The New Summit

Now in its second decade, TheStadiumBusiness Summit is having a makeover. We’re embracing Technology, Innovation and Transformation to re-define the no.1 stadium sector meeting in the world. Join us as we bring together the world’s leading stadium and arena executives to explore how our business is changing.

The Speaker Line Up

  • Tobias Hufler

    Product Manager - Loyalty SkiData Access Control

    Tobias Hufler

    Product Manager - Loyalty , SkiData Access Control

    Tobias Hufler is in his fifth year at SKIDATA, serving as product manager for arenas and leisure. He is responsible for the Handshake. Logic software for stadium access solutions. Previously, he spent a year abroad in Portland, Oregon, managing the SKIDATA loyalty and fan engagement product and he had spent six years working in online marketing. Tobias attended the University of Applied Sciences in Graz, Austria, focusing on international marketing and innovation management. In addition to SKIDATA, he volunteers as the event manager at HSV Red Bull Salzburg skydiving club, organizing international skydiving events, personally tallying over 1000 jumps to date.

  • David Hornby

    Managing Director UK & Ireland SecuTix

    David Hornby

    Managing Director UK & Ireland, SecuTix

    David is currently leading the development of a leading European Ticketing business, SecuTix. David is also the Founder & Managing Director of WHY NOT, a strategic consultancy business in the world of major events, entertainment, tourism & hospitality sectors. Projects have included working with; Red Bull, The NFL, Live Nation, the RFU, London 2012 & Its Legacy Company, Formula 1 and the next phase of development at The O2 with AEG Europe. He was also a Founding Director of Jamie Oliver’s events catering company Fabulous Feasts. Previously David was Commercial Director at Visit London.

  • Justin Hopwood

    Sales & Marketing Director Lancs Cricket

    Justin Hopwood

    Sales & Marketing Director, Lancs Cricket

    Justin is responsible for achieving all annual and five year financial targets across all revenue streams, through the formulation and successful implementation of product development, marketing, e-commerce and sales strategies. He joined the Club in February 2016 and along with his senior commercial team has developed strong growth in all revenue areas, including international and domestic cricket ticket sales, partnerships and conference and events. Previously, Justin worked in commercial ticketing for the British & Irish Lions and England Rugby’s joint venture travel business, working on three Rugby World Cup and other major events.

  • Andrew Hampel

    President Legends International

    Andrew Hampel

    President, Legends International

    Andrew Hampel is President of Legends International. He is responsible for leading all business ventures for Legends outside North America. He also oversees the expansion of Legends initiatives in the region across sports and other properties. Since joining Legends in 2016, Hampel has assembled a senior team of industry experts who deliver market-leading expertise across all of the key Legends verticals to current clients and partners in the region. He leads the relationships with prestigious clients such as the All England Club in Wimbledon, The RFU at Twickenham, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona. Earlier in his career, Hampel spent more than two decades at IMG, progressing to senior management as well as the main board of the company and having responsibility for all IMG’s sports-related activity in EMEA. Hampel led the team that was responsible for the Wembley transaction, which resulted in the IMG sales team delivering in excess of £600m of premium hospitality revenues at the new stadium.
    Hampel attended Cambridge University where he received a BA Hons and LLM. While at Cambridge, he played on the Rugby team and won a prestigious ‘Rugby ‘Blue.’

  • Daniel Haddad

    Group Director - Strategy & Commercial Consulting Octagon

    Daniel Haddad

    Group Director - Strategy & Commercial Consulting, Octagon

    Dan has spent 9 years at Octagon and heads up the Commercial Consulting group out of the London office. Dan’s work is focused on developing growth strategies for leading rights holders, with specific focus on sponsorship, digital and event licensing. His key focus area is the creation and optimization of sponsorship programmes. Clients include The Premier League, UEFA, Liverpool FC and NFL. He also consults Octagon’s roster of brand clients on sponsorship rights selection, advising the likes of  Standard Chartered, Mastercard, Cisco, Sony and Deloitte on investment strategy.

  • Ela Greatorex

    Independant Consultant Venue Operations & Management

    Ela Greatorex

    Independant Consultant, Venue Operations & Management

    Ela has worked on a wide‐range of high-profile venues and events.  She believes that all venues have the potential to be world class with the right design and operating strategy. Ela’s experience spans entertainment, sports and multi‐venue environments. She was part of the Senior Venue & Events Management Team at the Singapore Sports Hub, responsible for defining the modes of operation and leading the operational teams through construction, opening and operating phases. At AEG, Ela was responsible for venue operations for the Turk Telekom Arena.  She is an expert in venue operations strategy.

  • Paul Fisher

    Chief Executive Jockey Club Racecourses

    Paul Fisher

    Chief Executive, Jockey Club Racecourses

    Paul runs the leading racecourse group in the UK, which stages several of the nation’s biggest events, including The Cheltenham Festival, the Randox Health Grand National and The Investec Derby. Under Paul’s leadership, Jockey Club Racecourses has delivered significant growth, allowing for major investment into Britain’s second-biggest spectator sport, including through prize money, facilities and innovation.

    Paul has driven a huge amount of innovation within The Jockey Club and British Racing. This includes the Jockey Club Live entertainment venture, Jockey Club Catering, Jockey Club Services, online loyalty scheme Rewards4Racing and raising £25 million from sport’s first mini-bond. He has led the ongoing development of The Jockey Club brand, resulting in significant increases in commercial revenues.

  • Mike Bohndiek

    Director / Consultant PTI Consulting

    Mike Bohndiek

    Director / Consultant, PTI Consulting

    Mike formed PTI Consulting with the aim of enabling clubs and venues to access industry specific technology leaders. In the current climate PTI address the considerable digital transformation and strategic technology needs in the sports and entertainment industry.

    Having worked across 23 venues in football, rugby, cricket, golf and venues in general over his 14-year career in the sector to date, Mike brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the ticketing, data and insight space from a provider and customer perspective having built, deployed and operated the platforms behind several club operations and procured industry recognised systems.

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