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Development & construction networking

Development & Construction Workshop

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 a unique behind-the-scenes 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

HOSPITALITY TRENDS

ECONOMIC IMPACT

BIM

MULTIFUNCTIONAL STADIUM CONCEPTS

PROGRAMME

Welcome & registration

30mins

About

Welcoming lunch

90mins

About

Welcome by ESSMA and Paris La Défense Arena

30mins

About

Thomas Könecke

Economic impact: critical success factors

Prof. Dr. Könecke holds a professorship for sportmanagement at KU Leuven (Belgium). His research interests include the economic impact and legacy of sport stadiums and sport event. During his presentation, he will focus on critical elements that contribute to such impacts and legacies and point out some aspects that managers of stadiums and clubs should […]

30mins

About Thomas Könecke

Oliver Page (SCAU)

Beyond the bowl – Activation and the City

30mins

About Oliver Page (SCAU)

Coffee break

30mins

About

ESSMA

Stadium of the future

30mins

About ESSMA

Christian van Ginneke

Multifunctional training facilities

The realisation of the multifunctional Elite Sports Training & Health Centre of FC Groningen, with an emphasis on the different phases and steps to create a feasible and long-term business case. Read the interview with Christian van Ginneke: https://www.essma.eu/news/item/937-close-up-christian-van-ginneke-project-manager-elite-sports-training-health-centre

60mins

About Christian van Ginneke

Panel discussion on multifunctionality

30mins

About

Stadium tour

75mins

About

Networking dinner

150mins

About

Welcome & Coffee

30mins

About

Tom Sheehan - ATSP

Stadium Renovation & VIP areas at Parc des Princes

Update by the architect, ATSP

30mins

About Tom Sheehan - ATSP

Victor Radkov

New technologies at Dynamo Brest

Dynamo Brest is developing on a fast rate, since they become the most visited team in Belarus. The club developed a platform for Virtual Reality streaming and a convenient application that guide fans directly to their seat and provide them with in-seat delivery services. In addition, the club is in the process of building a […]

60mins

About Victor Radkov

Panel discussion on anticipating and preparing the future

30mins

About

Coffee break

30mins

About

Fan segmentation

30mins

About

François Clement

Fulham FC riverside stand project

Project update by the architect, Populous

30mins

About François Clement

Closing networking lunch

90mins

About

SPEAKERS

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Christian van Ginneke

Euroborg

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Victor Radkov

Dynamo Brest

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Thomas Könecke

University of Mainz

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Paris La Défense Arena

Paris La Défense Arena

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François Clement

Populous

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Tom Sheehan

ATSP

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Oliver Page

SCAU

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The ticket price consists of € 395 + a € 14.15 fee from our ticket provider.

Paris La Défense Arena

PARIS LA DÉFENSE ARENA is a multi-use indoor arena that was completed in 2017. It is home to French rugby union club Racing 92 and located in the western suburbs of Paris. The venue offers three separate configurations. In its rugby configuration, it has a capacity of 32,000. For concerts, it will be able to seat 40,000. Finally, a movable stand allows it to be used for indoor sports, with a capacity as low as 5,000.

• Opened: October 2017
• Capacity: 32,000 (for rugby)
• Home team: Racing 92

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ESSMA HOTEL

CITIZENM Paris La Défense

First opened in May 2017, CitizenM Paris La Défense offers luxurious accommodation with large living rooms, meeting spaces and a 24-hour fully stocked bar. It is the newest most ‘unbusinesslike business hotel’ Paris La Défense has ever seen. CitizenM will be the event hotel for this years’ ESSMA workshops in Paris. The property is set in Nanterre, within walking distance of Paris La Défense Arena.

 

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STADIUM DEVELOPMENT REPORT

The Stadium Development Report Issue 2 2018 is available on the ESSMA Knowledge Platform. It provides a breakdown of the 2026 bid process and the bid books of both Morocco and the “United joint” bid of USA – Mexico – Canada. In addition, there are insights and updates on the stadium and training facilities projects of Aberdeen FC, Feyenoord, FC Metz, Borussia Mönchengladbach, Stade Raymond-Kopa and Legia Warsaw.

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