Physical Event: Agenda 2021

9.00am 10.00am Networking event at the M&S Bank Arena - enter via the main Arena entrance
10.00am 10.30am Buses depart from outside the Pullman Hotel for Anfield
10.30am   Exhibition opens, with coffee & tea sponsored by Triple Jump Technologies
10.40am   Opening Keynote: Nick Sautner, CEO, Eden Park
11.10am   Preparing for Takeoff: What’s Right for Your Venue. How to Optimise ROI. Moderator: Lisa Knights, Group Head of Communications, Ashton Gate Stadium. Speakers: Andrew Billingham, Managing Director, YTL Arena; Rob Paddon, Director Venue Sales, Fulham; Rob March, Commercial Director, Chester Race Company; and Guy Dunstan, Managing Director Arenas, NEC Group. 
12.15pm   Rebuilding & Recovery: What We Left Behind Is Not What We're Going Back to - Sponsored by Bleep UK PLC. Moderator: Nicholas Brice, Managing Director, Soul Corporation. Speakers: Robert Fitzpatrick, CEO, The Odyssey Trust/Arena Resilience Alliance; Caroline McEleney, Managing Director, The Aspire Group; and Steve McArdle, Director of Stadia and Venues, Bleep UK PLC / Global Payments
1.00pm 1.55pm Lunch sponsored by STH Group and networking in the Exhibition Hall.
2.00pm   A Conversation with EuroLeague Basketball. Moderator: Milos Nenadovic, Senior Manager, Business Operations, EuroLeague Basketball. Speakers: Fabian Fischer, Chief Business Officer, FC Bayern; and Une Marija Jurkstaite, Chief Business Officer, Zalgiris Kaunas. Introduction by: Mark Kelly, Managing Director, Ashton Gate Stadium / Bristol Sport.
2.45pm   The Future of Hospitality - Sponsored by Populous. Moderator: Megan Ashfield, Principal, Populous. Speakers: Becci Thomson, Head of Premium Sales, Co-op Live; Chris Maddison, Commercial Director, Delaware North UK; and Liam Doyle, Principal, Jump Studios.
3.30pm   State of the Industry - Rob Hunden, CEO, Hunden Strategic Partners. After a pandemic that shuttered nearly all sports, in-person sports are back, and with them, new and improved facilities. Hunden will take you around the world to show you what facilities are going up, trends in different sports and facility types and add new research that will get you talking!
4.15pm   Tech Talk: Delivering an Enhanced Fan Experience - Sponsored by SEATSERVE. Moderator: Lisa Knights, Group Head of Communications, Ashton Gate. Speakers: Franco Segarra, Innovation Director, Valencia CF; Ben Wells, CCO, PTI Digital; and Patrick McMeekin, UK Licensee, SEATSERVE.
5.00pm 6.40pm Technical tour of Anfield & Networking Event, drinks sponsored by SEATSERVE.
6.30pm 7.00pm Buses depart for Goodison Park for a networking event, sponsored by Everton / Sodexo.
8.00pm 8.30pm Buses return to the Pullman Liverpool
7.45am 8.15am Buses depart from outside the Pullman Hotel for Anfield 
8.30am 9.00am Breakfast sponsored by Triple Jump Technologies & networking in the Exhibition Hall.
9.00am   Keynote, Andy Hughes, Managing Director, Liverpool Football Club
9.25am   The Big Event: How to Maximise Your Value - Sponsored by VenueTwin by OnePlan. Moderator: Andy Rice, COO, Major Events International. Speakers: Alan Gilpin, CEO, World Rugby; Nick Sautner, CEO, Eden Park; Jon Dutton, CEO, Rugby League World Cup 2021; Paul Foster, Founder, OnePlan; and Misha Sher, Global Head of Sport, Entertainment & Culture, MediaCom (WPP Group).
10.00am 10.40am Networking, coffee & tea sponsored by KSS, in Exhibition Hall.
10.45am   Join Our Club: Become a Club Member, Not Just a Hospitality Buyer - Sponsored by Triple Jump Technologies. Moderator: Roy Westwood, Managing Director, Forward Associates. Speakers: Roy Yaoz, CCO, Triple Jump Technologies; Nils Braude, Managing Director, Twickenham Experience Ltd/The RFU; and Andy Muggleton, Commercial Director, Marylebone Cricket Club/Lord’s
11.30am   The Transformation of Anfield - Sponsored by KSS. Moderator: Katie McIntyre, Executive Director, ALSD International & CEO, Sports Venue Business. Speakers: Paul Cuttill, Vice President, Stadium Operations, Liverpool FC; Jon Lee, Director, 20.20 Ltd; and Debbie Power, Associate Director, KSS.
12.15pm   Stadiums of the Future - Sponsored by Vector Foiltec. Moderator: Lisa Knights, Group Head of Communications, Ashton Gate. Speakers: Matthias Mehling, Project Sales Group, Bosch Rexroth; Nick Marshall, Director, KSS; Stephanie Bax, SVP, MD of European Operations, CAA ICON; and Lyndon Clayton, Managing Director, Vector Foiltec.
1.00pm 2.00pm Lunch in the Exhibition Hall, sponsored by STH Group and drinks sponsored by Zapaygo.
2.05pm   The Future of Premium Seating. Moderator: Nicholas Brice, Managing Director, Soul Corporation. Speakers: Angus Brown, Head of Business Development, Sports Travel & Hospitality Group; Neil Cunningham, Director, RLWC2021 Hospitality; Becci Thomson, Head of Premium Sales, Co-op Live; Tom Lynch, Group Commercial Director and Senior VP, Europe, ASM Global; and Oliver Wright, Head of Hospitality, Everton.
2.50pm   Top Successes in Sponsorship Activation - Powered by iXpole. Moderator: Lisa Knights, Group Head of Communications, Ashton Gate. Speakers: Danny Macklin, CEO, Leyton Orient; Luc Vanhecke, Co-Founder, iXpole; and Ben Williams, Commercial Director, The ACC Liverpool Group.
3.30pm 4.30pm Closing reception & networking drinks sponsored by Liverpool Football Club.
4.30pm   Event closes

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