Mark works with a range of partners across the international cultural and sporting event portfolios to develop existing events in the calendar and bring major events to Scotland. This includes the planning for UEFA EURO 2020 football matches in Glasgow and planning for three World Curling Championship events up to 2020. Mark is supporting activity with the Paisley 2021 and Dundee 2023 bids for UK City of Culture and European Capital of Culture respectively. Mark works with partners across the UK through the eventIMPACTS project to define the many impacts which events have and to provide industry standard measurements. Prior to joining EventScotland Mark was Tourism Development Manager at Liverpool City Council where he was a member of the team that delivered the successful European Capital of Culture 2008 programme and worked on major event bidding.