THE MAIN EVENT: ALSD International Conference & Exhibition

ALSD International 2023 is being hosted at the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club, on October 9th and 10th, with an opening night icebreaker set to be held at Emirates Old Trafford, home of Lancashire Cricket, on October 8th.

Focused on optimising revenue through New Builds, Renovations and Service Expansions, ALSD International is the preeminent entity for the Premium Seat and Hospitality sector outside of North America, where ALSD has been leading the industry for the last 34 years. 

The high-level conference and exhibition focuses on core pillars including architecture & design, catering & concessions, fan experience, hospitality, fit-out & procurement, premium seating, sales & service, technology and sustainability.

This year’s edition will be complimented by a number of exciting venue tours, in addition to a Fan Experience breakout being delivered by IIFX (Innovation Institute for Fan Experience), with a focus on Safety, Security & Operations, as well as the inaugural Tech Symposium, bringing visionaries and thought leaders together to share premium and technology innovations.

Confirmed speakers to date include:

  • Nick Sautner, Chief Executive, Eden Park Stadium
  • Matt Botten, Senior Director, Premium Seating, The O2/AEG
  • Kelsey Bannister, Vice President of Premium Sales & Service, Milwaukee Bucks and Fiserv Forum
  • Hayley Wood, Senior Commercial Manager, Formula 1®
  • Becci Thomson, Head of Premium Sales, Co-op Live
  • Peter Filopoulos, Head of Marketing, Communications & Corporate Affairs, Football Australia
  • Andy Price, Commercial Director, Ticketing & Arenas, NEC Group
  • Une Marija Jurkstaite, Head of Experience, YTL Arena Bristol 

All of whom will be sharing insights on the latest developments at their venues. 

Eden Park 2.0 and The Residence at The O2 will be just two of the projects to be highlighted at ALSD International 2023

AFL Architects, Aramark, Cardiff International Arena/Live Nation, Etihad Arena, Club Wembley/The FA, Channel 1 Media, Delaware North, Formula E, Ipswich Town, London Stadium, National Ice Centre & Motorpoint Arena Nottingham and Newcastle United are just some of those having already confirmed their attendance. 

ALSD International 2023 is being hosted at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, October 9-10. Optimising revenue through New Builds, Renovations & Service Expansions is the key focus of this industry-leading event, with architecture & design, fan experience, hospitality, premium seating, sustainability and technology taking centre stage. Special pricing is available until August 31.

Confirmed exhibitors and sponsors include:

  • 20.20 Ltd
  • Bundeling
  • Cedar Packaging Group (CPG)
  • Costudio
  • DawnVale
  • Elavon
  • Everi/Venuetize
  • Fabulous Fan Fayre (F3)
  • FOH
  • Freemans Event Partners
  • Global Payments
  • Innovation Institute for Fan Experience (IIFX)
  • Portview
  • Riptide
  • Sodexo Live!
  • Terraplas
  • Triple Jump Technologies

Katie McIntyre, Executive Director, ALSD International, and CEO of Sports Venue Business, said:

As Britain’s second city and the capital of the North, Manchester boasts a thriving football scene – home to two Premier League sides, Manchester City and Manchester United – a world-class hospitality scene, as well as iconic sports and entertainment venues, the AO Arena and Emirates Old Trafford. With the highly-anticipated Co-op Live set to open within the coming months, it makes for the ideal location to host the industry’s leading event for ‘premium’.

ALSD International is more than just the most credible sports and entertainment business conference, having ushered in a year-round membership offering; working 365 days a year on members’ behalves, providing content and engagement with peers in sports and live entertainment in Premium, Design & Build and Technology.

McIntyre added:

We embrace each part of the ecosystem that works together to elevate the fan experience, bringing it all together in a platform where our members can share best practice and stay ahead of industry trends. As we like to say, “It’s All Connected”.

ALSD International is organised and delivered by Sports Venue Business on behalf of the ALSD (Association of Luxury Suite Directors).

Speaking about his experience of ALSD International events, Christian Lau, CTO, Los Angeles Football Club & BMO Stadium, said:

I love ALSD. For us, it’s a competitive intelligence gathering process, we like to understand what other venues are doing. It offers compelling content and delivers lots of great conversations.

Sports Venue Business organises and delivers ALSD International – the leading event and 365 community for the Premium Seat & Hospitality sector – on behalf of the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD).

ALSD International 2023 is taking place at Etihad Stadium this October, with venue tours complimenting the high-level conference, exhibition and networking events. This year’s edition will feature the inaugural Tech Symposium and a Fan Experience breakout being delivered by IIFX.

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