Our attendee profile incudes:
- Owners, Operators and Investors in stadiums, arenas and major sports facilities;
- Project Teams from major sports events and host nations (such as UEFA Euros, FIFA ™ World Cup and Olympic Games)
- City Councils/Municipalities/Regional Agencies (Mayors, Economic Development, Sports/Recreation/Leisure Departments);
- Sports Federations, Sports Clubs (professional and amateur), Governing Bodies, Sports Event Bid Committees, Sports Tourism Officials etc;
- Real Estate Owners/Developers;
- Cost Management Consultants;
- Client Reps, Project Managers and Delivery Experts;
- Architects and Designers;
- Engineering and Construction Firms;
- Product & Service suppliers to the sports venue sector.
Every year, TheStadiumBusiness team hosts a carefully-selected group of project delegations from the next wave of stadium, arena and entertainment venue projects.
A stellar cast of design pioneers and industry leaders explores the future direction of venue design, development and delivery. Learn more about our speakers and topics in the programme.
Our Speakers Include
Senior Partner, Head of Design 3XN
Senior Partner, Head of Design, 3XN
Jan Ammundsen is Partner and Head of 3XN’s Competition Department. He graduated from Aarhus School of Architecture in 2000 and has worked in 3XN since 2005 becoming a partner of the company already in 2007. As Head of the Competition Department, Jan is responsible for developing the design concept and strategy for each competition project, ensuring the ideas come out in the final result. Jan Ammundsen is known as an outstanding architectural designer, whos involvement guarantes high quality and perfection. He has been the driving force behind many of the studio’s award-winning designs including Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, the Royal Arena, IOC Headquarters, Middelfart Savings Bank, the aquarium The Blue Planet, Frederiksberg Courthouse, the cultural centre Plassen in Molde, Norway, the Bella Sky Hotel in Copenhagen, Rengasse housing in Vienna, and Uppsala University. Jan Ammundsen has been awarded the prestigious ”Europe 40 under 40” Award – a recognition given to extraordinary young talents within design and architecture.
Managing Director YTL Arena - Bristol
Managing Director, YTL Arena - Bristol
Andrew has 30 years’ experience in sports & entertainment industry and senior global events executive. Appointed Managing Director of YTL Arena Bristol (planned 17,000-capacity arena) in October 2018, Andrew Billingham has spent 14 years as a senior executive for major sports & entertainment venues and 16 years in sports sponsorship and global events. Andrew has served over 10 million customers across major stadiums: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol (27,000-capacity); Bet365 Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent (30,000-capacity); St. Andrew’s Stadium, Birmingham (28,000-capacity). Senior global events executive for adidas (FIFA World Cup; Olympic Games; UEFA European Championships). Andrew was the group CEO of Bristol Sport where he led the team that completed the £50m rebuild of Ashton Gate stadium (27,000 capacity) and facilitated the creation of a new commercial operating business bringing together Bristol City Football Club and Bristol Bears Rugby under one umbrella. From Premier League football to world renowned brands such as adidas, Andrew’s career has been built through hard work, determination, and a real passion for entertainment. Andrew has volunteered for the Prince’s Trust for five years and in 2019 was appointed as chair of the South West Development Committee.
Head of Operations Lancs Cricket/Emirates Old Trafford
Head of Operations, Lancs Cricket/Emirates Old Trafford
I have been working for Lancashire Cricket for the last 6 years during a period of significant redevelopment and growth. My current role as Head of Operations has led to me working alongside our projects team, taking responsibility as the client through construction and exposed me to the growth in our business as a result of each individual development. Working within stadium operations, I have seen an increase in the volume, scale and quality of events that we now host at the venue and we are now looking to the final stages of our stadium redevelopment plans.
