As we lead up to the 10th birthday edition of TheStadiumBusiness Summit, we’d like to share a few of the exciting and innovative sessions taking place next week in Manchester.  


Changes to Europe’s banking system are offering new opportunities for teams – from their own bank accounts, stores-value cards, coupons and payment portals. Will this add more confusion? Or is the transaction the final piece of the data jigsaw that has eluded us for so long? COO, Rob Rijsenbrij shares his insights at #SBS19.


Exterity, a global provider of integrated IP video and digital signage technologies, presents the benefits of a connected stadium for optimising fan engagement and revenue generation, showcasing successful installations around the globe from football stadiums to racecourses. Myriam Calaber, Europe & Mediterranean Sales Director, will also explain the green credentials of IPTV and how Exterity’s powerful, user-friendly software applications make light work of complex customer requirements. Myriam brings a wealth of experience in venue technology, with key customers including LOU Rugby’s Matmut stadium, Stade Vélodrome in Marseille, the Philips stadium, home of PSV Eindhoven, and the iconic ParisLongchamp racecourse.


Are you ready for face recognition? Tobias Hufler, Product Manager at Skidata discusses how we can use facial recognition and the considerations needed to do so, such as: Process, Hardware and Software, Legal documentation and acceptance. SkiData reveal their go-to checklist for all things facial recognition as they briefly run through the advances in access control over the years.


Tom Jones will explore new concepts and trends in creating innovative customer experiences at stadia and arenas, using examples from the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium and other venues around the world.


Hotel facilities are now regarded as the essential add-on to any stadium destination operation. At the same time, the rise of the ‘sports tourism’ and inbound package travel consolidators offers the chance to attract new audiences to our venues – not least from the Far East. We share lessons from stadium operators who have become hoteliers and tour operators.


Technology is now a vital component of both the event delivery and the creation of an immersive fan experience. But how do you ensure that technology can be truly exceptional and a driver for commercial growth? What are the approaches to take and how can you measure the ROI? Drawing from 15 years’ experience in sports venues and from new clients, our day two opening speaker shares his thoughts on this.

Not registered yet? There’s still time! Get in touch to book your pass for the 10th birthday edition of TheStadiumBusiness Summit!

What are people saying?

You guys did a great job. Really enjoyed the programming and hospitality.

Scott Jenkins General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

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Lee Zeidman President, STAPLES Center

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Jean Christophe Gileta President , Live Stadium

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Jacob Lauesen Director Brand Marketing & Development, F.C. København

Your conference is the industry benchmark. Any individual working in the industry has the opportunity to take away learnings for their own venue.

Nick Sautner CEO, Eden Park, New Zealand