TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit is the world’s leading gathering of professionals involved in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of major sports venues. Our programme is designed to address the specific needs of project teams delivering next generation stadiums, arenas and major sports venue developments. Take at look at our video highlights from 2016, and our 2017 event overview to get a flavour of the meeting
Head of Partnerships & Hospitality ACC Liverpool
Rob is an experienced senior level commercial professional with 20 years’ experience of B to B / B to C Commercial Sales, Sponsorship, Consumer Event Marketing and Corporate Hospitality sales. Rob is currently responsible for all Corporate Hospitality Sales at the Echo Arena Liverpool, management of all venue Sponsors for ACC Liverpool and all commercial advertising sales. Rob has worked in the major events sector for over 15 years, was part of the Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 delivery team, worked for Chester Race Company for 4 years and has been with ACC Liverpool Group for 5 years.
Design Excellence Director Ramboll
Adam is a Chartered Building Service Engineer who leads a team of Building engineers with 26 years of experience in the design of Mechanical, Electrical and Public Health services. Adam’s experience in Building Services engineering and renewable energy systems was gained by working for both Contractors and Consultants. He has also had experience as a Project Director on various large high profile international projects in Egypt, Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
Adam has a passion and a keen interest in sustainability and design solutions, and is very enthusiastic about engineering & new technology.
Board Member Al Ahly Club
Mohamed has been Vice Chairman of Al Arabia since 2013, and a Board Member for Al Ahly Sporting Club in Cairo since 2017. Mohamed, in his Master of Science thesis, developed a financial model of a multifuncational football stadium, investigating how to make it a more profitable project for the investor than traditional stadiums.
He also developed a project for a non-profit organisation aiming to educate coaches and youth in Egypt on the value of sports ethics, and raise health awareness through learning centres in Egyptian sports clubs.
Mohamed’s educational background includes three majors, in Construction Management, Sports Management and Construction Engineering.
Chief Operating Officer Philips Arena (ATL Hawks)
Thad Sheely joined the Atlanta Hawks in 2015 as COO and oversees all aspects of team and arena business operations and real estate development. He is leading the $200 million transformation of the Hawks Arena and built the team’s the 90,000 SF new practice facility at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex. Sheely has over 20 years of experience at the intersection of sports and real estate, beginning with the development of AmericanAirlines Arena and then moving on to build MetLife Stadium for the NY Jets and Giants. Most recently, Sheely took a sojourn away from sports into pure real estate as COO of Hudson Yards, the $20 billion mixed-use development changing Manhattan’s skyline.
Chief Executive Officer Commerzbank Arena
Patrik boasts a wealth of knowledge and experience within the sports management and live event sector. With a degree in Business Administration, Patrik’s experience within the industry includes roles such as Director for the Financial department, Ticketing and Controlling for multiple concert promoters, Managing Director of the operation company for Commerzbank-Arena – the World Cup Stadium in Frankfurt and Managing Director of TSP – The Sports Promoters, a company of SPORTFIVE specialising in event-management and promotion. In 2010, Patrik was awarded “Executive of the Year” at TheStadiumBusiness Summit in Dublin. Commerzbank-Arena was awarded with the Live Entertainment Award 2016 in the category ‘Arena of the year’. Patrik has been consultant to many projects around the globe such as National Stadium Warsaw or Groupama Arena Budapest.
Peter has over 25 years’ experience in sports design across the world. He most recently led the team that delivered FC Spartak’s first stadium in Moscow, is part of the design team responsible for Al Wakrah Stadium – the first stadium revealed for Qatar 2022 FIFA World CupTM and, as part of the AECOM team, led the engineering design for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games venues. Passionate about design excellence and the winner of the ACE Engineering Professional of the Year, Peter has delivered highly technical projects including the Halley VI Antarctic Research Station, the world’s first relocatable, permanently manned Antarctic research station.
James has a broad range of master planning, design and technical skills, including extensive experience on large-scale sports projects, complex planning applications on sensitive sites and major works to existing buildings.
He is responsible for a wide range of specialist consultancy services including strategic design, technical audit and project supervision.
As a consequence, he plays a key role in helping KSS maintain its profile in the sports sector, and his skill, commitment and enthusiastic approach make him universally popular with KSS’ clients.