Mike Bohndiek Bohndiek
Managing Director PTI Consulting
Mike Bohndiek Bohndiek
Managing Director, PTI Consulting
Mike formed PTI Consulting with the aim of enabling clubs and venues to access industry specific technology leaders. In the current climate PTI address the considerable digital transformation and strategic technology needs in the sports and entertainment industry. Having worked across 23 venues in football, rugby, cricket, golf and venues in general over his 14-year career in the sector to date, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the ticketing, data and insight space from a provider and customer perspective having built, deployed and operated the platforms behind several club operations and procured industry recognised systems.
International Business Development Nowofol
International Business Development, Nowofol
At Nowofol, one of the leading ETFE manufacturers in our branch, Bernd is in charge of the international business development. He started in the membrane structure industry almost two decades ago. Before joining Nowofol in 2017 he was in charge of various sport venue projects for the coating industry. Project like the London Olympics, Russian World Championships and many more. His ambition is always dedicated to the highest performance, but as well to all environmental aspects of this venues and their surroundings.
Estimating Director Portview Fit-Out
Estimating Director, Portview Fit-Out
Melvin is the Estimating Director and part owner of Portview Fit-Out, with over 15 years of experience in the fit-out sector. As a member of the Chartered Institute of Builders, Melvin successfully manages a busy estimating department which estimates circa £200 million per annum. As the first point of contact for clients and suppliers, Melvin is a critical voice in all major pre-construction decisions to ensure the best interests of the overall project are achieved. Melvin’s key attributes are his ability to lead and motivate his team coupled with a strategic business ability as a board member. His in-depth knowledge and experience of all things fit-out from first principles of estimating through to contracts management on site is invaluable to Portview. As a key player in Portview’s success as one of the leading fit out companies in the UK & Ireland, Melvin’s ability to secure multiple project wins year on year has led to an expanding portfolio of valued, repeat clients in the stadia sector, including Wimbledon, Wembley, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur.
Managing Director Ashton Gate Stadium
Managing Director, Ashton Gate Stadium
Mark joined Ashton Gate in 2015 after more than a decade working in the hotel and hospitality industry in senior management roles. He was involved in the £45m rebuild to transform Ashton Gate into a multi-sport venue and the largest conference and events space in the South West. In the last year he has seen hospitality revenue grow from £250k to over £3m following the two-year renovation project. During the last two years, Mark has evolved the matchday experience for both Bristol City and Bristol Rugby fans significantly driving matchday revenues and delivering more than £100k back to the fanbase through loyalty discounts.
Director of Marketing and Communications Everton FC
Director of Marketing and Communications, Everton FC
Richard was appointed Director of Marketing and Communications in January 2014 following an interim consultancy role with the Club which included working with fans to redesign the Club’s current crest. He arrived at Everton from Kenyon Fraser which – initially as Managing Director and then as Chief Executive – he built into one of the leading marketing and communications agencies in the North and one of the fastest-growing in the UK. A lifelong Evertonian, his role is to oversee and drive Marketing, Insight, Corporate Communications, PR and Media functions, Fan Services and the Club’s Fan Centre. Richard previously worked for the PFA and MLS and acted as Interim Head of Marketing and Communications for The Jockey Club in the North West and the Grand National. He has also worked closely with the R&A on golf’s oldest major, the Open Championship. In June 2018, Richard took on an expanded role to become Director of Marketing, Communications & Community, also taking on the position of Chief Executive of Everton in the Community.
Senior Director & Head of Kinetix TAIT
Senior Director & Head of Kinetix, TAIT
Tyler is a trained architect with extensive knowledge of automation technology in the live event industry. His years working at TAIT has provided an immense amount of experience in mechanical design, project management, bespoke electromechanical systems, fluid power machines, pneumatics, LED integration, standard rigging practices, complicated structures and basic engineering calculations. Tyler has handled projects within concert touring, permanent installations and kinetic architecture markets. Given his experience working in these markets, Tyler is extremely comfortable working on mission critical projects that require quality craftsmanship and longevity. Additionally, Tyler is well versed in TAIT’s proprietary automation software, TAIT Navigator.
