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 no.1 stadium sector meeting in the world. Join your colleagues around the world on 5-6 July 2022 as we bring together the world’s leading stadium, arena and venue executives to explore our business. As we #REOPEN #RESTART and #REIMAGINE post-pandemic, will it be 'business as usual'?

The Speaker Line Up

  • Sean Jarvis

    CEO Leicestershire CCC

    Sean Jarvis

    CEO, Leicestershire CCC

    Sean Jarvis initially joined Huddersfield Town in August 2006 before joining the Board of Directors in June 2009. Sean moved from Oldham Athletic to become Director of Business Development of both Huddersfield Town and the Huddersfield Giants in August 2006 before becoming focused on the Football Club on a full-time basis in July 2008, shortly after former Chairman Dean Hoyle invested in the Club. He has been a driving force as the Club’s Commercial Director in developing new income and sponsorship activities. Jarvis’ focus has not only been on commercial aspects, he has also been instrumental in improving relations between the Club and their fans as the driving force behind the formation of one single supporters’ group – now known as the Huddersfield Town Supporters Association. In June 2020, Sean was appointed CEO of Leicestershire County Cricket Club.

  • Tony Rhoades

    Chairman, CEO & Founder GroundWOW

    Tony Rhoades

    Chairman, CEO & Founder, GroundWOW

    Tony Rhoades is Chairman, CEO and Founder of GroundWOW. He is a former Russell Group academic director, award-winning inventor of disruptive patented technologies, and specialist in commercialising emerging technology in entrepreneurial new ventures. Tony has held numerous Executive Board & Advisory appointments, including IMechE, Centre for Professional Engineering, and MoD. He combines a deep experience of creating global manufacturing capabilities with extensive knowledge of 3D scanning, robotics and engineering.

  • David Pritchard

    Chief Commercial Officer GroundWOW

    David Pritchard

    Chief Commercial Officer, GroundWOW

    David Pritchard is a commercial specialist steeped in sport in a multi-channel, global marketplace. At GroundWOW, he is responsible for bringing world first technology to market and driving brand awareness across an expectant target audience following a five year period in top-secret research and development. David is the primary contact for stadium owner-operators, sports clubs and governing bodies and with deep experience in world-class innovation-led environments, is well-versed in helping his clients to understand and embrace the benefits of bringing ground-breaking technology to their businesses.

  • Daniel Gidney

    Chief Executive Lancashire County Cricket Club

    Daniel Gidney

    Chief Executive, Lancashire County Cricket Club

    An established sports industry CEO for over ten years now, Daniel Gidney launched the first-ever cricket bond as part of an innovative £12m fundraising to develop and operate a new 150 bedroom Hilton hotel, which will open summer 2017. Daniel’s time at LCCC has generated record profits and the securing of the largest ever naming rights in First Class Cricket, with Emirates. He also secured ECB International matches, including an Ashes Test and a World Cup semi-final in 2019. Daniel was also the 2011 Midlands Business Person of the Year and the 2014 Trafford Business Person of the Year.

  • Ian Nuttall

    Owner & Founder TheStadiumBusiness Summit/Xperiology

    Ian Nuttall

    Owner & Founder, TheStadiumBusiness Summit/Xperiology

    Ian Nuttall is the owner and founder of TheStadiumBusiness Summit, presented by his Xperiology events business. His working life began in sports hospitality events management (including Formula 1, horse racing and Wimbledon) before pursuing an award-winning career in B2B magazine publishing. He has co-launched and edited numerous business titles (ranging from energy and industrial processes through to airport design and Intelligent Transportation Systems).

    He has also founded many of the sports sector’s most respected publications and news sources – most recently TheStadiumBusiness News, delivering the 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. In addition to his ongoing commitments as a sports business writer and speaker, Ian provides highly-valued, specialist consultancy to the sports and entertainment venue sector.

