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 the example of a multifunctional and ecological venue and has a 50,033 seats capacity.

Keynotes & Seminars

The keynotes sessions and seminars on Day 1 and 2 will be linked to ESSMA’s areas of expertise.

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

Richard Carpenter & David Roberts

Training Ground Facilities Manager & Grounds Manager

Thomas Kirschner

Wouter Gudde

Commercial Director

Ryan Neil

Richard Barnes

Míde Ní Shúilleabháin

Duncan Fraser

Kate Entwistle

Kirill Makarishchev

Discover all ESSMA Summit ticket packages

Day 1: 22 January 2019

08:30
ESSMA Summit welcome and registration
09:30
Keynote
Dimitri Huygen
Managing Director ESSMA
FC Porto

11:00
Estádio do Dragão Stadium Tour Experience
13:00
Networking lunch offered by ESSMA
14:00
Seminars
Operations & Ticketing
Fan Experience
Pitch Management
Stadium Development I
Operations & Ticketing Fan Experience Pitch Management Stadium Development I
14:00
14:30
ESSMA Update
14:00
14:30
ESSMA Update
14:00
14:30
ESSMA update
14:00
14:30
ESSMA update
14:30
15:00
Customer experience
Wouter Gudde - Commercial Director - Excelsior Rotterdam
14:30
15:00
Loyalty & rewarding
Kirill Makarischchev - VTB Arena
14:30
15:00
Disease management
Kate Entwistle - Turf Disease Centre
14:30
15:00
Project update
15:00
15:30
Queuing management
15:00
15:30
Fan activation
15:00
15:30
Disease management
15:00
15:30
Aberdeen FC project update
Duncan Fraser - Chief Executive - Aberdeen FC
15:30
16:00
Coffee break
15:30
16:00
Coffee break
15:30
16:00
Coffee break
15:30
16:00
Coffee break
16:00
16:30
PA/VA system
16:00
16:30
Fan activation
Thomas Kirschner - Schalke 04
16:00
16:30
Liverpool FC training centre project
R. Carpenter & D. Roberts - Liverpool FC
16:00
16:30
Project update
16:30
17:00
Panel discussion
16:30
17:00
Panel discussion
16:30
17:00
Panel discussion
16:30
17:00
Panel discussion

Operations & Ticketing

  • ESSMA Update
    14:00 - 14:30
  • Customer experience
    14:30 - 15:00
  • Queuing management
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:00
  • PA/VA system
    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 activation
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Fan activation
    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
    15:00 - 15:30
  • Coffee break
    15:30 - 16:00
  • Liverpool FC training centre project
    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
  • 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!
17:15
FC Porto Museum Tour
18:00
Evening cocktail and dinner

Day 2: 23 January 2019

08:30
Transport to Estádio do Dragão
09:30
Seminars
Training Centre & Museum
SMART & Sustainability
Safety & Security
Stadium Development II
Training Centre & Museum SMART & Sustainability Safety & Security Stadium Development II
09:30
09:45
ESSMA update
09:30
09:45
ESSMA update
09:30
09:45
ESSMA update
09:30
09:45
ESSMA update
09:45
10:15
Training centre
09:45
10:15
Sustainability
09:45
10:15
Anti-terror
Richard Barnes - Met Police
09:45
10:15
Multifunctional best practices
Kirill Makarishchev - VTB Arena
10:15
10:45
Museum
10:15
10:45
Ecological footprint
10:15
10:45
Anti-terror
Ryan Neil - Wembley Stadium
10:15
10:45
Additional facilities
10:45
11:15
Coffee break
10:45
11:15
Coffee break
10:45
11:15
Coffee break
10:45
11:15
Coffee break
11:15
11:45
Research & background
11:15
11:45
Best practices
11:15
11:45
Crowd management
11:15
11:45
Stadium renovations
11:45
12:15
Best practices
11:45
12:15
Best practices at Croke Park
Míde Ní Shúlleabháin - Croke Park
11:45
12:15
Safety
11:45
12:15
Project update
12:15
12:45
Panel discussion
12:15
12:45
Panel discussion
12:15
12:45
Panel discussion
12:15
12:45
Panel discussion

Training Centre & Museum

  • ESSMA update
    09:30 - 09:45
  • Training centre
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Museum
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break
    10:45 - 11:15
  • Research & background
    11:15 - 11:45
  • Best practices
    11:45 - 12:15
  • Panel discussion
    12:15 - 12:45

SMART & Sustainability

  • ESSMA update
    09:30 - 09:45
  • Sustainability
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Ecological footprint
    10:15 - 10:45
  • Coffee break
    10:45 - 11:15
  • Best practices
    11:15 - 11:45
  • Best practices at Croke Park
    11:45 - 12:15
  • Panel discussion
    12:15 - 12:45

Safety & Security

  • ESSMA update
    09:30 - 09:45
  • Anti-terror
    09:45 - 10:15
  • Anti-terror
    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

Aftermovie ESSMA Summit 2018

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

ESSMA SUMMIT NEWS

Access all Summit 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

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

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
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ESSMA Summit Sponsors

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