Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016



Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific will take place in the Yokohama Arena, City of Yokohama, Japan, from 26-28 September 2016.

Now in its 18th year, the event brings together industry leaders in all aspects of sports venue design/build, management, operations and technology from around the world.

Listen to over 50 global speakers and network with architects, engineers, venue operators/managers, government/council representatives, industry suppliers, and many more…

For details on sponsoring or exhibiting from Japan, China or South Korea:
Please call +81 3 3512 5674
Mr Tomoo Yasunaga or Mr Kensuke Iwakura c/o Space Media Japan Company Limited

For the rest of the world:
Please call +44 (0)208 133 7678
Sam Wibrew

SAE Asia Pacific Diary Dates








2016 Speakers include:

Fiona Southam
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Roger Barrett NEW
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Tim Long cropped
Daryl Maguire cropped
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Clive Lewis cropped
Takaaki Nakamura_cropped
Stuart Hall_cropped
Andrew Colling cropped
Malcolm Tarbitt cropped
Bill Hanway 23/09/2014
Jason Hill new
Lee Penrose
Bruce MacKenzie cropped
Francesco Norante cropped
Peter Ayres
Mich Sauers cropped
Andy Coney cropped
Dennis Mills cropped
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Alastair Richardson_cropped
Chris Lamberth
Populous Architects
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Hamish Sutherland cropped
John Shreve cropped
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Thomas Hermeking Pfeifer cropped
Eduardo Lazzarrotto_cropped
Keith McAuliffe_cropped
William Allan cropped
Toshiro Muto_cropped
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Zhang Yu_cropped
Erhan Ilicali NEW
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Facilities Manager, Hong Kong Rugby Union
The event was fabulous. It served as a platform for industry practitioners to exchange and share innovative ideas, new projects, trends around the globe, and more importantly meet people who work in the same industry around Asia Pacific face-to-face. I would also like to take this opportunity to say thank you to the organiser; everything was well organised. The event truly exceeds my expectation and I look forward to attending Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific again in 2016!
President and CEO, Space Media Japan
It is very positive for our organisation to be involved in the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific event as the Event Partner. As the world knows, Japan will soon have some massive sports events to organise – 2019 Rugby World Cup as well as Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. In addition to this the Japanese Government has placed great emphasis on the innovation of the National Sports Industry including specific focus on the role of stadium and arena management. It is my opinion that this is the best timing to hold the event in Japan and we, Space Media Japan (part of the Congress Corporation), are very excited to be a part of this new industry.
Chief Executive Officer, Tokyo 2020
It is with great pleasure that I have the opportunity to visit this year’s Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific, held in our very own land, Japan, the host country of the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2020. I am looking forward to visiting the convention, letting know about the Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee’s latest developments and receiving the insightful opinions of the sports and business representatives.
Mayor of Yokohama
I am pleased to welcome Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 to Yokohama. Our city is home to YOKOHAMA ARENA, Nissan Stadium, YOKOHAMA STADIUM and other venues capable of handling large-scale sporting events. Making use of these facilities, we plan to host events during the 2019 Rugby World Cup as well as the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. Yokohama is growing increasingly famous as a host city for such large-scale sporting events, and we are pleased and honored to be hosting Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016. YOKOHAMA ARENA, our venue for this event, has a capacity of approximately 17,000 and boasts a moveable seating system, enabling its use for a wide range of sports competitions and events. Numerous hosts have praised this venue for its well-equipped facilities, and it is utilized for events an impressive 300 days out of the year. Furthermore, Yokohama has a high-speed Shinkansen (bullet train) station, providing excellent transport connections to other cities within Japan, and the city’s beautiful harbor-front district scenery, world cuisine and other attractions offer plenty to do after event sessions. By hosting Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016, we hope to provide opportunities for its many participants to hold fruitful discussions and lively exchanges.
General Manager, Sydney Cricket & Sports Ground Trust
Just a short note to thank you for inviting me to be part of Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015. I was impressed with the operation of the event and enjoyed the experience immensely. Best of luck with the 2016 version.
President & CEO of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee
It gives me great pleasure to welcome an event in Japan like the Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific [event to be] held. I expect that people involved in various international sports and other events in this country will strengthen the collaboration through such an opportunity. As the Organising Committee of the Rugby World Cup 2019, together with our nation-wide 12 host cities and the local governments wishing to become official team camps, we are looking forward to being able to meet and raise relations with many stakeholders as well.

News from Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific

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Latest speaker confirmed as Mr Akira Shimazu, President & CEO of the RWC ’19 Organising Committee

We are delighted to announce that the latest speaker to confirm his participation at Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific is Mr Akira Shimazu, President & CEO of the Rugby World Cup 2019 Organising Committee.
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SMART venues report from the Development Bank of Japan

Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016 speaker, Professor Yoshiyuki Mano from the Faculty of Sport Sciences and the Research Institute for Sport Business at Waseda University, in conjunction with the Development Bank of Japan (DBJ), has recently authored a report concerning the future of sporting venues in Japan.

Incredible speaker line-up announced for Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2016

The ‘best ever’ Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific Preliminary Conference Program has been unveiled, with a stunning array of industry-elite speakers to share their invaluable insights during the 2.5 day event.

2016 Exhibitors include:

Yokohama Arena
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 d&b
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Terraplas
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Signature
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Trocellen
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Sponsor Gensler
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Hussey Seating
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Pfeiffer
Camatic Seating
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 NPC Seating
Oracle Corporation
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Sponsor BRITTEN
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Kotobuki
Star Events
Toyo Green
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Sponsor SMG
Natural Grass
GL Events
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Riedel
Ferco Seating
Azusa Sekkei
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Sports & Stadia
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Beerjet
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 HG Sports Turf
AGC Asasi Glass
SAE Asia Pacific 2016 Philips
COX Architecture
Yamaha Music Japan
Audience Systems
Nikken Sekkei

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