TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit is the world’s leading gathering of professionals involved in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of major sports venues. Our programme is designed to address the specific needs of project teams delivering next generation stadiums, arenas and major sports venue developments. Take at look at our video highlights from 2016, and our 2017 event overview to get a flavour of the meeting
Project Director The new Perth Stadium | Department of Sport and Recreation, Australia
New Perth Stadium is a $1.24b (AUS) project and at 60,000 seats will be the third largest stadium in Australia once open in 2018. Previously holding the role of Director of Strategic Projects at the Department of Sport and Recreation, Ronnie provided strategic leadership and advice to key departmental projects, including leading the State’s response to the Football Federation of Australia’s bid to host the 2018/22 FIFA World Cup and negotiations for the $100m redevelopment of nib Stadium.
Ronnie was also a member of the Project Bid Team that won the Australian Rugby Union nomination for a Super 14 rugby union team, The Western Force. Ronnie was appointed by the Minister of Sport and Recreation to the Board of VenuesWest. VenuesWest is responsible for managing 12 State-owned sport, recreation and entertainment venues. Ronnie’s professional skills in sport, recreation and community development complement an extremely strong participation background in sport and recreation.
Managing Director Tampere Hall, Finland
Paulina is Managing Director at Tampere Hall Ltd (the largest Conference and Concert Hall in the Nordic region) and is a Member of the Board at HY Y Ravintolat Oy (a restaurant and events business). She has worked in many countries managing start-up companies both big and small; from busking tables to board rooms. Her goals are ‘empowering possibilities for wellbeing and success, with sustainable values’. Paulina specialises in cultural industries, internalisation, exports, marketing management and government liaison.
Head of Marketing Club Wembley, UK
Ros has 20+ years’ of experience working in sport and entertainment. Her early career involved working in Formula One creating guest experiences for global brands such as Philip Morris, MasterCard and Vodafone. She has also worked extensively across Football, mainly with the UEFA Champions League.
Her experience lies in the creation of guest experiences and specific hospitality suites and lounges, having done so globally through either Formula One or football. Ros is currently Head of Marketing for Club Wembley, Wembley Stadium’s exclusive members club providing guaranteed access to some of the largest sporting and entertainment events in the UK.
Principal MANICA Architecture, USA
David believes in stunning design and innovative functionality as the path to successful buildings. In his 20 years designing large public assembly facilities, David has forged a vision for some of the world’s highest-profile stadium, arena and convention projects totalling over $10bn in construction.
His comprehensive experience spans all phases of project development. He values a collaborative approach to design that successfully solves all of his clients’ needs related to aesthetics, program, budget, function and schedule. David’s passionate commitment and dedication to balancing the complicated needs of his clients have earned him lasting relationships with them all.
Director Área Patrimonial Espai Barça, FC Barcelona, Spain
In July 2014, William decided to take on new responsibilities and moved to Spain to work as FC Barcelona’s Director, overseeing their Espai Barça Project.
The project includes the renovation of Camp Nou (105k capacity), a new multi-purpose Palau (12.5k capacity) complete with training facility, a new Mini Stadium (6k capacity), and a mixed-use development on the Les Corts Campus served by a 3.5k underground parking facility, all worth €600m. Espai Barça’s completion is scheduled for late 2021. Previously, William was a VP at ICON Venue Group overseeing ICON’s European operations.
Co-Founder Starsquad, Finland
Mika established his own advisory business in 2007 following requests from private investment and venture capitalist companies, who needed help to operate and manage global projects in the sporting goods industries, sports marketing and the stadium and arena sector. His clients include several European arena projects, such as Real Madrid Football Club, Supponor Systems Oy, Uplause, Footbalance Oy and Vierumӓki Sports Institute and Country Club.
