Here’s the thing.

We know that women in sport are amongst some of the most powerful players in the game.

We know that the stadium industry is working to address the gender imbalance.

We know that 75% of our own team is female (and killing it!)

But, for some reason, our attendee list didn’t reflect the efforts we have made to deliver a more equally represented Summit.

We’ve worked to fix that.

A little while ago we asked you to nominate influential female colleagues who you thought should represent at the Summit to take one of 10 complimentary guest passes (usually £1,195), as part of our continued commitment to improving the ratio.

The response we received to this campaign was amazing, and within a few days we had a huge list of powerful female sports professionals to invite. We’re delighted to introduce our final 10 VIP guests:

  • Judy Cardiff, Head of Product, TicketCorp, USA
  • Katarzyna Jedrachowicz, Promotion Manager, Lechia Gdansk, Poland
  • Michelle McAleer, Head of Finance, Human Resources & Business Development, Ulster GAA, Ireland
  • Marie Symth, ‎Suite and Hospitality Manager, Croke Park, Ireland
  • Caroline McEleney, Director of Hospitality Sales, Manchester City FC, UK
  • Laura Johnson, Director of Sales and Marketing – Sport, Ticketmaster Sport, UK
  • Deirdre Lennon, Director, Gilroy McMahon Architects, Ireland
  • Susann Graeff, User Interface Designer, SAP, Germany
  • Inês Alves Caetano, Product Manager (Fan Experience), Sporting Club de Portugal, Portugal
  • Brae Mort, Marketing Manager, World Rugby – Dublin, Ireland

A warm welcome to our latest attendees. You can see the full list of all the organisations registered here.

We’re delighted to be hosting more female representation than ever before at this year’s Summit, and look forward to continued work to improve the ratio

What are people saying?

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

Scott Jenkins General Manager, Mercedes-Benz Stadium

The best conference I've ever attended!

Lee Zeidman President, STAPLES Center

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Jean Christophe Gileta President , Live Stadium

Thanks for putting on another great event. It exceeded expectations – both in terms of the quantity and quality – of conversations over the two days...

Business Development Director Sports and Entertainment, Oracle Hospitality

Another great eventy. Always nice to catch up with the industry – and get all those ideas flowing

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