Exploring NextGen Spaces for Sports & Entertainment

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 3-4 Dec 2024

Stadiums. Arenas. Destinations.

TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit is the world’s leading gathering of professionals involved in the finance, design, delivery, refurbishment and operation of sports and entertainment venues.

For its 12th annual 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 architects, engineers, consultants, advisors and the full supply chain 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 2024.

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    Setting the Standard

    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.

    Our Partners & Sponsors

    With thanks to these fantastic organisations for supporting this year’s Summit

    Design & Development Awards 2023

    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.

    Once again, we will be raising funds for our charity partner EMERGENCY throughout the nominations process and during the Awards night.

     LATEST Congratulations to our 2024 recipients. See the list of Winners here

    Our Speakers / Judges / Panellists

    Sharing best practice and new ideas to deliver better venues

    Paul Scullion

    Managing Director Portview Fit-Out

    Daniel Gidney

    Chief Executive Lancashire Cricket, Emirates Old Trafford

    Markus Hurme

    CEO Nokia Arena

    Angela Hodson

    Sales Director Lancashire Cricket, Emirates Old Trafford

    Paul Yeomans

    Group CEO PMY Group

    Stephanie Bax

    MD of European Operations CAA Icon

    Kieron Bacon

    Director, Capital Projects Liverpool FC

    Chryssi Soteriades

    Strategic Account Manager AiFi

    Andy Price

    Commercial Director Ticketing & Arenas – NEC Group

    Stuart Forbes

    Owner Stuart Forbes Associates

    Andy Simons

    Director KSS

    Kym Shilton

    SVP – International WJHW, a PMY Company

    James Ramsome

    BDM - Sports & live Events EMEA Ross Video

    François Clement

    Senior Principal Populous France

    Faye Bennett

    Founder & Managing Director FBCS

    Natasha Thiebaut

    Chief Commercial Officer Forward Associates

    Ben Vickery

    Principal Vickery Hyett Architects

    Roy Westwood

    Chief Executive Forward Associates

    Angeline Walsh

    Solutions Account Manager Belden

    Maarten Holland

    Creative Director Beewan Sports Experience

    Ben Veenbrink

    Managing Director The Stadium Consultancy

    Jonathan Edwards

    National Head of Sport Rider Levett Bucknall

    Rob Amphlett

    Partner- UK Sport & Entertainment Lead Buro Happold

    Jonathan Hunot

    Director ZOLB EV

    Amy Richardson

    Sales Director Architen Landrell

    Oliver Sahm

    Application Design - Germany (Bosch) Electro-Voice

    Daniel Riess

    Associate Principal WJHW, a PMY Company

    Claudio Bambagioni

    Interior Director Forward Associates

    Jakub Rachfalik

    Manager Director Forum by Nowy Styl

    Stephen Papaloizou

    Account Manager UK & Europe Evident - Ipsotek, an Eviden Business

    Tom Mudd

    Technical Director digiLED

    Rob May

    Director Structures Buro Happold

    David Jarratt

    Sustainability Design Lead, Populous EMEA Populous EMEA

    Patrick Halliwell

    Region Manager Daktronics

    Neil Fox

    Design Director Forward Associates

    Paul Eddleston

    Associate Project Consultant Buro Happold

    Charles Adkinson

    SVP – Sports Development WJHW, a PMY Company

    Guy Wickett

    Director EnTodo Project Management

    Agne Grendele

    CEO National Stadium in Vilnius

    Debbie Power

    Associate Director - Interior Design KSS

    Gené Willis

    Head of Operations Bath Rugby Club

    Dipesh Patel

    Principal and Head of Sport BDP Pattern

    Ruth Shilston

    Strategic Director RWDI

    Steve Davies

    Chief Operating Officer Chester Races

    Lisa Knights

    Group Communications Director Bristol Sport / Ashton Gate Stadium

    Myriam Calaber

    Sales Director for Europe & Africa VITEC

    Derek Wilson

    Founder/Principal WilsonSEA Architects

    Adam Horodecki

    Esports & Sales Manager Forum by Nowy Styl

    John-Paul Considine

    Head of the Premier League Stadium Fund The Football Foundation

    Hannah Buckley

    Senior Facility & Projects Manager Womens Pro Game The FA Group (Wembley Stadium)

    Tony Booth

    Vice President of Sales (UK & EMEA) Signature Systems

    Ian Nuttall

    Founder 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 world-famous home of Lancs Cricket.

    With over 3,600 sq m of event space, 38 meeting rooms, 600+ on-site parking spaces, excellent transport links and a 250-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn on-site, Emirates Old Trafford is the ideal venue for the Summit.

    Free on-site 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 – including the booking link to discounted on-site hotel rooms – will be provided on registration. Book early to stay on-site and save time/money!

    TheStadiumBusiness Design & Development Summit

    3-4 Dec 2024

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