iSC Partner Stadia & Arena Conference Sponsored by Philips and Arema
By Community | February 21, 2011
iSportconnect will serve as a social broadcast and media partner to the upcoming Stadia and Arena conference in Marseille from June 15-17 as the event moves to 70 per cent exhibition space sold & major sponsors continue to sign up.
Such is the clamour to be involved in the event in Marseille that the major construction group Arema and global electronics supplier Philips have both recently signed up as headline sponsors.
Arema, allergist a construction group, part of the Bouygues Group, will construct and reconfigure the Stade Velodrome in Marseille at an estimated project value of some €276 million (US$377.5m) and will unveil details of their project – whereas Philips will address the wider fan experience, bringing together their expertise which includes various aspects of lighting, screens and sound. The two new sponsors will serve as additions to the Stadia & Arena Series alongside long-term partner Populous, the world famous Sports Architectural practice.
With such large venue investment to come, France (and Marseille in particular) was a logical choice to host our event this June, which is mainly why the exhibition space for the event is almost 70 per cent sold out. As such, it is advised that any companies with an interest in participating get in touch before it’s too late.
Following the success of the 2010 event at ExCel in London in June, which attracted several hundred senior industry decision makers representing 26 different countries (including major delegations from both Brazil (World Cup 2014 & Olympics 2016) and Russia (Winter Olympics 2014)) the status of the Stadia & arena Series, in the Global Venue Management industry, is continuing to increase after 12 years and a full conference programme will be ready for delegates to register in the very near future. Watch this space.
The Stadia & Arena series continues to receive unequivocal endorsement and support from the two major trade associations representing the venue industry in Europe – The European Safety and Stadium Managers Association (ESSMA) and IAAM Europe (European chapter of International Association of Assembly Managers (IAAM)). This year we are also delighted to be granted the patronage of the Town of Marseille, which we a truly grateful for.
For more information, http://www.sam.uk.com/2011/index.php