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The Future of Stadia and Venues Conference

Monday, 22nd November 2021 1000hrs – 1130hrs

The UK is home to a multitude of world class sporting and live entertainment venues that play host to leading sports teams and acts. Across the UK, stadiums and arena development is playing a major part in local authority placemaking strategy.

This event brings together developers, operators and investors behind some of the most exciting schemes across the country to talk about the how stadiums and arenas will evolve in a post pandemic world while also accounting for new approaches to design and delivery across multi-billion pounds worth of projects.

Speakers for this event include:

Debbie Power,
Associate Director
Paul Morris,
Rita Ochoa,
Senior Associate Architect
Daniel Boulger,
Head of Venue Partnerships

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across the stadia and venue sector. They include:

KSS – Debbie Power, Associate Director

KSS are an award-winning architecture and design practice. They are one of the leading sports stadia and training centre architects with a strong presence in residential, education, commercial, hospitality and workplace. Debbie’s previous work includes the Anfield Main Stand, Twickenham Stadium, Wembley Stadium and Wimbledon.

St. James Securities – Paul Morris, Director

St James Securities are working in consultation with Derby City Council to bring forward the major Becketwell regeneration scheme in the city centre. The new development will feature 310 BTR apartments and a range of office spaces, a hotel, a multi storey car park and retail space as a part of the £200 million project. The scheme will also see the delivery of a new 3,500 capacity performance venue that is set to be managed and operated by ASM Global who manage venues across all five continents.

AFL Architects – Rita Ochoa, Senior Associate Architect

AFL Architects operate as architects, masterplanners, urban and interior designers that specialise in three sectors. Sport’s and leisure, healthcare and education, and residential and commercial are core to the practice. Rita’s most recent projects include Brentford’s £71m community stadium, Swansea Central, Hull Arena, Camp Nou, Lusail Stadium and Ashgabat Olympic Stadium.

NEC Group – Daniel Boulger, Head of Venue Partnerships

NEC Group is one of the world’s top venue management companies, operating a number of world-class venues including the NEC, the ICC, Utilita Arena Birmingham and the Vox Conference Venue. The group currently delivers more than 750 events annually across its five Birmingham-based venues. Though it is looking to expand its influence into West Yorkshire with a £2m investment into the Bradford Live project, that would see the derelict former Odeon theatre, converted into a new live music venue. NEC will operate and manage the venue once the conversion is completed.

Associate your brand with the The Future of Stadia and Venues Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around stadia and venues.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Webinar Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £1,500 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Webinar Partner


Be at the forefront of the webinar – with a speaking slot on the panel and prime branding throughout the webinar and post/pre event communications. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be seen as a leading figure within the industry. Benefits include:

  • Be positioned as the ‘Webinar Partner’ and have your company name in the title of the event
  • Sponsor an existing event or work with us to develop a bespoke title/agenda/panel of speakers
  • Request Built Environment Networking to invite speakers of your choice to join the panel
  • Targeted marketing campaign aimed at attracting your target audience to the event – whether it be company types, regional companies or job titles/level of attendee.
  • Chair or speak on the panel
  • Option to do a 5-minute introduction to the panel or deliver a thought leadership presentation
  • Included within pre-conference speaker communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists, and excellent way to establish rapport and build relationships
  • Exhibition space
  • 15 tickets for the webinar for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the video footage from the webinar
  • Branding: on the webinar, website, press release, emails promoting the event and more
  • One editorial or case study shared through our website news section and social channels
  • Chairman’s thank you in the opening and closing speech on the webinar

Exhibitor Package


Become an exhibition partner for this event to get exhibition space and branding before, during and after the event with benefits including:

  • Exhibition space at the interactive webinar
  • Five tickets for your business or client contacts
  • Access to the VIP speakers room – connect with the speakers before and after the event
  • Access to the video of the webinar
  • Branding including on the webinar, on the website, all emails prior to the event and more.
  • One editorial or case study shared on our news section and promoted through social media
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing webinar speech

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.


Tickets are not currently available for this event.


Monday, 22nd November 2021

1000hrs – 1130hrs


Online – Hopin

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