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The Venue’s Venue: Close-up magic

Room 2 | 10:00 – 11:15 | Thursday

Chair: Lucy Noble, Royal Albert Hall (UK)

The ever-popular Venue’s Venue panel kicks off by identifying major market trends through an exclusive reveal of the NAA and EAA annual results, alongside key findings from IQ’s European Arena Yearbook.

Also up for discussion is the sustainability of the arena sector, and diversification of programming and how some sites are now breaking from traditional seasonal standards. Event innovation is high on the agenda, and the session will also profile several new builds that are employing ground-breaking technology to take us into the next decade. But as the experience improves and venues up the stakes on pre-show entertainment, have the fans now just got it too good? Lucy Noble stirs this year’s melting pot of topics…

Guest speakers include:
Julia Frank, Wizard Promotion (DE)
Adam Goodyer, LiveStyled (UK)
Anne-Marie Harwood, SEC (UK)
Guy Ngata, Dubai Arena (AE)
Steve Sayer, The O2 Arena (UK)
Louise Stewart, AECC (UK)