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Must-attend event for stadium professionals

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The third ESSMA Summit will be organized in Parc Olympique Lyonnais (France), from 16 to 18 January 2017. This must-attend stadium industry event is organized by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association) in partnership with the EPFL, ECA and the ICSS.

On day one, a Stadium Development Seminar will be organized with the goal to share the latest stadium & renovation projects in Europe. Keynote speakers on stadium industry topics and in-depth workshops on trending stadium topics are combined with extensive stadium tours that aim to bring great insights to all participants.

The ESSMA Summit is a fantastic event to broaden your network in the stadium industry and to link-up with European colleagues in a unique setting.

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SPEAKERS

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Jürgen
MUTH

Allianz Arena

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Andreas SCHÄR

UEFA

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Martin MURPHY

Aviva Stadium

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Alexander MUNDA

FK Austria Wien

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Cina WIKEBORG

Malmö FF

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Raphael LANDTHALER

SK Rapid Wien

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Dimitri HUYGEN

ESSMA

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Lorenzo SANTONI

Serie B

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Yann CUCHERAT

City of Lyon

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Antoine MORDACQ

EURO 2016 SAS

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Arjan KNOTTNERUS

Amsterdam ArenA

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Cédric
DUFOIX

LFP

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Keith KENT

Twickenham

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Patrick TALTY

U.S. Bank Stadium

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John BEATTIE

Arsenal FC

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Drazen KALAC

Stadion Kantrida

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Bálint MÁTÉ

Ferencvárosi TC

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Isabel JORIS

Harlequin FC

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Jan VAN MERWIJK

Feijenoord Stadium

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Michal
SIARA

Polish Ekstraklasa

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Xavier PIERROT

Olympique Lyonnais

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Richard CACIOPPO

French National Rugby League

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Jean Michel BERLY

French Football Federation

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Francois DAVID

Olympique Lyonnais

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Arnaud LEROUX

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Graham GRIFFIN

Arsenal FC

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Neil
MCILROY

ASM Clermont

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Participant list 2017

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ESSMA Summit 2017 in numbers (last update 12/01/17)

28

Countries

186

Club, stadium, league & FA representatives

341

Participants

PROGRAM

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This seminar will focus on new stadium- and renovation projects in Europe. It aims to provide insights into different on-going stadium projects: stimulating the exchange of knowledge, showing the potential impact of stadium development & sharing future projects. The seminar will be accessible for a limited number of people in order to stimulate interaction between stadium professionals. More information can be found here.

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ESSMA invites owners, operators and developers of stadiums & arenas to bring together the European stadium industry. Inspiring keynote sessions from other industries are included to take a look from the brand activation side.

Extensive stadium tours will be organized by Olympique Lyonnais staff members. The level of Fan Experience will be highlighted by the connectivity of the stadium: Wi-Fi- mobile app, in-seat delivery,..

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The last day of the ESSMA Summit offers 12 in-depth workshops on 4 stadium related topics:
– Fan Entertainment
– Stadium Management
– Safety & Security Management
– Pitch Management

Each participant has the opportunity to define a personal workshop selection, based on individual preferences.

Stadium Development Seminar - Day 1 (16/01/2017)

Welcoming guests

clock-icon 13:00 – 14:00

Dimitri HUYGEN
Managing Director
ESSMA – European Stadium and Safety Management Association

Topic: Introducing ESSMA

About: https://www.essma.eu/en/

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Dražen KALAC
Stadium Manager
Stadion Kantrida

Topic: Stadion Kantrida: new Croatian stadium

About: http://www.stadionkantrida.hr/en/

clock-icon 14:15 – 14:45

Jan VAN MERWIJK
Stadium Director
Feijenoord Stadium

Topic: Feijenoord City

About: https://www.feyenoord.nl/

clock-icon 14:45 – 15:15

Lorenzo SANTONI
Head of B Futura
Serie B

Topic: Update on Italian stadium development

About: http://www.bfutura.it/

clock-icon 15:15 – 15:45

Bertrand PICARD
CEO
Natural Grass

Topic: Developing and constructing innovative natural surfaces

About: http://www.naturalgrass.com/

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Networking break

clock-icon 16:00 – 16:30

Alexander MUNDA
Marketing Manager
FK Austria Wien

Topic: Generali Arena of Austria Wien

About: http://www.fk-austria.at/de/s/portal/

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Jürgen MUTH
Managing Director
Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH

