Projects Experience

GEMMS’ team has undertaken numerous assignments of varying scope, around the world. A summary of the assignments is illustrated below.

Mega Events Bidding

  • Applicant File
    Tokyo 2020 - Annecy 2018
  • Applicant / Candidate Cities Benchmarking
    Tokyo 2020
  • Candidacy File
    Tokyo 2020 - Annecy 2018 - Rio 2016 - Paris 2012
  • Olympic Transport Plan
    Tokyo 2020 - Annecy 2018 - Rio 2016 - Paris 2012
  • Shadow Evaluation Commission
    Tokyo 2020 - Annecy 2018 - Rio 2016 - Paris 2012
  • IOC Technical Evaluation Commission Presentation
    Tokyo 2020 - Annecy 2018 - Rio 2016 - Paris 2012

Mega Events Organization

  • Baku 2017 - 4th Islamic Solidarity Games
  • Organizational Structure Design and follow up
  • Planning Testing and Organizing Public Transport
  • Transfer of know-how and coaching
  • Baku 2015 European Games
    • Transport Management outsourcing
    • Conceptualization
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Execution and Delivery
    • Testing
    • Transfer of know-how and coaching
  • Athens 2011 Special Olympics
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Executing, Delivering and Decommissioning
  • Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games
    • Progress Monitoring commissioned by IOC
  • London 2012 Olympic Games
    • Transfer of Know-how Workshops
    • Organizational Structure Design and follow up
    • Progress Monitoring commissioned by IOC
  • Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
    • Transport and Venues Operations Workshops
    • Progress Monitoring commissioned by IOC
    • Model Venue Planning
    • Venues Operational Planning
    • Venue Teams Training
  • Torino 2006 Winter Olympic Games
    • Operational Readiness Assessment
  • Athens 2004 Olympic Games
    • Conceptualization
    • Planning and Organizing
    • Executing and Delivering
    • Decommissioning
    • Knowledge Transfer and debriefing
  • Salt-Lake City 2002
    Winter Olympic Games
    • Monitoring and Benchmarking
    • Secondment
  • Sydney 2000 Olympic Games
    • Monitoring and Benchmarking
    • Secondment

Urban Transport Planning and Operations

Baku Transport Program: A Challenge for Planning and Implementation

GEMMS was appointed as a Senior Executive Advisor to support the Government of Azerbaijan in restructuring the entire urban transport system of Baku city. This includes among others, marked upgrade of the public transport system, focusing on intermodality, integration and sustainability, improvement of the general traffic conditions, enhancement of road safety to reach International standards and optimization of investments in infrastructure. This will create a lasting social, environmental and economic legacy.

An entire program was put together, addressing key traffic and transport issues faced in the capital and capitalizing on the valuable, in-depth knowledge acquired during planning and delivery of the Baku 2015 European Games. Special emphasis was given to the determination of short and long-term objectives. The former are addressed via a host of priority interventions and pilot schemes, aiming to solve, rapidly and efficiently, everyday problems with minor investment and achieving maximum value for money.

Long-term objectives are addressed via meticulous analysis of the current situation and the creation of a strategic plan, as a foundation for structured and sustainable transport change. These include extensive redesign of the urban transport infrastructure and services as well as fundamental reforms; these reforms are both ‘hard’, involving legislative and regulatory changes and ‘soft’, aspiring to influence behavioral aspects of the population’s transport mindset.

A unique aspect of our approach is the absolute commitment to actual, complete ’on the field’ implementation. We focus on delivering integrated solutions, rather than mere recommendations and proposals. Upon completion of the ‘deskwork’ (research, analysis, solutions, documentation) we move directly to ‘fieldwork’.  We provide specialized support to our clients during the implementation by facilitating interactions between top management, government entities and diverse contractors, as appropriate. Additionally, as several of the initiatives require new skills, technical capabilities and managerial experience, GEMMS supports the client organization across the board, by building locally technical and managerial capacity, as deemed necessary. We apply techniques such as empowerment, shadowing during operations and tailor-made training.

Leading live programs, GEMMS is always flexible to accommodate additional requirements, as they arise, in a constructive and creative spirit. It should be emphasized though, that such cases are addressed in the relevant strategic concept, never losing sight of delivering tangible and sustainable results. Finally, in numerous occasions, state-of-the-art and innovative approaches have been adopted emphasizing our role as a dynamic solution provider and value-adding partner.

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