Top sports industry speakers to attend Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016


SAE 2016Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 is all set to be the must-attend event for those involved in sports venue design/build, management, operation and technology/service provision, with more than 50 industry expert speakers already confirmed to discuss key topics such as Revenue-Optimisation, Sports Turf, Safety & Security, and the Current and Future Trends in Venue Management.


Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 will take place this September, 26-28, at the Yokohama Arena – one of the biggest arenas in Japan, which is currently undergoing an extensive renovation, as will be featured in our Q3 edition of PanStadia & Arena Management magazine.


Japan is the perfect choice for our 18th Stadia & Arena conference and exhibition, with the Rugby World Cup 2019 taking place across 12 sites, 36 venues currently proposed for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 and 19 confirmed for the Paralympics. With a successful three-tier Soccer League, a well-established Baseball League, a soon-to-be expanded Basketball League (15 arena projects are already planned with many more proposed); Japan promises to deliver many opportunities.


Some of the top executives confirmed to give their expert opinion at Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 include:


• Don Gordon, Executive Manager Community Services – Townsville City Council
• Damian Bush, Senior Director of Venues & Events – Singapore Sports Hub
• Tim Long, Director – Hawkridge Entertainment Services & Venue Manager at the new Papua New Guinea National Stadium
• Mich Sauers, President, GFS Associates
• Andrew Colling, Assistant Vice President – Galaxy Entertainment Group
• Jason Hill, General Manager – Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust
• Darren Burndon, General Manager – Vbase Ltd


SBPhoto PNG National Stadium 036 smallThe event will also showcase numerous projects and developments from around the region, and indeed the globe, with a significant number of key project stakeholders to be represented from countries such as China, South Korea and Australia, as well as North America, the Middle East, Africa, etc.
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NB: We are delighted to confirm that MEI is an official partner for this event, with MEI members eligible for specially-reduced delegate, exhibitor and sponsor rates.

MEI will be bringing a delegation of companies to Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific, for more information please click here


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