Operations, Technology & Sustainability

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 24-25-26 June 2025

The Factory of Memories

Now in its second decade, TheStadiumBusiness Summit continues to adapt and reflect the needs of its industry. We’re embracing Technology, Innovation and Transformation to re-define the global #1 venue business showcase. Join your colleagues from all around the world as we bring together the leading stadium, arena and venue executives to explore the future of our business.

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    Who? What?

    Each year TheStadiumBusiness Summit hosts the world’s leading gathering of key thinkers, movers and shakers from across the global sports and entertainment world.

    Network with everyone that’s worth networking with.

    Like no other event, we bring together the global stadium, arena and entertainment venue business. Our proven formula (Compact Footprint x Quality Content = Maximum Knowledge Transfer) remains the same.

    The speakers and attendees you can expect range from owners and executives to architects and leading venue suppliers.

    Simply the best knowledge and networking event there is.

    Speakers - Panelists - Judges

    Do you have all the answers? If not, then why not invest some time to learn from others?

    As such, we’re thrilled to offer you such a diverse, experienced and engaging group of experts

    Chris May

    General Manager BC Place

    Gina Woodburn

    CEO DHL Stadium

    Graeme Pacitti

    Hospitality Operations Director Heart of Midlothian FC/Tynecastle Park Hotel

    Rhiannon Martin

    Head of FIFA Women's World Cup FIFA

    Phil Davis

    Director of Technology Everton FC

    Jen Mitchell

    General Manager AO Arena

    Adrian Doyle

    Chief Experience Officer SSE Arena Belfast

    Justine Hewitt

    Head of Operations Leicester City Football Club

    Stephane Bazire

    Head of Business Sustainabilty & Partnerships Silverstone

    Vicky Jaycock

    Head of Premium Sales Everton FC

    Sean Marshall

    Head of Technology Co-op Live [OVG]

    Alan Graham

    General Manager Suncorp Stadium

    Jacopo Romeo

    Head of Communication Udinese Calcio

    Matt Jones

    Head of Health, Safety, Risk and Compliance The ACC Liverpool Group

    Greg Power

    Director of Estates, Campus Strategy and Property Royal Dublin Society

    Will Rayner

    Chief Executive Officer Royal Agricultural and Horticultural Society (RA&HS)

    Marie Smyth

    Head of Venue Business Croke Park Stadium

    Norman Vossschulte

    Director of Fan Experience & Sustainability Philadelphia Eagles

    James de Groot

    Chief F&B Officer Lord’s Cricket Ground

    Sergii Khomenko

    Founder Autocanteen

    Nick Sautner

    CEO Eden Park

    Mary Norris

    Sales Director Humanforce

    Jonas Oliebos

    Digital Coordinator KAA Gent

    Yannick Van de Voorde

    CX Solutions Consultant Premium Plus

    Tom Grant

    Ops Manager / Venue Safety Officer Lord’s Cricket Ground

    Rebekah Murphy

    Senior Director 24/7 Software

    Peter Evans

    CEO Xtract One

    Matjaž Možina

    CEO 2Mobile

    David Woodward

    UK Hospitality Lead HPE Aruba Networking

    Chryssi Soteriades

    Strategic Account Manager - UKI and Nordics, AiFi Aifi

    Dorothy Tan

    Chief Operating Officer AsiaWorld-Expo Management

    Simon Hanna

    Chief Operating Officer Freemans Event Partners

    Gemma Vaughan

    Director of Sales and Marketing AO Arena

    Daniel Keane

    Chief Project Officer (CPO) Vindico

    Andrew Smith

    Sales Director - UK Vitec

    Paul Birk

    Commercial Manager Humanforce

    Gavin O’Meara 

    Commercial Director - Venues Boldyn Networks

    Martin Almond

    Sales Director Procell

    Jin Teik OON

    Chief Executive Officer disrupTEIK Consultancy

    Ursula Friedman

    Head of New Stadium Hertha BSC Stadion GmbH

    Susan Whelan

    Chief Executive Leicester City Football Club

    Patrik Meyer

    CEO Deutsche Bank Park

    Tom Mudd

    Technical Director digiLED

    Andrew Creswell

    Chief Growth Officer Kuori

    Marko Hurme

    Executive Director Nokia Arena

    Uma Srivastava

    Managing Directory KultureCity

    Davide Villa

    General Director Bluenergy Group

    Gené Willis

    Managing Director Bath Rugby Club

    Michael Bolingbroke

    CEO and Executive Producer ABBA Voyage

    Jamie Barkley

    Managing Director SEE - Sport, Entertainment & Events

    Tony Porter OBE

    Chief Privacy Officer Corsight

    Guy Dunstan

    Managing Director - Arenas NEC Group

    Faye Bennett

    Founder and Managing Director Faye Bennett Consultancy Services

    Darren Burden

    Executive Director Kai Tak Sports Park

    Ben Veenbrink

    Executive Director The Stadium Consultancy

    Alain Belsoeur

    Head of Stadia Committee Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP)

    Lisa Knights

    Group Director, Media & Communications Bristol Sport Group

    Gerard Griffin

    Chief Executive Officer Kardinia Park Stadium Trust

    Robert Fitzpatrick

    CEO The SSE Arena, Belfast

    Francis Casado

    Co-Founder & Head of Business Development 3D Digital Venue

    Ian Nuttall

    Co-Founder TheStadiumBusiness

    TheStadiumBusiness Awards

    Celebrating the best in our business

    Inaugurated in 2010, TheStadiumBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally.

    #SBA24 Winners announced! [View the winners here]

    Our Sponsors

    Our thanks to these wonderful organisations for supporting the Summit

    The Summit was superb! So many interesting presentations and panel discussions... we’ll definitely be back next year!
    Kathryn Morgan Sodexo
    Business Development DirectorSodexo Live!
    Your conference is the industry benchmark. Any individual working in the industry has the opportunity to take away learnings for their own venue.
    Nick Sautner
    CEOEden Park, New Zealand
    Another great eventy. Always nice to catch up with the industry – and get all those ideas flowing
    Jacob Lauesen
    Director Brand Marketing & DevelopmentF.C. København
    Over the past decade you have done an incredible job to build this event. A truly international stage...
    Jean Christophe Giletta
    President Live Stadium
    The best conference I've ever attended!
    Lee Zeidman
    PresidentCrypto.com Arena
    Another great Summit. We couldn't be more pleased with our participation.
    Magnus Danielsson
    VP InternationalFeld Entertainment Motorsports
    15
    Years
    55
    Speakers
    450
    Attendees
    12
    Awards

    Destination Manchester

    The Summit and Awards will be hosted at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester – the famous home of Lancs Cricket.

    With over 3,600m2 of space, 38 meeting rooms, over 600 on-site parking spaces, excellent transport links and a recently-expanded 250-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn on-site, Emirates Old Trafford is the ideal venue for the Forum.

    Free onsite 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 will be provided on registration.

    TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2025

    24-25-26 June 2025

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