Topic: Training Centre Development – FC Bayern Münich

About: https://allianz-arena.com/en

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Extensive stadium tours by Olympique Lyonnais staff + Networking drink

clock-icon 17:30 – 19:45

Keynote Speakers - Day 2 (17/01/2017)

Welcoming guests

clock-icon 09:30 – 11:00

John BEATTIE
Stadium & Facilities Director – Arsenal FC
President – ESSMA

Jean-Michel AULAS
President
Olympique Lyonnais

Yann CUCHERAT
Deputy mayor of Lyon in charge of sports
City of Lyon

Welcome words

clock-icon 11:00 – 11:20

Dimitri HUYGEN
Managing Director
ESSMA – European Stadium and Safety Management Association

Topic: Introducing ESSMA

About: https://www.essma.eu/en/

clock-icon 11:20 – 11:40

Andreas SCHÄR
Head of Venue Operations
UEFA

Topic: UEFA EURO 2016 and 2020: Legacy lessons learned and challenged ahead

About: http://www.uefa.com/

clock-icon 11:40 – 12:30

Networking lunch

clock-icon 12:30 – 14:00

Xavier PIERROT
Stadium Manager
Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Topic: The new Parc Olympique Lyonnais

About: http://www.parc-ol.com/

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Panel discussion participants:

Cédric DUFOIX
LFP – French Professional Football League

Jean-Michel BERLY
Manager for Infrastructure and Stadium Department
FFF – French Football Federation

Richard CACIOPPO
Coordinator Stadiums
LNR – French National Rugby League

Topic: Stadium Development in France

About: https://www.essma.eu/en/

clock-icon 14:30 – 15:00

Arnaud LEROUX
Euro 2016 Customer and Commercial Director
Euro 2016 Coca-Cola Experience

Topic: Sports sponsorships from a brand perspective

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Networking break

clock-icon 15:45 – 16:15

Cyril DE GREVE
Business Intelligence Manager
ESSMA

Topic: ESSMA USA Tour: outcomes

About: https://essma.eu/en/

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Patrick TALTY
General Manager
U.S. Bank Stadium

Topic: U.S. Bank Stadium operations, multifunctionality & fan experience: iconic design, fan-friendly elements and technology

About: http://www.usbankstadium.com/

clock-icon 16:15 – 17:00

Extensive stadium tour by Olympique Lyonnais staff + Networking Cocktail Reception

clock-icon 17:00 – 20:30

Overview - Day 3 (18/01/2017)

Welcoming guests

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See detailed program below.

clock-icon 09:30 – 10:25

See detailed program below.

clock-icon 10:30 – 11:25

See detailed program below.

clock-icon 11:30 – 12:30

Networking lunch

clock-icon 12:30 – 13:45

Closing ESSMA Summit

clock-icon 13:45 – 14:30

Optional:

  • city tour program
  • or visit of the Olympique Lyonnais training centre

clock-icon 13:45 – 14u45

In-depth Workshops - Day 3 (18/01/2017)

Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Fan engagement
through technology
Olympique Lyonnais
09:30
François DAVID
Information Technology Director

Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
Malmö FF
10:30
Cina WIKEBORG
Marketing and Sales Manager

Digital strategies
to engage fans
Polish Ekstraklasa
11:30
Michał SIARA
Marketing Manager
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Cost-efficient
stadium management
Allianz Stadion
09:30
Raphael LANDTHALER
Head of Finance

The triple bottom line of sustainability
AVIVA Stadium
10:30
Martin MURPHY
Stadium Director

Staff incentives and operational excellence
Harlequin Football Club
11:30
Isabel JORIS
Operations Coordinator
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Steward training
and communication
Arsenal FC
09:30
Graham GRIFFIN
Steward Training & Recruitment Manager

How safety could improve hospitality
Ferencvárosi TC
10:30
Bálint MÁTÉ
International Project Manager

Impact of terrorism
on operations
EURO 2016 SAS
11:30
Antoine MORDACQ
Safety & Security Manager
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Football, Rugby & the NFL: story of innovation in groundsmanship
Twickenham Stadium - RFU
09:30
Keith KENT
Head Groundsman

Training centre management
ASM Clermont
10:30
Neil MCILROY
Sports Manager

Multifunctional
pitch management
Amsterdam ArenA
11:30
Arjan KNOTTNERUS
Head Groundsmanager