  • Martin Willis

    Director Ramboll

    Martin Willis

    Director, Ramboll

    Martin is a Director at Ramboll and leads their Sports, Leisure and Entertainment Sector. Martin is currently working on Swansea Arena, Ashton Gate Sporting Quarter, Iceland National Football Stadium and Gibraltar National Football Stadium. Throughout his career he has worked on number of national and international projects including London 2012 Olympic Basketball Arena, the New Tottenham Hotspurs Stadium, Stadium MK and Molineux. He is currently driving the Ramboll ‘Sustainable Venues’ campaign with an emphasis on maximising the venue events programme and engaging the venue in the local community.

  • Tom Williams

    Project Development Lead in Technical Design Pro Media Audio Video EU

    Tom Williams

    Project Development Lead in Technical Design, Pro Media Audio Video EU

    Tom Williams, Project development lead in Technical design has worked in the professional AV industry since graduating from the University of Derby with a BSc in Music Technology and Audio Systems in 2003.
    A very experienced and accomplished engineer, throughout his career he has helped to design, negotiate and deliver integrated audio solutions for countless prestigious venues worldwide, including some of the largest stadia and arena in Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Pro Media Audio Video EU.
    Tom managed large venue installation projects globally for high end sound system manufacturer, L-Acoustics. He also worked for Harman Professional, heading up the application engineering group within the EMEA region, leading specialists across multiple technologies, disciplines, and vertical markets.

  • Bart Wiley

    US CEO Cedar Packaging

    Bart Wiley

    US CEO, Cedar Packaging

    Bart Wiley serves as the Chief Executive Officer, North America, of the Cedar Packaging Group (CPG).  Joining CPG on July 1, 2021, Wiley is responsible for growing CPG’s luxury packaging business across the United States, Canada and Central America. He will focus on expanding the business in the sports category, where Cedar is renowned for high-quality presentation, video, membership, product and celebratory packaging for sports associations, professional sports teams and worldwide sporting events. In addition, Wiley and the US-based group will build on CPG UK success in delivering bespoke, brand-enhancing solutions for luxury food and drinks brands, and fan-engaging solutions for the music and entertainment industries.

    Prior to joining the Cedar Packaging Group, Wiley was a 20-year member of the Seattle Sounders front office. The Sounders longest-tenured employee in the club’s modern era, Wiley joined the Sounders on September 18, 2001, playing a pivotal role in guiding the club from its USL days into Major League Soccer in 2009. He served in a number of positions within Sounders FC, including Chief Operating Officer from 2014 through 2019, going on to become the club’s Executive Vice President & Chief Global Officer. Over the past two decades, Wiley has cultivated a legacy of service and leadership, helping to grow the Rave Green into a leading MLS club and an organization that annually ranks in the global top 40 in average attendance.

    Beginning with the club during its USL era in 2001, Wiley served in multiple roles prior to Sounders FC’s ascension to MLS, including General Manager of the USL Sounders. Promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2014 from his previous role as Vice President of Business Operations, Wiley oversaw all business-related efforts for Sounders FC, including sales, marketing, corporate partnerships, communications, broadcast and digital-related content, international marketing and community outreach. Under his guidance, Seattle led Major League Soccer in attendance from 2009 through 2016, with the club never finishing outside the league’s top two. In 2019, he took on the role of Executive Vice President & Chief Global Officer, representing Sounders FC around the world at numerous conferences and events, while also working with the club’s ownership group on strategic priorities.

    On the field, Wiley was a part of sustained success as a Sounder, seeing the club win the 2005 and 2007 USL First Division Titles, Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championships in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2014, in addition the 2014 Supporters’ Shield and two MLS Cup titles in 2016 and 2019.

    Born in New Jersey, Wiley grew up in Atlanta, GA, before relocating to Seattle, WA.   He has been a publicist for a Major League Baseball player, has run business operations for a NASCAR team, and was among the early business development professionals in the dot-com era.

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