TheStadiumBusiness Summit is the world’s leading meeting for the owners, operators and developers of stadiums, arenas and sport venues. Combining a two day conference, our compact mini-exhibition, stadium tours, networking events and TheStadiumBusiness Awards, the Summit is the essential industry meeting of the year!
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.
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.
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.
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.’
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.
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.
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.
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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Hilton is a leading global hospitality company, with a portfolio of 14 world-class brands comprising more than 5,200 properties with more than 856,000 rooms, in 105 countries and territories. Hilton is dedicated to fulfilling its mission to be the world’s most hospitable company by delivering exceptional experiences – every hotel, every guest, every time. The company’s portfolio includes Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Curio Collection by Hilton, DoubleTree by Hilton, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, Embassy Suites by Hilton, Hilton Garden Inn, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites by Hilton and Hilton Grand Vacations. The company also manages an award-winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose exactly how many Points to combine with money, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else, and free standard Wi-Fi.
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With over 350 performances and 4 million fans a year, Monster Jam is the ultimate sports and live entertainment brand. Mixing racing, showmanship and the ultimate fan experience into one incredible, action-packed show, Monster Jam is filling some of the world’s premiere stadiums. As of 2019, Monster Jam has performed in a total of 57 cities across 30 countries and territories outside the United States and continues to win new fans all over the world. The 2019 International Monster Jam tour has stops scheduled in Latin America, Africa, Europe, The Middle East and Asia Pacific, with cities being added to the line-up continuously. Grave Digger, Max-D and Monster Mutt aren’t just household names in the U.S. any longer…- View Website
From humble beginnings, Daktronics grew to become the world leader in LED digital display systems and today sets the market standards for customised digital display systems. During the journey, we haven’t forgotten where we came from. From our CEO on down, we guarantee our employees will put you first. With offices world-wide, Daktronics has had more than 18,000 video capable installations, satisfying customers around the globe. With more than 550 engineers, we continually invest millions of dollars into researching and developing our display products. In 2016 alone, we invested $23 million into our cutting-edge technology to ensure our products outperform your expectations.- View Website
d&b audiotechnik is internationally regarded as a thought leader delivering professional audio solutions. Founded in Germany in 1981, d&b has gained a reputation for quality of engineering, standard of service, system integration principles, and pioneering technological development. Company headquarters are located in Backnang, near Stuttgart, where research, development and production take place. Together with branch offices worldwide, the d&b team numbers 500.- View Website
PTI Consulting serves the sporting industry with pragmatic, technological, insight. We enable business growth through technology and people transformation in the sports industry.
• Technological Audit
• Event Management
As a primary offering PTI deliver CTO as-a-service – either on a retained or burst capacity basis. Our consultancy and service deliver valuable experience and strategic knowledge, helping the clients we work with to fully realise their opportunity and increase their commercial value. Some of our current clients include, AFC Wimbledon, Ashton Gate Stadium, Bath Rugby, Brentford FC and Leeds United.- View Website
From 2007 onwards, the founders of XLNT Operations have been internationally active in the world of ticketing, payments and events. They noticed that since the arrival of online payments, online ticketing, social media and the use of smartphones, much has changed in the payment landscape: “10 years ago, clear and inexpensive cash payments were still commonplace. Nowadays, there are many hidden uncertainties and shortcoming when it comes to payments and transactions: they have become expensive and fraud has arisen.” XLNT has developed transparent transaction-related processes around (sporting) events, a.o. in order to secure the money of event visitors. With this, money remains from the consumer until there is a service in return. “Canceled event? Visitors will get their money back. Still money on a payment card after the event? Visitors can then have their money refunded”. Besides financially protecting the visitor, XLNT unburdens organizing parties in the area of ticketing, access and payments during events.
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Do you know who is in your stadium? We can tell you.
One of the only accreditation platforms built to meet the needs of stadiums, the Accredit software has helped stadium operators around the world to overhaul the way they operate their accreditation to improve security, cut costs and decrease the number of hours spent on the job by up to 90 per cent.
The system is used by premiership football clubs, international sporting federations, world cup organisers, national rugby and cricket associations.
Please drop by the stand to see how Accredit can help you operate a streamlined and secure accreditation process.- View Website
Samsung inspires the world and shapes the future with transformative ideas and technologies. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, wearable devices, tablets, digital appliances, network systems, and memory, system LSI, foundry and LED solutions. For the latest news, please visit the Samsung Newsroom at http://news. samsung.com. Stadiums are often subjected to variable weather conditions and exposure to natural and ambient light, outdoor environments can be among the most challenging for business owners to deliver clear meaningful content. Samsung’s new SMART LED signage Series alleviates these challenges through a reinforced design that shares uninterrupted, colour-uniform content in any setting. Durable and fine-tuned to meet customers’ needs, the Samsung SMART LED Signage is the ideal display to help businesses achieve their goals and captivate consumers. Some of the Samsung’s stadium reference cases include the KL National Stadium in Malaysia, the Eden Park in New Zealand and the world’s largest LED baseball scoreboard at the SK Wyverns Munhak Baseball Stadium in Incheon, Korea.- View Website
Founded in 2008, Legends is a holistic experiential services agency with more than 1,200 full-time and 30,000 seasonal team members globally. Legends has three core divisions operating worldwide: Global Planning, Global Sales and Hospitality, offering clients and partners a 360-degree platform to elevate their brand and execute their vision. Currently, Legends works with marquee clients across business verticals including professional sports; collegiate; attractions; entertainment; and conventions and leisure. We are the industry leaders in designing, planning and realizing exceptional experiences in sports and entertainment.- View Website
Humanforce has managed workforces across stadiums and events centres since 2002, developing our TimeTarget software to be the most advanced WFM solution in the world. Our solution ensures you have the right staff in the right place, at the right time, and solutions include: Employee roster, Availability and Qualifications, Security Check In, Wristband Printing and Biometrics, Integrated Agency Management and Fast Payroll Processing. With TimeTarget software, you take control of your employee wage costs, compliance risk and improve service levels for every event in real time.- View Website
Market-leading provider of IP Video and Digital Signage technology that enables stadiums to harness the power of video to engage and entertain fans.
