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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.

In partnership with:

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SPEAKERS

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Jan VAN MERWIJK

Feyenoord

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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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Benjamin VIARD

LFP

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Dimitri HUYGEN

ESSMA

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Arjan KNOTTNERUS

Amsterdam ArenA

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Paul DE KEERLE

FFR

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Xavier PIERROT

Olympique Lyon

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Jürgen
MUTH

Allianz Arena

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Keith KENT

Twickenham

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Beat MEIER

FC Basel

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John BEATTIE

Arsenal FC

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Drazen KALAC

Stadion Kantrida

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Chris GLEESON

Chelsea FC

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Bálint MÁTÉ

Ferencvárosi TC

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Michal SIARA

Polish Ekstraklasa

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Isabel JORIS

Harlequins FC

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Ligue Nationale de Rugby

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City of Lyon

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French Football Federation

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.

Preliminary program, changes may occur.

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

Welcoming guest

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

Topic: Introducing ESSMA

About: https://www.essma.eu/en/

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Chris GLEESON
Group Facilities Manager
Chelsea FC

Topic: Chelsea stadium redevelopment

About: http://www.chelseafc.com/

clock-icon 14:15 – 14:45

Dražen KALAC
Stadium Manager
Stadion Kantrida

Topic: Stadion Kantrida: new Croatian stadium

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

clock-icon 14:45 – 15:15

Bert VAN MERWIJK
Stadium Director
Feyenoord

Topic: Feyenoord Stadium

About: https://www.feyenoord.nl/

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

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Paul DE KEERLE
Financial Director
FFR – Fédération Française de Rugby

Topic: Grand Stade FFR

About: https://www.ffr.fr/

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Alexander MUNDA
Marketing Division
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 tour by Olympique Lyonnais staff + Networking drink

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

Welcoming guest

clock-icon 09:30 – 11:00

Welcome words TBC

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

Topic: Introducing ESSMA

About: https://www.essma.eu/en/

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Andreas SCHÄR
Head of Venue Operations
UEFA

About: http://www.uefa.com/

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Networking lunch

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Xavier PIERROT
Stadium Manager
Parc Olympique Lyonnais

Topic: The new Parc Olympique Lyonnais

About: http://www.parc-ol.com/

clock-icon 14:00 – 14:30

Panel discussion participants:

Benjamin VIARD
Head of Stadium Department
French Professional Football League

Paul DE KEERLE
Financial Director
FFR – French Rugby Federation

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 – 15:15

A look into future stadium realizations TBC

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Networking break

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Keynote session TBC

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Extensive stadium tour by Olympique Lyonnais staff

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Networking cocktail reception

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Overview - Day 3 (18/01/2017)

Welcoming guest

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See detailed program below.

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See detailed program below.

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See detailed program below.

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Networking lunch

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Closing ESSMA Summit

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Optional:

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

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

Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Enhanced payment & CRM tools
TBC
10:00
Speaker TBC
Cost-efficient stadium management
Allianz Stadion
10:00
Raphael LANDTHALER
Head of Finance
Steward training and communication
FC Basel
10:00
Beat MEIER
Head of Security
Rugby VS Football
Twickenham Stadium - RFU
10:00
Keith KENT
Head Groundsman
Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
Malmö FF
11:00
Cina WIKEBORG
Marketing and Sales Manager
The triple bottom line of sustainability
AVIVA Stadium
11:00
Martin MURPHY
Stadium Director
How safety could improve hospitality
Ferencvárosi TC
11:00
Bálint MÁTÉ
International Project Manager
Training centre (pitch) management
TBC
11:00
Speaker TBC
Digital strategies to engage fans
Polish Ekstraklasa
12:00
Michał SIARA
Marketing Manager
Staff incentivisation
Harlequin Football Club
12:00
Isabel JORIS
Operations Coordinator
Impact of terrorism on operations
TBC
12:00
Speaker TBC
Multifunctional pitch management
Amsterdam ArenA
12:00
Arjan KNOTTNERUS
Head Groundsmanager

Fan Entertainment

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Enhanced payment & CRM tools
    10:00 - 10:55
  • Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Digital strategies to engage fans
    12:00 - 12:55

Stadium Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Cost-efficient stadium management
    10:00 - 10:55
  • The triple bottom line of sustainability
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Staff incentivisation
    12:00 - 12:55

Safety Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Steward training and communication
    10:00 - 10:55
  • How safety could improve hospitality
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Impact of terrorism on operations
    12:00 - 12:55

Pitch Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Rugby VS Football
    10:00 - 10:55
  • Training centre (pitch) management
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Multifunctional pitch management
    12:00 - 12:55
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Enhanced payment & CRM tools
TBC
10:00
Speaker TBC
Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
Malmö FF
11:00
Cina WIKEBORG
Marketing and Sales Manager
Digital strategies to engage fans
Polish Ekstraklasa
12:00
Michał SIARA
Marketing Manager

Fan Entertainment

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Enhanced payment & CRM tools
    10:00 - 10:55
  • Connected stadium: Swedbank Stadion
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Digital strategies to engage fans
    12:00 - 12:55
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Rugby VS Football
Twickenham Stadium - RFU
10:00
Keith KENT
Head Groundsman
Training centre (pitch) management
TBC
11:00
Speaker TBC
Multifunctional pitch management
Amsterdam ArenA
12:00
Arjan KNOTTNERUS
Head Groundsmanager

Pitch Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Rugby VS Football
    10:00 - 10:55
  • Training centre (pitch) management
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Multifunctional pitch management
    12:00 - 12:55
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Steward training and communication
FC Basel
10:00
Beat MEIER
Head of Security
How safety could improve hospitality
Ferencvárosi TC
11:00
Bálint MÁTÉ
International Project Manager
Impact of terrorism on operations
TBC
12:00
Speaker TBC

Safety Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Steward training and communication
    10:00 - 10:55
  • How safety could improve hospitality
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Impact of terrorism on operations
    12:00 - 12:55
Fan Entertainment Stadium Management Safety Management Pitch Management
Registration ESSMA Summit
09:30
Cost-efficient stadium management
Allianz Stadion
10:00
Raphael LANDTHALER
Head of Finance
The triple bottom line of sustainability
AVIVA Stadium
11:00
Martin MURPHY
Stadium Director
Staff incentivisation
Harlequin Football Club
12:00
Isabel JORIS
Operations Coordinator

Stadium Management

  • Registration ESSMA Summit
    09:30 - 10:00
  • Cost-efficient stadium management
    10:00 - 10:55
  • The triple bottom line of sustainability
    11:00 - 11:55
  • Staff incentivisation
    12:00 - 12:55
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EVENT SPONSORS

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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 )

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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.

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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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