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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!

The Speaker Line Up

  • Paulina Ahokas

    CEO Tampere Hall

    Paulina Ahokas

    CEO, Tampere Hall

    Ahokas is currently MD of Tampere Hall Ltd, the biggest cultural and congress centre in the Nordic Countries with a total turnover and other incomes of 17 million € and over 481 000 visitors annually. Tampere Hall has been chosen the congress and conference site of the year in Finland for seven years consecutively and in 2011 it was chosen the Concert Hall of the Year. In 2017, to celebrate the centennial of Finland, the first and only Moomin Museum in the world was opened at Tampere Hall. This collection consists of over 2000 original artworks by the creator of the Moomins, Ms. Tove Jansson.

  • 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.

  • Rob March

    Head of Partnerships & Hospitality M&S Bank Arena / ACC Liverpool

    Rob March

    Head of Partnerships & Hospitality, M&S Bank Arena / ACC Liverpool

    Rob is an experienced senior level commercial professional with 20 years’ experience of B to B / B to C Commercial Sales, Sponsorship, Consumer Event Marketing and Corporate Hospitality sales. Rob is currently responsible for all Corporate Hospitality Sales at the Echo Arena Liverpool, management of all venue Sponsors for M&S Bank Arena / ACC Liverpool and all commercial advertising sales. Rob has worked in the major events sector for over 15 years, was part of the Liverpool Capital of Culture 2008 delivery team, worked for Chester Race Company for 4 years and has been with M&S Bank Arena / ACC Liverpool Group for 5 years.

  • Andrew Daniels

    CEO Adalaide Oval SMA

    Andrew Daniels

    CEO, Adalaide Oval SMA

    With nearly 30 years of experience in major projects and event management, Andrew Daniels joined the Adelaide Oval SMA, the organisation responsible for the management of the South Australia’s iconic Adelaide Oval, as CEO in 2012. Adelaide Oval, a world-class, multi-purpose, 50-thousand seat stadium attracts over 1.8 million visitors each year for Australian Rules Football, domestic and international cricket, rugby, football, major concerts and events. Additionally Adelaide Oval is a significant contributor to South Australia’s tourism cache with the award winning RoofClimb adventure, an outstanding food and wine experience at the Hill of Grace Restaurant and behind the scenes tours of the stadium.

  • Ishveen Anand

    CEO & Founder OpenSponsorship

    Ishveen Anand

    CEO & Founder, OpenSponsorship

    Ishveen Anand is the CEO+Founder of OpenSponsorship, the largest marketplace for sports sponsorship, connecting brands to a network of over 3500 athletes, teams and events. OpenSponsorship is a venture backed startup including VCs from Hong Kong, San Francisco, New York and notable angels. She was included on the Forbes 30U30 sports list, and graduated from Oxford University. Prior to starting OpenSponsorship, she was a sports agent working with top teams and federations such as Mumbai Indians, Tottenham Hotspur, ICC, FIH and top brands such as Hero MotoCorp, Mastercard and Castrol.

  • Gareth Deakin

    Head Honcho OA Consulting

    Gareth Deakin

    Head Honcho, OA Consulting

    Gareth is a Business Development, Strategy consultant and startup mentor and advisor, helping early-stage companies. He’s the founder of Sonorous Global a consultancy working at the intersection of technology and innovation in the creative and entertainment industries.
    Prior to consulting, he was Head Of Business Development for Sony Music where he spearheaded growth in non-traditional revenue streams, including artist ticketing, direct 2 fan commerce and new distribution channels.
    From here he headed up strategic partnerships and international development for Canadian start-up Intellitix, focused on creating seamless digital experiences for worlds biggest events, festivals and venues.

  • Jean-Christophe Giletta

    CEO Live Stadium

    Jean-Christophe Giletta

    CEO, Live Stadium


    Jean-Christophe Giletta has started his career at IMG Paris where he has worked as marketing manager. He moved to the Stade de France before the opening in 1997 as Event and programming Manager. He has started to create and produce his first “stadium sized show” in 2001 with the opéra Aida. During 12 years he has created and produced more than 55 shows for stadium and sold more than 2.2 millions tickets.
    After his position of CEO of the French tennis association Jean Christophe has decided to found Live Stadium in order to propose to the stadium industry a série of unique and memorable classical shows sized for stadium.

  • Rick Jurkiewicz

    Head of Ticketing & Data Protection Officer Rugby Football League

    Rick Jurkiewicz

    Head of Ticketing & Data Protection Officer, Rugby Football League

    “Starting in ‘97 at Way Ahead (now ‘SEE’) in Nottingham, Rick moved to lead Ticketmaster’s Client Services team in Manchester in ‘04. 2012 saw Rick move to Ticketmaster’s International Sports division providing technical support for Euro2012, London Olympics, Rugby League and Rugby Union World Cups before being presented with a rare opportunity to join Ticketmaster’s Business Development Team reconnecting once again with Music and Theatre.
    Head of Ticketing with a National Governing Body was an obvious next step in his career spent focussed on acquiring experience and my subsequent appointment as Data Protection Officer was a natural extension to Rick’s work in ticketing.”

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The Awards

Inaugurated in 2010, the Awards are presented each year during TheStadiumBusiness Summit. TheStadiumBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally.

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