With Asia Pacific playing host to the 2017 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan; the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia; the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea; the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast; the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan; and now both the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China and the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, there are literally billions of dollars’ worth of sports venue developments planned or in the works in the region.
Attendees at this month’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific conference and exhibition, will be treated to 2.5-days of networking, knowledge-sharing, learning about the latest developments and opportunities, and doing business, with many of the confirmed participants either from the top sports architecture, design and engineering firms or indeed the world-class venues themselves, including AECOM, Arup, Aurecon, Bahadır Kul Architects, Cox Architecture, HOK, Kai Tak Stadium, KPMG, KSS, Meis, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Mott MacDonald, Pattern Design, Populous, Rossetti, Shantou Sports Park, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (FIFA World Cup 2022™ Qatar) and the Sydney Cricket Ground, to name but a few.
The conference’s STADIA DESIGN/BUILD/ENGINEERING & MASTERPLANNING track will kick off with a series of special ‘Regional market reports’, during which top industry professionals will highlight the recent sports venue developments and upcoming project opportunities across Australia, Indonesia and Singapore. There will also be a session entitled ‘Asian venues in focus’, which will feature in-depth presentations on regional sports projects, including China’s Shantou Sports Park and Australia’s Adelaide Oval, Sydney Cricket Ground and the new Perth Stadium.
In addition, there will be a session looking at the ‘Cultural specificity of stadia’ in which the panel of experts will share their own insights and experiences based on working on sports projects around the globe. Plus there will be session entitled ‘Global projects in focus: The latest leading edge designs and approaches for worldwide stadia’ that will focus on projects including Northern Ireland’s award-winning Casement Park stadium project and Hong Kong’s exciting Kai Tak Stadium, planned for completion in 2020.
Global design practice Populous will also present the results of their year-long Tomorrow’s Together: What Will Shape the Venues of the Future project to discover how the venues of the future will look, feel and function, undertaken in association with PanStadia & Arena Management magazine. Having explored the key trends throughout 2015, integrating feedback from PS&AM’s readership, three leading designers from Populous’ global offices will outline their visions of the future.
Only by attending Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific are you guaranteed to meet and hear insights from a wide range of the world’s leading sports architects, designers and engineers, while also learning about some of the many sports venue projects either already under construction or in the design and planning stages.
NB: There are now only limited places remaining on the bespoke tour of the Singapore Sports Hub that will take place on Monday 28th September, between 12pm and 1pm. To guarantee one of the last slots on the Tour, contact Sam Wibrew via email today at: email@example.com
To secure your place at this must-attend event, simply go to: www.saevents.uk.com and complete the online booking form.
Main image: The new Perth Stadium, currently underway in Australia, is another of the major sports venue projects to be highlighted during the event.