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2018 Stadium and Arena Congress to address fan experience and digital opportunities

2018 Stadium and Arena Congress to address fan experience and digital opportunities
August 15, 2018

Enhancing the fan experience and revenue generation opportunities through digital transformation and venue design are to be the key themes of the Australia and New Zealand Stadium and Arena Congress being held at Sydney’s ANZ Stadium from 17th to 19th October.

Drawing on expertise in staging the annual World Stadium Congress, organiser IQPC advise “state governments across Australia are investing heavily in new stadium and arena infrastructure in response to growing attendance numbers and to bring existing venues into the digital age.

“The smart stadiums of 2020 and beyond will ensure a heightened fan experience, improved security, and increased revenue generation opportunities as owners and operators embrace advancements in technology to deliver super-connected venues that will take the live experience to the next level.”

Confirmed speakers include:

• Viacheslav Alekseev, Head of Planning and Operational Readiness, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organising Committee & 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics 
• Alastair Richardson, Director, COX Architecture
• Patrick Talty, General Manager, US Bank Stadium Minnesota
• Damian Bush, Senior Director, Venues and Event Management, Singapore Sports Hub
• Jonas Dijan, Venue Manager, Stade de France
• David Greaves, Chief Financial Officer, Hong Kong Rugby Union
• Mike McKenna, Chief Executive, Optus Stadium, Perth
• Andrew Butterfield, acting Assistant Director State Facilities, Major Projects Group, Sport and Recreation Victoria
• Lee Ross, Risk and Safety Manager, Tennis Australia
• Simon Gorr, Head of Infrastructure, AFL
• Peter Wearne, General Manager - Facilities, Melbourne Cricket Ground
• Daniel Ringland, Head of Oceanic Esports, Riot Games
• Dominic Remond, Chief Executive, Gfinity Esports Australia
• Rohan Sawyer, Managing Director, Event Sports & Entertainment (ESE)
• Paul Doorn, Chief Executive, VenuesNSW (ANZ and New Western Sydney Stadium)
• Luke Mason, Group Manager, State Facilities & Major Projects, Sport and Recreation Victoria (DHHS)
• Kerry Peterson; Deputy Director General; Queensland Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
• Nicole Smyth, Membership and Fan Engagement Manager, Sydney Roosters
• Andrew Colling, Vice President/Director for Sport - Asia & Australia, HKS
• Shane Stoddard, General Manager Commercial, ANZ Stadium
• Gregory Metzger, Regional Manager, First 5 Minutes

Being held for the third year, the ANZ Stadium and Arena Congress has been developed to provide a holistic industry perspective with insights from a wide range of industry stakeholders, including: governments, owner/operators, project managers and hirers.

Early bird registrations close on Friday 7th September 2018.

Click here to view event details for the Australia and New Zealand Stadium and Arena Congress in the Australasian Leisure Management industry Calendar.

Image: Arsenal FC and Western Sydney Wanderers at ANZ Stadium in July last year.

Article amendment. Earlier promotion for the Congress indicated that a representative of Suncorp Stadium would be a speaker at the event. This is not the case. 26th August 2018.

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