Delivering NextGen Spaces for Sports & Entertainment

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 29-30 Nov 2022

Stadiums. Arenas. Destinations.

TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit is the world’s leading gathering of professionals involved in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of sports and entertainment.

For its tenth edition, the Summit returns to Manchester bringing together a host of C-level, international project delegations from new stadium, arena and entertainment destinations – along with the leading consultants, advisors and suppliers to the sector.


VIP Project Guestlist

Each year the Summit welcomes guest VIP delegations from sports and entertainment projects – including stadiums, arenas, training facilities, esports and entertainment venues. Our guestlist comprises “qualified buyers” who have allocated major capital expenditure to venue projects.

Do YOU qualify as a VIP Project?

Are you currently undertaking or planning an expansion, modernisation or new build at your venue? Are you a key decision-maker in the project team? If so, you may qualify for a complimentary VIP ticket to TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit 2022.

Get in touch today to find out more.

Our Sponsors

Our sponsors and partners to this year’s Summit include:

Setting the Standard

Now in its 10th year, the Summit is a high-level networking and knowledge exchange meeting designed to address the specific needs of all executives engaged in the development and delivery of next generation sports and entertainment venues. We have a total focus on quality. This means quality attendance, quality content and quality connections.

Our proven formula (Compact Footprint x Quality Content = Maximum Knowledge Transfer) remains the most effective way to gain business and exchange ideas in this sector.

Learn to…. Deliver On Time. In Budget. Beyond Requirements.

Design & Development Awards 2022

Celebrating the best in venue design, development, construction and refurbishment.

TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards were launched in 2017 to recognise leadership, innovation and achievement in the design, development, construction and refurbishment of sports and entertainment venues.

Nominations are invited from around the world, with the finalists judged by an international expert panel and the winners announced at the Summit each year.

Our Speakers

Sharing best practice and new ideas to deliver better venues

Sam Wright

Director WilkinsonEyre

Steve Wilbrenninck

Construction Manager Futur Camp Nou

Roy Westwood

Founder Forward Associates

Rob Wicks

Commercial Director Aberdeen FC

Natasha Thiebaut

Director, Hospitality & Customer Experience BlueRock Sports & Entertainment

Pam Taggart

Senior Director of Strategic Relationships AVIXA

Rob Rijsenbrij

COO XLNT Operations, Netherlands

Andy Pottinger

Venue Design Director BuroHappold

Jonathan Parker

Director of Sales Danley

Jason Melby

International Marketing Daktronics

Tarquin McDonald

CEO Bath Rugby Club

Ian Laurence

Associate Director F3

Tyler Kicera

Senior Director & Head of Kinetix TAIT

Richard Kenyon

Director of Marketing and Communications Everton FC

Mark Kelly

Managing Director Ashton Gate Stadium

Melvin Hopps

Estimating Director Portview Fit-Out

Bernd Eckenroth

International Business Development Nowofol

Mike Bohndiek

Managing Director PTI Consulting

Dan Brown

Head of Operations Lancs Cricket/Emirates Old Trafford

Andrew Billingham

Managing Director YTL Arena - Bristol

Jan Ammundsen

Senior Partner, Head of Design 3XN

Robert Ebdon

Head of Estates Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) Lords

Martin Willis

Director and Global Sports Sector Lead Ramboll UK

Mohamed Zakaria

Board Member Al Ahly Club - Egypt

Kirsten Lees

Managing Partner Grimshaw

Lisa Knights

Chief of Media Ashton Gate Stadium

Debbie Power

Associate Director KSS

Matthew Birchall

Global Sports Sector Director BuroHappold

Ian Nuttall

Founder and CEO TheStadiumBusiness / Xperiology
The Summit has again proven thought provoking, together with being an excellent networking event.
Chief Operating OfficerWarwickshire CCC
Very varied. Thanks for the opportunity to showcase the Aberdeen FC project.
Commercial DirectorAberdeen FC
Everyone is so generous with their insights and knowledge.
Kirsten Lees
Managing PartnerGrimshaw
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 DirectorBleep, 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 DirectorFerco Seating
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 ExecutiveLancashire County Cricket Club, UK
We wanted to sponsor the Summit mainly for the quality of the delegates... everyone that attends has a genuine project that they’re working on, so it’s the right delegates with the right product we believe 
Paul Tippins
Business Development ManagerSamsung, UK
An opportunity to meet with people that are on the edge of starting new projects and have new ideas that could help the development of the industry… and being at that moment in time is extrememly important
Francois Clement
The team was superb in introducing me to key stakeholders. Without doubt the best customer service I have ever experienced at an event
David Morris

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    Destination Manchester

    The Summit and Awards will be hosted at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester – the famous home of Lancs Cricket.

    With over 3,600m2 of space, 38 meeting rooms, over 600 on-site parking spaces, excellent transport links and a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn on-site, Emirates Old Trafford is the ideal venue for the Forum.

    Free onsite car parking is available for all attendees. A taxi from Manchester Airport takes approximately 20-25 minutes. The Metrolink tram stop at the stadium connects to the city’s three key rail stations, with trams every few minutes.

    Full hotel details will be provided on registration.

    The Stadium Business Design & Development Summit

    29-30 Nov 2022

    Emirates Old Trafford, Talbot Road, Old Trafford, Stretford, Manchester, UK