The ESSMA Summit is the go-to stadium industry event.

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The ESSMA Summit is the go-to stadium industry event organised by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association) in partnership with ECA (European Club Association) and European Leagues.

Estádio do Dragão

The Estádio do Dragão is an example of a multifunctional and ecological venue and has a 50,033 seat capacity.

Keynotes & Seminars

The keynotes sessions and seminars on Day 1 and 2 are linked to ESSMA’s expert areas. Discover more about the sessions.

Lisbon Stadium Tour

On 21 January, participants have the opportunity to take part in the Lisbon Stadium Tour (limited tickets available).

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Who's speaking?

Discover the ESSMA Summit 2019 Speakers

Teresa Santos

Quality & Environment Manager

Krzysztof Szumowski

Head of Sports Administration

Carlos Venegas

Groundsman

Thomas Otton & Guillaume Gouze

Communications Director & Stadium Service Manager

Christophe Segers

Operations Manager

Richard Carpenter & David Roberts

Training Ground Facilities Manager & Grounds Manager

Thomas Kirschner

Head of Fans & Tradition Department

Wouter Gudde

Commercial Director

Ryan Neil

Security Manager

Richard Barnes

Counter Terrorism Security Adviser

Míde Ní Shúilleabháin

Facilities, Safety & Sustainability Officer

Duncan Fraser

Chief Executive

Kate Entwistle

Researcher

Kirill Makarishchev

(former) General Director

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Day 1: 22 January 2019

08:30
ESSMA Summit welcome and registration
10:15
Welcome words
10:30
ESSMA Association updates
Dimitri Huygen
Managing Director ESSMA
10:45
Keynotes
FC Porto
LNR
TBC
12:15
Estádio do Dragão Stadium Tours & lunch
14:00
Seminars
Stadium Operations
Fan Experience
Pitch Management
Stadium Development – New Projects
Stadium Operations Fan Experience Pitch Management Stadium Development I
ESSMA Update
14:00 - 14:30
ESSMA Update
14:00 - 14:30
ESSMA update
14:00 - 14:30
ESSMA update
14:00 - 14:30
B2B and B2C growth of Excelsior Rotterdam
14:30 - 15:00
Wouter Gudde - Commercial Director - Excelsior Rotterdam
Loyalty & rewarding
14:30 - 15:00
Kirill Makarischchev - VTB Arena
Disease management
14:30 - 15:00
Kate Entwistle - Turf Disease Centre
Project update
14:30 - 15:00
Innovative catering & hospitality
15:00 - 15:30
Emmanuel Rutsaert - RSC Anderlecht
Fan engagement
15:00 - 15:30
Disease management at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
15:00 - 15:30
Carlos Venegas - Sevilla FC
Aurora Aberdeen FC project update
15:00 - 15:30
Duncan Fraser - Chief Executive - Aberdeen FC
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee break
15:30 - 16:00
Implementing a new venue management system at Legia Warsaw
16:00 - 16:30
Krzysztof Szumowski - Legia Warsaw
Fan activation at Schalke 04
16:00 - 16:30
Thomas Kirschner - Schalke 04
Liverpool FC training centre update
16:00 - 16:30
R. Carpenter & D. Roberts - Liverpool FC
Project update
16:00 - 16:30
Panel discussion
16:30 - 17:00
Panel discussion
16:30 - 17:00
Panel discussion
16:30 - 17:00
Panel discussion
16:30 - 17:00

Stadium Operations

  • ESSMA Update
    14:00 - 14:30
  • B2B and B2C growth of Excelsior Rotterdam
    14:30 - 15:00
  • Innovative catering & hospitality
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Implementing a new venue management system at Legia Warsaw
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Panel discussion
    16:30 - 17:00

Fan Experience

  • ESSMA Update
    14:00 - 14:30
  • Loyalty & rewarding
    14:30 - 15:00
  • Fan engagement
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Fan activation at Schalke 04
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Panel discussion
    16:30 - 17:00

Pitch Management

  • ESSMA update
    14:00 - 14:30
  • Disease management
    14:30 - 15:00
  • Disease management at Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Liverpool FC training centre update
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Panel discussion
    16:30 - 17:00

Stadium Development I

  • ESSMA update
    14:00 - 14:30
  • Project update
    14:30 - 15:00
  • Aurora Aberdeen FC project update
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Project update
    16:00 - 16:30
  • Panel discussion
    16:30 - 17:00
No events available!
18:15
FC Porto Museum Tour
19:15
Evening cocktail and dinner

