Europe’s leading Premium Seat & Hospitality event confirms stellar speaker lineup

ALSD International – Europe’s one and only event dedicated to the Premium/VIP Seat & Hospitality sector being held at the iconic Croke Park Stadium in Dublin this October – will feature some 40-plus expert speakers. 


As the continent’s third largest stadium, the 82,300-seat Croke Park Stadium – home to the Gaelic Athletic Association – makes the perfect choice to host this industry-leading event, not least as the island of Ireland has a host of sports and entertainment projects on the boards.


Comprehensive conference program & expert speakers

Attendees will benefit from a comprehensive conference program featuring high-calibre experts from across Europe and North America, who will provide insights as to how sports & entertainment venue owners and operators can increase revenues through new builds, renovations and service expansions, as well as via the latest F&B and technology offerings.



Despite the fact the event is still some four months away, a stellar lineup of speakers has already been confirmed, including:


  • Michele Kajiwara, Senior VP of Premium Sales, STAPLES Center/AEG
  • Sam Piccione III, President – International, Oak View Group
  • Shawn Doss, Executive Vice President, Elevate Sports Ventures
  • Bernie Mullen, Founder, The Aspire Group
  • Justin Wood, Sports Practice Director, Dimensional Innovations
  • Steve Livingstone, Head of Global Sports, Nepa
  • Tom McCann, Head of Premium Sales, Service & Operations, Arsenal FC
  • Steve Sayer, Vice President & General Manager, The O2 – London/AEG
  • George Vaughan, Head of Technology, Ascot Racecourse
  • Maheta Molango, CEO, Real Mallorca
  • Jonas Dijan, Venue Manager, Stade de France
  • Andy Price, Head of Commercial – Arenas, NEC Group
  • Brian Mahony, Head of Commercial & Marketing, Connacht Rugby
  • Nathan Kosky, Vice President – UK, AEG Global Partnerships
  • Marie Smyth, Suite & Hospitality Manager, Croke Park Stadium 
  • Ros Robinson, Head of Club Wembley Development, The FA


Industry leading exhibitors & sponsors

Attendees will hear from a number of the event’s industry-leading sponsors, such as 3D Digital Venue, Addvance IT/KAPPTURE, Aramark, Compass and Oracle Food & Beverage, as well as seeing examples of the most innovative sports architecture designs and fit-outs, equipment, services and solutions from exhibitors such as 3D Digital Venue, Camatic Seating, Dimensional Innovations, Fund Raisers Sports, Portview Fit-Out and Verteda. 


The 50,000-seat Aviva Stadium is just one of the venues to be toured during ALSD International, this will be in addition to tours of 3Arena, one of the Top 10 busiest arenas in the world, and of course Croke Park!


Networking events & venue tours

All of this is will be in addition to a range of networking events, during which attendees can network, do business and share insights with industry peers.


They can also benefit from behind-the-scenes technical tours of not only Croke Park Stadium, but also Aviva Stadium, and the 9,000-seat 3Arena, one of the Top 10 busiest arenas in the world!


Early bird savings

You can avail of the specially reduced Early Bird delegate rate of €400 / £350 / $450 – including access to the conference exhibition, networking events, venue tours with transport included and F&B – up until July 31.


Make sure to secure your place and join a host of sports & entertainment entities including Arena Riga, Arsenal, Ashton Gate/Bristol Sport, Bestsport/The O2 Arena Prague, Connacht Rugby, Elevate Sports Ventures, Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), Leinster GAA, Manchester United, Munster Rugby, OVG, Scottish Event Campus and The SSE Arena Belfast.


Go to to find out more or contact Katie McIntyre via email at: or Tel: +353 (0)44 9335212.


About ALSD International

ALSD International is organised and delivered by the 29-year-old Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD), which is responsible for the annual ALSD Conference & Tradeshow – the 2019 edition of which is taking place in Chicago, USA, next week – in association with Sports Venue Business (SVB), the leading platform for sector news, views and developments.


NB: If any of you will be in attendance at next week’s ALSD Conference & Tradeshow, including the Sports Venue Design & Build Forum, then make sure to touch base with Sports Venue Business CEO and ALSD International Executive Director, Katie McIntyre, who you can reach on her UK mobile/cell: +44 (0)797 0712538.


Image: Croke Park Stadium: Host venue for the 2019 edition of ALSD International; Europe’s leading event for the Premium/VIP Seat & Hospitality sector. 9 September 2001; A general view of Croke Park. Tipperary v Galway, All Ireland Senior Hurling Final, Croke Park, Dublin. Picture credit: Pat Murphy / SPORTSFILE


ALSD International – Europe’s one and only event dedicated to the Premium/VIP Seat & Hospitality sector – is coming to Croke Park Stadium this October 28-29, where 40+ expert speakers from across Europe and North America will be providing insights on how to increase revenues through new builds, renovations and service expansions, in addition to via the latest F&B and technology offerings.



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