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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

Our 2018 Speakers Include

  • Datuk Nalgunalingam

    General Manager Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad

    Datuk Nalgunalingam

    General Manager, Malaysian Resources Corporation Berhad

    Beginning his career as a Project Engineer with Sime Darby, Datuk managed several large projects including the Boeing Aircraft Facility at Bukit Kayu Hitam. He was then appointed General Manager and Vice President of a Sime Darby’s subsidiary where he took the lead in steering the engineering services business unit.
    Datuk was the Project Director overseeing the project nominated for the “World Architectural Award 2017 in Berlin, Germany in November 2017.” Datuk completed the rejuvenation project for Kuala Lumpur Sports City for 2017 SEA Games which was named the “Stadium of the Year 2018” at Amsterdam in the World Stadium Congress.

  • Adam Selvey

    Design Excellence Director Ramboll

    Adam Selvey

    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.

  • Mohamed Zakaria Serageldin

    Board Member Al Ahly Club

    Mohamed Zakaria Serageldin

    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.

  • Thad Sheely

    Chief Operating Officer Philips Arena (ATL Hawks)

    Thad Sheely

    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.

  • Patrik Meyer

    Chief Executive Officer Commerzbank Arena

    Patrik Meyer

    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 Ayres

    Director AECOM

    Peter Ayres

    Director, AECOM

    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 Budd

    Director KSS

    James Budd

    Director, KSS

    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.

  • Ramon Jesús González Márquez

    BIM Information Manager FC Barcelona

    Ramon Jesús González Márquez

    BIM Information Manager, FC Barcelona

    Ramon Jesús González Márquez

    BIM Information Manager

    FC Barcelona

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