17 - 19 October, 2018 | ANZ Stadium

Conference Day Two : Thursday, 18th October 2018

7:00 am - 9:00 am Workshop B

9:00 am - 9:30 am Conference Registration and Welcome Coffee

9:30 am - 9:40 am Opening Remarks by IQPC and the Conference Chair


John Bell

General Manager and Director
Riedel Communications Australia

10:50 am - 11:20 am CASE STUDY: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Case Study: A Client Orientated Approach in Operational Planning

Viacheslav Alekseev - former Head of Planning and Operational Readiness, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organizing Committee & 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
One of the strategic goals of the organizers of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia was to provide the best experience for all participants and guests of the World Cup. Viacheslav will speak about how this goal was transformed into operational planning documents:

  • Initial definition of structure FWC’s client groups
  • Exploring the basic planning documentation- Client Plans and Service Level Agreements
  • Accounting structure of FWC client groups in operational plans (functional and stadiums)

Viacheslav Alekseev

former Head of Planning and Operational Readiness
2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ Local Organizing Committee & 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics


11:50 am - 12:30 pm CASE STUDY: Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Case Study: Maximising Legacy Outcomes

Kerry Peterson - Deputy Director General, Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games
Kerry will explore the lasting legacy from GC2018 and the broader economic modelling report developed for the Games. Having a well structured and coordinated framework to ensure that this once in a lifetime opportunity is taken advantage of and provides lasting benefits to Queensland and Queenslanders through optimising legacy outcomes including:

  • Pre Games legacy programs
  • Venue and village infrastructure legacy
  • Games event period and beyond.

Kerry Peterson

Deputy Director General
Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games

12:30 pm - 1:10 pm INTERNATIONAL CASE STUDY: Non-Event Days - The Singapore Sports Hub Approach

Damian Bush - Senior Director, Venues and Event Management, Singapore Sports Hub
The Singapore Sports Hub is an icon of national pride through the creation and delivery of extraordinary experiences that bind us all- be it as a competitor, participant or spectator. With over 200 events and 2 million attendees from children, youths, adults, the less privileged, families and seniors annually, Damian will explore the versatility and multi functionality of the Singapore Sports Hub to increase revenue generation and in developing commercial strategies:

  • Exploring a multi-disciplinary event calendar in increasing revenue channels
  • Incorporating community activities and programs to build a sense of community, support participation and raise awareness
  • Partnering with professional and community teams to increase corporate partnerships and sponsorships

Damian Bush

Senior Director, Venues and Event Management
Singapore Sports Hub

1:10 pm - 2:10 pm NETWORKING LUNCH

2:10 pm - 2:50 pm Future Proofing in the Design Process

Andrew Colling - VICE PRESIDENT Director for Sport – Asia & Australia, HKS
The US Bank stadium, designed by HKS, was awarded the World Architecture Festival Sport Building of the Year in 2018. Whilst the stadium opened in July 2016, the design process began ten year earlier in 2006. Designers, with their Clients, are required to forecast where consumer sentiments, technology and the fan experience will need to be well in advance of opening day, then make provisions to remain flexible and adaptable for the life of the venue for at least a further twenty-five years into the future. This presentation will discuss:
·         Demographics, and its impact on the future fan base;
·         Understanding consumer sentiments and positioning for the future;
·         Allowing for advances in materials, technology and construction innovation to be adopted;
·         A holistic approach to project delivery;
  • ·         Getting ready for Game Day and beyond.

Andrew Colling

VICE PRESIDENT Director for Sport – Asia & Australia

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm Integration of Temporary Structures into Permanent Facilities to Deliver the Australian Open

Lee Ross - Risk and Safety Manager, Tennis Australia
Melbourne and Olympic Park has been the home of the Australian Open since 2008. While a number of redevelopments have occurred across the precinct to facilitate the growth of the site and the number of spectators, Tennis Australia undertakes a significant temporary overlay to deliver the Grandslam of Asia Pacific.

  • Exploring venue designs that maximise the guest experience, partner activations and innovation
  • Development of infrastructure which compliments existing structures, compliant, enhances customer experience and customer engagement
  • Building infrastructure in with short bump-in / out timeframes to minimize downtime and increase usage of facilities

Lee Ross

Risk and Safety Manager
Tennis Australia


4:00 pm - 4:40 pm CASE STUDY: NSW Stadia Strategy - ANZ Stadium Redevelopment and the New Western Sydney Stadium

Paul Doorn - CEO, VenuesNSW (ANZ and New Western Sydney Stadium)
Venues NSW is currently working with the NSW Government to deliver two projects identified within the NSW Stadia Strategy – construction of the new Western Sydney Stadium and the proposed Stadium Australia Redevelopment.

  • Planning investment that will allow NSW to competitively bid for events, such as the Rugby World Cup 2027 and FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023
  • Investing in sporting and cultural infrastructure to activate the areas surrounding each stadium and create a truly world-class entertainment precincts and unrivalled spectator experiences
  • Western Sydney Stadium will feature the steepest seats in the country and the best sightlines and allow fans will be closer to the action than ever before
  • At Stadium Australia, reconfiguration of the venue for rectangular sports and reducing the viewing distance to the field of play to secure its future as a generator of economic activity
  • Seating in the current lower and middle tiers of ANZ Stadium will be up to 40 metres closer to the field of play and an external façade to the north opened to create a vibrant hub for visitors
  • Investment plans that align with the NSW Government’s Greater Parramatta to Sydney Olympic Peninsula (GPOP) area strategies, particularly the Sydney Olympic Park Masterplan and planned transport investment, including light rail and Metro West

Paul Doorn

VenuesNSW (ANZ and New Western Sydney Stadium)

4:40 pm - 5:20 pm CASE STUDY: Melbourne Cricket Grounds - A Model of Stadium Sustainability

Peter Wearne - General Manager, Facilities, Melbourne Cricket Ground
Over the past decade, the Melbourne Cricket Club has implemented a series of processes to reduce energy and water use and increase the amount of waste it diverts from landfill to recycling, giving it the name of one of the most sustainable stadia in the world. Melbourne Cricket Ground recycles a number of items that would other wise go to landfill; even the hallowed turf gets a second life and has their own water recycling facility:

  • Exploring comprehensive recycling efforts that increase recycling of rubbish from 20-30% to 83%
  • Analysis of strict polices and segregation of waste via 20 different streams- including glass, organics, soil and turf and soft plastics
  • Development of an innovative water recycling facility to reduce potable water consumption by 50% and produce 180 million litres of recycled water every year
  • Reduction of electricity consumption by 20%

Peter Wearne

General Manager, Facilities
Melbourne Cricket Ground