The European Arena Association (EAA), which consists of 37 arenas across 20 countries, has appointed Jorge Vinha da Silva, CEO of Portugal’s Altice Arena, in the newly created role of vice president. He will work alongside EAA’s president Olivier Toth, CEO of Luxembourg’s Rockhal.

Jorge Vinha da Silva was elected at the first in-person EAA general meeting to be held since the Covid-19 outbreak. It also saw Arena Gliwice sales & marketing director Konrad Koziol join EAA’s board.

“I look forward to continuing my involvement with the EAA as vice president as we develop tangible actions that benefit our members and also our sector as we work together to address the challenges and opportunities for recovery and growth,” said Jorge Vinha da Silva.

EAA said its member arenas host more than 2,900 annual events per year, attracting 19 million people. Members include the UK’s AO Arena in Manchester, OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Resorts World Arena in Birmingham, SSE Arena Belfast and London’s The O2.