Croke Park to host the 2024 SVB LIVE Conference & Exhibition

Since its inception in 2016, Sports Venue Business (SVB) has been a beacon of insight, catering to over 32,500 industry executives globally, delivering cutting-edge news, in-depth interviews and comprehensive case studies. For 2024, we’re launching a range of new initiatives, including the SVB LIVE Conference & Exhibition, which will be hosted at the iconic Croke Park stadium on October 9th and 10th.

Having successfully organised and delivered the ALSD International event on behalf of the Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) from its inception in 2018, Sports Venue Business (SVB) is now embracing a new chapter, having launched a raft of new offerings under the SVB LIVE banner, reaffirming our dedication to driving innovation and fostering connections within the sports and entertainment sector. 

The new initiatives are focused on delivering an optimised year-round networking environment for our members and include: 

What’s New at Sports Venue Business (SVB):

  • SVB LIVE: The 2024 edition of the SVB LIVE (Live Industry Venue Experience) Conference and Exhibition will be held at the iconic, 82,300-capacity Croke Park – home to the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) – currently undergoing a €12m redevelopment of the Cusack Stand, in Dublin, Ireland, on October 9th and 10th. It will be a hub for the industry’s decision-makers to come together to discuss the latest trends, innovations, developments and best practices in our industry, with an exciting off-site networking/venue tour to be announced in the coming days!
  • Exclusive SVB Global Report: The exclusive, subscription-only, SVB Global Report, offers invaluable insights into the latest New Build, Redevelopment and Major Refurbishment projects underway/in planning at sports and entertainment venues across the globe.
  • Dynamic Networking Events: SVB LIVE Networking Events will take place throughout the year in different regions, each focused on a different trending topic/challenge. These events, backed by a global network of industry advisors, will foster mentorship, knowledge sharing, thought leadership and the promotion of best practices. The first networking event will be hosted in Perth, Australia, on March 12th.
  • Webinar Series: Further enhancing the 365-community element of SVB LIVE will be an exciting webinar series, covering all aspects of the sports and entertainment industry.
  • Consultancy & Video Production: Utilising the skills of our in-house team, Sports Venue Business (SVB) can now also offer consultancy services, as well as award-winning video production services, all complimented by a team of in-house writers.
  • SVB LIVE Expert Group: The expert group has been formed to help shape the conversation and is compiled of industry executives across all aspects of the live industry, the majority of whom will be speaking/participating at the networking events and conference.

The SVB LIVE Expert Group features: Kate Beavan, New Quebec Advisory; Vicki Donlon, Horse Racing Ireland; Lisa Turton, first direct arena, Leeds; Vicky Jaycock, Everton; Peter Filopoulos, Football Australia; Milos Nenadovic, LALIGA; Markel Guevara, Real Sociedad; Dan Whitehead, Emirates Old Trafford; Marc Lee, Principality Stadium Experience; Max Fenton, Elevate and #BeAGoodSport; Duncan Fraser, DGF Consultancy; Caroline James, Utilita Arena; Bethany Parr, Formula E; Laura Rosinka, Event Exec; Robert Fitzpatrick, The SSE Arena Belfast and European Arenas Association; Rob Fee, Ignite Experiences; and Yvette Thompson, Newcastle United. 

A Word from Katie McIntyre:

Our aim has always been to not just inform but to enrich the industry with valuable insights and connections. These new initiatives are a testament to our commitment to this goal.

  • Katie McIntyre, Founder & CEO of Sports Venue Business.

Join Us on This Exciting Journey:

We invite you to be a part of this exciting journey:

Subscribe to our Global Report, attend SVB LIVE, and engage with our dynamic networking events. Together, let’s shape the future of the sports and entertainment industry.

The new SVB LIVE website will launch later this month, in the meantime, visit:

Sports Venue Business (SVB) has unveiled a raft of new offerings for 2024 under the SVB LIVE banner, including networking events & a webinar series, culminating in an annual conference & exhibition – to be held at Croke Park in Dublin on October 9th and 10th – with an Expert Group helping to shape the conversation. The exclusive, subscription-only ‘SVB Global Report’ is now available, outlining New Builds, Renovations & Major Refurbishment projects.

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