Every year, the Summit invites the world’s largest delegation of stadium project representatives from the most important construction projects around the globe. Our VIP Project programme is running for 2017 with more than €8bn of construction already represented, more details on our projects page…
Each year, we assemble a stellar cast of design pioneers and industry leaders as we explore the next generation of stadium design. Download your free copy of the Programme Preview, featuring details on all sessions, speakers and topics below,
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.
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.
Donna is an Executive Director of Tottenham Hotspur Football Club and has spent over 25 years in business management. She is also a Trustee of the Club’s charitable organisation, the Tottenham Hotspur Foundation.
Donna was previously with Lord Bell’s group of companies, Chime plc and was Deputy MD of Good Relations. She specialised in the field of corporate and financial communications and marketing, having also worked in public affairs. Early major campaigns included the privatisation of BP, Thames Water and AEA Technology. She advised the Club over a period of 14 years prior to joining the Board in 2006, Donna currently oversees the Club’s Commercial Partnerships, Marketing, Communications, New Business and International Departments.
She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1984 with a double Masters in Politics and English.
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.
Sanjeev is head of technology solutions at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. He is responsible for establishing and managing new commercial technology partnerships across the club, including new technology solutions in the New Stadium and digital innovation across the club.
Before joining Spurs, Sanjeev was IT director at City Football Group/Manchester City in 2010-14, where he led the transformation of business systems, technology infrastructure and innovative technologies for the Etihad Stadium and City Football Academy. Mr Katwa has spent 12 years in the media and entertainment industry with Sony BMG Music Entertainment and MTV Networks International.
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.
With 12 years of experience in the stadium industry, Mike has now worked across 11 major venues and on two stadium migrations; Arsenal from Highbury to Emirates Stadium and West Ham United from Upton Park to London Stadium, where he is now permanently employed as Head of IT. He’ll be speaking on stadium transformation and the technology powering West Ham United on and off the field from a match day perspective.
Having previously spent 8 years at Ramboll between 1998 and 2006, Martin joined Ramboll as a Director in 2014 and is responsible for delivering multi-disciplinary projects and leading teams.
His experience covers a range of sectors that include commercial, retail and residential. Martin strives to understand in detail the client and stakeholder key drivers so he can use his experience to add value to projects where it matters most.
Martin also has an excellent track record in the sport and leisure sector having worked on a number of national and international stadia, arena & leisure projects. Through working on such projects, Martin understands how the requirements of different disciplines need to be integrated together. These design management skills drive a well-coordinated and high value solution.
Matthew is highly experienced in both sports and entertainment venues, and has worked and led the engineering for some of the world’s most iconic and commercially successful stadia. His stadia projects include the original 2012 London Olympic Stadium and subsequent transformation of the stadium into its current multi-use configuration, and the Fisht Stadium in Sochi that hosted the 2014 Winter Olympics and which will become a key venue at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. Matthew’s portfolio of stadium projects includes Everton, Queens Park Rangers, West Ham United, Manchester City, Chelsea and Arsenal. Plus, experience of venues for motorsport, horse racing, golf, cricket, rugby, and Canadian and American football. An industry recognised expert, Matthew is a Partner of BuroHappold Engineering and is their Global Sports and Entertainment Sector leader.
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.
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).
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
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. We have a significant presence in Northern Europe, India, the Middle East, and the US. With more than 300 offices in 35 countries we emphasise local experience combined with a global knowledge-base. We constantly strive to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our customers, end-users and society as a whole. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Environment and Health, Water, Energy, Oil & Gas, and Management Consulting.
Ramboll provides multidisciplinary solutions that serve businesses, governments and communities around the world. From the engineering design of buildings and infrastructure to the management of precious resources such as water and energy, our work spans disciplines and sectors. What unites our services is a commitment to design rigour, innovation and value for the end user.
We provide design and strategy services that have a wide application in the built environment and beyond. Disciplines include masterplanning, aviation, offshore wind, district heating, waste to energy, oil and gas, as well as the full suite of engineering consultancy services.
Our projects conjure instant recognition. Ferrari World, the largest indoor theme park in the world; the Fehmarn Belt Link, the most ambitious infrastructure project in Europe; Tate Modern’s iconic new extension – to name just a few. We are increasingly becoming known for transferring insights in sustainable energy infrastructure from their roots in Central European and Scandinavian countries elsewhere around the world. We are the market leader in the design of offshore wind farm foundations. We also lead the way in district heating and waste to energy consultancy.
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.
d&b audiotechnik operates internationally in the field of electroacoustics as a manufacturer of high quality loudspeaker systems for speech and music reproduction and sound reinforcement in public places. d&b is one of the industry market leaders by combining technological developments and system integration principles with construction quality and exceptional standards of service and support.
Loudspeaker systems created by d&b are used globally in mobile and installation applications for events such as live concerts, musicals, festivals and corporate events in venues from concert halls to theatres, opera houses and convention centres; gracing everything from the tiniest conference rooms to the largest stadiums.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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