The Stadia of Tomorrow

Global Convention 2016

The Academy | 26 September 2016 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

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This session will be looking at the future of stadia and the impact upcoming major events will have on the industry. The panel will be made up of Athletic Bilbao Stadium Director Borja Gonzalez alongside other stadia experts, including Founder of Ruben Reddy Architecture, Ruben Reddy, who will look at the state of club stadia and the latest innovations that are shaping the long term future of club and country stadia, including that to be built ahead of the upcoming World Cup in Qatar.

Suggested for: Stadia & Major Events


Borja Gonzalez
Athletic Club
Stadium Business Manager
Martin Robinson
Managing Director

Martin joined KSS in 1994 and is the managing director, responsible for the day to day running of the practice including finance, health and safety, human resources, information technology and office administration.
As an architect, he has extensive experience in the commercial, leisure and sport sectors, and has acted as technical advisor on a number of high profile sports related projects including London 2012 Olympic venues.
He is skilled in the management of the design process, where his objectivity, level headedness and practical knowledge add an extra dimension to the team, and is committed to maintaining the quality of professional service the practice provides.

Ruben Reddy
Ruben Reddy Architects

Ruben Reddy Architects specialises in sports architecture, health facilities and public sector buildings. Ruben has been the driving force of the company since it was established back in 1988 and will call on his experience within the field to give his insight on how the world of football can progress with their stadia.

Lisa Knights (Moderator)
Bristol Sport
Communications Director

Lisa Knights is an experienced broadcaster with more than fifteen years working in news and sport.

As an anchor for Sky, BBC and ITN, Lisa has covered many major international stories. In 2014 she left Sky to take up the communications director role at Bristol Sport, looking after the media for its associated clubs (including Bristol City and Bristol Rugby) and the two-year, £45m redevelopment of Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium.