Typical Event Planning Time Frames

The live event may only be one month, but planning starts years in advance. Here are typical planning times for hosting the Olympics or the World Cup:

Bidding process: 48-60 months
Setup: 6-12 months
Planning: 6-12 months
Build-out: 36-48 months
Deployment: 6-9 months
Hosting: 1-2 months
Post-event management: 2-12 months