The inaugural Stadia & Arena
Asia Pacific event, which was held
at the already iconic Singapore Sports
Hub in September 2014 has been
heralded as a HUGE success by all who attended.
The 50+ industry-leading exhibitors and sponsors
networked with the 500+ high-ranking attendees,
which included a top-level delegation from the Qatar
Supreme Committee. Mike Tod RAIA, PMC Design Manager, CH2MHill,
working for Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy,
commented: “Thank you for organising such a well-run and interesting event.”
The show returns to Singapore Sports Hub this year from 28-30 September, so watch this space…
“I just wanted to thank you for the extraordinary assistance you provided at the Stadia conference, it was a great event to be a part of. From the start it was very well organised and professionally run. The conference not only permitted our delegates to meet key industry stakeholders but also to gain insight into the entire spectrum of stadium activities. I can already envisage incorporating learnings into our product for the benefit of our company and more importantly the spectator. As an exhibitor, we were likewise impressed with the level of interest we received from the conference attendees. We have already signed up for the event next year and I understand many others have as well. We look forward to seeing some of the ideas from this year’s show rolled out over the next 12 months and re-grouping to further advance our respective contributions.”
Director, Civil Engineering (UK), Intelligent Engineering, Scott Kent
Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 speakers
The 50+ leading industry experts who spoke at our 2014 event in September
Singapore Sports Hub
Delegates also benefited from a comprehensive conference programme, during which they heard invaluable insights from over 60 industry-elite speakers, including Ronnie Hurst, Western Australia Department of Sport & Recreation, who, as Project Director on the new Perth Stadium, detailed the venue’s recently unveiled design and timelines; Philippe Collin Delavaud, CEO, SportsHub Pte Ltd., (former CEO of Stade de France), shared his experiences during the “Revenue Generation: maximising returns for your sporting venue or event”; Brian Morris, CEO, Melbourne & Olympic Parks Trust, shared his insights during the Closing Keynote on “Major Sporting Events: challenges, lessons learnt and considerations for upcoming event organisers”; and Yoshihiro Kizawa, Vice President & Executive Director, Japan Sport Council, detailed the centrepiece of Japan’s huge venue development programme, the new National Stadium, which is scheduled for completion in 2019.
Many of the major sports architects present shared details on their latest stand-out projects, including Populous, who spoke about Philippine Arena and the changing face of arenas; Cox Architecture detailed Sydney Cricket & Sports Grounds’ redevelopment; KSS outlined Liverpool FC’s Anfield stadium redevelopment; and 360 Architecture highlighted the new Atlanta Falcons NFL stadium.
A large number of attendees took advantage of the special behind-the-scenes tour of Singapore’s new National Stadium, which boasts the world’s largest free-spanning domed roof, along with an innovative air-cooling system across all 55,000-seats, as Arup Principal, Mike King, and Arup Associates’ Director, Clive Lewis explained. Other contractors involved in the project, including AECOM, DP Architects, and NCR also shared their insights, along with Tour Sponsors, Dallmeier’s Roland Meier and Vector Foiltec’s Matthew Penrose and Angus Macleod.
Highlighting the success of this year’s show is the fact that a significant number of exhibitors have already confirmed their stands for next year’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 event and, of all the delegates that completed end-of-show questionnaires, every single one confirmed they will be returning for next year’s event, which will once again be held at the Singapore Sports Hub, September 28-30, 2015.
Speaking about Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014, Roger Hooker, Senior Director at Integrated Security Consultants (ISC) – who sat on the “Safety & Security considerations in sporting venues: from design to operation” roundtable during the conference – commented: “Firstly, congratulations on your inaugural event here in Singapore. It was an interesting few days and great to see so many international delegates here – and only yards from our new office! I thought it really proved how there is a healthy thirst to discuss and explore opportunities in Asia, so I’m delighted you are returning next year. Thank you for the very kind invitation to join the panel, and share some of our experience with your delegates. There are lessons to be shared when you step off a plane and set up to trade overseas – and particular lessons to be learnt in Asia.”
The organisers, Alad, alongside the extremely professional team from our local event partner, MP International/Pico, would like to sincerely thank all of our sponsors, speakers, exhibitors and attendees for making Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2014 such a great success, and we are looking forward to welcoming you all back to Singapore next year, along with many new faces!
To offer your feedback on the 2014 event or to enquire about speaker, exhibitor, attendee or sponsor opportunities for Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015, please email Katie McIntyre.