IRFU keen to showcase home of Irish Rugby during ESSMA Summit 2018
Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) is the governing body of rugby in Ireland. Lansdowne Road (previous stadium) has been involved at ESSMA since 1996. Operations Manager Declan O’Brien joined ESSMA with the IRFU in 1999 and became a board member later in 2001-2002.
Declan O’Brien stated:
“We are actually really happy that the ESSMA Summit is coming to Dublin next year. We showcase a wonderful stadium that is home to Irish football and Irish rugby. It plays host to about 20 events a year, so it is a very heavily used stadium. We are really happy that we have such a venue which has 50,000 capacity capable of hosting the next ESSMA Summit.”
“ESSMA members should join the ESSMA Summit in Dublin because it is the most important event held by ESSMA throughout the year. It is a great networking opportunity for people to meet other stadiums throughout Europe and to discuss problems that are similar in all stadiums. Next to this it’s also the ideal opportunity to smell the taste of Dublin, a fantastic city.”
“The first Summit was held in Munich about four years ago. Since then it has grown exponentially each year. Last year we had a great Summit in Lyon and the year before we had another great event in Bilbao. Hopefully the Aviva Stadium will be the best yet and we are really looking forward to it.”