David Hines

Director Sports and Entertainment Buro Happold

David Hines is a Director within the Venue Consultancy team at Buro Happold. He has worked internationally on some of the world’s most prominent sports and entertainment buildings such as the Sochi Olympic Stadium in Russia and the Aviva Stadium in Ireland, as well as the proposed new arena for MSG in Stratford, east London.  His extensive experience of the architectural design of global sports venues and his expertise of digital practice and BIM execution led to a very keen interest in the eSports industry. David is particularly focussing on how to manage the increasing complexity of the design process as we take a more holistic view of buildings, ensuring we are maximising the potential of sports & entertainment venues.

Speaker Sessions

Day 2: Wednesday 21st July

Session 4: Venue Flexibility Part 1 - Using design to unlock esports in your facility (LIVE panel)


As venue operators and executives finalise their reopening plans, there is a growing awareness of the need to diversify and maximise their event calendars to begin to recover their recent revenue losses. Venue ‘flexibility’ is key to unlocking all parts of your venue to host a wider variety of events including esports. An expert panel of leading architects discuss how venues of all kinds can repurpose and reassess their existing building spaces to be able to successfully host a wide variety of esports and gaming related events.

: 14:00-15:00
Tim Reichert Ben Feferman