Conference Day Two: Tuesday, 23 May 2017

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration and refreshments

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Welcoming remarks from the host

Angus Scott, Presenter, beIN Sports

Angus Scott

beIN Sports

THE SHOWCASE: From Minnesota to Singapore, we explore some of the most exciting stadium designs and most successful tournaments from around the world

9:00 AM - 9:20 AM Keynote case study: Developing iconic stadia that reflect their communities

Tobias Winkelmann, Project Director Associate, Herzog & de Meuron
During this session you will hear about two distinct venues that are community icons, one completed and one to come in the future. Hear about the Matmut Atlantique Stadium Bordeaux utilised for the Euro 2016 tournament as well as the proposed new football stadium for Chelsea FC

Tobias Winkelmann

Project Director Associate
Herzog & de Meuron

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM Stadium Krasnodar: 2018 FIFA World Cup™ venue showcase

Markus Pfisterer, Associate Partner, GMP Architects
As one of the venues for the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, attend this session to learn about the unique design elements with its use of LED technology and why this is a modern take on possibly the most prestigious venue of them all - the Coliseum.


Markus Pfisterer

Associate Partner
GMP Architects

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM Singapore Sports Hub: Innovative cooling systems

Damian Bush, Senior Director of Venues & Events, Singapore Sports Hub
Attend this session to discover how Singapore Sports Hub uses its innovative ‘comfort cool’ system to cool the venue even when temperatures surpasses 40 °C. What’s more is that you will learn how this is being done at a lower cost and promoting sustainable practices. Another fan first approach.


Damian Bush

Senior Director of Venues & Events
Singapore Sports Hub
Although there are talks around the 2022 tournament being held in winter - as part of the legacy commitment - the stadia being built need to include a cooling component to enable use throughout the year. Many solutions are under consideration and this panel seeks to discuss the merits and drawbacks of various stadia and arena cooling strategies.


Matthew Kitson

Regional Director - Qatar
Hilson Moran

J Parrish

AECOM Global Sports

Damian Bush

Senior Director of Venues & Events
Singapore Sports Hub

D. Reed Phillips

Projects Director

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM A New Game in Sports Lighting

Neville Moorcroft, Technical Manager, GigaTera
Through a series of case studies you will learn what can be achieved through lighting innovations. Learn how to drive sustainability, efficiency and experience.

Neville Moorcroft

Technical Manager

Sponsored by: GigaTera

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM Networking break

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM VIP spaces at Football stadia: A view on global tendencies for a key aspect of Stadia design

Diego Rodríguez, Senior Sports Architect, IDOM
VIP and Hospitality areas play a fundamental success factor at any Stadium development. A rapid evolution is taking place in the latest developments from the more classic approach of a one-time world-class event, to the latest trends in solutions to bring fan experience, revenue and business networking together. This session will analyse the Do’s and Don’t’s of these spaces, and how to adapt solutions in the different worldwide markets where we develop our Stadia, while preserving traditional football values and improving atmosphere and ambience


Diego Rodríguez

Senior Sports Architect

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Integrated Facility Management for Large Facilities

12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Bidding for the 2025 Legacy

Diogo Taddei, Director, EGIS
The ultimate “the end justifies the means" - how can hosting mega sporting events be a catalyst to sports and social (re)development. This presentation intends to demonstrate why the bid’s finish line is the Legacy and the event is just one of the race's hurdles

Diogo Taddei


12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Water in stadiums: Sustainable architecture & infrastructure design

Souheil Nasrallah, Deputy General Manager – Operations, WATERMASTER
  • Wellness & pools
  • Water features
  • Water treatment

Souheil Nasrallah

Deputy General Manager – Operations

12:40 PM - 1:40 PM Networking lunch and prayer break

1:40 PM - 2:00 PM Case study: The Amsterdam ArenA experience

Sander van Stiphout, Director, Amsterdam ArenA International
he following presentation will showcase the Amsterdam ArenA and the latest developments pushing fan experience, sustainable practices and hospitality

Sander van Stiphout

Amsterdam ArenA International

2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Case study: A comprehensive approach to venue design and management - creating experiences

Károly Molnár, Founder and Managing Director, Animative Ltd. Andor Fürjes, Senior Acoustics Engineer, Animative Ltd.
The following presentation will use case studies from various arena projects to demonstrate a comprehensive approach to venue design and management. Attend this session to learn about design principles and new technologies that help create a fan centric atmosphere
Presentation by ANIMATIVE

Károly Molnár

Founder and Managing Director
Animative Ltd.