Exterity solutions enable stadiums and venues to deliver a dynamic mix of live footage and action replay to TV screens and mobile devices across the connected campus. Integrate live TV with digital signage announcements, advertising and scores. Create a personalised viewing experience for guests in VIP and hospitality areas. Exterity’s stadium & sporting clients include Arsenal FC, Celtic FC, Liverpool FC, MK Dons FC, Ulster Rugby, PSV Eindhoven, Stade Pierre-Mauroy, DC United, TSG Hoffenheim, Lord’s, The Open and Sandown Park Racecourse.
Find out more at www.exterity.com and follow us on Twitter @Exterity
Trusted Worldwide for Integrated technology solutions in sports and entertainment venues.
Our innovative SaaS, hosted and on-premises IT solutions enable stadia and arena, entertainment venues, hotels and resorts, hospitality and foodservice to streamline operations and focus on costs: to increase workforce productivity, enhance guest satisfaction and maximise profitability in multiple areas of operations: complete food and beverage operational management, point-of-sale (static, mobile, online), payments (cashless, contactless, online, queue busting), inventory and procurement, stock control, business intelligence and real-time reporting. Headquartered in Warrington, UK, we are an authorised distributor & reseller of Agilysys products worldwide. Operated directly or through trusted partners in Europe, North America, Middle East and Africa.- View Website
Sthaler has developed the world’s first match-on-cloud biometric identification platform which will rival conventional payment mechanisms becoming the safest and fastest retail and hospitality payment and loyalty system. Sthaler’s first product, Fingopay, allows individuals to identify themselves, pay for goods or access an event by scanning the unique vein pattern in their fingers. The innovative Finger Vein Authentication technology removes the costs of manufacturing, distributing and managing plastic cards or any other form of identification. All existing cards and loyalty schemes can be linked to a finger, enabling fast, convenient transactions which reduces queues and improves customer experience.
Unlike your fingerprint your finger vein ID can’t be damaged, stolen or forged. Unlike your bank card, it can’t be lost or stolen. Fingopay brings the entire customer journey together, allowing a single view from beginning to end. The individual profiles we create will build rich consumer data profiles so you can reward your fans with relevant, personalised offers and a brand-new way to pay. “We are starting to integrate leading edge Fingopay technology into solutions for Verteda clients, starting with a Premiership football club and then moving into other venues like music arenas”. Matthew Prosser, Sales Director, Verteda- View Website
Since our launch in 2011, VisionEvents Manchester Limited (VE-M) has grown and developed to the fortunate position we find ourselves in today – an industry leading creative event production company and audio visual supplier. Whether it’s a glittering award ceremony, an attention-grabbing product launch or a motivational conference – we will deliver a first-class event every time. A client centered approach ensures we can truly reflect your needs and the unique qualities of your brand – on time and on budget. Born out of the 30 year celebration of the Vision Events Group, VE-M was built upon an already strong foundation – set to make our own mark on the industry through experienced staff and a continuous ongoing push for success.
From the moment you join forces with VE-M you can expect the best service from people that not only understand events but those that have a passion and drive for what they do. Together with our unrivalled in-house resources, flexible pricing and commitment to continuous investment in the latest equipment, we are a perfect partner for the future. What our clients say about us…
“VE-M were up there as one of the very best AV providers I have worked with. VE-M always deliver a top-quality team to run our events. On the day your team were wonderfully efficient and reassuring. Please pass on my thanks to all involved for their support, calmness & professional delivery.”
“It was an honour to meet you guys. The work, support, and time you have given us was amazing and you made our Glitz and Glam ball look simply jaw-dropping. What a bunch of exceptional professionals you are, thank you so much!!
Let us be part of your event!- View Website
At Bidfood, we firmly believe that our great partnerships with customers, colleagues across the industry, and, importantly, our own teams is what makes us who we are. In this section of our website, you will learn more about how we build these partnerships with the long-term in mind…. Our proposition is based around our five key ingredients, which are; Service excellence, Great food, Real value, Best team and, Forward thinking. At Bidfood we develop our business and teams with the customer at heart. Our five key ingredients help ensure that everything we do is focussed on being able to serve our customers with insight and tailored support, whether an independent business or part of a national brand.- View Website
HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading pub, cider and beer company and the name behind iconic drinks brands such as Strongbow, Bulmers, Heineken®, Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and Desperados, together with a full range of speciality brands. We employ around 2,000 people across our eight sites in the UK. We have breweries, cider plants and offices in Edinburgh, Tadcaster, Manchester, London, Hereford and Ledbury. More than 90% of our beer sold in the UK is brewed in the UK and we are a major supporter of British agriculture, sourcing 100% of our malt and barley for our UK brewed beer from UK farms and maltsters. Around 30% of all UK apples are used to produce our ciders.- View Website
TheStadiumBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally. Inaugurated in 2010, the Awards are presented each year during TheStadiumBusiness Summit.- View Website
All the latest Stadium Business news, blogs, videos, and up-to-the-minute media coverage from all the leading voices in the Stadium Business industry, all in one place. Curated and brought to you by TheStadiumBusiness Summit.- View Website