ESSMA Summit Allianz Arena Munich 27th – 28th of January 2015

Essma Summit

The ESSMA Summit will take place on the 27th and 28th of January 2015 in the Allianz Arena in Munich and is organised in partnership with ECA (European Club Association) – EPFL (European Professional Football Leagues) and the ICSS (International Centre for Sport Security).â?¨

This summit combines behind-the-scene technical stadium tours, keynote speakers on major stadium technology & international branding and in-depth workshop solutions on specific issues. Choose your workshops in order to pursue an individual programme based on your own preferences.

“Being one of the most remarkable stadiums in Europe, the Allianz Arena will be a unique setting for this summit. In addition, the European stakeholders give us the opportunity to take part in in-depth workshops on specific topics that will be of interest to all members’ says John Beattie, President of ESSMA and Stadium Director of Arsenal Emirates Stadium.

Behind-the-scene technical stadium tours

The summit combines an insight in the eco-friendly, 30,000-seater SGL Arena of FC Augsburg. The host venue -the acknowledged Allianz Arena- will give an insight into its operations by showing the facts & figures of the arena. The summit also gives participants the chance to visit the Allianz Arena during a technical tour or the Bayern Munich training ground.

The ICSS Director General Helmut Spahn continues: “The ESSMA Summit will provide a vital platform for Europe’s leading stadium management experts to come together under one roof. As a key partner of ESSMA and in line with our mission to safeguard sport events and venues, I am delighted that the ICSS will be involved as a strategic partner in this crucial event, which will discuss challenges, identify trends and best practice in stadium safety and security management.”

Keynote speakers & in-depth workshops

The Summit will confirm its industry leading keynote speakers in the coming days …

“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 assist ESSMA in hosting that event which should be a must for anyone interested in the venue business comments EPFL General Secretary Georg Pangl.

Besides keynote speakers, the Summit includes 9 in-depth workshops focusing on stadium architecture & construction, operations & financing, fan experience and revenue generation. These workshops are planned with regard to small, medium & large venues and a regional spreading across Europe. EPFL General Secretary Georg Pangl is one of the chairmans of the workshops. Amongst the speakers we find: Spartak Moscow, Celtic Glasgow, Olympique Marseille, Rugby Football Union, Wembley Stadium, KAA Ghent, Ferencvárosii Torna Club, Bayer 04 Leverkusen,….

“We are very pleased to support the ESSMA Summit 2015. With today’s rapid evolution of stadium infrastructure and technology, the exchange of know-how and experiences among industry experts is extremely valuable. ECA is confident that the ESSMA Summit 2015 will provide clubs, alongside other stakeholders, an ideal platform to learn about the newest trends in football stadiums’ concluded ECA General Secretary Michele Centenaro.

This is the ideal event to broaden your network and link up with your European colleagues.

For specific information on the programme, speakers, partners and event information please visit The early bird runs until 17th of December.

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