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Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 to address rise of Asian venues

Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 to address rise of Asian venues
May 27, 2014

With the Asia Pacific region on the verge of being the most active region in the world for new sports venue development, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 will bring together industry leaders in all aspects of sports venue design, construction, management, operations and technology from around the world.

With over 60 new build and refurbishment sports projects currently planned in Asia, the event, to be held in Singapore from 24th to 26th September 2014, will be the first time that the Stadia & Arena congress will have been held in Asia.

To be hosted at the new Singapore Sports Hub, delegates at Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 will have the opportunity to listen to over 40 of the most well-known and well-respected names in the industry, from the world’s leading venue operators, consultants, architects, end-users and solution suppliers at the leading-edge of technology innovation.

Attendees will have the perfect platform to share knowledge, network, do business and bear witness to projects leading up to the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo, the Philippines Arena (the world's largest indoor sports arena) and venue developments ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Summer Olympics.

The latest company to confirm their participation in what will be the sector's main event for 2014, is well-known architecture and design firm, KSS, who have signed up as an Event Sponsor for Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific. KSS are architects and designers with a strong portfolio in sport architecture.

KSS will be joined by Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific's Presenting Sponsors, Global Spectrum Asia and Populous, as well as media partners PanStadia & Arena Management, Australasian Leisure Management, Around the Rings, World Football Insider, and The Green Sports Alliance.

Confirmed speakers for the event include:

Philippe Collin Delavaud, Chief Execuitve, SportsHub Pte Ltd.

Delavaud is the current Chief Executive of the Singapore Sports Hub – and was also the Chief Executive of the Stade de France – so has developed a unique knowledge-base and detailed skill-set of how to drive business as a stadium operator.

Yoshihiro Kizawa, Vice President & Executive Director, Japan Sport Council.

Kizawa entered the Personnel Division of the Minister’s Secretariat at the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) in 1982. He was Director of the Arts and Culture Division at the Agency for Cultural Affairs, then Director of the Policy Planning Division at the Sports and Youth Bureau before becoming Deputy Director-General at the Research and Development Bureau of the MEXT.

Other notable speakers include:

Ronnie Hurst, Project Director on the new Perth Stadium, Western Australian Department of Sport & Recreation;

Mark Collins, Managing Director of Global Spectrum Asia;

Greg Gillen, DTZ Director of Stadia – Singapore Sports Hub;

Roger Hooker, Director of ISC Singapore, Singapore Sports Hub;

Damian Bush, Senior Director, Venues & Event Management, SportsHub Pte Ltd;

Andy Simmons, Director, KSS;

Roland Meier, Head of Panomera® Multifocal Sensor Systems, Dallmeier;

Eric Cuthbertson, Vice President of Operations, AEG China;

Andrew James, Senior Principal, Populous;

Clive Lewis, Associate Director, Arup Associates;

Alastair Richardson, Director, Cox Architecture;

John Rhodes, Senior Vice President/Director of Entertainment & Sport, HOK;

Adam Newsam, VP Sports and Tournaments, Ticketmaster International;

Paul Hyett, Principal, HKS, Inc.;

Dan Meis, Global Director Sport, Woods Bagot;

David Manica, President, MANICA Architecture;

João Gilberto Vaz, President, ABRARENAS, Brazilian Association of Arena Operators & Suppliers;

Chris Lamberth, Sport & Commercial Development, 360 Architecture;

Mike King, Principal, Arup; and

Bill Dorsey, Chairman, Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD).

Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific is an unmissable event for all those involved in sports events and sports venue design, build, operation, management, technology and fit-out.

To view the full list of speakers, as well as the conference topics, go to

Click here for registration details - with special early bird delegate rates currently available.

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