BIM Information Manager FC Barcelona
Ramon Jesús González Márquez
BIM Information Manager
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MANICA Architecture provides its clients with the unique combination of large scale project experience and the personality and creativity of a boutique, international design studio. Unlike many large architectural firms that specialise in projects of similar scale, MANICA is dedicated to ensuring that all of its clients are given the personal attention and unparalleled expertise they deserve. The experience of MANICA Architecture and its President and Director, David Manica, includes over $20 billion of design in the construction of high profile sport and entertainment venues worldwide. Current and recent MANICA projects include the Las Vegas NFL Stadium for the Raiders (Las Vegas, Nevada), Chase Center for the NBA Golden State Warriors (San Francisco, California), VTB Arena Park (Moscow, Russia), the new Cagliari Stadium (Cagliari, Sardinia) 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 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.
Find out more at www.exterity.com and follow us on Twitter @Exterity
Trusted Worldwide for Integrated technology solutions in sports and entertainment venues.
Our innovative SaaS, hosted and on-premises IT solutions enable stadia and arena, entertainment venues, hotels and resorts, hospitality and foodservice to streamline operations and focus on costs: to increase workforce productivity, enhance guest satisfaction and maximise profitability in multiple areas of operations: complete food and beverage operational management, point-of-sale (static, mobile, online), payments (cashless, contactless, online, queue busting), inventory and procurement, stock control, business intelligence and real-time reporting. Headquartered in Warrington, UK, we are an authorised distributor & reseller of Agilysys products worldwide. Operated directly or through trusted partners in Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa.- View Website
3D Digital Venue, powered by MMC, provides Interactive Digital Venue Management Solutions to Sports and Entertainment Venues across the globe. With our 3D Digital Venue technology platform we design need based solutions for our clients providing them a robust, precise and interactive recreation of their Venue to deliver greater fan satisfaction, increase season ticket holder renewal rates, activate new channels of digital sponsorship and provide special viewing experiences for prospective VIP buyers. The primary capabilities of our 3D Digital Venue Platform include: Ticketing3D to Enhance Ticket Sales and Fan Purchase Experience using our interactive 3D Seat Views from all Blocks and Seats; 3D Season Tickets achieve higher renewal rates from season ticket holders by offering 360 degree 3D Views of the seats even before 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 provide you the most complete, interactive and cutting edge Venue Management Solutions- View Website
Harman Professional Solutions is the world’s leading professional audio, lighting, video and control brand, that delivers and serves the entertainment and enterprise markets with comprehensive systems; this includes vast knowledge of stadiums and large venues. With a focus on innovation, HARMAN supplies technologies and experiences that transform the surroundings. Delivering unforgettable memories that meet the growing needs of customer’s expectations. In order for stadiums and arenas to give spectators a truly immersive experience, HARMAN understands that the venue needs the right audio, video, and lighting technology from inside to outside the facility. From the moment guests drive up to the venue until they head home for the day, HARMAN delivers pioneering and easy-to- manage products and solutions that reliably create an engaging and memorable experience. Allowing stadium operators to focus on creating a lasting connected event from the concourse and beyond.- View Website
AECOM is a global network of experts working with clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges.
Delivering clean water and energy. Building iconic skyscrapers. Planning new cities. Restoring damaged environments. Connecting people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Designing parks where children play. Helping governments maintain stability and security.
We connect expertise across services, markets, and geographies to deliver transformative outcomes. Worldwide, we design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.
Imagine it. Delivered.- View Website
Ramboll is a leading engineering, design, environmental services and consultancy founded in Denmark in 1945. The company employs 13,000 experts and has a global presence with a strong representation in the Nordics, UK, North America, Middle East and Asia-Pacific. With more than 300 offices in 35 countries, Ramboll combines local experience with a global knowledge base constantly striving to achieve inspiring and exacting solutions that make a genuine difference to our customers, the end-users, and society as a whole. Ramboll works across the markets: Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, Oil & Gas and Management Consulting. Our global team and organisational setup means we can harness the brightest and best thinking from around the world to solve your particular challenges, delivering a multi-disciplinary approach and creative thinking that each client seeks. In the sports sector, Ramboll has experience of delivering various 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.- View Website
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
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.- 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.
Grimshaw’s reputation is built on bespoke, carefully crafted design solutions across a range of typologies. Within the sports sector, its work is characterised not by the imposition of a rigid house style, but instead by a unique response to brief and context.