Associate Director F3
Associate Director, F3
Ian led the design and delivery of the premium interiors and elite sports facilities at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. This has been alongside other projects for the football club, including Myddelton Lodge, a player recovery and training facility, and the heritage regeneration of the Northern Terrace. Ian joined F3 in 2010 following three and a half years with Sheppard Robson, where he worked on the award-winning Sidney Stringer Academy and London Business School redevelopment. Ian is a graduate of The Bartlett School of Architecture having achieved first-class honours at degree and diploma respectively, alongside the RIBA President’s Silver medal nomination.
CEO Bath Rugby Club
CEO, Bath Rugby Club
Tarquin spent seven years at KPMG in finance and corporate finance roles, working on a wide range of projects. He subsequently spent five years in a Private Equity backed business before joining Bath Rugby in 2012, initially as Finance and Strategy Director, then as Managing Director from 2014, before taking on the Chief Executive role in 2016. Tarquin provides a strategic mind-set and believes passionately in the power of sport to inspire and change lives.
International Marketing Daktronics
International Marketing, Daktronics
Jason leads international marketing efforts for Daktronics. Jason has held several sales and marketing roles within Daktronics starting in 2006, focusing on business development for the commercial market. He represented Daktronics by serving on multiple International Sign Association committees, advocating for LED technology.
Director of Sales Danley
Director of Sales, Danley
Jonathan “JP” Parker currently runs International Sales and Marketing worldwide for Danley Sound Labs from the USA. JP brings over 30 years of International Experience in similar roles with Martin Audio-UK, Harman Group-USA, Bose-USA, and TOA Electronics-Japan. He also earned a Master’s Degree in International Business Development from The American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird). “I am excited to be part of this Stadium conference as it gives me a chance to share experiences with my colleagues from around the world”!
Venue Design Director BuroHappold
Venue Design Director, BuroHappold
Andy is one of BuroHappold’s leading engineers, with an extensive portfolio of projects such as Etihad Stadium Expansion, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Dubai Arena and Louvre, Abu Dhabi. He is now the Sport & Entertainment sector’s Venue Design Director, combining his deep sector knowledge with scientific analysis and technology. Challenging the norm of venue design with the aim to improve the performance of venues in terms of revenue, reputation and results, Andy is leading BuroHappold’s thought leadership on how to make the (construction) world a better place.
COO XLNT Operations
COO, XLNT Operations
Rob has worked in the International Sports Marketing industry for many years. He has been involved in many modern sports such as freestyle skiing, snowboarding and beach volleyball. Rob now uses technology as a tool for enhancing sports and marketing techniques, with the ticketing and payment for events being his speciality. When PSD2 (Payment Services Directive) was introduced in 2012, Rob focused primarily on this area of business and XLNT was born.
Senior Director of Strategic Relationships AVIXA
Senior Director of Strategic Relationships, AVIXA
Pamela Taggart, CTS is Senior Director of Strategic Relationships for AVIXA. As such, she seeks out unique intersections between AVIXA and other associations, organizations, or vertical market partners, creating relationships that enhance both parties and grow the AV industry. Pam was previously Director of Business Development in Europe for AVIXA, and has been working in the AV industry since 2008. Pam currently resides in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and three children.
Director, Hospitality & Customer Experience BlueRock Sports & Entertainment
Director, Hospitality & Customer Experience, BlueRock Sports & Entertainment
Natasha has spent over 20 years improving the event day experience for fans and corporate guests at many world class venues and events. After 18 years running IMG’s Stadium Division, Natasha co-founded Bluerock. Bluerock’s team of specialists work with venues to increase revenues and improve commercial and operational efficiency. Natasha played a key role in the setup, sales and management the Club Wembley programme. Since then she has created hospitality programmes for numerous clubs and stadia including, Besiktas FC and Galatasaray FC in Turkey, The Maracanã in Brazil and Spartak Moscow in Russia. She has recently worked on the design and operation strategy for several FIFA World Cup stadia in Qatar. Current clients include the Super Bock Arena in Portugal, Jakarta International Stadium, Leinster Rugby and FC Porto. Natasha’s work for venues around the world give her an unrivalled knowledge and understanding of best and next practice in hospitality strategy.