Mika was previously CEO of Nike Nordic, Nike Central and Eastern Europe, Salomon and Exel Sports Oy. Other roles included Managing Director of Hartwall Arena, Managing Partner at JC Arena Holding General and, recently, Secretary General IIHF WC Icehockey 2012-13 Helsinki-Stockholm and Secretary General Finnish Olympic Committee.
Vice President International Speedway Corporation, USA
Derek joined ISC in 1999 and has since been responsible for delivering multiple world class motorsports developments valued at over $3.0 Billion. Notable projects include the recent “Daytona Rising” development and the design/construction of Kansas and Chicagoland Speedways, Daytona International Speedway Fan Zone, as well as numerous track resurfacing, grandstand, suite and facility infrastructure projects.
Prior to joining ISC, Derek worked in the oil/gas industry in Houston, Texas overseeing a diversified portfolio of energy related development projects in North & South America, Europe, Middle East and Asia. He is also a licensed Florida General Contractor.
Chief of Media Ashton Gate Stadium, UK
Lisa Knights is an experienced broadcaster and crisis communications expert with more than fifteen years working in television news and sport. As an anchor for Sky, BBC and ITN, Lisa covered many major international stories including three Olympic Games.
In 2014 she left Sky to take up the communications director role at Bristol Sport, looking after the media for its associated clubs (including Bristol City and Bristol Rugby) and the two-year, £45m redevelopment of Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium, which was completed in 2016. Lisa has overseen the development of the stadium’s broadcast facility including its matchday content on the in-bowl big screens and bi-weekly sports programme Bristol Sport TV.
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MANICA Architecture provides its clients with the unique combination of large scale project experience and the personality and creativity of a boutique, international design studio. Unlike many large architectural firms that specialise in projects of similar scale, MANICA is dedicated to ensuring that all of its clients are given the personal attention and unparalleled expertise they deserve.
The experience of MANICA Architecture and its President and Director, David Manica, includes the design of over $10 billion in the construction of high profile sport and entertainment venues worldwide. Current and recent MANICA projects include the VTB Arena Park (Moscow, Russia), The New San Francisco Arena, (San Francisco, California), The San Diego Chargers NFL Stadium (San Diego, California), The Brooklyn Nets NBA Training Facility, (Brooklyn, New York), Shantou STU Sport Park (Shantou, China), The Guangzhou International Arena and Entertainment District (Guangzhou, China), and The Shanghai World Expo Arena (Shanghai, China).- View Website
Market-leading provider of IP Video and Digital Signage technology that enables stadiums to harness the power of video to engage and entertain fans.
Exterity solutions enable venues to deliver a dynamic mix of live footage and action replay to TV screens and mobile devices across the connected campus. Integrate live TV with digital signage announcements, advertising and scores. Create a personalised viewing experience for guests in VIP suites and hospitality areas.
With an impressive global customer list, Exterity’s stadium & sporting clients include Arsenal FC, Celtic FC, MK Dons FC, Ulster Rugby, PSV Eindhoven, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, The Open, Royal Randwick Racecourse and Hazza bin Zayed Stadium.
Find out more at www.exterity.com and follow us on Twitter @Exterity- View Website
Trusted Worldwide for Integrated technology solutions in sports and entertainment venues.
Our innovative SaaS, hosted and on-premises IT solutions enable stadia and arena, entertainment venues, hotels and resorts, hospitality and foodservice to streamline operations and focus on costs: to increase workforce productivity, enhance guest satisfaction and maximise profitability in multiple areas of operations: complete food and beverage operational management, point-of-sale (static, mobile, online), payments (cashless, contactless, online, queue busting), inventory and procurement, stock control, business intelligence and real-time reporting. Headquartered in Warrington, UK, we are an authorised distributor & reseller of Agilysys products worldwide. Operated directly or through trusted partners in Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa.- View Website
3D Digital Venue, powered by MMC, provides Interactive Digital Venue Management Solutions to Sports and Entertainment Venues across the globe.
