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ESSMA SMART & Sustainability Workshop

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association will assemble during the SMART & Sustainability Workshop that will take place in Amsterdam Arena (NL) from 18 to 19 April 2018. Delegates will enjoy panel discussions, workshops, presentations and a networking dinner.

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BEST PRACTICES

When members look for solutions, they turn to other members or to people they meet during the ESSMA events. Our network of passionate individuals has a wealth of knowledge. Best practices are shared to make sure you return home with a load of takeaways. We draw from the experts in the industry to make you stay on top of trends and expand your thinking by learning from peers.

STADIUM INDUSTRY NETWORKING

Networking is a problem-solving tool for issues stadium professionals are facing daily. When you ask our members, they will say the networking part is one of the huge benefits of the association. Meet with venue industry professionals from all over the world: connect, learn and evolve with other-like minded professionals.

FACILITY VISIT

Learn from an ‘into the future’ stadium tour. Executive staff and management will give you a unique behind-the-scenes tour: the unique opportunity to ask all your questions on stadium-related matters.

TOPICS

SMART STADIUMS

SOURCES & CONSUMERS

POWER SUPPLY

SUSTAINABILITY

ENERGY STORAGE

INTO THE FUTURE

PROGRAMME

Welcome & registration

60mins

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Welcoming lunch

60mins

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Welcome by ESSMA and Amsterdam ArenA

30mins

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Jamilia Mehdiyeva

Smart technologies at Baku Olympic Stadium

30mins

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Mark Downes

Case study: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

30mins

About Mark Downes

Coffee break

30mins

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Ask ESSMA: Energy power supply

15mins

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Energy sourcing and alternative energy

30mins

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Energy power supply

30mins

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Energy storage

30mins

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Into the future tour

75mins

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Networking dinner

90mins

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Welcome

30mins

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Introduction by BASIS

15mins

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Russell Seymour

Sustainability at Lord’s Cricket Ground

30mins

About Russell Seymour

Sustainability Manager Lord's Cricket Ground

Coffee break

30mins

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Didier Wauters

Quality labels

20mins

About Didier Wauters

Talking about Sustainability: to governments, supporters and the public

30mins

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Closing by ESSMA

5mins

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Closing networking lunch

90mins

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All event-related information can be found on the ESSMA app. Download the ESSMA app in the App Store or Google Play.

SPEAKERS

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Russell Seymour

Lord's Cricket Ground

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Michael Lloyd

Arsenal FC

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Blaire Bartholomew

BASIS/ Tulip Ltd

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Dominic Goggins

BASIS/The Climate Coalition

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Jamilia Mehdiyeva

Baku Olympic Stadium

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Sander van Stiphout

Amsterdam ArenA

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VENUE

Amsterdam ArenA

The Amsterdam ArenA is the home of the football club AFC Ajax. The stadium is also used by the Dutch National Team for international matches. On a regular basis, the events calendar includes concerts and dance festivals.

• Owner: Stadion Amsterdam N.V.
• Opened: 1996
• Construction cost: €140 million
• Capacity: 53,500
• Field size: 105 x 68 metres

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EVENT HOTEL

The event hotel, Jaz Hotel Amsterdam, is fully booked. Please contact events@essma.eu for more information and options nearby Amsterdam ArenA.

HIGHLIGHTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS 2017

Key takeaways

  • In terms of what makes a stadium SMART – Sustainability, Mobility, Accessibility, Resiliency, and Transport – sustainability should be top of the agenda.
  • Data is key. The only way to operate and make a stadium more efficient is to have the necessary data at your disposal.
  • Make sure that CSR and sustainability work together.
  • Keep pace with digital natives; they will be the major consumer group in 10 years’ time. The three pillars to achieving this are to: connect; communicate; and transact.

Highlights

The event was co-hosted by Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium and the home of England Rugby, the Rugby Football Union (RFU’s) Twickenham Stadium.

During the workhsop, industry experts, including Michael Lloyd, Deputy Stadium Manager, Arsenal FC; Dru Morton, Sustainability Manager, RFU; Anja Melo, Business Development – CSR, VfL Wolfsburg; Sander van Stiphout, Director, Amsterdam ArenA; Russell Seymour, Sustainability Manager, Lord’s Cricket Ground/Marylebone Cricket Club; Kees Klein Hesselink, Arena Solutions, Philips Lighting and George Vaughan, Senior Project Manager, RFU shared invaluable insights on energy efficiency & waste management to hospitality & innovative ticketing in smart stadiums and fan & sponsor management.

Day 1 in review

The first day of the workshop took place in Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium. ESSMA members enjoyed panel discussions about SMART stadiums (which are built around Sustainability, Mobility, Accessibility, Resiliency, and Transport) and waste management, and presentations on creating value from the waste process at Arsenal FC and the ecological footprint of VfL Wolfsburg. Members were also able to benefit from behind-the-scenes tours of Emirates Stadium.

Day 2 in review

On the second day of the workshop attendees continued to explore best practices in Stadium Energy Management and Hospitality & innovative ticketing in smart stadiums. During the presentations the key benefits that could be realised by undertaking Monitoring, Metering & Targeting (MM&T) actions were also discussed and members were taken on a behind-the-scenes tour of Twickenham Stadium where lots of interesting technical data were shared regarding the venue, its operations and sustainability credentials.

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