A crowd of over 375 engaged ESSMA delegates came together to share ideas, learn best practices and network at the fifth annual ESSMA Summit in Porto at Estádio do Dragão. Organised by the European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA), in partnership with ECA and European Leagues, this must-attend stadium industry event could welcome representatives of clubs, stadiums, leagues, federations amongst others.

During ESSMA’s 5th edition of the annual ESSMA Summit at Estádio do Dragão, home of FC Porto, President John Beattie informed the participants on the appointment of Cyril De Greve as new Managing Director of the Association.

Populous is the proud sponsor of the ESSMA Lisbon Stadium Tour, the day before the ESSMA Summit. Over 30 ESSMA delegates will have the opportunity to visit Estádio da Luz and Estádio José Alvalade and learn more about the daily operations at Sporting CP and SL Benfica.

In the last couple of weeks ESSMA had the pleasure to welcome several ESSMA Corporate Partners: Safesight, Exterity, EXCLUSIVKEY, everis ADS, Tixngo and Atlas FM. An overview of ESSMA's new Corporate Partners:

During ESSMA’s Safety & Security Workshop in Copenhagen, David Lewis - Head of Security & Stadium Safety Officer - shared insights with participants on how Everton FC have strengthened the collaboration between stewards and the local police and their advanced CCTV system to improve the overall safety at Goodison Park.

ESSMA is pleased to announce Mapei as newest Stadium Partner. Mapei produces adhesives and ancillary products for laying all types of floor, wall and coating materials as well as other chemical products used in the building industry, such as waterproofing products, special mortars, admixtures for concrete, products for concrete repair and finishing, etc.

Read more on the stadium projects of Sparta Rotterdam, KVK Kortrijk, EURO 2020 Bucharest, NAC Breda and more in this weekly industry update provided by ESSMA..

ESSMA interviewed Carlos Carvalho, he’s in charge of the Operations Department at Estádio do Dragão. Furthermore, he’s the Security Manager at FC Porto.

During ESSMA’s Safety & Security Workshop in Copenhagen, Leif Bjørn - Security Manager at Telia Parken - explained more about FC København’s away system, used to identify fans during away games.