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During ESSMA’s Safety & Security Workshop, Leo van der Vliet - Safety Manager at BV Vitesse - shared insights on the club’s smart surveillance pilot programme to ensure a safe GelreDome.

Times have changed. Fans encounter fast, individualised and delighting experiences in all aspects of life. Stadiums have to keep up the pace and translate this evolution in delighting fan experiences. As an industry organisation, it’s our mission to inspire you regarding this subject. Therefore, you can find several speakers in our programme who will guide you into incorporating modern trends into stadium-life.

ESSMA interviewed, Imre Barranyai - Director of Security at Ferencvárosi TC - regarding their stewarding approach, their access control system and other security systems supporting them on matchday.

With cutting-edge technology, enhanced audio-visual experiences, a focus on food & beverages and data-driven operating systems participants of ESSMA’s USA Stadium Tour had an interesting and educational five-day tour. The fourth edition took participants to Chicago, Milwaukee and Atlanta to visit and learn more from eight innovative venues including Mercedes-Benz Stadium and Fiserv Forum.

ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, to provide the ESSMA community with exclusive insights into the preparations of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ and Al Janoub Stadium in particular.

ESSMA interviewed Csaba Siklósi, Managing Director at Lagardère Sports Hungary. Lagardère Sports Hungary is the operator of Groupama Arena, host of the sixth ESSMA Summit.

In the third 2019 issue of ESSMA’s Stadium Development Report you will gain insights on the gamechangers in profitability at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium from the perspective of Jon Babbs (Stadium Director at Tottenham Hotspur) and Tom Jones (Senior Principal at Populous). 

In addition, ESSMA interviewed Mr. Thani Al Zarraa, Project Manager of Al Janoub Stadium, regarding the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup™ in Qatar. Furthermore, you can read more about the stadium projects of FC Metz and AFC Wimbledon as well as the training centre project of Celtic FC.

OPEL ARENA, home to 1. FSV Mainz 05, hosted this year’s ESSMA Safety & Security Workshop. Over 55 ESSMA Members from 18 countries joined us for two days of knowledge sharing and exchanging best practices regarding stewarding, crowd management, body searches, bag policies and facial recognition.

ESSMA interviewed Viktor Paján, Director of FTC-MVM Sports Center, about the training facilities of Ferencsvárosi TC. Together with his colleagues, Viktor is responsible for the maintenance and the investments of the training facilities.

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