Day 2: 23 January 2019

08:00
Welcoming
09:30
Seminars
Data-driven Stadiums
SMART & Sustainability
Safety & Security
Stadium Development – Renovation
Data-driven Stadiums SMART & Sustainability Safety & Security Stadium Development II
ESSMA update
09:30 - 09:45
ESSMA update
09:30 - 09:45
ESSMA update
09:30 - 09:45
ESSMA update
09:30 - 09:45
Growing through data
09:45 - 10:15
Christophe Segers - Royal Antwerp FC
Sustainability approach
09:45 - 10:15
BASIS
Anti-terror measurements
09:45 - 10:15
Richard Barnes - Met Police
Multifunctional best practices
09:45 - 10:15
Kirill Makarishchev - VTB Arena
TBC
10:15 - 10:45
Ecological footprint
10:15 - 10:45
Counter terrorism at Wembley
10:15 - 10:45
Ryan Neil - Wembley Stadium
Additional facilities
10:15 - 10:45
Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15
Coffee break
10:45 - 11:15
TBC
11:15 - 11:45
Case study FC Porto
11:15 - 11:45
Teresa Santos - FC Porto
Crowd management
11:15 - 11:45
Stadium renovations
11:15 - 11:45
TBC
11:45 - 12:15
Sustainability initiatives at Croke Park
11:45 - 12:15
Míde Ní Shúlleabháin - Croke Park
Safety
11:45 - 12:15
Project update
11:45 - 12:15
Panel discussion
12:15 - 12:45
Panel discussion
12:15 - 12:45
Panel discussion
12:15 - 12:45
Panel discussion
12:15 - 12:45

Data-driven Stadiums

  • ESSMA update
    09:30 - 09:45
  • Growing through data
    09:45 - 10:15
  • TBC
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break
    10:45 - 11:15
  • TBC
    11:15 - 11:45
  • TBC
    11:45 - 12:15
  • Panel discussion
    12:15 - 12:45

SMART & Sustainability

  • ESSMA update
    09:30 - 09:45
  • Sustainability approach
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Ecological footprint
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break
    10:45 - 11:15
  • Case study FC Porto
    11:15 - 11:45
  • Sustainability initiatives at Croke Park
    11:45 - 12:15
  • Panel discussion
    12:15 - 12:45

Safety & Security

  • ESSMA update
    09:30 - 09:45
  • Anti-terror measurements
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Counter terrorism at Wembley
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break
    10:45 - 11:15
  • Crowd management
    11:15 - 11:45
  • Safety
    11:45 - 12:15
  • Panel discussion
    12:15 - 12:45

Stadium Development II

  • ESSMA update
    09:30 - 09:45
  • Multifunctional best practices
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Additional facilities
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break
    10:45 - 11:15
  • Stadium renovations
    11:15 - 11:45
  • Project update
    11:45 - 12:15
  • Panel discussion
    12:15 - 12:45
No events available!
12:30
Closing lunch with speech by ESSMA President John Beattie
14:15
Start bus transfers to airport or hotel

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Last update: 13/12/2018

Aftermovie ESSMA Summit 2018

We could welcome over 375 delegates during our two-day Summit at Aviva Stadium

ESSMA SUMMIT NEWS

Access all Summit 2018 presentations on the ESSMA Knowledge Platform

"The ESSMA Summit is a fantastic stadium industry event. The industry is really cluttered with a lot of conferences, but if there’s one you should really attend it’s the ESSMA Summit: you can network with hundreds of stadium industry peers from clubs, stadiums, leagues and FA’s. Next to this, the buyer to seller ratio is the highest there exists."

Benjamin Viard - Head of Stadium Department - Ligue de Football Professionnel

"This conference will gather top executives from the stadium industry to present new trends, share ideas and build relationships aimed at shaping the future of sports facilities. We are delighted to partner up with ESSMA in hosting this event which should be a must for anyone interested in the venue business."

Georg Pangl - General Secretary EPFL

"We are very pleased to support the ESSMA Summit. With today’s rapid evolution of stadium infrastructure and technology, the exchange of know-how and experiences among industry experts is extremely valuable."

Michele Centenaro - General Secretary ECA

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What to discover at the ESSMA Summit

Gathering the stadium industry: +350 participants

Quality networking

Keynote speakers from all over the world

Highest ratio of buyers to suppliers

Uniting the global stadium, arena and major sports venue industry

Go home with 10 new ideas

ESSMA Summit Strategic Partners

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ESSMA Summit Sponsors

Get in touch with gert-jan@essma.eu to learn more about the sponsor opportunities

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