Founder Forward Associates
Founder, Forward Associates
Roy Westwood founded Forward Associates in 2015, following more than two decades working for some of the hospitality industry’s biggest players.
A former restaurateur, Roy has analysed and repaired failing sites for high street brands, and worked with a number of celebrity chefs.
His ability to see things strategically saw him move into concept development and caught the eye of Levy Restaurants UK, where he sat on the board for five years in his role of Director of Strategy & Innovation.
Over the years, Roy has shaped the guest experience at some of Europe’s most prominent events and venues, including the new home for Tottenham Hotspur, The O2 and The Wimbledon Championships.
Commercial Director Aberdeen FC
Commercial Director, Aberdeen FC
Born in South Africa, Rob studied Economics and Journalism at Rhodes University before joining one of the country’s leading media organisations. During his six year stint at Times Media, Rob lead to launch a new daily sports newspaper, the first of its kind on the continent. He moved to Italy in 2000 to take on an exciting role as Head of Marketing and Sponsorship with the Superbike World Championship, a role that would enable him to travel the world, learn new languages and establish his credentials in the sporting sector. He then joined motorcycle manufacturer Suzuki to run their commercial programme in MotoGP, the pinnacle of two-wheel racing. His success in two wheels saw him head-hunted to run a global powerboat racing series. He joined Powerboat P1 in 2007 as Commercial Director to work as part of a new management team tasked with transforming a hobbyist pursuit into a global sporting property. After securing new host venues in France, Spain, Sweden and Turkey and generating significant new revenues, he was appointed chief operating officer with responsibility for operational performance. In 2017, he became managing director, responsible for overall business performance during a significant period of organisational, operational and technological change which included the delivery of a number of award-winning events. Rob has worked with rights holders, brands, host venues, broadcasters, governing bodies and agencies and has particularly enjoyed working with international cities to develop and execute long-term sport and major event strategies.
Construction Manager Futur Camp Nou
Construction Manager, Futur Camp Nou
Sam Wright is a Director at WilkinsonEyre and currently leads the Sports and Leisure Team. Since 2001, Sam has delivered award-winning projects such as the Liverpool Arena; the London 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena and more recently, the redevelopment of the Compton and Edrich stands at Lord’s Cricket Ground. His work has been instrumental in expanding WilkinsonEyre’s work in the sporting sector both in size and concept. He is currently the only British architect to have lead and delivered major venues for the last two Olympic Games.
Head of Estates Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Lords
Head of Estates, Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Lords
Educated at Hurstpierpoint College, Robert studied Construction Management at South Bank University graduating with first class honours. Following a successful career working on several major projects, he worked with industry leaders such as James Longley & Company, WS Atkins and Synergy Construction Consultants.
Having project managed the refurbishment and extension of the Pavilion at The Oval in the early 1990’s, Robert was invited by Maurice de Rohan to join the Estates committee at MCC in 2004. Elected a Member of the MCC in 1994, Robert was later appointed Assistant Secretary (Estates) in April 2014 leading million pound ground development projects.
Managing Partner Grimshaw
Managing Partner, Grimshaw
Kirsten brings insight and experience in the development of high-profile sports venues and masterplans. Her work at Wimbledon includes the development of the long-term strategic framework and the redesign of No. 1 Court. Other projects include the new grandstand and masterplan for The Curragh Racecourse and Stadium for Bath with Bath Rugby Club.
Shortlisted for AJ Woman Architect of the Year 2014, Kirsten’s work is acknowledged for its subtle response to place and unique expressive and material qualities. She has skills in physical planning and urban regeneration with strong focus on the role of the public realm in shaping solutions.
