We’re underway programming our 10th Birthday edition and the first focus has been our unique VIP Programme.

Each year we ‘refresh and reinvigorate’ the attendance with guest VIP invitations to new faces at clubs, teams and venues. We’re delighted to announce our first batch of confirmed VIPs which include directors and senior management from:

  • Chester Racecourse
  • Al Ahly SC
  • Aston Villa FC
  • Cambridge United FC
  • Connacht Rugby
  • Crusaders FC
  • Harlequins
  • Liberty Stadium
  • Newcastle Falcons
  • Northampton Saints
  • Scarlets Rugby
  • Sheffield United FC
  • Stoke City FC
  • West Bromwich Albion

We’re very excited to host them – and more than 400 delegates from around the world – in Manchester for our 10th edition.


Are you with a team, club or venue that has never attended the Summit before? You may qualify for a free VIP ticket to the Summit. Contact Lizzie for information.


Want to network with hundreds of decision-makers from stadia, arena, teams and clubs from around the world? Good news! Earlybird Delegate passes for the Summit are still available. Book before 22 March and receive 2 free hotel nights in one of the official HQ hotels (saving >£250).


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