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The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) organizes yearly events (workshops, stadium tours, summit,..) in order to bring value to its members, to share best practices and stimulate networking in the stadium and major sports venue industry. 

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) will assemble during the Pitch Management Workshop that will take place in Leicester (UK) from 10 to 11 May 2017. Delegates will enjoy panel discussions, pitch visits & workshops, presentations and a networking dinner.

The Spectator Safety Conference, organized by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA), will be held on 2 March 2017 at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. ESSMA will be involved through one of the panel discussions. 

The ESSMA Summit 2017 opened with the Stadium Development Seminar, providing insights in different European stadium projects. The seminar welcomed 250 people, which is more than twice the amount of participants compared to last year’s edition in Bilbao. 

From 16 to 18 January, the third annual ESSMA Summit took place at Parc Olympique Lyonnais. With 350 delegates participating, this edition proved to be successful. 

Mestalla Stadium was the host of the last ESSMA workshop of 2016. Forty-seven specialists gathered in Valencia to discuss and exchange knowledge on the topic of fan entertainment. Interventions from Valencia CF, LaLiga and the AFEPE (National Association of Football Fans) on day 1 and Stoke City FC and Juventus FC on Day 2 together with an extensive stadium visit and networking opportunities contributed to a successful second edition. 

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