Registration now open for SVG Europe’s Sports Venue Technology Summit 2017

SVTS 2017 Logo RGB HRSVG Europe is delighted to announce that the next Sports Venue Technology Summit will take place on the morning of February 9, during ISE 2017 in Amsterdam. Digital signage, virtual reality and integrated broadcast solutions will be among the topics under discussion at the summit, which has a subtitle of ‘Perfecting the Present, Facing the Future.’

Now a staple of the annual SVG Europe event calendar, the Sports Venue Technology Summit @ ISE examines the technologies and processes underpinning the modern connected stadium. As well as assessing the latest developments to enhance the in-venue experience, the event also addresses the broadcast innovations bringing an increasing number of sports events to fans all around the world.

Following a successful 2016 event that examined a day in the life of a contemporary stadium, the Sports Venue Technology Summit 2017 will explore some of the technologies that are helping venues to perfect their offer in the present – and face the future with confidence. Digital signage, virtual reality and a new generation of broadcast platforms will all feature in a packed half-day programme that will also include networking opportunities.

Once again the programme has been devised by SVG Europe in conjunction with leading consultant Roland Hemming. Founder of RH Consulting, Hemming’s experience covers almost every aspect of live audio and AV, and has seen him work on a number of landmark projects, including the Millennium Dome and the 2012 Olympic Games.

Confirmed speakers include: Florian Rotberg, Managing Director of leading digital signage and Digital Out of Home company invidis consulting; Bob Kronman, Director of digital display technology specialist Kronman Associates; and Stuart Fisher, Chief Technical Officer of Derby County Football Club. Sessions will be moderated by Roland Hemming and SVG Europe Managing Editor David Davies.

“The last edition of the Sports Venue Technology Summit attracted the largest audience in the history of the event to date, and provided extensive insight into the connected stadium of the present and future,” says Davies. “For the 2017 summit we are delighted to be working once again with Roland Hemming on a programme that will examine some of the exciting new technologies currently shaping stadium design and usage.”

Hemming adds: “In particular, we will be taking a close look at virtual reality and the new, more cost-efficient broadcast solutions that are allowing an increasing number of clubs and federations to start producing content in their own right. We also plan to address the topic of player analytics and how this is exerting an influence on club training activities as well as feeding a wealth of broadcast and OTT outlets. We already have some great speakers confirmed so please reserve space in your ISE diaries for what promises to be a lively morning of presentations and debate.”

The media partner for the Sports Venue Technology Summit 2017 is Pan Stadia & Arena Management ( The summit is open to all ISE visitors; for more information and to register, please visit


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