With our 3D Digital Venue technology platform we design need-based solutions for our clients providing them a robust, precise and interactive recreation of their Venue to deliver greater fan satisfaction, increase season ticket holder renewal rates, activate new channels of digital sponsorship and provide special viewing experiences for prospective VIP buyers.
The primary capabilities of our 3D Digital Venue Platform include: Ticketing3D to Enhance Ticket Sales and Fan Purchase Experience using our interactive 3D Seat Views from all Blocks and Seats; Transfer3D achieve higher renewal rates from season ticket holders by offering 360 degree 3D Views of the seats even before an existing venue is refurbished or a new stadium is built ; Activation3D, an Interactive Environment to activate Measurable Digital Sponsorship by Product Placement inside our 3D Views & VIP3D, to provide world-class Interactive Experience to prospective VIPs and Corporate Clients with fully 3D Customised views of Luxury Suites and Premium Club Hospitality Areas. Our 3D Digital Venue Platform provides you the most complete, interactive and cutting edge Venue Management Solutions.- View Website
d&b audiotechnik is internationally regarded as a thought leader delivering professional audio solutions. Founded in Germany in 1981, d&b has gained a reputation for quality of engineering, standard of service, system integration principles, and pioneering technological development. Company headquarters are located in Backnang, near Stuttgart, where research, development and production take place. Together with branch offices worldwide, the d&b team numbers more than 400 co-workers.- View Website
BuroHappold Engineering is an independent, international engineering practice that over the last 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value-led building and city solutions for an ever-changing world. Having worked on every continent, our clients include more than 90% of the world’s leading architectural practices and we have collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO. Through our global community of driven, world-leading engineering professionals, we deliver elegant solutions for buildings and cities that seek to address the major problems facing societies today.
Follow us @burohappold.- View Website
IDOM is an Association of Professionals formed by Architects, Engineers and Consultants. Established all over the world, with almost 60 years of experience, expertise and capability to provide the right professional services to cater for The Client’s requirements when dealing with the challenges of large stadia. IDOM guarantees the success of the project by fully integrating architecture, engineering and management services.
The excellence of IDOM’s architecture is recognized internationally with numerous awards. One of the latest success cases is the New San Mames Stadium, home of the Athletic Club of Bilbao, host of the Euro 2020 and a new icon for the city that has brought sports architecture to a new level, achieving a unique football atmosphere and an iconic architectural design for the Club and the city.
The most important Clubs in the world value IDOM’s expertise in Sports architecture. Currently, IDOM is working with FC Barcelona in the Management of the ambitious Espai Barça development, including the Nou Camp Nou and the Palau Blaugrana projects.
Additionally, IDOM has taken part in Sports Projects all over the world, including Qatar, UAE, México, Bolivia and other countries willing to improve their sports infrastructure.- View Website
With over 20 years’ experience, Cedar Packaging is the global market leader in creating brand enhancing ticket and membership packaging for the Sports and Live Entertainment industries. We manage the whole process, from initial creative concepts and computer visuals, through to the production and then global distribution of the finished product.
Custom ticket packaging is a unique and exciting way to engage with your audience, so talk to the Cedar Packaging team today to see what innovation packaging solutions we can create for you.- View Website
To continuously score on safety and design whilst achieving an uninterrupted, transparent view, install Q-railing balustrades in your stadium projects. Choose from a variety of glass and posted railing systems designed specifically for use in highly demanding public areas. These products function as support and guidance along stairways and as safety barriers around balconies and between floor levels.
In addition to the installations at two 2014 World Cup stadiums in Brazil (Maracanã, Arena Amazonia), Q-railing’s designer balustrades have also been installed in the British bet365 Stadium, Germany’s largest football stadium – the Signal Iduna Park, the Brazilian Allianz Parque, Miejski Stadium Poland, Stadio Atleti Azzurri d’Italia in Italy, Baku Crystal Hall inAzerbaijan and the Dutch stadiums, Amsterdam Arena and the Euroborg.- View Website
At Danley, we desire to change the perception of the stadium experience by creating incredible experiences one audience at a time. Founded in 2005, Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry.
