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 2018 full Programme to get a flavour of the meeting.
Director d&b audiotechnik
As a d&b audiotechnik Director since 2002, Stephen has intimate knowledge of the company, it’s technologies and positioning in the market.
Starting his career as a Sound Engineer and joining d&b in 1998, more recently in the role of Head of Sports Projects, Stephen has overseen the growing awareness of d&b audiotechnik in the Stadia and Arena segment where his desire to deliver the perfect audio experience can be matched with a passion for all sporting disciplines.
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 Atlanta Hawks & State Farm Arena
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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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
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
With over 20 years’ experience, Cedar Packaging is the global market leader in creating brand enhancing ticket and membership packaging for the sports and live entertainment industries. We manage the whole process, from initial creative concepts and computer visuals, through to the production and then global distribution of the finished product. Custom ticket packaging is a unique and exciting way to engage with your audience, so talk to the Cedar Packaging team today to see what innovative packaging solutions we can create for you.- View Website
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 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 knowledgebase 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
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
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 organizing parties in the area of ticketing, access and payments during events.
Curious to know more? www.xlnt-operations.com- 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
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
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,
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.
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
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