The ESSMA Summit is the go-to stadium industry event by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association) in partnership with ECA (European Club Association) and EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues).
Our flagship annual Summit aims to bring together all our members to discuss hot topics and trends in the stadium industry underpinned by inspiring keynote sessions. Our Summit is the marquee event of the year and offers a wide range of world-class workshops, exclusive stadium tours and high-level networking areas. If you’re in the stadium industry – the ESSMA Summit is the event of the year. Over 350 participants from over 29 countries participate to this gathering. These people all own, operate and develop stadiums, arena’s and sports venue businesses.
The Association of European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) is an association governed by Swiss law, founded in 2005 and based in Nyon, Switzerland. It traces its origins back to the founding in 1997 of the EUPPFL (Association of European Union Premier Professional Football Leagues). Originally composed by 12 members, nowadays comprises 29 Member leagues and Associate Members across Europe.
For more information about EPFL: www.epfl-europeanleagues.com
The European Club Association (ECA) is the sole, independent body directly representing football clubs at European level. The main objective of ECA is to safeguard and promote the clubs’ interests on European club football matters and to maintain a high level involvement in the decision-making process of the game’s governing bodies. Furthermore, ECA provides to its member clubs a platform for knowledge sharing, information and services
For more information about ECA: www.ecaeurope.com
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The Aviva Stadium is built on the site of the former Lansdowne Road stadium, which was demolished in 2007. It reopened its doors on 14th May 2010 and has a seated capacity of 51,700 throughout the continuous curvilinear shaped stands enclosing on all four sides of the stadium. The stadium is the home to the Irish national rugby and Republic of Ireland national football team. Aviva Stadium is Ireland’s first and only UEFA Elite Stadium and in 2011 it hosted the Europa League Final. The stadium has won a number of awards including RIAI & RIBA. Since opening in May 2010 over 1.8 million ticketed visitors have passed through the turnstiles for rugby, soccer & concerts.