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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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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Bleep UK PLC is a designer, manufacturer and supplier of EPOS and Payment solutions with over 35 year’s experience catering for stadia, arenas and events. We possess a proven track record catering for clients such as the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics, the 2014 World Cup and UEFA Euro 2016 – in addition to the Principality Stadium, Middlesbrough FC and MK Dons FC. All of our clients have benefitted from investment in Bleep EPOS technology, whether they are operating merchandise stores, bars, food stands or popup shops. Our systems are easy to use, intuitive and will add value to your operation.- View Website
HID Global is the trusted leader in products, services and solutions related to the creation, management and use of secure identities for millions of customers worldwide.
Recognised for robust quality, innovative designs and industry leadership, HID Global is focused on creating customer value and is the supplier of choice for OEMs, integrators and developers serving a variety of markets that include physical access control; IT security, including strong authentication/credential management; card personalisation; visitor management; government ID; and identification technologies for a range of applications. HID Global is an ASSA ABLOY Group brand.- 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
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
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!!
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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
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