Many years before they became some of the stadium industry’s most respected and successful leaders, our speakers were just care-free kids who didn’t know what they wanted to do with their lives.

This year, we asked our world-class speaker line up to submit a childhood photo of themselves… and they did not disappoint!

Can you match the baby pic to the speaker?

Which of these kids grew up to be lead design architect for the new Las Vegas NFL Stadium?

Who went on to be Project Director for the largest sporting infrastructure project ever undertaken in Western Australia?

Who became Head of IT for a top tier English football team?

Head on over to our Programme Preview and see if you can match them up…


Meet our (grown up) speakers, network with 50+ global projects, and deliver the next generation of stadia. Register here.

What are people saying?

Thank you for a great conference, which gave us several potential suppliers for our new stadium

Janus Khyl Director, FC Helsingor

Everyone is so generous with their insights and knowledge.

Kirsten Lees Partner, Grimshaw

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 Executive, Lancashire County Cricket Club, UK

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Jason Maher Director, Condy Lofthouse Architects

A fantastic couple of days. wonderfully organised. Slick and professional. A week later, people are still saying how good it was.

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