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ESSMA Summit 2022: Marseille

ESSMA Summit Aftermovie
A look back at the ESSMA Summit 2022 in Marseille's Orange Vélodrome, where more than 200 professionals from the stadium gathered for 2 days of knowledge sharing and networking!

ESSMA Summit: Recap Day 2
It's a wrap! Our annual summit came to an end. We would like to thank all our participants, speakers, partners, sponsors, Olympique de Marseille and Orange Vélodrome for making this ESSMA Summit a success!

ESSMA Summit: Recap Day 1
A lot of insights were shared on the first day of our ESSMA Summit 2022 in Marseille's Orange Velodrome, including presentations by:
- Eddy Van Endert, Head Groundsman at KRC Genk
(Pitch management on a limited budget)
- Marek Šmejkal, Senior Legal Council at AC Sparta Praha fotbal
(dealing with anti-social behaviour and safety issues after COVID)
- Luis Arregui Jurado, Head of International Business Development at CA Osasuna
(Stadium renovation of the El Sadar Stadium based on community feedback)


Cindy Batteu - CCV
Cindy Batteu, International Key Accountmanager E-commerce at CCV, gives an introduction about the company and shares her insights on the ESSMA Summit!

Johannes Lippert - SKIDATA
Johannes Lippert, Senior Sales Director at SKIDATA, gives an introduction about the company and shares his insights on the ESSMA Summit!

George Vaughan - Ascot Racecourse
A lot of insights were shared on the first day of our ESSMA Summit 2022 in Marseille's Orange Velodrome, including presentations by:
- Eddy Van Endert, Head Groundsman at KRC Genk

Andrea Fodczuk - Terraplas
Meet Andrea Fodczuk, Director of Operations at Terraplas! Terraplas is a long-time ESSMA-partner and "a pioneer in the turf protection industry".

Eddy Van Endert - KRC Genk
Eddy Van Endert, Head Groudsman at KRC Genk joined us at the ESSMA Summit in Marseille to explain how he and his small team succeed in delivering top quality pitches on a small budget!

Pedro Iriondo - Olympique Marseille
Find out why Pedro Iriondo, Strategy Director at Olympique de Marseille, is keen to join more ESSMA events and discover his vision on the future of the Orange Vélodrome

ESSMA Workshops

Pitch Management Workshop Sevilla 2022
On 21 and 22 November 2022, ESSMA descended on Seville for a Pitch Management Workshop. With a visit to Sevilla FC's training centre, the stadium and the Real Golf Club, our members received interesting knowledge regarding the maintenance of their pitch.

Special thanks to our sponsors Covermaster, ProPitch, Rhenac Sports LED, Mapei, Terraplas and Flanders Investmen & Trade

Find out the key takeaways of this workshop here

Safety & Security Workshop: Allianz Arena
Finally, a conference on location after two years of absence due to the coronapandemic. And what a location! The Allianz Arena München Stadion GmbH in Munich. The perfect location to learn from and inspire each other. We look forward to seeing you all at our pre-summit in Nice on 30 May, and at our summit on 31 May and 1 June.

Special thanks to our sponsors SKIDATA, Dallmeier electronic, 24/7 Software & Signify And of course our speakers Willem Hegen, Ken Scott MBE FRICS, Darren Whitehouse, Bastian Thomas, Maël Garde Provansal, Mickel L., Joachim Baur, Uwe Stadler & Jürgen Muth.

More interviews available on the ESSMA youtube channel

London Stadium Tour 2022

A throwback to 4 inspiring tours at The Emirates Stadium, Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Wembley Stadium and Twickenham Stadium. We’ve learned more about sustainability, (high-end) hospitality, renovation and safety.

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Friends Arena

Fan Experience e-Workshop

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Pitch e-Workshop II

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Hospitality e-Workshop

Royal Antwerp FC
Arsenal FC
Panel of architects

Return to stadium e-Workshop

Australian Cricket
KNVB / Fieldlab events
FIA / Formula E

ESSMA Spotlight II

Blockchain e-Workshop

Royal Belgian FA
AC Milan
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