Operations, Technology & Sustainability

Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester 17-18-19 June 2024

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

    Jen Mitchell

    General Manager AO Arena

    Marie Smyth

    Head of Venue Business Croke Park Stadium

    Tom Grant

    Ops Manager / Venue Safety Officer Lord’s Cricket Ground

    Rebekah Murphy

    Senior Director 24/7 Software

    Gina Woodburn

    CEO DHL Stadium

    Norman Vossschulte

    Director of Fan Experience & Sustainability Philadelphia Eagles

    Alberta Gervasio

    CEO Bluenergy Group

    James de Groot

    Chief F&B Officer Lord’s Cricket Ground

    Dorothy Tan

    Chief Operating Officer AsiaWorld-Expo Management

    Simon Hanna

    Chief Operating Officer Freemans Event Partners

    Magda Pozzo

    Head of Premium Sales - New Stadium Udinese Calcio

    Martin Almond

    Sales Director Procell

    Jin Teik OON

    Chief Executive Officer disrupTEIK Consultancy

    Ursula Friedman

    Senior Director, Enterprise Applications Hertha BSC Stadion GmbH

    Nick Sautner

    CEO Eden Park

    Susan Whelan

    Chief Executive Leicester City Football Club

    Patrik Meyer

    CEO Deutsche Bank Park

    Tom Mudd

    Technical Director

    Vicky Jaycock

    Head of Premium Sales Everton FC

    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

    Marketing Director Corsight Ltd

    Guy Dunstan

    Head of Stadia Committee NEC Group

    Faye Bennett

    Head of Dept - New Stadium Faye Bennett Consultancy Services Ltd. (FBCS)

    Darren Burden

    Ticketing & Arenas MD Kai Tak Sports Park

    Ben Veenbrink

    Executive Director The Stadium Consultancy

    Alain Belsoeur

    CEO - Sport, Entertainment & Events Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP)

    Jess Donald

    Head of Sustainability Trivandi

    Daniel Gidney

    Chief Executive Lancashire Cricket

    Gemma Vaughan

    Director of Sales and Marketing AO Arena

    Nicolas Dupeux

    CEO Accor Arena

    Lisa Knights

    Group Director, Media & Communications Bristol Sport Group

    Nick Addison

    Chief Executive Officer Adelaide Oval SMA

    Amy Trynka

    Senior Ticketing & Strategy Manager Arsenal Football Club

    Jacob Lauesen

    Managing Director F.C. København

    Gerard Griffin

    Chief Executive Officer Kardinia Park Stadium Trust

    Jackie Ventura

    Senior Director – Sustainability, Facility Health & Hygiene Golden State Warriors

    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.

    Congratulations to the #SBA24 Finalists!  [View this year’s shortlists here]

    Our Sponsors

    Our thanks to these wonderful organisations for supporting this year’s 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

    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 2024

    17-18-19 June 2024

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