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Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 will bring together the movers and shakers from the world of sports venue design/build, management, operation, fit-out and technology at the Yokohama Arena, Japan this September (28-30), for three days of networking, knowledge-sharing and doing business.


ALAD Ltd (the show organisers) are delighted to announce that Major Events International (MEI) has renewed its status as an event partner for 2016, with much closer cooperation between the two. MEI members will benefit from participating in an MEI trade mission to include panel speaking opportunities, discounted exhibition stands and sponsorship rates, as well as specially reduced delegate pass rates and roundtable meetings with key organising committee stakeholders.

With MEI focusing on Japan as the next big major events market, Dennis Mills, CEO of Major Events International, commented:

We are excited to strengthen our partnership with Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific this year. This expo allows us access to the Japanese market for our members and clients; a growing market full of sporting opportunities with the Rugby World Cup 2019 and Summer Olympics 2020 taking place in Japan.

Major Events International is the only global professional membership scheme across all sectors in the major events industry. The organisation has years of experience working with ‘best of breed’ companies for the world’s most iconic sport events, including World Cup series, Olympics and regional games. With direct links to organising committees, specialist sector groups, and targeted networking opportunities, MEI’s promise is to make companies succeed in the global major events marketplace.

With a conference featuring over 50 industry experts and a free-to-attend exhibition showcasing the leading product and service providers in the sector, Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific is already established as the largest gathering of industry professionals in the entire APAC region.


Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 welcomed nearly 400 attendees from around 40 countries, from stadium managers to event organisers, who spent three days networking, doing business, learning and knowledge-sharing.


For further details on the event or to discuss speaker &/or exhibitor opportunities, please contact Sam Wibrew, Event Director, on Tel: +44 (0)208 133 7678 or email: or visit the website at:

To find out more about Major Events International and the membership scheme, please contact Richa Ghai, Partnerships Manager, on Tel: +44 (0)207 073 2661 or email:


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PanStadia & Arena Management is proud to be an Official Media Partner for the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 event, as well as to the MEI and its members.


Major Events International (MEI), with the support of UK Trade & Investment France (UKT&I France) and the Marseille Mayor’s office, is leading security companies to Marseille to meet key officials and potential business partners for a knowledge-sharing session.

The purpose of the visit is to share best-practice between experienced security companies involved in securing venues and major events, and key city-level stakeholders.

This security-focused visit provides a unique opportunity to connect with the right people and is aimed at companies of all sizes.

Focus of the visit

  • Learn more about city-level security plans around high density venues
  • Meet with key city-level stakeholders involved in safety and security
  • Share major events security best-practice

To sign up to participate in this visit, taking place 17-18 March 2016, please contact Richa Ghai via email at: or Tel: +44 (0)207 073 2661. There will be an administration fee to participate, discounted for MEI Members.

For further information, please visit:

With Australian businesses keen to work with the organisers of the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games, major events experts MEI are working with a number of key organisations in order to get companies ‘games ready’.

With less than 800 days to go until Australia’s hosting of the next Commonwealth Games (and 631 days until the Rugby League World Cup 2017), local companies are in prime position to access unique opportunities to supply into these iconic events.

With MEI having over 10 years’ experience working with companies helping them to access major sporting events business, from 18th to 26th February it, in partnership with Queensland Trade & Investment, Griffith University, IT Forum Gold Coast and the City of Gold Coast, will be hosting a series of events and training aimed at companies interested in enhancing their abilities to tender for major events.

Uniquely, participants will have the chance to network with visiting international companies with prior experience of working in events such as the London 2012 Olympics, the FIFA World Cup and the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

The initiative provides a unique platform to gain knowledge and network with key games stakeholders and companies alike, with a view to forming partnerships.

For more information go to:

Image shows the Gold Coast’s Metricon Stadium – centrepiece for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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