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  • #SBS21 Preview: Programme Release
    The #SBS21 full programme has been released today. Featuring 50+ speakers, 450+ delegates*, the Awards’ Finalists, all of our sponsors and partners – and the timings for everything that we’re doing in Manchester, the 138-page PDF is available here. [DOWNLOAD PROGRAMME PREVIEW] We look forward to hosting everybody – in ...
    Date: 22 Nov 2021
    5 days ago
  • #SBS21 Partner: ASM Global’s content, leadership and best practice
    ASM Global – the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences – has announced today a strategic partnership with Xperiology, the sports and entertainment sector’s leading event organiser and publisher across its TheStadiumBusiness and TheTicketingBusiness verticals. Through the partnership ASM Global will share best practice, case studies and expert content – ...
    Date: 08 Nov 2021
    3 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: The Sustainability Agenda
    Sustainability is arguably the biggest driver of business change in our sector. At #SBS21 one of Buro Happold’s leading structural engineers Andy Pottinger (centre) will lead our sustainability discussions. Based in the firm’s Bath offices, Andy now leads Buro Happold’s dedicated Sports and Entertainment Structural Engineering team and draws on ...
    Date: 08 Nov 2021
    3 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Zero Carbon aims and t
    “Could the sports sector lead the sustainability charge and revolutionise how we think about energy and carbon emissions?” ask #SBS21 expert speakers Martin Willis, Director – Sports Sector Structural Lead and Adam Selvey, Director – Sports Sector Building Services Lead of Ramboll, the global consulting engineer group. As more venues ...
    Date: 01 Nov 2021
    4 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Zero Carbon aims and measures
    “Could the sports sector lead the sustainability charge and revolutionise how we think about energy and carbon emissions?” ask #SBS21 expert speakers Martin Willis, Director – Sports Sector Structural Lead and Adam Selvey, Director – Sports Sector Building Services Lead of Ramboll, the global consulting engineer group. As more venues ...
    Date: 01 Nov 2021
    4 weeks ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: The Way to Sustainable Stadiums in Austria
    “Let me take on a short journey through the journey and approach of sustainability journey of the new stadiums in Austria,” offers #SBS21 guest speaker Harald Fux, CEO of Vienna-based architects Raumkunst. Harald started his career as project architect for the New Innsbruck stadium, then for Salzburg (now called Red ...
    Date: 01 Nov 2021
    4 weeks ago
  • #SBA21 AWARDS: 2021 Finalists Announced
    TheStadiumBusiness is delighted to unveil the finalists for the stadium sector’s 2021 Awards. Our congratulations to all of our finalists for making the shortlists. We will be in touch shortly to advise the next steps of your nomination. Meanwhile, the full dossier (and supporting evidence) has been compiled and is ...
    Date: 27 Oct 2021
    1 month ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: GroundWOW – Activating your stadium estate
    They’ve waited the best part of two years to showcase their groundbreaking GroundWOW machine to our audience of venue operators at TheStadiumBusiness Summit. But finally the industry will get to see first-hand this world-first in ground printing automation – exclusively at #SBS21. Traditional ground marking, while effective, can be complicated. ...
    Date: 25 Oct 2021
    1 month ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Mastering the Stadium Masterplan
    As leading international sports venue design firm KSS celebrates 30 years in 2021, we welcome to the #SBS21 stage for the first time David Keirle, Chairman, KSS who will offer his expert insights into “mastering the masterplan” for stadium builds. Drawing on 30 years of reference projects, David will explain ...
    Date: 25 Oct 2021
    1 month ago
  • #SBS21 PREVIEW: Creating a Winning Fan Experience
    The early stages of the pandemic left a stadium-sized void in the hearts of many sports enthusiasts and concert-goers who missed experiencing the pastimes they revered. It also gave venue operators time to reimagine and explore how to create entertainment hubs that suit multipurpose operations year-round and to implement interactive ...
    Date: 18 Oct 2021
    1 month ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Getting Closer – Innovation in Hospitality
    “Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Saints and our Tunnel Club is the first hospitality experience of its kind in rugby,” says #SBS21 guest speaker Ed Turnham, Northampton Saints’ Head of Sales ahead of this year’s Summit. In 2019, Franklin’s Gardens, home to Premiership rugby club ...
    Date: 13 Oct 2021
    1 month ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Allegiant Stadium – The design story for NFL’s home in Vegas
    Delegates at #SBS21 will be treated to a unique perspective on one of the most stunning new stadiums on the planet. Allegiant Stadium is the new Las Vegas home of the NFL’s Raiders and its architect David Manica, President of MANICA Architecture returns to our Summit stage to share its ...
    Date: 07 Oct 2021
    2 months ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Using smart security cameras to deliver a superior fan experience
    Powerful security cameras in sports facilities provide video data, smart apps on the cameras analyze data and trigger appropriate actions. Surveillance that required complex computer systems in the past is now executed directly on the devices. Handling is simple and user-friendly and the benefits are enormous. The best part is that the cameras are already installed in many facilities. ...
