Online Summit 2020

Now in its second decade, TheStadiumBusiness Summit is having a makeover. We’re embracing Technology, Innovation and Transformation to re-define the no.1 stadium sector meeting in the world. Join your colleagues around the world on 1-2-3 December as we bring together the world’s leading stadium and arena executives to explore how covid-19 has changed our business. And how we move to REOPEN. RESTART. & REIMAGINE our business.

The Speaker Line Up

  • Nichola Spencer

    Membership Manager Rugby Football League

    Nichola Spencer

    Membership Manager, Rugby Football League

    Nichola spent 7 years at a global fashion retailer FTSE 250 working on its international expansion. Highly focussed on acquisition within the USA and Ireland via a digital strategy. She is now Membership Manager for the RFL working to grow the membership base and create a bespoke membership campaign for fans. Nicola’s mission is to create a bespoke Membership campaign for The Rugby Football League. By understanding our fans are we are future-proofing the sport for both internal strategies and commercial partnerships. With a target of 500k members by 2021, the platform must show a seamless digital experience for fans to drive up sign-ups and keep continuous engagement.

  • Adam Greenwood

    CEO Greenwood Campbell

    Adam Greenwood

    CEO, Greenwood Campbell

    Adam Greenwood started his professional career in the military aviation industry, supplying spare parts to the worlds largest Air Forces. After 10 years he moved to a software company as a business analyst and his love of delivering service design and digital solutions to real-world problems was born. In 2009, Adam co-founded digital agency Greenwood Campbell, and has led the agency to deliver award winning digital solutions for some of the largest organisations in the UK including Dixons, Ted Baker and RNLI.

  • Michael Bolingbroke

    Senior Executive Leisure & Sport

    Michael Bolingbroke

    Senior Executive, Leisure & Sport

    Most recently Michael has been Chairman of Blackpool Football Club (where he oversaw the turnaround), Chairman of Goals Soccer Centres PLC (where he oversaw the sale of the business), an N.E.D. for The Inspired Travel Company (a P.E.-backed luxury travel company), and Chairman of Superstruct (a P.E.-backed live entertainment start-up). He is also an advisor to a number of investment companies. From 2014 to 2016, Michael was CEO of Inter Milan, where he led the revitalisation of one of the jewels in the crown of Italian football, and then oversaw the sale of the Club.  Prior to this, Michael was COO at Manchester United, a position he held for seven years, and was also Chairman of the Club’s charitable Foundation. He was also the Principal Financial Officer for their NYSE listing in Summer 2012. Prior to working in football, Michael spent six years as Senior Vice-President, Shows, at Cirque du Soleil, where he oversaw strategy, profitability and operations for their global business. Earlier in his career, he was a Senior-Vice President at The Jim Henson Company Michael has a degree in Economics, is a chartered accountant (indentured at PwC), and holds an MBA, awarded cum laureate, from The London Business School, where he is currently a visiting lecturer.

  • Gordon Bolton

    Managing Director Bleep UK

    Gordon Bolton

    Managing Director, Bleep UK

    Gordon has been with Bleep for over 35 years and is the Managing Director of the award-winning designer, manufacturer and supplier of EPOS and Payment solutions. Working across Hospitality, Stadia and Leisure verticals, Gordon is responsible for focusing on client acquisition within these areas and deals with many of Bleep’s sports and stadia clients. He has been working with the stadium industry on their EPOS transformation journeys for well over 20 years and will be speaking about several recent Bleep installations. His experience means he truly understands the ever-changing point of sale technology requirements for sports stadia, entertainment venues and events operators – with a track record of delivering innovative EPOS technology alongside some of the world’s leading stadia and events.

  • Mark Brooks

    Group Sponsorship & Partnership Manager Odyssey Arena (Beflast Giants)

    Mark Brooks

    Group Sponsorship & Partnership Manager, Odyssey Arena (Beflast Giants)

    The 2019/20 Season will be the 20th year of Mark’s involvement behind the scenes with the Odyssey Trust and the Belfast Giants having been part of Northern Ireland’s most successful sports organisation since day one. He has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree focused in Marketing from Ulster University having graduated with Honours. He is responsible for the club’s overall commercial, communications, digital and marketing functions and strategies while overseeing all media relations, website editorial, marketing and sponsorship efforts.

  • Stuart Cain

    Chief Executive Warwickshire County Cricket Club

    Stuart Cain

    Chief Executive, Warwickshire County Cricket Club

    Warwickshire County Cricket Club has appointed Stuart Cain as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Cain is a well-known figure in the West Midlands’ business community and the broader sports and entertainment sector, of which he has amassed more than 20 years’ experience.

    He joins the Bears after three years at Wasps Holdings Limited where he held a number of positions, most recently CEO, and helped establish Wasps rugby and netball teams at the Ricoh Arena after the move from London. In that time, he has also developed the Ricoh Arena’s conference, exhibition and concert business, as well as their wider estate masterplan, including the development of additional hotel, retail and leisure space.

    Prior to joining Wasps, Cain spent more than seven years with the NEC Group as Managing Director of Commercial Marketing. His career has also included commercial and marketing leadership roles in football with Wolverhampton Wanderers and Glasgow Rangers as well as leading the sports practice of global media agency WPP, which involved working with FIFA on the World Cup in South Africa and initiatives in Asia and the USA.

    Before working in sport he was Marketing Services Director at Molson Coors in Burton-on-Trent, masterminding Carling’s sponsorship of the Premier League.

  • Carlo Dannies

    COO Bright Skies

    Carlo Dannies

    COO, Bright Skies

    Carlo Dannies started his career as assistant venue manager in Hamburg (VWL) at the 2006 Fifa World Cup in Germany. From 2006 to 2013 he worked for Hamburger SV – first as a doctoral student and employee in the field of ticketing, from 2011 as Manager Business Integration and from 2013 as CIO. In November 2017, he was named as Midmarket-Top10 “CIO of the Year” by IDG magazine “CIO” for his Hybrid-Cloud initiative at HSV. Since 2010 he has been a member of DFL IT board. Since 2018, he joined Bright Skies GmbH as COO, a leading IT consulting and service company in the German-speaking world with a “Cloud First Vision” and top innovation driver in digital change.

  • Michael Gandler

    CEO Como 1907

    Michael Gandler

    CEO, Como 1907

    Michael Gandler is the CEO of Italian football club Como 1907 and the Managing Director of the parent group’s sports division, SENT Sports. A veteran of the sports marketing industry, Gandler has held executive roles across some of the most prestigious sports and entertainment properties around the world. Prior to joining SENT, Gandler was the Chief Revenue Officer for FC Internazionale di Milano (Inter Milan) where he oversaw all areas of commercialization for the club, including media retail, licensing, sponsorship, ticketing and global marketing. Gandler also have extensive experience in the US and the rest of the America’s having served as Senior Vice President of IMG’s college division and Vice President of Major League Soccer

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Inaugurated in 2010, TheStadiumBusiness Awards recognise leadership, innovation & achievement in the delivery, operation and management of sports facilities globally. Our 2020 Winners were announced online on 22 April.

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