Our second Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific conference and exhibition took place last week at the Singapore National Stadium. The 17th for Stadia & Arena, the event was hailed a “really great conference” providing “invaluable contacts” for those involved.
“I was impressed with the operation … and enjoyed the experience immensely. Best of luck with 2016.”
Sydney Cricket Ground
“A great experience … to meet a lot of people in this industry.”
Literally billions of dollars’ worth of global sports venue projects were represented at the event, including groups currently involved in new major sports projects around the region. Those included Sports City Malaysia (hosts of the 2017 SEA Games), the Cambodia National Stadium, Haryana Cricket Stadium, Kai Tak Stadium Hong Kong in addition to global venue operators and facility managers. Developers behind major new sports projects in Australia, China and New Zealand were also in attendance.
The event began with exclusive ‘behind-the-scene’ tours of the Singapore Sports Hub, followed by our 50+ industry elite speaker sessions covering all aspects of sports venue design, operations, revenue generation and fan engagement.
The event finale gave all visitors the chance to hear from Wing Tan, Senior Facilitator at the Disney Institute on ‘overmanaging’ and ‘architected’ or attend a special local site tour to learn about artificial turf maintenance from SMG Sportplatzmaschinenbau.
On the exhibition floor, attendees had the opportunity to network and meet with experts across the entire spectrum of products and services, many of whom where exhibiting in Asia for the first time.
With the Asia Pacific region playing host to the 2018 Winter Olympics, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2019 Rugby World Cup, and both the 2020 Summer & Winter Olympics, plans are already well underway to host Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 in Japan.
So please watch this space for details…
A comprehensive review of Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 will be available in the 4th quarter/Showcase Special edition of PanStadia & Arena Management available later this year.