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 global #1 venue business showcase. Join your colleagues from all around the world as we bring together the leading stadium, arena and venue executives to explore the future of our business.
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.
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.
Group Director of Communications Bristol Sport / Ashton Gate Stadium
Lisa has led the media and communications team for the Bristol Sport Group since she joined in 2014. A unique multi-sport model based at Ashton Gate Stadium, the group includes Bristol City men and women, Bristol Bears men and women, Bristol Flyers Basketball team and the associated community foundations. Lisa is also a board director of Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol Flyers, Bristol Bears Women, Bristol City Women and the Robins Community Foundation. In June, Ashton Gate Stadium submitted planning for the next phase of its redevelopment – a £130m Sporting Quarter and new home for the Bristol Flyers.
Prior to joining the group, Lisa worked for Sky News as a presenter with more than 15 years in broadcast television (Sky, BBC and ITV), covering many major live international news events. A keen sportswoman and passionate advocate of women in sport, she represented GB in water polo for more than a decade.
Director -Stadia and Venues Bleep
Steve McArdle joined the team at Global Payments in 2020, following a distinguished career in stadium technology and card payments within the stadia and venue sector. His role as Director of Stadia and Venues has helped shape the new sector proposition, which brings together card payments and EPOS technology, culminating in a unique and innovative solution.
With over 15 years experience within the sports venue space, Steve has personally managed over 80% of the UK’s main sports and entertainment venues. Recognising the need to use data and analytics to drive the new digital era for the clubs and venues reopening post-COVID.
Outside of work, Steve’s passion is live sports, with Football, Basketball and Horse Racing being personal favourites. Steve is based in Manchester and commutes globally.
Senior Vice President - Operations ASM Global
Marie has the operational oversight of all the European venues in the ASM Global portfolio. Marie has a background of managing Stockholm Live, ASM Global’s Swedish portfolio of venues, for example Tele2 Arena, Friends Arena and Avicii Arena. Marie has a sales & marketing background and have had different position in Marketing and Communication in the Event industry, Travel and Tourism.
Founder & CEO It’s Lolly
Founder and CEO, Peter Moore launched into the hospitality sector with his company Consolis in 2007, rebranding to It’s Lolly (Lolly) in 2016. Previously, he held senior roles at technology companies including CEO of Omega Logic, where he saw the future was in integrating electronic point of sale (EPoS) tills and payment technology.
Success in the hospitality sector has provided a springboard into stadia such as Southampton FC, where the Lolly solution removed the need for multiple suppliers and complex integration. The integrated hardware and software, secure and seamless cashless payments, linked kitchen video display and software supporting comprehensive recipe and allergen display requirements made this a perfect fit for the fast and extensive demands of the 32,000-capacity venue.
His former military career has influenced the way he views and manages his business today. His recipe for success is ‘simplicity’ and his attitude is ‘straight to the point’. A visionary, Peter drives his team’s focus on developing technology of value for the hospitality sector. This includes AI and computer vision technology that can be widely used, and affordable for hospitality providers of all sizes.
Director Fan Experience Company
Mark is a sports fan engagement expert with nearly 30 years’ experience of helping organisations to grow attendances sustainably, i.e., through outstanding levels of engagement in a culture where the needs of the fan come first.
He and his partner Ana founded the Fan Experience Company (2005) and it has since become Europe’s prominent fan experience consultancy, having undertaken more than 3,000 separate assessments at every level of both the men’s and women’s games and delivered projects for a diverse range of organisations, inc. The FAW (Wales), The United Rugby Championship, The EFL, The FA, The SPFL, Leicestershire County Cricket Club, the 3F Superliga (Denmark), the Eredivisie (Netherlands) and FC Barcelona
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
Samsung Electronics is a global leader in technology, opening new possibilities for people and businesses everywhere. Since being established in 1969, Samsung has grown into one of the world’s leading technology companies. Our network now extends across the world and we boldly
invest in R&D to fuel our aspirations to create new technologies that inspire the world. Through relentless innovation and discovery, Samsung is continuously striving to create a better world for all.
Samsung offers a full portfolio of products and solutions, meaning you can select the ideal solution to meet the evolving and increasing demands of your business. By maximizing the performance of your display technology, you can drive toward transformation for your business, creating smart and
seamless experiences for customers – turning your content into unprecedented new opportunities.- View Website
Bleep specialises in integrated EPOS and Payment technology for stadiums, arenas, theatres and entertainment venues – designed to reduce queues, increase transaction speeds and provide real-time data and insights in fast-paced, high volume, high footfall environments.
