Jeffs joins Stadia & Arena 2012

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Noel Jeffs, the Stadium Director who oversaw the difficult transition from the old Wembley Stadium to the new Wembley Stadium, has agreed to join the panel of industry–leading speakers at Stadia & Arena 2012, Bordeaux (www.sam.uk.com).

Jeffs, who worked at Wembley from 1979 to 2007 and was the Stadium Director– when the new Wembley opened – will be in conversation with Alan Levett, Director of Stadia & Arena 2012, sharing his rollercoaster ride to completion. Since leaving Wembley he has formed his own business Stadium Advisory Services and recently worked on a 2 year contract for AEG to oversee the opening of the new Turk Telekom Arena in Istanbul, the home of Galatasaray SK and some of the loudest and most passionate football fans in the world. He will be bringing more than 30 years experience of stadium management to Stadia & Arena, Europes most prestigious industry event. Other speakers include:– Damien Rajot, Director, Vinci Concessions– Stephane Pottier, Director, LagardÃ┬┐re Unlimited– Tom Jones, Principal, Populous– Thomas Torkelsson, Managing Director, Got Event, Gothenburg– Mark Collins, Managing Director, Global Spectrum South East Asia– Mark Roberts, Senior Consultant, Sports Business Group, Deloitte LLP– Andy Simons, Director KSS DesignThere will also be Classroom Sessions covering such areas as event safety and security, traffic management, sustainability and the environment, and turf. These sessions will be chaired by Birger Nass, Match Operations & Stadia – Bundesliga, Craig Lovett – Director Spotless Facility Services Ltd and Dimitri Huygen General Secretary ESSMA. For the full conference programme and your chance to win free travel and accommodation for the event visit www. sam. uk. com. Offer ends May 5th. Book your place as a delegate, and organise accommodation, now through Carole Beckham (carole@aladltd. co. uk) or simply call on +44 (0)1732 459683.

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