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

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. 

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 Project Update on Rafi Cricket Stadium -Pakistan’s Largest Stadium

Wasim Ahmed Ch - Head of sports development, Bahria Town Pvt Ltd(Rafi Cricket Stadium)
Rafi Cricket Stadium is an under-construction  cricket stadium located in Bahria Town Karachi. When completed it will be one of the largest  stadium in the world, and the largest in Pakistan. The complex will consist of a cricket academy of international standard, gymnasium, swimming pool and hostels. The stadium is scheduled to open in 2020

Wasim Ahmed Ch

Head of sports development
Bahria Town Pvt Ltd(Rafi Cricket Stadium)

11:45 am - 12:25 pm Project Updates on Morodok Techo National Sports Complex

Vath Chamroeun - Secretary General, National Olympic Committee of Cambodia
The complex would be Cambodia’s first modern multipurpose and international standard sports facility. It is set to host the 2023 Southeast Asian Games. The current plans include six arenas and a huge weights training gym for up to 1,500 elite athletes. The 60,000-seat main stadium will cover a plot of nine hectares and house a football pitch and running track. The construction cost is around $100-150 million. 

Vath Chamroeun

Secretary General
National Olympic Committee of Cambodia

·         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

Mikhail Azarkh

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


Ronnie Lee

Sport Business & Football Management Consultant
Football Association of 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

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm Case Study: Innovating Your on-site Experience at Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Mitch Seeto - Director of Major Events & Projects, Singapore Sports Hub
Tokyo 2020 Olympics will use cutting-edge technology to ensure the security of contestants and the public, to bring unprecedented coverage to a global audience, and to provide amazing on-
Site experience to the audience.
  • Innovating on-site experience from the design phase, what will be a great design for next-generation stadiums?
  • Leverage on cutting edge technologies for unparalleled fan experience
  • Attracting fans before, during and after the event to improve the customer experience

Mitch Seeto

Director of Major Events & Projects
Singapore Sports Hub

2:40 pm - 3:20 pm Case Study: Compete against At-Home Experience with Personalized Fan Engagement

Jin Teik OON - CEO, Singapore Sports Hub
·         What are the experience and takeaway from frontrunners of digital transformation?
·         What’s the suitable digital solution for your stadium? What are the criteria to select the most suitable one?
·         Increase fans loyalty by designing smart reward system
·         Achieving real-time monitoring to driving immediate feedback 

Jin Teik OON

Singapore Sports Hub

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

Henk Markerink

Chief Executive Officer
Amsterdam ArenA

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 Topic 1 Managing Risks and ROI of PPP Model

-Balancing the risk between government and enterprise
-Building up Long-term partnership model for win-win stadium operation

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 

Andrew Colling


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?

Mark Thomas

Managing Director
Serviceworks Group Ltd

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

-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

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