ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) will assemble during the Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop that is being organised in cooperation with the British Association for Sustainable Sport (BASIS), June 7 and 8, 2017.


The Workshop will take place in London, England, with not one but two world-class venues being the hosts; namely Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium on Day One and Twickenham Stadium, home to England Rugby, on Day Two.


To follow are all the details you need to know about this unmissable event.



ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop



Emirates Stadium (Arsenal FC) and Twickenham Stadium (the home of England Rugby)


LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 11: A general view of Emirates Stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Stoke City on January 11, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart MacFarlane/Arsenal FC via Getty Images). Emirates Stadium will host Day 1 of the ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop
Twickenham Stadium – the home of England Rugby – will host Day 2 of the event



7-8 June 2017



To share valuable content, organise discussions on future (smart) stadiums, seek solutions peer-to-peer and to benefit from strong industry networking


Include energy efficiency, waste management, fan & sponsor management, innovative ticketing and hospitality in smart stadiums



The top industry speakers sharing their insights at the event will be from organisations including: Arsenal FC, Principaility Stadium (Millennium Stadium Cardiff), Twickenham Stadium, Amsterdam ArenA, BASIS, ESSMA, and many more


Representatives of ESSMA member Leagues, Federations, Clubs and Stadiums, as well as ESSMA Stadium Partners, ESSMA Strategic Partners and BASIS members


Speaking about the upcoming ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop, John Beattie, ESSMA President and Stadium & Facilities Director at Arsenal FC’s Emirates Stadium, said:

Sustainability bears an important role in the future of our stadiums. It’s something we can’t overlook today and actively need to work on. Sustainability needs to be a core business objective, tailored to all stakeholders. Through our partnership with BASIS, we are sure to improve our know-how in this field and feel confident to be of service for our members who will surely benefit from it.


Industry colleague and ESSMA member Jürgen Muth, Allianz Arena CEO, said:

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 shares the relevant content towards the members, improving the overall knowledge on stadium management.


Ioannis Dimogiannis – Stadium & Facilities Manager Paok FC, added:

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.


For further information and to view the full program, visit the ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop page by clicking here.


Sports Venue Business (SVB) is proud to be an Official Media Partner for ESSMA and its members, and our CEO, Katie McIntyre, will be on hand at this week’s ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop taking place at Leicester City FC’s King Power Stadium, May 10-11.



BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport) is a group of likeminded individuals, organisations, partners and providers from various organisations and a diversity of sports. Their vision is to nurture and promote sustainability and sustainable development in all aspects of sport through providing high quality support, resources and events.

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The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) is a non-profit organisation with the mission to provide a global platform where clubs and stadiums have the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise.
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