Mohamed Zakaria Serageldin
Board Member Al Ahly Club - Egypt
Mohamed Zakaria Serageldin
Board Member, Al Ahly Club - Egypt
A qualified Civil Engineer, Mohamed Zakira works as teaching assistant in the American University in Cairo and current Board member of Al Ahly Sporting Club, Egypt. Finished his Master of Science in Construction Engineering at AUC and in parallel did his MBA in Sports Management at Real Madrid Graduate School. Awarded by Best Paper Award in “IASTEM” International Academic conference in Munich 2018 for his MSc thesis topic in generating a dynamic feasibility analysis model for calculating costs and revenues of construction of stadiums workable on 56 countries. He was nominated from Real Madrid University to represent Egypt and Africa as guest speaker in “The world football summit”, Santiago Bernabéu, Madrid, 2018 and currently he is in charge of Al Ahly Sports City construction committee
Director and Global Sports Sector Lead Ramboll UK
Director and Global Sports Sector Lead, Ramboll UK
Martin is a Director and the Global Sports Sector Lead at Ramboll and has an excellent track record in the sport and entertainment sector having worked on a number of national and international stadia and arena projects. Through delivering such projects, Martin understands how the requirements of different disciplines need to be integrated together driving a well-coordinated and high value solution. As a director Martin is responsible for delivering multi-disciplinary projects and leading teams. He 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.
Chief of Media Ashton Gate Stadium
Chief of Media, Ashton Gate Stadium
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.
Associate Director KSS
Associate Director, KSS
Debbie joined KSS in 2006 with a background in commercial and retail interiors. She rapidly gained extensive sports and hospitality experience and now leads KSS’ creative interior design team on a number of their high profile sports venue and hospitality projects.
She believes in the practice ethos of understanding client values as the means of generating ideas, and is a strong team player who enjoys collaboration with architectural colleagues, brand consultants, contractors and suppliers.
Debbie’s most recent projects include the East Stand Development at Twickenham, Leicester City FC Training Centre, Liverpool FC Training Centre, One Twenty at Club Wembley and the award-winning Main Stand Development at Anfield.
Her natural sense of style, attention to detail and ability to communicate her ideas means she is widely liked by her clients.
Global Sports Sector Director BuroHappold
Global Sports Sector Director, BuroHappold
Matthew is responsible for BuroHappold’s sports and entertainment business, leading project teams that work across integrated venue design, analytics, and consultancy. Since joining BuroHappold in 2006, he has led the engineering on the Olympic stadia for both London 2012 and Sochi 2014, as well as World Cup venues across the 2014, 2018 and 2022 finals. Matthew’s team is currently working for several sports governing bodies and leading professional sports clubs all over the world, using outcome-driven design to link operational, constructional and commercial opportunities to deliver world-leading performance on and off the field of play.
Founder and CEO TheStadiumBusiness/Xperiology
Founder and CEO, TheStadiumBusiness/Xperiology
Ian Nuttall is the owner and founder of TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit, presented by his Xperiology events business. His working life began in sports hospitality events management (including Formula 1, horse racing and Wimbledon) before pursuing an award-winning career in B2B magazine publishing. He has co-launched and edited numerous business titles (ranging from energy and industrial processes through to airport design and Intelligent Transportation Systems).
He has also founded many of the sports sector’s most respected publications and news sources – most recently TheStadiumBusiness News, delivering the all the latest stadium industry news, in one place. In addition to his ongoing commitments as a sports business writer and speaker, Ian provides highly-valued, specialist consultancy to the sports and entertainment venue sector.
Who will be there
Architen Landrell is at the forefront of tensile architecture innovation. We specialise in structural membrane design to create landmark fabric structures, stadiums and arenas with iconic features. With 35 years’ experience in the industry, an impressive portfolio of award winning projects and a growing list of over 6,000 structures in 48 countries, our track record speaks for itself.