As the EPOS experts with over 40 years experience, Bleep deliver easy to use, yet powerful, EPOS and Payment technology for the world’s biggest and best stadiums, arenas and entertainment establishments. We recognise EPOS should mean much more than just a till and a means to accept and record transactions – that is why our entire range of point of sale solutions are designed to enhance the fan or guest experience and drive revenue across across Sports Stadiums, Destination Arenas, Theatres and entertainment venues.- 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
ID&C® are industry leaders in intelligent credentials & accreditation. Supplying RFID & non-RFID wristbands, lanyards, laminates & other products to various sectors. Our supporters include the likes of, Live Nation, The O2 Arena, The NFL and Wembley Stadium. We have 25 years’ experience supplying the largest events, venues & most popular brands globally. With more users switching to cashless payments & needing increased security and data analytics with RFID / NFC technology, ID&C® are proud to lead the way providing innovative and forward thinking product solutions.- View Website
GroundWOW® engages in the design, development and manufacture of the World’s first and only full-colour autonomous ground printing vehicles. Launched in October 2019, GroundWOW® makes printing on ground as easy as printing on paper. GroundWOW® Model SFX can print any logo, any size, on any surface, turning real estate in stadia or sporting venues into prime advertising locations. Deployable in under 10 minutes, the GroundWOW® autonomous vehicle technology, artificial intelligence and end-to-end Cloud SAAS platform (Software As A Service) combine to create ground-printed images as accurate as a blade of grass. GroundWOW return to TheStadiumBusiness Summit 2022 as winners of the Innovation Award at TheStadiumBusiness Awards 2021.- View Website
d&b audiotechnik has long been known for its market leading position in live music, touring productions and permanent installations. In close cooperation and consultancy with stakeholders of sport projects, we have consistently delivered performance audio solutions to globally renowned stadiums with clarity and fidelity ensuring the fan experience stays true and connected with the emotional journey on the pitch.- View Website
3D Digital Venue, powered by Mobile Media Content, provides Interactive Digital Venue Management Solutions to Sports and Entertainment Venues across the globe. 3D Digital Venue platforms is with design need-based solutions for our clients providing them a robust, precise and Interactive Digital Twin of their Venue to deliver greater fan satisfaction, increase season ticket holder renewal rates, activate new channels of digital sponsorship and provide special viewing for prospective VIP buyers.- View Website
We are the trusted partner of some of the world’s leading professional sports clubs, associations and venues. We create innovative, bespoke solutions that make fans feel appreciated and rewarded for their loyalty – solutions that drive both engagement and retention rates.
We are experts in membership and season ticket packs, working with over 100 clubs, venues and associations around the world. Our custom packs include RFID and non-RFID cards, game-day giveaways, presentation boxes, branded merchandise, tickets, lanyards, accreditations, hospitality passes and video packs, as well as hospitality, VIP and high-value corporate gifts.- View Website
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Humanforce – Workforce Management Reimagined.
From security to crowd control, and from bar services to A/V roles, hospitality, and more, stadia and event venue staffing requires complex rotas that account for highly specialised roles and qualifications. Managing events that requires 1000’s of staff performing 100’s of tasks can be both intuitive, easy and efficient.
Humanforce delivers a frictionless employee experience that will enhance job purpose and satisfaction for your team. Create an engaged workforce, delivering improved customer experience and ultimately increased revenue with an easy, intuitive and fully featured mobile app.
24/7 Software is a leading provider of operations management software solutions for operations centers, including commercial properties, corporate, sports, and public entertainment venues. 24/7 Software provides real-time communications technology to promote security, increase efficiency and effectiveness of operations, enhance customer experience, and reduce risk. 24/7 Software offers software solutions for communication, reporting, maintenance management, security, tracking, inspections, and lost & found.
24/7 Software is the world leader in providing communication and reporting software solutions to the sports and entertainment market. The company’s solutions are implemented in over 80% of North America’s four major sports leagues. Many of the largest music festivals, corporate, and major events such as the Super Bowl, College Football Championship Game, World Series, NBA Finals, FIFA tournaments, and the Kentucky Derby have utilized 24/7 Software solutions.
24/7 Software’s international customers include The O2 Arena in London, Lord’s Cricket Ground in London, and Melbourne & Olympic Parks in Australia. 24/7 Software is also used by other leading organizations, including corporations, convention centers, shopping malls, amusement parks, and airports.
Sports & entertainment businesses worldwide come to us frustrated by systems that don’t talk to each other, isolated data sources, and fragmented audience engagement, making building meaningful connections on an individual basis a near-impossible task.
For years, we’ve solved these problems with a single platform for data, analytics, CRM, and marketing automation to deliver value that drives insights, revenue, and profitability across teams, leagues, venues, and arenas.
This centralised platform enables world-leading organisations to deliver sold-out stadiums quicker than ever, increased corporate sales, innovative partnership programs, unforgettable hospitality and event experiences and tailored communications.
