World Stadium Congress concludes

by  — 5 June 2013

World Stadium Congress 2013, which returned to Qatar for the second time, ended after a three-day series of presentations and panel discussions.

Of the 12 stadiums scheduled for the World Cup 2022, Qatar will upgrade three of its existing stadiums. (Photo credit: subactive_photo)

The first two days were allocated for the main conference with presentations and panel discussions. The third and final day of World Stadium Congress featured an interactive workshop. Local and international experts in the field of construction, infrastructure, sustainability and sports facilities shared their insights through presentations, discussions and workshops.

While the congress covered a wide scope of areas from project management to security, a major focus of the event remained around the aspect of ensuring sustainability in the stadiums. Leveraging the existing stadiums, arranging for demountable stadiums and using environment-friendly materials were some of the considerations drawn from these sessions.

Safety issues covered in the event involved various perspectives ranging from human behaviour and terrorist threats to fire and riots during the tournaments.

Additionally, an exclusive presentation by Qatar Rail unveiled the current status of the four transport projects – metro project, light rail transit system, passenger rail and freight rail – being undertaken by the organisation. Stephen Lines, who is the commercial manager for major stations at Qatar Rail, told that sustainability would remain a major concern in the course of carrying out these projects.

The next edition of the congress titled Stadium Design and Development Istanbul is scheduled to be held in April next year in Turkey. 

Photo Credit: subactive

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