Andor Fürjes

Senior Acoustics Engineer
Animative Ltd.

THE JOURNEY TOWARDS LEGACY: Join us as we go on a journey towards legacy. Hear what will make 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ the most advanced tournament and how Qatar will be used as a benchmark for future tournaments.

Senior Representative, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy

2:20 PM - 2:40 PM Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy: Generation Amazing

Isabel Gultresa, CSR Senior Manager, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)
This session will serve as an update on the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy’s initiative to create a healthy sustainable society through the 3 main programmes; Healthy Generation, Green Generation and Inclusive Generation. These initiatives target not only the local Qataris but also school children and migrant workers.


Isabel Gultresa

CSR Senior Manager
Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC)

2:40 PM - 3:00 PM Stadium management: Preparing Qatar’s next generation for careers in 2022 and beyond

Paul Fletcher MBE, Stadiologist, and Managing Director, University College of Football Business
Delivering a legacy that will echo throughout history will rest on the development of the youth. 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ is not only an opportunity for the Qatar National Team to make an impact on the pitch, but the young Qataris who will be the stadium managers of the future. Paul will discuss how to ensure knowledge transfer and develop local capacity in stadium management to ensure the story continues after 2022.


Paul Fletcher MBE

Stadiologist, and Managing Director
University College of Football Business

3:00 PM - 3:25 PM Refreshments and prayer break

EXTRA TIME AND FINAL MATCH ANALYSIS: Featuring some of the most renowned sport architects, tournament specialists and sport federations, we explore the future of stadia and tournament requirements.

3:25 PM - 3:50 PM Assessing stadium flexibility to accommodate non-sporting events and maximise usage

Paul Turner, Senior Director of Event Operations, AT&T Stadium
From the NBA All Star game to the Super Bowl to WrestleMania 32 to various concerts, the AT&T Stadium has been the venue for a number of record-breaking events. It is one of the best examples of a stadium that has been utilised for more than hosting the Dallas Cowboys home games. Paul will share the key to successful usage of your stadium in order that it can be used year round.

Paul Turner

Senior Director of Event Operations
AT&T Stadium

3:50 PM - 4:10 PM Highly flexible and retractable structures for tournament and legacy use

Knut Stockhusen, Partner, SBP
The World Cup in Qatar is expected to attract over 2 million visitors and the infrastructure to accommodate these visitor’s needs, as well as the requirements of the teams that will be competing, will be a mammoth task. The increase of stadia capacities for the event, including training facilities, accommodation, fan zones and more, requires an intelligent approach with a high degree of flexibility for base built and legacy use. Knut will discuss how this can be achieved in Qatar and present various examples of flexible, retractable, mobile structures.


Knut Stockhusen

Sustainability and green considerations are a high priority in many modern stadium projects. Furthermore, there is an increased commitment from stakeholders to reuse materials from the temporary structures being built. In order to maximise sustainability, careful consideration needs to be made as to the types of materials that will be used in construction. This panel will give insights into the best practices being employed to develop the most sustainable and green legacy possible.


Matthew Kitson

Regional Director - Qatar
Hilson Moran

Hamoda Youssef

Head of Communications
Qatar Green Building Council

Mark Fenwick

Fenwick Iribarren Architects

Geoffrey Batzel

Chief Strategy and Implementation Officer
KEO International Consultants

Diogo Taddei


J Parrish

AECOM Global Sports

4:55 PM - 5:00 PM End of conference day two