Development & construction networking
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Development & Construction Workshop
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 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.
Welcome & registration
Welcome by ESSMA and Paris La Défense Arena
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 […]
About Thomas Könecke
Oliver Page (SCAU)
Beyond the bowl – Activation and the City
About Oliver Page (SCAU)
Stadium of the future
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
About Christian van Ginneke
Panel discussion on multifunctionality
Welcome & Coffee
Tom Sheehan - ATSP
Stadium Renovation & VIP areas at Parc des Princes
Update by the architect, ATSP
About Tom Sheehan - ATSP
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 […]
About Victor Radkov
Panel discussion on anticipating and preparing the future
Fulham FC riverside stand project
Project update by the architect, Populous
About François Clement
Closing networking lunch
BOOK YOUR TICKET
- For ESSMA members: Stadiums, Clubs, Leagues, Federations & Stadium Partners
- Includes access to Day 1 and Day 2 of the workshop
- Includes lunches, coffee breaks & evening networking dinner
- Not included: hotel & travel to/from Paris
If you received a special reduction code, hit ‘Enter promotional code’ and enjoy your discount.
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
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.
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.