    Date: 07 Oct 2021
    2 months ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Lean Management & the New Fan Experience
    Zalgiris basketball club in Kaunas is the most famous and best-supported basketball club in Lithuania. The club also operates the largest indoor arena in the Baltics – Žalgirio Arena – which functions as a 365 day flexible and innovative venue, hosting international sell-out concerts, large exhibitions and national conferences. We ...
    Date: 29 Sep 2021
    2 months ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: Stop attempting to please everyone
    We’re delighted to welcome back to the speaker line-up Bart Wiley – a familiar (and very fan-centric) face to our Summit community over the years. After 20 years with the Seattle Sounders organisation wrapping up as Chief Business Officer for the MLS team, Bart now serves as the CEO, North ...
    Date: 29 Sep 2021
    2 months ago
  • #SBS21 Preview: From reactive to pro-active operations
    We kick-off a series of Speaker Previews ahead of #SBS21 by exploring the emergence of ‘mission critical’ operations software with Scott Meyers, Founder & EVP of 24/7 Software. TheStadiumBusiness: Could you tell us more about 24/7 Software’s presence in the sports venues market and how this has developed over recent ...
    Date: 23 Sep 2021
    2 months ago
  • Awards: Nominations Open!
    After the toughest of years, who deserves some recognition?Nominations open today for the 12th annual TheStadiumBusiness Awards.  Who are the heroes, the innovators and the visionaries? And what are the great campaigns, venues and ideas which got us through the toughest of times? NOMINATE NOW The post Awards: Nominations Open! appeared first on TheStadiumBusiness Summit. ...
    Date: 22 Jul 2021
    4 months ago
  • Awards: 2021 Judging Panel
    We’re coming out the other side of a global pandemic which has impacted our business, our colleagues and our clients on an unprecedented scale. As we look to restart – and ahead of this year’s Summit – we’re looking to recognise the heroes, the innovators, the visionaries and ...
    Date: 14 Jul 2021
    5 months ago
  • SURVEY: What’s on our minds?
    Ahead of this year’s Summit, TheStadiumBusiness took the opportunity to survey our global stadium community to identify and track the key trends in the sector. We reached out to 450 C-level stadium, arena and sports venue executives across a host of leagues and 22 countries. This wasn’t a forensive scientific ...
    Date: 11 Mar 2021
    9 months ago
  • #SBS20 Virtual Event. Real Winners
    Bridging the virtual and real worlds, our Tuscan hampers from Fattoria la Vialla have arrived with our prizewinning networkers from #SBS20 Online. Operations consultant Pete Watts of Rockvolt (left) got in touch: “A fabulous gift full of goodies. Tartufi al Cioccolato and Viallini bites went quickly, and with great appreciation! ...
    Date: 10 Feb 2021
    10 months ago
  • #SBS20 Virtual event. Real results
    We’d like to share our gratitude to everyone who contributed to #SBS20 Online last month. It wasn’t the ‘usual format’ of our established sociable, professional Summit: hugs and handshakes were replaced by taps and apps. But we welcome a truly global, C-level audience with many (55%+) of participants first-timers ...
    Date: 05 Jan 2021
    11 months ago
  • #SBS20 Thank you
    A year of unprecedented challenges for the stadium industry ended on a high with TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2020 going virtual for the first time to host industry executives from across the globe as news broke of the world’s first approved COVID-19 vaccine in the UK… On the evening of day two of ...
    Date: 16 Dec 2020
    12 months ago
  • Attendance Update: Who’s coming along?
    Each year TheStadiumBusiness Summit hosts the world’s leading gathering of key thinkers, movers and shakers from across the global sports and entertainment world. Here’s a sampling of attendees already registered for our 2021 edition: • Stadium Development Head of Finance, Everton FC • Commercial Director, Northampton Saints RFC • Chairman, ...
    Date: 23 Nov 2020
    1 year ago
  • Attendance Update: Who’s getting involved?
    Each year TheStadiumBusiness Summit hosts the world’s leading gathering of key thinkers, movers and shakers from across the global sports and entertainment world. Here’s a sampling of the stadium experts who joined us last year: • CEO, Accor Arena • CEO, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust • CEO, Leyton Orient FC ...
    Date: 23 Nov 2020
    1 year ago
  • Attendance Update: Who’s with us online this year?
    Each year TheStadiumBusiness Summit hosts the world’s leading gathering of key thinkers, movers and shakers from across the global sports and entertainment world. Here’s a sampling of the stadium experts joining us online this year: • CEO, Accor Arena • CEO, Kardinia Park Stadium Trust • CEO, Leyton Orient ...
    Date: 23 Nov 2020
    1 year ago
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