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

Thank you for joining us in Porto!


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).


Who spoke?

Some of the ESSMA Summit 2019 Speakers

Sander van Stiphout

Director International

Bernard Gerritsma

Safety & Security Manager

Michael Lloyd

Deputy Stadium Manager

Tiago Gouveia

Marketing Director

Paulo Mariz Rozeira

Director of Legal Affairs

Khalifa Al Mana

Project Senior Engineer

Adrien Desfonds

Stadium Manager

Adrian Cefalan

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Impressions of the ESSMA Summit 2019

Where else would you meet them?

We could welcome more than 375 ESSMA Members in Porto
Download the delegates list

Last update: 17/01/2019

Recap ESSMA Summit 2019

We could welcome over 375 delegates during our two-day Summit at Estádio do Dragão


Access all Summit 2019 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

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

ECA Summit 10 years

ESSMA Summit Sponsors

Thank you to the ESSMA Summit 2019 Sponsors

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