Stadium Management Networking
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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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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.
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.
Welcome & registration
Welcome by ESSMA and Amsterdam ArenA
Smart technologies at Baku Olympic Stadium
About Jamilia Mehdiyeva
Case study: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
About Mark Downes
Ask ESSMA: Energy power supply
Energy sourcing and alternative energy
Energy power supply
Into the future tour
Introduction by BASIS
Sustainability at Lord’s Cricket Ground
About Russell Seymour
Sustainability Manager Lord's Cricket Ground
About Didier Wauters
Talking about Sustainability: to governments, supporters and the public
Closing by ESSMA
Closing networking lunch
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
The ESSMA community and events enable me to get in touch with colleagues, both in Europe and abroad. ESSMA, as a knowledge platform, gathers and share the relevant content towards the members, improving the overall knowledge on stadium management.
Jürgen Muth, Allianz Arena CEO
“It’s great to take in the knowledge of what other stadiums and clubs do to improve their facilities. We changed knowledge and details with all the people we met. It’s completely what I had expected from a platform like ESSMA and I’m looking forward to the next workshop.”
Ioannis Dimogiannis – Stadium & Facilities Manager Paok FC
HIGHLIGHTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS 2017
- 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.
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.