The ESSMA Summit is the go-to stadium industry event organised by ESSMA (European Stadium & Safety Management Association).

Groupama Arena

Groupama Arena is a 22,000-capacity multi-purpose stadium that is home to Ferencvárosi TC.

Keynotes & Seminars

The keynotes sessions and seminars on Day 1 and 2 are linked to ESSMA’s six expert areas.

Puskas Arena Tour

The Puskas Arena tour will be held on Monday 20 January 2020, one day prior to the ESSMA Summit

Access all ESSMA Summit 2019 presentations on the ESSMA Knowledge Platform

Confirmed speakers

Some of the ESSMA Summit 2020 speakers

Dominik Schreyer

Alen Nadsombat

Marketing Director

Zoltán Laczkó

Head Groundsman

Philippe Tréard

Commercial Development Director

Brian Mahony

Head of Commercial & Marketing

Balázs Kulin

Head of Marketing

Eike Humpert

Head of Digitalisation

Dezső Berényi

Head of Asset Management and Stadium Operation

Sharon Cicco

Event Safety and Security Manager

Tim Schiefer

FC Bayern München

Tiberio Daddi

Project Director

Karl Standley

Head Groundsman

Romain Giraud

General Secretary

Sammy Lakwijk

Head of Risk

Sándor Csányi


Jacob Lauesen

Director Brand Marketing & Development

Daniel Marti & Wanja Greuel

BSC Young Boys

Lena Gustafson


Laury Gordenne

Download the preliminary ESSMA Summit 2020 programme

Impressions of the ESSMA Summit 2019

Where else would you meet them?

We could welcome over 375 ESSMA Members at the fifth ESSMA Summit in Porto

Aftermovie ESSMA Summit 2019



"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 European Leagues

"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

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

Discover the ESSMA Summit 2020 packages