Grimshaw operates worldwide, with offices in London, New York, Melbourne, Los Angeles, Dubai, Doha, Sydney and Kuala Lumpur. In both 2016 and 2018, the practice won ‘International Practice of the Year’ at the AJ100 awards.
As a modern infrastructure and automation services provider, Ultima maintain relationships with a wide range of strategic and disruptive vendors. These long-standing partnerships allow us to provide impartial best practice advice, product fulfilment support and bespoke solutions, all backed by 24×7 managed service support.
No matter where you are on your IT journey, we can provide the assistance you need to make technology a positive asset aligned with the emerging goals of your organisation. This could include; mitigating risks associated with changes in compliance, optimising infrastructure to improve efficiency or modernising legacy systems for the cloud. We deliver better business outcomes at a commercial, strategic, operational and technical level.
Our recently launched Intelligent Spaces offering for both indoor and outdoor networks supports enhanced visitor experiences and improves operational efficiencies at events. Working in partnership with Aruba (a HPE Company) and using their full end-to-end network hardware, we can provide flawless connectivity across wireless, wired and wide-area networks.
Creating a secure, robust and reliable layer of connectivity for the modern user opens up many business opportunities for organisations to promote services in innovative ways to their customers. In summary, we can help you reap tangible value beyond standard connected services.- View Website
BuroHappold Engineering is an independent, international engineering practice that over the last 40 years has become synonymous with the delivery of creative, value-led building and city solutions for an ever-changing world. Having worked on every continent, our clients include more than 90% of the world’s leading architectural practices and we have collaborated with global organisations such as the United Nations, The World Bank and UNESCO. Through our global community of driven, world-leading engineering professionals, we deliver elegant solutions for buildings and cities that seek to address the major problems facing societies today.
Follow us @burohappold.- View Website
At Danley, we desire to change the perception of the stadium experience by creating incredible experiences one audience at a time. Founded in 2005, Danley Sound Labs is the exclusive home of Tom Danley, one of the most innovative loudspeaker designers in the industry.
With over 40 years of experience and over 30 patents, Tom has pioneered numerous technologies that have been utilised in a wide range of high-end projects from NASA and the space shuttle program, to Disney and major musical acts around the world. Beginning in 2007, Danley Sound Labs established itself as a major player in the stadium and arena market in the United States.
Danley systems have been installed in nearly half of the 100,000+ seat stadiums in America with more soon to come. Danley is the chosen solution for top-tier programmes and teams such as the Atlanta Falcons’ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium, Louisiana State University’s Tiger Stadium, the Green Bay Packers’ Lambeau Field, Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium, Columbus Blue Jackets’ Nationwide Arena, the University of Iowa’s Carver–Hawkeye Arena and Kinnick Stadium, and many more. We invite you to experience Danley’s new technology for today’s stadium experience.- View Website
D.A.S. Audio is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of loudspeaker systems, power amplification, signal processing and related components. For over four decades, D.A.S. products have been installed in many of the most prestigious stadiums and arenas worldwide.
D.A.S. offers consultancies and systems integrators with a factory-backed sound system design support. Before, during and after installation, D.A.S. is there with a team of professionals that can provide an array of services ranging from product adaptation to complete venue designs when necessary. D.A.S. has regional sales and distribution centres in Miami, Florida, USA, Sao Paulo, Brazil and Singapore.- View Website
Xperiology’s total focus is the global sport, leisure and entertainment sector.
They’re a “boutique agency” operation with offices in Hove (UK) and Cortona (Italy) serving the information needs of the global sports and entertainment sector. Theywork with many of the sector’s leading organisations, providing illuminating ideas in EVENTS, ADVISORY and INTELLIGENCE.
Xperiology also deliver bespoke training and development workshops to help share best practice and shape the next generation of sports and entertainment venue industry executives.- View Website
TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Awards will be inaugurated in 2017, aimed to recognise achievement and innovation in the design, construction, refurbishment and management of major sports venues- View Website
TheStadiumBusiness Summit is the world’s leading meeting for the owners, operators and developers of stadiums, arenas and sport venues. Combining our specialist meetings Fan Experience Forum, Premium Seat Seminar, stadium tours, networking events and TheStadiumBusiness Awards, the Summit is the essential industry meeting of the year!- View Website
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