21.09.15

Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 to highlight global sports venues

AUTHOR: Inavate

Asia Pacific will be playing host to a number of regional and global sporting events which has resulted in large scale investment in sporting venues.

The region will be staging the 2017 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the 2017 Asian Winter Games in Sapporo, Japan; the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia; the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea; the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia’s Gold Coast; the 2019 Rugby World Cup and the 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan; and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China.

The Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific conference and exhibition, held in Singapore this months, will aim to highlight the stadium sector in APAC. The event will provide networking, knowledge-sharing and advice on working in the stadium sector to attendees. Confirmed participants for the event include AECOM, Arup, Aurecon, Bahadir Kul Architects, Cox Architecture, HOK, Kai Tak Stadium, KPMG, KSS, Meis, Melbourne & Olympic Parks, Mott MacDonald, Pattern Design, Populous, Rossetti, Shantou Sports Park, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (FIFA World Cup 2022) and the Sydney Cricket Ground, to name but a few.

Of particular note is a session titled ‘Asian venues in focus’, which will feature in-depth presentations on regional sports projects, including China’s Shantou Sports Park and Australia’s Adelaide Oval, Sydney Cricket Ground and the new Perth Stadium. In addition, there will be a session looking at the ‘Cultural specificity of stadia’ in which the panel of experts will share their own insights and experiences based on working on sports projects around the globe.

Plus there will be session that will focus on projects including Northern Ireland’s award-winning Casement Park stadium project and Hong Kong’s exciting Kai Tak Stadium, planned for completion in 2020.