Stadium Design and Development Summit Kicks off With Head of FIFA Inspection Group

By Iqpc Middle East, PRNE
Sunday, May 22, 2011

DOHA, Qatar, May 23, 2011 -

Global experts in stadium design and development came together in Qatar
this morning (23 May 2011) to uncover the latest venue project updates in the
run up to the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Industry leaders, including, Harold Mayne Nicholls, Head of FIFA's
Inspection Group, Mike Bell, Partner Project Architects, R&L Architects and
Dan Meis, Senior Principal at Populous headlined the conference of more than
200 international executives who are shaping the future of stadium design and
construction in the region.

The conference addressed some of the most pressing challenges faced by
the small gulf state as it begins the implementation of its 2022 bid

Eugene Van Vurren, Former Technical Advisor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in
South Africa Local Organising Committee provided expert guidance and advice
on venue design that worked in South Africa last year to VIP guests that
included Qatar 2022 Supreme Council and Russia's 2018 Local Organising

Eugene commented: "Now is the time to place an important emphasis on
integrated planning for stadium overlay by collaborating with major
consortiums to meet international sporting bodies standards. A key focus
should be on modular stadiums to ensure local venues are sustainable for the
future. Qatar is making major inroads on this."

The summit continues for two more days (24 - 25 May) at The Four Seasons,
Doha, Qatar where the attendees will hear presentations from Philip Michler,
Director of Mega Sport, Proprojekt, J.Parrish, Director Global Sports, Europe
& Stadium Architect, Aecom and Dr. Saud Ghani, Head of Mechanical and
Industrial Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Qatar University.

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