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
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
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 stadiums and 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 and hospitality areas. Exterity’s stadium & sporting clients include Arsenal FC, Celtic FC, Liverpool FC, MK Dons FC, Ulster Rugby, PSV Eindhoven, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, DC United, TSG Hoffenheim, Lord’s, The Open and Sandown Park Racecourse.- View Website
Find out more at www.exterity.com and follow us on Twitter @Exterity
NOWOFOL offers innovative, fluoropolymer films for use as highly transparent roof membranes in modern, lightweight architecture: NOWOFLON ET Film. Light and UV permeability, flame retardancy, a self-cleaning effect and a service life of more than 30 years are the most important properties that this material offers. All products in this series are certified in accordance with DIN EN 13 501-1 and are classified as flame resistant/self extinguishing. While the film is extremely lightweight, it can handle very high weight loads. NOWOFOL has provided material for stadiums such as San Mames Bilbao, Oceane Le Havre, Zenith Saint Petersburg, Falcons Atlanta and the Vikings Stadium in Minnesota.- View Website
Ramboll- 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.
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
PTI Consulting serves the sporting industry with pragmatic, technological, insight. We enable business growth through technology and people transformation in the sports industry.
• Technological Audit
• Event Management
As a primary offering PTI deliver CTO as-a-service – either on a retained or burst capacity basis. Our consultancy and service deliver valuable experience and strategic knowledge, helping the clients we work with to fully realise their opportunity and increase their commercial value. Some of our current clients include, AFC Wimbledon, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bath Rugby, Brentford FC and Leeds United.- View Website
AVIXA- View WebsiteAVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership.
From 2007 onwards, the founders of XLNT Operations have been internationally active in the world of ticketing, payments and events. They noticed that since the arrival of online payments, online ticketing, social media and the use of smartphones, much has changed in the payment landscape: “10 years ago, clear and inexpensive cash payments were still commonplace. Nowadays, there are many hidden uncertainties and shortcoming when it comes to payments and transactions: they have become expensive and fraud has arisen.” XLNT has developed transparent transaction-related processes around (sporting) events, a.o. in order to secure the money of event visitors. With this, money remains from the consumer until there is a service in return. “Canceled event? Visitors will get their money back. Still money on a payment card after the event? Visitors can then have their money refunded”. Besides financially protecting the visitor, XLNT unburdens organising parties in the area of ticketing, access and payments during events.
Portview is a leading fit-out specialist that delivers cutting-edge interiors for the world’s top brands in the retail, hospitality, office and stadia sectors. Renowned for their wealth of experience and expertise, Portview’s passion lies in transforming interiors by realising the most ambitious of design concepts for clients such as Tiffany & Co., Selfridges, Lush, Harvey Nichols and Arsenal. With teams covering the whole of the UK and Ireland, Portview manages projects of all sizes, including major refurbishment and roll-out contracts. Services include design development, planning approval, technical surveys, project management, contracting and fit-out.- View Website
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news. samsung.com. Stadiums are often subjected to variable weather conditions and exposure to natural and ambient light, outdoor environments can be among the most challenging for business owners to deliver clear meaningful content. Samsung’s new SMART LED signage Series alleviates these challenges through a reinforced design that shares uninterrupted, colour-uniform content in any setting. Durable and fine-tuned to meet customers’ needs, the Samsung SMART LED Signage is the ideal display to help businesses achieve their goals and captivate consumers. Some of the Samsung’s stadium reference cases include the KL National Stadium in Malaysia, the Eden Park in New Zealand and the world’s largest LED baseball scoreboard at the SK Wyverns Munhak Baseball Stadium in Incheon, Korea.- View Website
Populous is a global architecture and design firm that designs the places where people love to be together, like the Yankee Stadium, the London Olympics, and the Super Bowl. Over the last 30 years, the firm has designed more than 3,000 projects worth $40 billion across emerging and established markets. Populous’ comprehensive services include architecture, interior design, event planning and overlay, branded environments, wayfinding and graphics, planning and urban design, landscape architecture, aviation and transport design, hotels and hospitality, and sustainable design consulting. Populous has 18 offices on four continents with regional centres in London, Kansas City and Brisbane.- View Website
Grimshaw is the award-winning global architecture practice behind the new Stadium for Bath, Lord’s Grandstand and Phase 2 of the ExCel Centre in London – the second largest building to be used at the 2012 Olympic Games. The practice’s reputation for design excellence is recognised by its peers, the press, and the public who use its buildings. The firm’s legacy of innovation is taught in case studies at architecture schools globally and its portfolio of work has won over 200 international awards. Founded in 1980, Grimshaw is now a go-to name for the design of large-scale sports venues. Ongoing projects include the redevelopment of the spiritual home of horse racing in Curragh and the new masterplan and redesign of No.1 Court at Wimbledon.- View Website
BuroHappold 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.
Danley Sound Labs
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
Pfeifer Cable Structures Division concentrates on building lightweight, long-span structures, based on an all ETA approved portfolio of tensile elements. Our expertise comprises all aspects of engineering, fabrication and installation for Cable Structures. We provide assistance to architects,- View Website
engineers and general contractors in all stages of designing, tendering and realising cable structures, up to delivering complete solutions. Since 1970, Stadia have been our main focus and area of excellence. Pfeifer Structures are found all over the world. With an unbeatable track record of over 1,000 projects, Pfeifer Structures wants to be your partner of choice.
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
AVIXA™ is the Audiovisual and Integrated Experience Association, producer of InfoComm trade shows around the world, co-owner of Integrated Systems Europe, and the international trade association representing the audiovisual industry. Established in 1939, AVIXA has more than 5,400 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, consultants, programmers, live events companies, technology managers, content producers, and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. AVIXA members create integrated AV experiences that deliver outcomes for end users. AVIXA is a hub for professional collaboration, information, and community, and the leading resource for AV standards, certification, training, market intelligence and thought leadership.- 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?
Thank you for a great conference, which gave us several potential suppliers for our new stadium
Janus Khyl Director, FC Helsingor
Everyone is so generous with their insights and knowledge.
Kirsten Lees Partner, Grimshaw
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
My colleague and I agreed it was one of the slickest, most professional events we have ever attended, well done to you and your team.
Jason Maher Director, Condy Lofthouse Architects
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