Ben Akroyd

Lead Consultant Arena Consultancy

An award-winning event director specializing in the strategic planning and execution of large format events to engage and excite an audience. With a strong reputation and industry knowledge to identify and select the best partners to enhance the planning process, mitigate risk and exceed audience expectations whilst managing multiple projects simultaneously and leading multidisciplinary teams.

Beyond his 17 years’ experience of live event management, Ben has spent the past three years delivering international esports tournament as offline live finals with pre event online qualifiers. He is responsible for leading the financial planning, concept development, supplier selection and procurement and event execution. With strong experience of leading teams at all stages of a live event project including development of project planning and resource identification and selection. Ben has experience working with technical broadcast directors to ensure that site venue selection provides the technical infrastructure to allow for esports event hosting including network connectivity within the chosen venue.

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