World Stadium Congress

Amsterdam, Netherlands

From Stadium Capacity To Value: The Next Phase In Connected, Commercial And Sustainable Stadiums

Celebrating 10 years of successfully hosting one of the biggest gatherings of the most influential leaders in stadium development and tournament delivery from across the globe, we're pleased to host the World Stadium Congress once again in Amsterdam, The Netherlands from 20-22 May 2019.

From next-generation fan and VIP experiences, cutting-edge stadium revamps and constructions, new and innovative technologies for increasing sponsorships and revenues, stadium security and the rise of Esports in stadiums and clubs, World Stadium Congress will discuss all these and more.

Join us as we gather top stadium owners, clubs, organising committees and federations, architects and consultants from across the globe to discuss the latest trends and technological advancements.

Key Themes

  • Capitalise on this multi-billion dollar opportunity. Make sure you know how to maximize the revenue generation for your stadiums and clubs
  • Rub shoulders with the doers and movers from stadiums and clubs in Europe and the Rest of the World and make connections that really matter
  • Get ahead of the industry, align yourself with those pioneering in fan and VIP experience and make sure your stadiums are seen as the most entertaining and exciting in the world
  • Hear from the best stadia owners, operators, designers and clubs and discuss the future of the stadium industry by looking at what's driving revenues and experiences
  • Discover innovative solutions that support sustainable, modern and high quality construction from the bidding stage through to execution for both new build and retrofit projects
  • Gain unparalleled insight on future venue requirements through access to a global expert speaker faculty
  • Understand the real value of AI, analytics and other innovative technologies for your stadiums and how it can make your operations more efficient and your fan experience more exciting

Meet the Speakers

  • Collette Roche, Chief Operating Officer, Manchester United Football Club
  • Jacques Henri Eyraud, Chief Executive Officer, Olympique de Marseille
  • Henk Markerink, Chief Executive Officer, Johan Cruyff ArenA
  • Miquel Torregrosa, Head of Digital Transformation, FC Barcelona
  • Matt Roberts, Director of Research, Formula 1
  • Benjamin Viard, Head of Stadium Department, French Professional Football League (LFP)
  • Benjamin Steen, Head of Customer Care, Call Center and Digital Licensing, FC Bayern Munich
  • Jason Judge, Facilities Manager, Manchester United FC
  • Kenneth E. Martin, Executive Director Global Sales, Sports and Entertainment, Consumer Industries, Cisco
  • Dennis C. Thom, Head of Marketing & Sponsoring, Borussia Dortmund
  • Maxim Korshunov, Stadium Manager, 2018 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee
  • Henk Van Raan, Chief Innovation Officer, Johan Cruijff ArenA
  • Chris Dite, Associate Director- Sport Venue Design and Major Events, Arup
  • Sander van Stiphout, Director & Vice President of Projects, Johan Cruijff ArenA
  • Julian Tan, Head of Growth and F1 Esports, Formula 1
  • Dan Meis, Founder, MEIS
  • Mickel Lauritsen, Head of Risk & Security, Brondby IF
  • Andrea Casini, Senior Vice President International, JMA Wireless
  • Mahmut Oncel, Esports General Manager, Besiktas JK
  • Diogo Taddei, Project Director, Egis
  • Juan Iraola, Head of Digital Transformation and Technology, Real Sociedad
  • Darren Whitehouse, Director of Sport and International Projects, Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA)
  • Rita Ochoa, Senior Associate, AFL Architects
  • Marcel Ridyard, Senior Associate, AFL Architects
  • Matthew Kitson, Director, Qatar, Hilson Moran
  • Tobias Winkelmann, Associate Project Director, Herzog and de Meuron
  • Bas Schnater, Fan Engagement & CRM, AZ Alkmaar
  • Geza Balogh, Managing Director, INTERTON Group
Pre-Congress Day - Monday, 20 May 2019

Conference Day One - Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Conference Day Two - Wednesday, 22 May 2019


Johan Cruijff ArenA
ArenA Boulevard 1
PO Box 22981 1100 DL Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 311 1333

For accommodation, we have shortlisted few hotels around the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
Please click here WSC 2019 Room Booking

Please note: We will never recommend, approve or appoint any third party rooming service to act on our behalf. Please be extremely wary if you are approached by any such companies. We will always endeavour to negotiate the best available rates for you so please use the Hotel's website link provided.
Event details
Organizer : IQPC Middle East
Venue : Johan Cruijff ArenA, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-19223