EngageRM leverages the full capability of Microsofts industry-leading ecosystem, including AI, machine learning, blockchain and other next-gen technologies. We centralise data from any location to provide a single source of truth, enabling customers to generate revenue, interaction and engagement with their audience 365 days per year.- View Website
Bendac are the UK’s leading custom LED display solutions provider, designing and delivering industry-leading LED solutions to multiple industries. Headquartered in our dedicated technology, engineering and innovation centre, Bendac continues to grow and invest in UK-based engineering, ensuring that our clients are supported equally, for the duration of our projects.
With installations at several prestigious UK stadiums, Bendac have gained significant traction within the sporting sector. Providing full sporting solutions – inclusive of replay screens, scoreboards, conference solutions and concourse displays – Bendac Sports is built on a commitment to provide innovative yet practical LED solutions for stadia environments.
Bendac Sports adhere to a curated process, involving a host of professionals who design, develop, and deliver refined and reliable solutions that align with your vision. Our design team work with clients, from initial consultation stage, through to the installation of your project, ensuring you achieve the optimal solution for your concept.
Bendac is a customer centric, LED specialist organisation, focusing on innovative solutions. Our strategic structure has allowed us to heavily invest in a wide variety of product and technology initiatives, enabling us to excel as not only an LED specialist company but as an innovator of custom visualisation.- View Website
SKIDATA is an international leader in the field of access solutions and their management. Almost 10,000 SKIDATA installations worldwide in ski resorts, stadiums, airports, shopping malls, cities, spa & wellness facilities, trade fairs and amusement parks provide secure and reliable access and entry control for people and vehicles. SKIDATA places great value in providing solutions that are intuitive, easy to use, and secure. The integrated concepts of SKIDATA solutions help clients optimize performance and maximize profits. SKIDATA Group (www.skidata.com) belongs to the publicly traded Swiss Kudelski Group (www.nagra.com), a leading provider of digital security solutions.- View Website
Axess is a leading international company that provides access control solutions for stadia, arenas and venues. New intelligent technologies which control venue entry and the flow
of visitors are the focus. By offering contactless access control to venue operators Axess systems are ready for the new lifestyle that is defined by social distancing and touchless applications.
Axess systems have been installed at several Olympic Games, FIFA, UEFA and WORLD CUP events as well as more than 70 stadia and arenas.- View Website
Vindico is a team of over 20 brilliant minds – led by MD Jo Polson, fuelled by an idea engine, and supported by a South Wales tech incubator. Vindico work with national clients ranging from sports teams (Scarlets Rugby, WRU, Worcester Warriors, Sale Sharks, Cardiff Devils) and construction (Gaia Group UK, Walters Group) to health (Tenovus Cancer Care), transport (Transport for Wales), care (Oomph), education (Techniquest), and even defence (the MOD) to deliver tech for good.
Vindico’s newest innovation, SWAPP (Smart Workplace Application) has quickly become one of the most prominent safety apps used across the UK, and it’s helping stadiums and venues safer, simpler to manage, and easier to scale back up post-covid.
Simple to use, and smart to run, SWAPP now provides a single portal for management teams to view essential live information, and schedule staff and temp workers while providing the measures needed to keep staff, teams, contractors, and visitors safe and compliant.
Our host venue for #SBS20, Emirates Old Trafford is a flexible, multi-purpose conference and events venue and world-class international sporting stadium ideally located in Manchester. Catering from ten to 2,000 people across a multitude of events, from small meetings to large exhibitions, our high end space is fully supported by dedicated and in-house services, such as event duty managers, IT support and experienced event planners. With over 3,600m² of space, 43 meeting rooms, over 700 on-site parking spaces, amazing transport links and a 150-bedroom Hilton Garden Inn hotel on-site, Emirates Old Trafford is an event organisers dream!- View Website
Emirates Old Trafford is also home to Lancashire Cricket, a world-class international sporting stadium, playing host to some of cricket’s most iconic moments since 1857 and also hosting world famous artists such as Rihanna and Beyoncé. Founded in 1864 as a successor to Manchester Cricket Club, Lancashire have played at Old Trafford since then and, in 1865, played their inaugural first-class match, beating Middlesex at Old Trafford.
An integral part of the North West sporting scene, the Club is synonymous with great triumphs, famous names and a will to succeed. Steeped in tradition, nostalgia and prowess, Lancashire Cricket has earned itself a reputation and status that businesses and individuals wish to be associated with.- View Website
ASM Global is the world’s leading producer of entertainment experiences. It is the global leader in venue and event strategy and management – delivering locally tailored solutions and cutting-edge technologies to achieve maximum results for venue owners. The company’s elite venue network spans five continents, with a portfolio of more than 325 of the world’s most prestigious arenas, stadiums, convention and exhibition centers, and performing arts venues.- 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