urban venues:
the future of OUR BUSIEST places

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how to bring the crowds back

North America’s stadiums, convention centres and their surrounding neighborhoods have gone quiet, but not forever. 

CityAge’s series on Sport + Entertainment Districts continues with a look at the future of urban venues.

We'll provide specific steps to bolster business models for the future.

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speakers include

Michael lockwood

Senior Principal

Charles H. Johnson

President and CEO
Johnson Consulting

Greg Newton

General Manager
Calgary Stampede

Sherri Privitera

Senior Principal

allen johnson

Chief Venues Officer
Orlando Venues

Ron Price

President & CEO
Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau

Slma Shelbayah

Event MC
Shelbayah Consulting

Kate joncas

Director of Urban
Strategy and Development


11:30AM Welcome by event MC
11:32AM  Presentation
11:47AM Follow- Up Dialogue  
12:07AM Panel 1
12:40PM Session Close

Themes of Discussion:

■  Bringing The Crowds Back (Eventually): What every venue needs to know to assure safety and marketability.

■  How investing in mixed use entertainment districts can be a recovery strategy.

■  Technologies and systems for threat detection, prevention and security solutions in crowded venues.

■  The state of financing of major sport and entertainment development projects

■  How to activate venues 300 days a year, and diversify revenue sources.

■  Redesigning sports & entertainment spaces for the post-pandemic world. How can design help avoid future shutdowns?

■  ‘Single event’ (sports, concerts, etc.) versus the ‘multi-day’ events (conventions, conferences, festivals, etc.) and how these differ on safety, security, experience and social distancing.


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