ESSMA Introduces the 'ESSMA Stadium Industry Awards' to recognise excellent, innovative and creative initiatives

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We are happy to announce an addition to the world of stadium management: the ‘ESSMA Stadium Industry Awards’! These prestigious awards are designed to celebrate and honour the best initiatives in the stadium industry across various categories. ESSMA is excited to launch this new concept, recognising the remarkable achievements that drive progress and innovation in stadium management. 

 The ESSMA Stadium Industry Awards will shine a spotlight on outstanding accomplishments in four key categories: 

  1. Marketing & Commerce Initiative of the Year 

  1. Sustainability Initiative of the Year 

  1. Safety & Security Initiative of the Year 

  1. Development, Construction & Renovation Initiative of the year 

These categories will serve as a platform to showcase strong strategies and solutions that contribute to the advancement of stadium operations. 

Key Dates and Timeline  

  • 23 August 2023: Open Call for Case Submissions 

  • 15 October 2023: Closing of Case Submissions 

  • 22 November 2023: Announcement of Nominees by Category & Opening of Voting by ESSMA Members 

  • 8 January 2024: Closure of Voting Period 

  • 23 January 2024: Grand Reveal of Winners at the ESSMA Summit 2024 


Submission Guidelines  

ESSMA Members are exclusively invited to submit their exceptional cases. Please note that external cases will not be considered for these awards. All submitted initiatives should exemplify excellence, creativity, and innovation in their respective categories.  

The winners of each category will not only be honoured with the esteemed title of "Initiative of the Year" but will also have the exclusive opportunity to showcase their achievements at the highly anticipated ESSMA Summit 2024. This two-day event, hosted at the iconic Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam on 23 and 24 January, promises to bring together industry leaders, professionals, and stakeholders from around the world for unparallelled networking and knowledge-sharing.  

We are excited to witness the unveiling of this initiative that help to drive positive change in the stadium industry. The ESSMA Stadium Industry Awards are an embodiment of our commitment to fostering excellence, innovation, and progress among our members. 

Would you like to nominate a case? Submit your case using this form

Stay tuned for more details on the nominees and voting. Let's celebrate the remarkable strides taken in stadium management and make the ESSMA Stadium Industry Awards a resounding success! 

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Terms & conditions of the ESSMA Stadium Industry Awards can be found here >