The ESSMA Summit is the must-attend stadium industry event by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association) in partnership with the EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues), ECA (European Club Association) and the ICSS (International Centre for Sport Security).

ESSMA Summit 2017 program

Program & event guide 2017

To see the program and the event guide of the ESSMA Summit 2017 click on the download button

ESSMA Summit 2017 in numbers




Club, stadium, league & FA representatives



ESSMA Summit 2017 aftermovie

ESSMA Summit 2017 in pictures

Who attended in 2017

Parc Olympique Lyonnais (France)

In 2017 we hosted 350+ delegates from around the world in Parc Olympique Lyonnais. These professionals all own, operate and develop stadiums, arena’s and sports venue businesses. Take a look at the delegate list here.

ESSMA Sumit 2017 reports

Three successful days at Parc Olympique Lyonnais

From 16 to 18 January, the third annual ESSMA Summit took place at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. With 350 delegates participating, this edition proved to be successful.

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Stadium Development Seminar: close look at European stadium projects

The ESSMA Summit 2017 opened with the Stadium Development Seminar, providing insights in different European stadium projects – FC Bayern Training Center, Feijenoord City, Generali Arena and many more.

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Thanks to our ESSMA Summit 2017 partners

Strategic Partners

Event Sponsors

Media Partners


The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide a global platform where stadiums & clubs have the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise. ESSMA focuses on 4 area’s of expertise:

1. Stadium Management
2. Safety Management
3. Pitch & Facility Management
4. Fan Entertainment

ESSMA has over 300 European stadium members and 17 league/federation members.

More info: essma.eu

Interested in more ESSMA events?

ESSMA is to be the leading platform in the stadium industry. Our different types of events – from workshops, through stadium tours, to the yearly ESSMA Summit – offer unique opportunities for information and knowledge sharing on the latest stadium industry topics. To find out more about all the specific ESSMA events and plan your calendar with us, visit the ESSMA events site.