Europe’s first Premium Seat event, ALSD International, gets set to touchdown in London
September 21, 2018
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Some 200+ attendees from clubs & teams, stadia & arenas, leagues & federations, architecture & design firms, producers & suppliers, will be touching down for Europe’s first Premium Seat event, ALSD International, taking place at the Amba Marble Arch Hotel in Central London next week, October 10-12.
More than 60+ industry professional speakers will be sharing their insights at ALSD International, many of whom are responsible for ongoing developments at their own venues, including Mark Kelly, Managing Director at Ashton Gate Stadium, which just this week unveiled a GBP£100m development of the stadium site to include a 4,000-capacity sports and conference centre, and Ramón Alarcón,Director & General Manager of Business at Real Betis, who will further increase the investment made in their Benito Villamarín stadium with the construction of a terrace in the main grandstand and the remodelling of the VIP boxes to increase the billing for hospitality.
The Home of Football
Proceedings will kick off on Wednesday evening with a very special and most apt, behind-the-scenes tour of the latest VIP lounges, corporate hospitality and Premium GA offerings at Wembley Stadium, the Home of Football, sponsored by Delaware North, followed by a networking reception in the brand new Empire Bar & Grill atThe SSE Arena Wembley, sponsored by Levy Restaurants.
Getting down to business
The conference and exhibition program proper will commence then on the morning of Thursday October 11, with a networking event that evening sponsored by LiveStyled and Wavework aboard a Thames Clipper and London Bus on route to a very special tour of Fulham FC’s Craven Cottage, with drinks and canapés kindly supplied by Delaware North.
High-level conference program
The comprehensive conference program features a stellar speaker lineup, with 60+ high-level executives from The FA Group, Club Wembley, Ascot Racecourse, Real Betis, Arsenal FC, Twickenham/The RFU, Canadian Football League, Madison Square Garden, NEC Arenas, Ahoy Rotterdam, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Johan Cruijff Arena, Warwickshire CCC (Edgbaston Stadium), Croke Park Stadium (The GAA), STAPLES Center, The O2 London, SCAU, HOK, Populous, KSS, Portview Fit-Out, Ticketmaster, Ashton Gate Stadium/Bristol Sport, Levy Restaurants, Delaware North, AXS, Elevate Sports Ventures, San Francisco 49ers and the Rugby League World Cup 2021, among others. Check out the full speaker list online at: https://alsdinternational.com/speakers
The interactive conference sessions and workshops will include such topics as “Stadia 2:0 – Strategic Designs & Innovative Upgrades”, “Leveraging Technology for Enhanced Premium Amenities & Hospitality – Presented by LiveStyled”, “Renovate with Success: The ROI of Venue Transformations”, “Innovations in Hospitality”, “Trends & Advancements: Premium Seating in Today’s Venues”, “Adding Value & Exclusive Access to the Traditional Premium Ticket”, “Creating a Winning Service Culture” and “Future Trends in Stadium & Venue Design”.
ALSD International is being delivered by the 29-year-old Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) in cooperation with the European Arenas Association (EAA), and Sports Venue Business (SVB), with Founding/Presenting Partners AVIXA, Elevate Sports Ventures, Levy Restaurants, Ticketmaster and The Parker Company, along with sponsors 1HUDDLE, 3D Digital Venue/Mobile Media Content, Fund Raisers Sports, i6ix, IHS Global Alliance, Livestyled, Metropolitan Strategies, Soccerex, Spring and Wavework.
Runners & riders
Those that will be showcasing their innovative products, services and solutions in the exhibition hall include 3D Digital Venue/Mobile Media Content, Camatic Seating, Cedar Packing, Ecoprod/Urimat, Ferco Seating, Fund Raisers Sports, IHS Global Alliance, IronHide Seating Solutions, Levy Restaurants, Mondo Stadia, PanStadia & Arena Management, Portview Fit-Out, Restaurant Design Associates (RDA), Smart Buffet Ware, Restaurant Design Associates (RDA), Sports Venue Business (SVB), Stadia, SoccerLease and Verteda.
In terms of who will be in attendance, there are a large number of delegates already confirmed, including AS Roma, AC Milan, Connacht Rugby, Chelsea FC, Everton FC, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, TAURON Arena, Altice Arena, Scottish Event Campus, The SSE Hydro, D.LIVE, Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Manchester City FC, Manchester United FC, Fulham FC, Saracens RFC, Wasps Rugby, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Madison Square Garden, Saku Arena, Stockholm Live, Arena Riga, TAURON Arena, Red Bull Racing/Red Bull Technology, Wembley Stadium, The FA Group, IMG, AEG, Sodexo, Levy Restaurants, Delaware North, The O2 London, The O2 Prague, AFL Architects, CAA ICON, The Sports Consultancy, Sportsdigita and Valhalla Tickets, to name but a few, with more delegates/delegations confirming every day.
To secure your place at this must-attend event for the Premium Seat sector, click on the banner below or email Katie McIntyre, Executive Director, ALSD International, at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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