light in Vancouver, Canada.
This amazing project aims to discover the different dimensions of events around the world and will be recognized as a world first as well as the world’s most unique global events research project delivering unique insights in to the events industry worldwide.
As well as attending the 80 different events, Matt, whose mother suffers from MS, will also run ten 10kms (approximately one per month) to fundraise for Revive MS. The charity, based in Govan, Scotland, focuses on supporting those who have MS and allowing them to have the opportunity to switch off. By raising funds, he also hopes to raise awareness of MS on a global platform.
Around the World in 80 Events will allow Matt to gain a unique understanding of different events within different sectors of the events industry and will take him to some of the world’s largest and smallest and most unique events and venues in the world; aiming to understand the details which deliver success and to immerse himself in the sights, the sounds, the smells and the adrenaline of events!
Around the World in 80 Events is also about living your dreams and achieving something which some may say is a pipe-dream and impossible. As part of the adventure, Matt will be speaking at universities about the project, the findings and the importance of following your dreams. Each step taken around the world is a story to share and a story to tell. The project is a “global adventure with a global impact” and the journey will be just that and more.