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Connected Stadium Summit
20 - 21 November 2018
Johan Cruijff ArenAAmsterdam

Richard Watton
Consultant at The Sports Consultancy


Richard is a Consultant at The Sports Consultancy. In this role Richard has delivered a series of projects from across The Sports Consultancy’s client portfolio. These clients include, the Federation Internationale De L’Automobile (FIA), European Professional Club Rugby, World Rugby, Formula E and the America’s Cup. Richard was part of The Sports Consultancy’s Event Impacts team which delivered the Impact Study for the 2017 International Specialised Expo, in Astana (Kazakhstan) on behalf of the Bureau International Des Expositions – the rights holder of the ‘World Expo’. Richard’s has also recently facilitated consultations with stakeholders from across the UK’s high-performance sport landscape as part of the UK Sport Funding model review. Richard came to The Sports Consultancy from London Irish Rugby Club. During Richard’s time at London Irish, he led on the delivery of the Hazelwood Training Centre and utilised his Architecture university studies in practice. Richard was integral to the planning and delivery of Hazelwood being the only venue to host visiting teams from both the 2015 Rugby World Cup and the 2015 NFL International Series through working collaboratively in a multi-stakeholder environment with local providers and senior league officials.

Agenda Sessions

  • Closing remarks from the Chair

  • Demonstrating the impact of major events with technology and technology providers – areas of impact based on our Impact Study for the World Expo in Astana, Kazakhstan