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.

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.

  • 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.

  • Lisa Knights

    Group Director of Communications Bristol Sport / Ashton Gate Stadium

    Lisa Knights

    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.

  • Steve McArdle

    Director -Stadia and Venues Bleep

    Steve McArdle

    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.

  • Marie Lindqvist

    Senior Vice President - Operations ASM Global

    Marie Lindqvist

    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.

  • Peter Moore

    Founder & CEO It’s Lolly

    Peter Moore

    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.

  • Mark Bradley

    Director Fan Experience Company

    Mark Bradley

    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

  • 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

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