Back in June, we delivered the eighth annual TheStadiumBusiness Summit… and we are delighted to confirm that the votes are in, and the team (and attendees) all agreed it was the best Summit we have ever hosted.

The combination of our world-class speaker line up, a truly insightful programme, and our most impressive attendee list to date created a meeting that everyone came away from with new contacts, new ideas and a way to change their stadium business forever.

Over the last 8 years we have refined our Summit formula to ensure that the world’s most influencial and successful stadium executives are brought together, to discuss, debate and decide the future of our industry. Team that with the industry’s most innovative product and service suppliers showcasing in The Marketplace and you have the essential meeting of the year.

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The ninth edition of the Summit is heading to Manchester on 12-13 June 2018, hosted by Emirates Old Trafford.

Ian Nuttall, Founder, TheStadiumBusiness, commented:“Each year the Summit relocates to ensure we are showcasing the very latest in stadium management and operations. Over the past decade we’ve hosted TheStadiumBusiness Summit at such acclaimed venues as Wembley, The O2, Juventus Stadium, Camp Nou, the Bernabéu and Lord’s. With its extensive conference and events facilities – along with the new, fully integrated Hilton Garden Inn hotel – Emirates Old Trafford provides not only a great host facility but also offers our international delegates a unique showcase for multi-use stadium operations”

What’s more is that we have secured the entire new Hilton Doubletree hotel on site at Emirates Old Trafford especially for our attendees… with many rooms overlooking the pitch. Early bookers can secure their rooms on site, ensuring that no valuable networking time is wasted on travel.

But don’t take our word for it

Here’s what a few of our delegates had to say about the Summit…

We all agreed that your event and its intimacy in terms of numbers was of great value and I personally gained a lot from a number of your speakers
Mark Kelly, Managing Director, Bristol City FC


Just wanted to say as a first time attendee – what an event! Congratulations to you and all of your team whose attention to detail really made the difference.
Mike Bohndiek, Head Of IT, West Ham United FC


Just a quick note to say thanks very much for the last few days – found the summit to be very informative and very well organised.
Adrian McDonagh, IT Manager, Ulster Rugby/Kingspan Stadium


Thanks again for a wonderful show and platform for our systems.
Jonathan Bond, Sales & Technical Director, Bottoms Up Beer UK  


You and your team did a superior job pulling together the Summit. Our entire group enjoyed every aspect of it.  Many thanks and congratulations on a very successful Summit.
Tanya Dreesen, Vice President, Partnership Activation and Special Projects, Minnesota Vikings Football, LLC


Thanks for a wonderful event, and truly, your staff was incredible- they treated us like rock stars and it was really appreciated!
Tori Willis
, Marketing Manager – Loyalty, SkiData


Certainly one of the strongest and well attended conferences we have attended, good to be with you.
Andy Simons, Director, KSS

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What are people saying?

I had a great time and more importantly I learned a great deal. The networking alone was worth the trip but when you add the ability to come back and improve your business…well then you have a real winner

Ron Velazquez Vice President, Ticket Operations, Cleveland Cavaliers

Probably the best place to be on the planet to discuss this exciting industry that we all work in

Paul Sergeant Director, PMY Group

Your conferences are well run, well thought out, and well executed. I’ve been to many, and really appreciate the way you handle yourself. Well done.

Bart Wiley Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Sounders

it is an honour and an amazing opportunity for us being part of such an excellent group of professionals from the industry!

András Katona Head of Marketing, Liberty Stadium

We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, which isn’t a phrase normally associated with doing events, but it was really good and we have a lot of excellent contacts to follow up on.

Carolyn Baillie Head of Marketing, Exterity