With over 40 years of experience and over 30 patents, Tom has pioneered numerous technologies that have been utilised in a wide range of high-end projects from NASA and the space shuttle program, to Disney and major musical acts around the world. Beginning in 2007, Danley Sound Labs established itself as a major player in the stadium and arena market in the United States.
Danley systems have been installed in nearly half of the 100,000+ seat stadiums in America with more soon to come. Danley is the chosen solution for top-tier programmes and teams such as the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium, Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium, the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field, Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium, Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nationwide Arena, the University of Iowa’s Carver–Hawkeye Arena and Kinnick Stadium, and many more. We invite you to experience Danley’s new technology for today’s stadium experience.- View Website
D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing and related components. For over four decades, D.A.S. products have been installed in many of the most prestigious stadiums and arenas worldwide.
D.A.S. offers consultancies and systems integrators with a factory-backed sound system design support. Before, during and after installation, D.A.S. is there with a team of professionals that can provide an array of services ranging from product adaptation to complete venue designs when necessary. D.A.S. has regional sales and distribution centres in Miami, Florida, USA, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Singapore.- View Website
Figueras International Seating specialises in fixed seats and movable seating systems for public spaces, crafted through engineering, innovation and design.
The solid worldwide positioning of the brand Figueras comes as a result of over 40 years of dedication to international markets. The year 2016 will mark an important milestone for the company with its entry into the investment fund Abac Solutions, an association which will undertake the ambitious expansion plan that the company has designed for the coming years.
In 2014, Figueras International Seating was awarded the National Design Award for its entire track record. This is the highest award in the field of design and innovation given to companies in Spain.- View Website
Stadiums and arenas are where the action is. To give spectators a truly immersive experience, the venue needs the right audio and visual technology throughout. HARMAN is the partner who can do it all, with stunning architectural lighting outside the facility, clear and powerful audio and lighting in the bowl, digital signage in guest suites, and a continued, connected experience in back of house areas. HARMAN also has a unique methodology for configuring, programming, and managing distributed audio and video systems, which reduces support costs while ensuring optimal reliability. With HARMAN, stadium operators can easily manage audio, video, control and lighting so they can focus on the real objective: Impressing visitors.- View Website
PACIFA decision is a 7-year old European company which creates and develops innovative solutions to help venue Managers in their daily work. We work in staff optimisation and crowd control and are linked to access control and cctv and ticketing systems.
Our groundbreaking 3D technologies allow us to provide a simple API to be linked to any kind of existing ticketing solutions making us us the European leader in 3D seats maps with more than 2,5 millions unique online seats. It helps improving fan experience online and so the revenue from general stands and premium seats as we are able to propose the best rendering quality on the market.
Our responsive 3D views work on any devices and smartphones, without any loading time even in 3G. Our existing references are our best ambassadors to testify our product works and it is worth the investment!- View Website
Xperiology’s total focus is the global sport, leisure and entertainment sector.
They’re a “boutique agency” operation with offices in Hove (UK) and Cortona (Italy) serving the information needs of the global sports and entertainment sector. Theywork with many of the sector’s leading organisations, providing illuminating ideas in EVENTS, ADVISORY and INTELLIGENCE.
Xperiology also deliver bespoke training and development workshops to help share best practice and shape the next generation of sports and entertainment venue industry executives.- View Website
TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards will be inaugurated in 2017, aimed to recognise achievement and innovation in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of major sports venues- View Website
TheStadiumBusiness Summit is the world’s leading meeting for the owners, operators and developers of stadiums, arenas and sport venues. Combining our specialist meetings Fan Experience Forum, Premium Seat Seminar, stadium tours, networking events and TheStadiumBusiness Awards, the Summit is the essential industry meeting of the year!- View Website
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