With just under two months to go to the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2017 (SAAP2017) exhibition and conference in Japan, the countdown to the event has begun in earnest.
A recent exhibitor and media briefing for the SAAP 2017 highlighted the strong attendance expected at the main event.
High level attendees present at the briefing included Mitsuhito Sendai, Counselor, the Japan Sports Agency; Chris Heffer, Director from the Department for International Trade at the British Embassy in Tokyo; and Kaoru Kitamura, President of the Japan Society of Sports Industry.
Attendees at the SAAP 2017 briefing included exhibitors, local sports officials, companies interested in attending the event and media representatives.
Neil Levett, Event Director, said in a video briefing:
In 2016 speakers came from the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia. The 2017 edition promises to be equally diverse, with case studies, workshops and seminars for delegates to listen to, learn from and discuss the content of.
Exhibitor-wise we welcome global companies, offering a myriad of products, services and intelligence that they are deploying in various venues around the world.
In 2016 we were delighted to welcome the participation of the UK Government when they organsised for the head of security from the 2012 London Olympics to come over and speak at our event in Yokohama. He was also joined by the CEO of the British Olympic Association, Bill Seeney, who had chosen Yokohama as the base camp for the British Olympic team in 2020.
In 2017 we’re delighted to welcome back the British Government who will be bringing exhibitors and delegates along, with groups coming from Israel, France and India as well.
Speakers at the 2017 event will cover a vast range of topics from the Japanese Government’s role in stadium and arena management to the evolving nature of safety and security issues for stadia and arenas.
SAAP 2017 brings together industry leaders in all aspects of sports venue design/build, management, operations and technology from around the world.
Due to the increased demand – 2016 featured just under 2,000 attendees, 80+ speakers and 65+ exhibitors – the event is moving to a larger venue for this year – Exhibition Hall 7 at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba City – from 12-14 September 2017.
Register here for SAAP 2017.