PTI Digital Conference: Join us to Discuss the post-COVID digitisation of our industry

Ben Wells

PTI Digital have announced that their annual conference will take place at Edgbaston, Birmingham on August 12th 2021 – the first major industry get together since lockdown was eased.

Titled “SportsBiz 2.0: Could Covid enable the digitisation of our industry?” the day’s agenda will cover the experience of the previous 18-months and not only reflect on the agility, ingenuity and innovation the industry has had to demonstrate to cope with the challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, but also look forward to how we’ll now harness the power of data, digital and technology as ‘must haves’ in the new world.

We have seen our industry overcome big hurdles, from stadia being converted to vaccination centres, to the deployment of technology to solve social distancing requirements at pilot events through planning for the longer-term of hosting larger crowds and the critical technology requirements to enable this.

We can also see opportunity to blend business strategy, commercial outcomes and digital investment. For example, the acceleration in the need for digital ticketing helping to solve the age-old problem of being able to identify everyone in attendance enabling the growth of addressable audience, prompting rightsholders to think about how to utilise data insights to improve the customer experience, all underpinned by various technology platforms.

PTI Digital believes that the digital age represents an opportunity to utilize digital technology to create more stakeholder value away from just match/event day. The impact of the pandemic has highlighted the need to grasp the opportunity even more acutely and we will be exploring those themes on the day.

We are delighted to have secured a stellar line up of speakers and panelists (to be announced at later dates) but the primary focus of the day is to share experiences and ideas to help our industry bounce back even stronger from the challenges posed by the global pandemic.

Set in Edgbaston’s luxury hospitality suites and with the backdrop of Warwickshire’s Royal London 50 over clash with Somerset, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and watching some live sport.

The day itself is open to all sports and entertainment venues, clubs, league and federations, is free of charge and will be subject to the usual Chatham House Rules. There will be no vendors present. If you would like to register to attend, please click here.

Who Should Attend?

C-Suite industry leaders at sports and entertainment venues, clubs, leagues and federations interested to understand more about how others have dealt with COVID crisis, how they’re preparing for the mass return of fans and how they’re thinking about their future commercial models.

Previous Attendees Include:

Head of Data & InsightAston Villa FC
Marketing ManagerAston Villa FC
Head of AttractionsAEG / Up at the O2
Chief Commercial OfficerBath Rugby
Operations DirectorBath Rugby
Chief Operations OfficerBedford Blues
Chief Commercial OfficerBirmingham City FC
Chief Operations OfficerBirmingham City FC
Commercial DirectorBrentford FC
Technology DirectorBrentford FC
Group Chief Finance OfficerBristol Sport
Tour & Museum ManagerChelsea FC
Digital & Data ManagerConnacht Rugby
Chief Executive OfficerEdgbaston
Chief Operations Officer / Chief Finance OfficerEdgbaston
Head of CommercialEdgbaston
CRM & Digital ManagerThe Football Association
Chief Commercial OfficerGloucester Rugby
Chief Technology OfficerIpswich Town FC
Head of Stadium TechnologyIrish Football Association
Ticketing & Fan Engagement ManagerIrish Football Association
Group IS DirectorThe Jockey Club
IT DirectorLondon Legacy Development Corporation
Head of ITManchester City FC
Head of Venue Strategy & PlanningManchester United FC
Director of OperationsManchester United FC
Head of Commercial – ArenasNEC Group
Head of CommercialNorthern Echo Arena
Finance DirectorNorwich City FC
Chief Commercial OfficerNottingham Forest FC
Chief Finance OfficerNottingham Forest FC
Head of CommercialOspreys
Head of Marketing, Ticketing & RetailScunthorpe United FC
IT Team LeaderStoke City FC
Chief Operations OfficerSwindon Town FC
Chief Technology OfficerVillage Hotels
Corporate Development DirectorWasps
Group Event Sales & Operations ManagerWelsh Rugby Union
Head of CRM, Data & InsightsWest Bromwich Albion FC
Conference & Events ManagerWolverhampton Wanderers FC
Head of Business OperationsWorcester Warriors

For any queries please contact info@ptidigitalgroup.com

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