Stadium MK has appointed Andy Gibb as director of Arena MK in Milton Keynes in a bid to ‘drive and shape’ its growing conference and event business.
Most recently Gibb was managing director at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry. Prior to this, he held the role of commercial director at GES, and he is also a board member at the Association of Event Venues (AEV).
Arena MK is an important asset for Stadium MK, which is also home to MK Dons Football Club, DoubleTree by Hilton Milton Keynes and Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill.
Since the arena opened in February 2014 it has hosted a number of high profile sporting events, conferences and exhibitions, including the recent Robotics & Automation exhibition on 11-12 October.
Gibb commented: “I’m absolutely delighted to be joining Arena MK at this exciting time in its development. The Arena is an outstanding facility, in a superb location, with a 304-bedroom hotel and market leading restaurants alongside it.
“The aim is to build on an already impressive calendar of events by attracting more exhibitions, conferences, live events and concerts, and to establish Arena MK as a serious player in the UK events market.”