Event History

The Stadia & Arena conference and exhibition is PanStadia & Arena Management magazine’s meeting of the world’s sports venue owners, operators and developers as well as the sector’s leading architects, designers, contractors, producers and suppliers. Launched in 1999 in London, Stadia & Arena Events are internationally acclaimed as attracting a high quality audience of industry decision-makers from around the world. They quickly established themselves as Europe’s leading industry event for the entertainment and sports venue industry, taking place in cities as diverse as Barcelona, Geneva, Milan, Munich, Rome, Prague, Istanbul, Marseille and Bordeaux.

In 2014, Stadia & Arena shifted its focus to the Asia Pacific region, with two successful events in Singapore, following the official opening of the Singapore Sports Hub.

Following Japan’s successful international event bids culminating in the Rugby World Cup 2019, Tokyo 2020, the Kansai World Masters Games 2021 and, subsequently, the Asian Games 2026, the event moved to Japan for 2016, 2017 and 2018. Headline speakers at the Japanese events have included representatives from Tokyo 2020, the Japan Sports Agency, the Japan Basketball Association, the Japan Professional Football League, Rugby World Cup Organising Committee 2019, the British Olympic Association, Development Bank of Japan, Jakabaring Sport City (JSC), Eden Park, London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC), Yokohama Stadium, Nikken Sekkei, Mott MacDonald, Cox Architecture, Live Nation Asia, Vbase, Arup Associates and more!


Now we have reached a new era for the APAC region. Building on the success of the previous Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific events, Stadia & Arena Japan is once again joining forces with Sports Business Japan to bring you an exhibition and conference to energise the business of sport and create an open innovation space dedicated to solving issues in the region and now directly into Japan's sports industry... a true sign of the growth of Venue Management as a discipline in APAC and in Japan in particular.

For 2019, the event will take place in Saitama


Be part of the growth – Alad Ltd (part of The Hemming Group) is the exclusive international sales agent and content partner for this year's Stadia & Arena Japan event. Please call Sam Wibrew on +44 (0)208 133 7678 or email s.wibrew@hgluk.com.


Watch this space for details of new Stadia & Arena Events to be announced soon!