Fan Entertainment

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Fan engagement
    through technology
    09:30 - 10:25
  • Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Digital strategies
    to engage fans
    11:30 - 12:25

Stadium Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Cost-efficient
    stadium management
    09:30 - 10:25
  • The triple bottom line of sustainability
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Staff incentives and operational excellence
    11:30 - 12:25

Safety Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Steward training
    and communication
    09:30 - 10:25
  • How safety could improve hospitality
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Impact of terrorism
    on operations
    11:30 - 12:25

Pitch Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Football, Rugby & the NFL: story of innovation in groundsmanship
    09:30 - 10:25
  • Training centre management
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Multifunctional
    pitch management
    11:30 - 12:25
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Fan engagement
through technology
Olympique Lyonnais
09:30
François DAVID
Information Technology Director

Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
Malmö FF
10:30
Cina WIKEBORG
Marketing and Sales Manager

Digital strategies
to engage fans
Polish Ekstraklasa
11:30
Michał SIARA
Marketing Manager

Fan Entertainment

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Fan engagement
    through technology
    09:30 - 10:25
  • Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Digital strategies
    to engage fans
    11:30 - 12:25
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Football, Rugby & the NFL: story of innovation in groundsmanship
Twickenham Stadium - RFU
09:30
Keith KENT
Head Groundsman

Training centre management
ASM Clermont
10:30
Neil MCILROY
Sports Manager

Multifunctional
pitch management
Amsterdam ArenA
11:30
Arjan KNOTTNERUS
Head Groundsmanager

Pitch Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Football, Rugby & the NFL: story of innovation in groundsmanship
    09:30 - 10:25
  • Training centre management
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Multifunctional
    pitch management
    11:30 - 12:25
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Steward training
and communication
Arsenal FC
09:30
Graham GRIFFIN
Steward Training & Recruitment Manager

How safety could improve hospitality
Ferencvárosi TC
10:30
Bálint MÁTÉ
International Project Manager

Impact of terrorism
on operations
EURO 2016 SAS
11:30
Antoine MORDACQ
Safety & Security Manager

Safety Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Steward training
    and communication
    09:30 - 10:25
  • How safety could improve hospitality
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Impact of terrorism
    on operations
    11:30 - 12:25
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:00

Cost-efficient
stadium management
Allianz Stadion
09:30
Raphael LANDTHALER
Head of Finance

The triple bottom line of sustainability
AVIVA Stadium
10:30
Martin MURPHY
Stadium Director

Staff incentives and operational excellence
Harlequin Football Club
11:30
Isabel JORIS
Operations Coordinator

Stadium Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:00 - 09:25
  • Cost-efficient
    stadium management
    09:30 - 10:25
  • The triple bottom line of sustainability
    10:30 - 11:25
  • Staff incentives and operational excellence
    11:30 - 12:25
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VENUE

Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Located in the commune of Decines-Charpieu, 10km east of central Lyon, the stadium forms part of a complex stretched over 50 hectares and featuring a training ground for OL as well as hotels and office buildings.- This new generation stadium is open 365 days a year and offers a unique experience to its spectators in proposing connected services which revolutionize the “stadium experience”.- Constructed under the project name Grand Stade OL, the finished venue consists of three tiers.- The arena replaced the Stade de Gerland, Lyon's home since 1950.- The stadium staged its first game on 9 January 2016, when Olympique Lyonnais beat Troyes 4-1 in Ligue 1.- The stadium welcomed 6 EURO 2016 matches, of which the semi final.

• 59 186 seats
• 25 000 WiFi connections
• 8 000 m² reception area
• 6 000 VIP seats
• 300 screens
• 105 lodges
• 4 event boxes
• 2 giant screens (2 x 88 m² )

More information
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EVENT HOTELS

ESSMA recommends to book your hotel room(s) in one of our event hotels: Crowne Plaza Lyon or Marriott Cité Internationale.
During the event, transfers to and from the event hotels to Parc Olympique Lyonnais are provided by ESSMA.

REGISTER

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Book your ticket in time!

At 23:59 CET on 4/1/2017, the normal rate offer closes. From 5/1/2017 the ticket prices will increase.

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Contact ESSMA via contact (at) essma.eu to know all about the opportunities of becoming a member of the association.

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