Delivering NextGen Spaces for Sports & Entertainment

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 5-6-7 Dec 2023

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.

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    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 / Judges / Panellists

    Sharing best practice and new ideas to deliver better venues

    Ela Greatorex

    Senior Project Manager Legends

    Mark Donnelly

    COO/CFO, International Oak View Group (OVG) International

    Debbie Power

    Associate Director - Interior Design KSS

    Emmanuel Afolabi

    Engineer Ramboll & Founder, The Fest Hub

    Alex Cohen

    Chief Commercial Officer Bath Rugby

    Kirsty Mitchell

    Architectural Project Manager HOK

    Peter Smith

    Project and Asset Manager Bristol Sport / Ashton Gate Stadium

    Dipesh Patel

    Principal and Head of Sport BDP Pattern

    Rodrigo Pecollo

    Infrastructure Manager Club Atlético River Plate

    Agne Grendele

    CEO Lithuanian National Stadium

    Javier Dávila

    Sports Architecture Business Development IDOM

    Une Jurkstaite

    Head of Experience YTL Arena Bristol

    Guy Wickett

    Consulting Dev Mgr Crystal Palace FC/Plymouth Argyle Entodo

    Mark Langhammer

    Director Crusaders FC

    Jim Saywell

    Director- Sustainability Buro Happold

    Jonathan Hamp

    Managing Director Thermagrip

    Rodrigo Alvarez

    Leader Project Manager Club Atlético River Plate

    Andy Simons

    Director KSS

    Alex Weschta

    Chief Growth Officer TankBeer

    Susan Fink

    Senior Vice President Sodexo Live

    Patrick Halliwell

    Managing Director - Daktronics UK Daktronics

    Michael Parker

    Director of Strategic Accounts EMEA Daktronics (Diversified)

    Simon French

    Directors Hoare Lea

    Allan Gibson

    High Performance Products North Europ Kuraray Europe

    Ben DaCosta

    Co-Founder & Managing Director Bendac

    Tom Mudd

    Technical Director DigiLED

    Adam Selvey

    Design Excellence Director Ramboll

    Oliver Sahm

    Application Design - Germany Electro-Voice

    Andy Rigler

    Head Of Project Development EMEA Pro Media AV Europe

    Jakub Rachfalik

    Managing Director Forym by Nowy Styl

    Lisa Knights

    Group Communications Director Ashton Gate Stadium/Bristol Sport /

    John McMahon

    Contracts Director Portview Fit-Out

    Steve Macey

    Director Buro Happold

    Marko Hurme

    Chief Executive Officer Nokia Arena [Tampere]

    Jonathan Gregory

    Commercial Director Goodwood Group

    Harald Fux

    CEO/Architect Raumkunst ZT

    Robert Ebdon

    Assistant Secretary (Estates) to Estates Director Marylebone Cricket Club (Lord's)

    Paul Burns

    Executive Director Waterloo Minor Soccer Club

    Hannah Buckley

    Senior Facilities and Projects Manager- Womens Pro Game The FA Group (Wembley Stadium)

    Matthew Birchall

    Partner Global Sports and Entertainments Sector Director Buro Happold

    Nick Anastasiou

    Director Gorilla Carts

    Rob Amphlett

    UK Sports and Entertainments Sector Leader Buro Happold

    Roy Westwood

    Founder - Strategy, Creativity & Innovations Director Forward Associates

    Ben Veenbrink

    Managing Director The Stadium Consultancy

    Uma Srivastava

    COO KultureCity

    Rita Ochoa

    Senior Associate Architect AFL Architects

    Andy O’Sullivan

    Venue Director Tottenham Hotspur FC

    Patrik Meyer

    CEO Deutsche Bank Park

    Henk Markerink

    Former CEO of the Amsterdam ArenA

    William Mannarelli

    Independent Consultant Dipl. -Ing. Architekt

    Suzanne Mackrell

    Associate Director Keppie Design

    Kirsten Lees

    Managing Partner Grimshaw Global

    David Keirle

    Chairman KSS

    Daniel Gidney

    Chief Executive Lancs Cricket / Emirates Old Trafford

    Donna Davidson

    Global Project Development Director BRC Imagination Arts

    Peter Bryan

    Partner TMG Partners

    Stephanie Bax

    MD of European Operations & SVP CAA ICON

    Nick Addison

    Chief Executive Officer Adelaide Oval SMA

    Alain Belsoeur

    Head of Stadia Committee Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP)

    Martin Willis

    Director and Global Sports Sector Lead Ramboll UK

    Ian Nuttall

    Founder & CEO TheStadiumBusiness
    Thank you all for hosting a great conference! After some years, it was fabulous to re-connect with industry colleagues and learn how their projects have progressed. Great also to see such a focus on sustainability
    William T. Mannarelli
    M. Arch. / Dipl. -Ing. ArchitektVenue Development
    We are getting back to home after a long trip but it was worth it. The Summit went beyond all of our expectations. We accomplished all of our goals by far... you guys are best of the best, top of the top!
    Eduardo Olea
    Board DirectorTuboleta/Arena Development, Colombia
    We had a really productive and enjoyable event. The whole team commented on what a well run and high quality two days your Summit is!
    Darryl Holloway
    Architectural Sales ManagerQ-railing
    The Summit has again proven thought provoking, together with being an excellent networking event.
    Craig Flindall
    Chief Operating OfficerEdgbaston Stadium
    Such a diverse range of content and ideas – all very relevant to our Aberdeen FC project.
    Rob Wicks
    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
    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

    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

    5-6-7 Dec 2023

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