7 - 9 May 2018
Amsterdam ArenA, The Netherlands

Congress Day One: Tuesday, 8 May 2018

8:00 am - 9:00 am Registration and refreshments

GAME PREVIEW, KEYNOTES & PLENARY

Renowned sports personalities explore global developments in sport infrastructure, tournament planning and discuss the future of fan engagement and sports delivery
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Angus Scott

Executive Programs Presenter
beIN Sports

9:30 am - 9:55 am EXCLUSIVE UEFA SPOTLIGHT:

Srdjan Selic, Senior ICT Infrastructure and Operations Manager,UEFA
Stadium and EURO2020 infrastructure and cyber security challenges
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Srdjan Selic

Senior ICT Infrastructure and Operations Manager
UEFA

9:55 am - 10:20 am Next-generation stadium experiences: Applying an integrated stadium network platform

  • Key features that drive fan retention and engagement
  • Integrating safety, IoT and real-time fan analytics into the DNA of stadia design
  • Winning partnerships to achieve a unified management system that excites fans

10:20 am - 10:45 am WSC speed networking: Meet the pros!

We’ll break the ice with a player handshake between all attendees to kick-start your business networking

10:45 am - 11:00 am Networking coffee break

STADIUM INNOVATION: A spotlight on the latest design, ICT, operations & game-day features

11:00 am - 11:30 am VISIONARY TALK: Cutting-edge concepts in sporting bowl design schemes

John Roberts, Director,AFL Architects
  • Knock-out new designs that optimise hospitality, reduce operating costs and diversify pitch platforms
  • Disrupting traditional bowl designs and improving multi-purpose opportunities
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John Roberts

Director
AFL Architects

11:30 am - 12:20 pm Safety first: The changing face of stadia security management

  • Enhancing security measures beyond game-day to minimise security breaches
  • Pre-emptive mass causality incident planning to maximise the use of resources and personnel
  • Creating proactive prevention methods to mitigate threats and risks
  • Transparency between all stadia disciplines to enrich audio experiences
  • Improving acoustic quality and specialised effects
  • Manipulate and manage stadia acoustics and its roaring fans

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Chris Dite

Associate Director- Sport Venue Design and Major Events
Arup

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Tobias Winkelmann

Associate Project Director
Herzog and de Meuron

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Markus Pfisterer

Director
GMP Architecture

Imad Kayyali

Design Director
OBE Architects

12:55 pm - 1:20 pm THE SMART STADIUM: Enhancing fan experience through ICT innovation

  • The Wi-Fi Factor: Delivering fast, secure and reliable connectivity at all times
  • Data, apps and digital innovation – is this the key to advancing stadia performance?
  • Driving digital experiences on social platforms across phones, kiosks and concession stands
  • Opportunity for augmented and virtual reality to enhance the fan experience

1:20 pm - 2:20 pm Networking lunch break

2:20 pm - 2:55 pm Drone racing: Revamping new purposes for stadiums

Lars Sang Mo Boom, Managing Director & Founder,FormulaFPV
  • Insight into the journey of drone racing as an event format for major sport stadiums
  • Drones in motion! Highlights from Jaarbeurs in Utrecht and Amsterdam ArenA
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Lars Sang Mo Boom

Managing Director & Founder
FormulaFPV

STADIUM LEGACY & SUSTAINABILITY: THE RIPPLE EFFECTS OF SPORT INFRASTRUCTURE ON THE COMMUNITY AND ITS ABILITY TO REMAIN PROFITABLE

2:55 pm - 3:20 pm FC BARCELONA SPOTLIGHT: Sustainability in international stadium construction

Steven Wilbrenninck, Product Manager - Stadiums,BAM International
  • Latest sustainability practices to minimise your stadium’s ecological footprint
  • Environmentally-sustainable materials through lighting, natural ventilation and solar fixtures
  • Multi-use functions to encourage year-round community integration

Steven Wilbrenninck

Product Manager - Stadiums
BAM International

3:20 pm - 3:45 pm The stadium and the city: A look and an outlook

Diogo Taddei, Project Director,Egis
  • Positive impacts of legacy stadia within recent host cities in Qatar, Japan and Russia
  • How to bolster economic development, urban renewal and regeneration
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Diogo Taddei

Project Director
Egis

3:45 pm - 4:10 pm ‘Non-event day events’: Community-driven events during non-game days

Damian Bush, Senior Director - Venues & Events,Singapore Sports Hub
  • Developing event calendars of multi-disciplines that attracts the local community
  • Creating additional revenue channels through cultural activities
  • Community outreach initiatives to drive community integration
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Damian Bush

Senior Director - Venues & Events
Singapore Sports Hub

4:10 pm - 4:30 pm Refreshments and networking break

  • Global case studies measuring the lasting benefits of sport infrastructure
  • Designing infrastructure that goes beyond single sport usage
  • Developing a positive community platform for generations to come
  • Keeping the long-term in mind when designing and delivering your stadium projects

Moderator:

Geoffrey Batzel

Urban Development
GMR2 BV

Javier Davila De Eusebio

PMP Project Manager
IDOM

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Holley Chant

Senior Executive – Sustainability & Environment
KEO

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Knut Stockhusen

Managing Director
Schlaich Bergermann Partner

5:10 pm - 5:30 pm LOCKER ROOM INSIGHTS! Hosting a World Cup or EURO: A stadium cost evaluation from bidding to closure

Philipp Herpel, Managing Director,HFP Projects Stephan Sandner, Independent Technology Advisor for Football Infrastructure,
  • How to effectively plan for bidding and hosting a World Cup or EURO
  • The main cost drivers for efficiently hosting mega-sport events
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Philipp Herpel

Managing Director
HFP Projects

Stephan Sandner

Independent Technology Advisor for Football Infrastructure

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm WSC DRAFT 2018: Stadium technology showdown!

4 scouts, 4 pitches and only the best solutions!

  • 4 bold innovators will present a new technology or idea that could transform the stadium experience as we know it!
  • 10 minutes pitching
  • 5 minutes for the industry scouts to decide the final pick

6:30 pm - 7:55 pm A taste of Amsterdam! Beer-tasting networking drinks

7:55 pm - 9:00 pm World Stadium Congress Awards & Gala Dinner

For more details on award categories and nomination process, visit www.worldstadiumcongress.com