From our UK office we offer a global service to the design and construction market. From initial design ideas to in-house manufacture, installation and after-care, we are here to look after your structure from its first day onwards.
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Founded in 1984 near Paris, France, L-Acoustics is the market leader in professional sound reinforcement technologies. With over 400 team members worldwide and offices in Paris, London, Los Angeles, and New York, L-Acoustics is present in over 80 countries via our network of Certified Providers. Focused on solutions that elevate the audience experience, more than 20% of L-Acoustics’ talent is devoted to R&D in the areas of acoustics, applications, mechanics, electronics, signal processing, and software development.
Recognized for pioneering the line source array, L-Acoustics continues to shape the future of the professional audio industry with L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound technology, a multidimensional, object-based approach to designing, mixing, and processing sound that results in extremely natural and intelligible audio and a more vibrant, and authentic connection between artists and their fans.L-Acoustics technologies can be heard in places like the Hollywood Bowl, the NFL Cardinals State Farm Stadium or the Philharmonie de Paris, as well as the world’s top-grossing festivals, and on tour with world-class artists such as Adele, Pearl Jam, Lorde, and Depeche Mode.- View Website
SSE Audio provides services to the live events industry. Established in 1976 for sound equipment hire and sales, SSE is now a part of the global Solotech Group and forms the largest UK supplier in this sector, with offices in Redditch (near Birmingham) in the West Midlands, Heywood in Greater Manchester and Park Royal in London. Our Systems Integration teams design, specify, integrate and install complete systems for a growing portfolio of venues in a range of sectors across the UK.- View Website
Bendac are the UK’s leading custom LED display solutions provider, designing and delivering industry-leading LED solutions to multiple industries. Headquartered in our dedicated technology, engineering and innovation centre, Bendac continues to grow and invest in UK-based engineering, ensuring that our clients are supported equally, for the duration of our projects.
With installations at several prestigious UK stadiums, Bendac have gained significant traction within the sporting sector. Providing full sporting solutions – inclusive of replay screens, scoreboards, conference solutions and concourse displays – Bendac Sports is built on a commitment to provide innovative yet practical LED solutions for stadia environments.
Bendac Sports adhere to a curated process, involving a host of professionals who design, develop, and deliver refined and reliable solutions that align with your vision. Our design team work with clients, from initial consultation stage, through to the installation of your project, ensuring you achieve the optimal solution for your concept.
Bendac is a customer centric, LED specialist organisation, focusing on innovative solutions. Our strategic structure has allowed us to heavily invest in a wide variety of product and technology initiatives, enabling us to excel as not only an LED specialist company but as an innovator of custom visualisation.- 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 500.- View Website
From humble beginnings, Daktronics grew to become the world leader in LED digital display systems and today sets the market standards for customised digital display systems. During the journey, we haven’t forgotten where we came from. From our CEO on down, we guarantee our employees will put you first. With offices world-wide, Daktronics has had more than 18,000 video capable installations, satisfying customers around the globe. With more than 550 engineers, we continually invest millions of dollars into researching and developing our display products. In 2016 alone, we invested $23 million into our cutting-edge technology to ensure our products outperform your expectations.- View Website
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design and consultancy company founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 15,500 globally and has especially strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Continental Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledgebase constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our clients, the end-users, and society at large. We add value through detailed insights, utilisation of technical world class expertise, creative thinking and breadth of services. We suggest the most optimal solution seen from a holistic perspective and optimise the design to ensure that our clients get most value for money. In the sports sector, Ramboll has experience of delivering world-class sports facilities, including stadia and associated precincts and training facilities. We regularly team with leading sports architectural practices to deliver such facilities as part of a wider team or as lead consultant. Our portfolio includes; Ashton Gate, Bristol; Al Rayan, Qatar; Gibraltar National Stadium; and the new Valencia stadium. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy and Management Consulting.- View Website
GMS Sella GmbH has a long tradition of producing high quality stadium seats, that can be found around the globus.- View Website
Continuous development, constant optimizing and perfect manufacturing are the basis of our philosophy. Thanks to this quality-oriented approach, we have become one of the leading manufacturer of seats for sports areas.
