25 - 28 February, 2019
Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore

Conference Day 1

New Projects Showcase

8:50 am - 9:00 am Opening Remarks by Chairperson

9:00 am - 9:40 am Project Construction Update for New Stadiums at Qatar 2022 World Cup

Shashi Prakash - Sustainability and Carbon Expert, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy(2022 Qatar World Cup)
-Managing the project construction process in order to build world-class stadiums, what are the challenges and solutions
-Innovating on-site experience for unforgettable fan engagement
-Starting from design phase, how to balance the digitalisation and sustainability at the same time
-Achieving long-term sustainability by building carbon-neutral stadiums, what are the experiences
-Exploring innovative way to power your stadiums
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Shashi Prakash

Sustainability and Carbon Expert
Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy(2022 Qatar World Cup)

9:40 am - 10:20 am Project Updates on Sultan Ibrahim Larkin Stadium

Alistair Edwards - Sports Director, Johor Southern Tigers(Sultan Ibrahim Larkin Stadium)
Sultan Ibrahim Larkin Stadium is a football stadium in Iskandar Puteri, Johor, Malaysia currently under construction. The new stadium will span 140,000 square meters with a total built area of 70,000 square meters and can accommodate up to 40,000 people, The construction cost is around 200-420 million MTR. 
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Alistair Edwards

Sports Director
Johor Southern Tigers(Sultan Ibrahim Larkin Stadium)

10:20 am - 10:35 am Speed Networking

With various stadium owners, operators, event managers, consultants and suppliers from the stadiums and arenas industry gathered in one place, the sea of faces may seem daunting. This focused, 15-minute activity will allow you to connect with other industry professional in a brief, personal and structured format. Use this opportunity to make new contacts, exchange business cards and plan further conversations throughout the next 2 days to maximize your networking opportunities, and have some fun while at it!

10:35 am - 11:05 am Morning Tea & Networking Break

11:05 am - 11:45 am Industry Thought Leadership

Tom Williams - Application Engineer – Sports Facilities, L-Acoustics

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Tom Williams

Application Engineer – Sports Facilities
L-Acoustics

11:45 am - 12:25 pm Venues in mixed use development – Why they are successful


12:25 pm - 1:10 pm Panel Discussion: Managing the Delivery of New Stadium Projects Within Budget and Timeframe

Mikhail Azarkh - Head of Unit (Competition and Venue Management), 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
Ronnie Lee - Volunteer, FUTSAL ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE)
·         Transitioning stadium concept into real case by strong project management
·         Understanding the key challenges of on-time project delivery
·         Obtaining the best strategy to shorten project life-cycle
·         Engaging government body, contractor, architect, operators, financial sponsors, local community, fans & customers from the beginning in order to ensure the project’s quality
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Mikhail Azarkh

Head of Unit (Competition and Venue Management)
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

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Ronnie Lee

Volunteer
FUTSAL ASSOCIATION (SINGAPORE)

1:10 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch & Networking Break

Smart stadiums are reforming the live experience of fans by providing the wealth of information on parking availability, bathroom breaks, seat upgrades and more. These sessions showcase how to provide fans the convenient, personalized experience with smart and connected stadiums.

Smart Stadiums That Transform Customer Experience

3:20 pm - 4:00 pm Case Study: Smart and Connected stadiums to Revolutionize the Live Event Experience

Henk Markerink - Chief Executive Officer, Amsterdam ArenA
·         Who should you work with? The key criteria to choose vendors?
·         Creating an Supportive Infrastructure to empower the digital solution
·         Innovating on-site customer experience in order to get higher satisfaction rate
·         Preparing strong business case to get stakeholders’ buy in
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Henk Markerink

Chief Executive Officer
Amsterdam ArenA

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Upgrade to a Smart and Connected Stadium

Mark Thomas - Managing Director, Serviceworks Group Ltd

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Mark Thomas

Managing Director
Serviceworks Group Ltd

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Tea & Networking Break

Delegates will get the opportunity to select 2 topics, each led by an expert for a 40 minutes discussion. Discussion groups are deliberately kept small size of 10 people to ensure that all delegates get the opportunity to ask their most pressing questions, thereby guaranteeing a perfectly tailored experience.

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

4:30 pm - 5:50 pm Protecting Stadiums Against External And Internal Threats

Andrew Cooke - Director - Security Operations, International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)

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Andrew Cooke

Director - Security Operations
International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)

4:30 pm - 5:50 pm Topic 3 Trends in Stadium Design and How to Reduce Development Cost

Andrew Colling - Vice-President, HKS
-Considering the future trend into stadium design
-Mitigating the gap between design and construction 
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Andrew Colling

Vice-President
HKS

4:30 pm - 5:50 pm Topic 2 Making Your Stadiums Smart, Making Customers Happier

Mark Thomas - Managing Director, Serviceworks Group Ltd
- What technology do today's customers want at stadiums?
- How can we use technology to drive the stadium customer experience?
-How to achieve the expected ROI from technology implementation?
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Mark Thomas

Managing Director
Serviceworks Group Ltd

4:30 pm - 5:50 pm Topic 4 Renovate VS Build Up: Key Considerations

Mikhail Azarkh - Head of Unit (Competition and Venue Management), 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia
-Conducting local sports market analysis before building up new stadium
-Considering  size, sports market, regulation, finance, E-sports
-Upgrading the infrastructure around the stadium to build up a sustainable project
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Mikhail Azarkh

Head of Unit (Competition and Venue Management)
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia

5:50 pm - 6:00 pm Closing Remarks by Chairperson & End of Day 1