A host of top architects will be on hand at the Stadia & Arena 2022 conference and exhibition in Swansea in May to share insights into some of their latest projects.

This year’s conference and exhibition will be held at the brand-new Swansea Arena from May 4-5. 

The show will run alongside our Esports Venue Summit from, the only conference focussed on esports venue developments and in-person tournaments.

John Roberts, Director at AFL Architects, the firm which led the delivery of Swansea Arena, will share his thoughts in Session 1: Host venue in focus – Swansea Arena, from concept through to delivery and the value it brings to the local community.

AFL Architects Senior Associates Marcel Ridyard and Rita Ochoa will introduce AFL’s approach to innovative stadium and arena design in Session 5: Projects in Focus - innovative Stadia projects from a design perspective.

They will showcase several recent projects that evidence how AFL’s expertise in this space has helped clients, operating at a community level to the highest profile global stage, successfully realise new possibilities.

Meanwhile, AFL Senior Architect Matthew Fallon will be giving a presentation to each tour group during the behind the scenes venue tour on Day 2.

Sam Wright, Director – WilkinsonEyre, will give a presentation in Session 5 on: 

Lord’s Marylebone Cricket Club – from Masterplan to Delivery of the Compton & Edrich Stands.

Sam is the architect responsible for delivering the Compton & Edrich Stands at Lord’s, which were brought into use during the 2021 Season. 

He explains how the stands were designed as part of the fulfilment of a long term masterplan for Lord’s on which WilkinsonEyre have been working for five years and how long term strategic thinking and a focus on adaptability are key components of the firm’s approach to stadium and arena design.

Sam will also take part in the panel discussion in Session 6: New approaches to sports venue design/build in a post pandemic world, alongside Martin Glass, Director, gmp - Architekten von Gerkan, Marg und Partner and Bradley Merchant, Project Director, Arena Seating

In Session 10, Katja Bernert, Project Application Management Textile Architecture, Mehler Texnologies, will present the latest developments in the evolution and usage of fabric applications such as meshes in Stadia projects.

And Jon-Scott Kohli, Architect Director, BDP Pattern, will present the studio’s approach to passive sustainable design in stadia and arenas. He will outline how, with careful consideration of climate and culture, the studio generates robust architectural concepts that inherently minimise material and energy use while maximising match-day atmosphere and spectator experience.

Brought to you by the publishers of the industry leading PanStadia & Arena Management magazine, the key theme for Stadia & Arena 2022 will be “A Roadmap to Revenue Recovery.” 

Delegates will have a unique opportunity to listen to industry peers share their insights, practical advice and examples of how they have recovered revenues during the pandemic.

Internationally acclaimed, Stadia & Arena events have taken place in cities as diverse as Barcelona, Beijing, Bordeaux, Geneva, Istanbul, London, Marseille, Milan, Munich, Osaka, Prague, Rome, Singapore and Yokohama.

Delegates will also hear from project teams involved in highly innovative renovation and new build Stadia projects currently ‘on the boards’ from around the cntinent, designed to both maximise both fan engagement and revenue generation.

The Early Bird has flown but as a valued subscriber to the PanStadia & Arena Management weekly Global eNewsletter, we are happy to offer you - and your colleagues - our special Editor Invitation rate of £275+VAT with promotional code SAESK22 (standard rate £395+VAT).

Book your place for Stadia & Arena 2022 and Esports Venue Summit here https://www.saevents.uk.com/conference/programme/