Our seats have been awarded with the GS certificate and comply with the international quality standards of FIFA and UEFA.
Quality – That’s what we stand for!
KSS are internationally recognised as a leading sports architecture practice, specialising in stadia, indoor arenas and training centres. We work with our clients to create venues of high quality and intense sporting and spectator experiences. We provide a full range of sports design consultancy services in master planning, architecture, interior design, graphic design, branding and wayfinding. From our main office in central London, we create intelligent energy-efficient architecture where the design is informed by site context, functionality and flexibility. Our sports team leaders have over 26 years of experience in stadium design and are proud to have worked globally in this field. Key highlights are Coimbra Stadium in Portugal, The Amex Stadium in Brighton, Stade Océane in Le Havre, Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa, Anfield Stadium and Training Centre for Liverpool FC, No.1 Court at Wimbledon, Twickenham Stadium in London, Selhurst Park Main Stand for Crystal Palace FC and Training Facility for Leicester City FC.- View Website
The global leading manufacturer of structural cable net roof systems for stadium and arena. An innovative approach to cable system design, proven manufacturing & engineering, meticulous project management and reliable installation tensioning expertise have combined to position Redaelli as the cable system delivery partner that can be relied upon. Notable long span lightweight major stadia roof contracts currently under construction include Cameroon National Stadium, 110,000 seat capacity Motera Cricket Stadium in Gujarat India, the Adana Stadium in Turkey and a major London stadium. Projects successfully delivered in recent years include the Wanda Metropolitan stadium for Atletico Madrid, the Hard Rock stadium in Miami, the San Diego Convention Center and the Brasilia, Salvador & Porto Alegre FIFA World Cup stadium in Brazil.- View Website
Buro Happold is a world-class engineering and consultancy practice. As a community of creative specialists, we work collaboratively to deliver outcome-focused solutions for clients within the sports and entertainment industry. Our founder, Sir Ted Happold, believed that only by sharing our different skills and knowledge can the highest quality transformative results be achieved. This approach continues to drive a culture of integrated thinking. Whatever the challenge, as a multidisciplinary team we have the expertise and experience to meet it.
TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards
TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards are held annulay, aimed to recognise achievement and innovation in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of major sports venues- View Website
Xperiology’s total focus is the global sport, leisure and entertainment sector.
They’re a “boutique agency” operation with offices in Storrington (UK) and Cortona (Italy) serving the information needs of the global sports and entertainment sector. They work 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 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
All the latest Stadium Business news, blogs, videos, and up-to-the-minute media coverage from all the leading voices in the Stadium Business industry, all in one place. Curated and brought to you by the TheStadiumBusiness team.- View Website
What are people saying?
The Summit has again proven thought provoking, together with being an excellent networking event.
Craig Flindall Chief Operating Officer, Warwickshire CCC
You get people from all over the world; architects from Brazil or the states, owners from clubs in Europe and design experts and project teams... and it’s absolutely fantastic
Daniel Gidney Chief Executive, Lancashire County Cricket Club, UK
A fantastic couple of days. wonderfully organised. Slick and professional. A week later, people are still saying how good it was.
Patrick Donoghue Sales Director, Ferco Seating
We’d heard good things about this conference so we thought we would just give it a go... we’re very pleased we did and we're definitely going to attend the show next year
Gordon Bolton Managing Director, Bleep, UK
Very varied. Thanks for the opportunity to showcase the Aberdeen FC project.
Rob Wicks Commercial Director, Aberdeen FC
Everyone is so generous with their insights and knowledge.