Estádio do Dragão: fantastic scene for stadium professionals to unite
Over 375 engaged stadium professionals came together to share ideas, learn best practices and network during the fifth annual ESSMA Summit in Porto at Estádio do Dragão (home of FC Porto). I was lucky enough to be part of this gathering with the European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) that organised the event in partnership with ECA and European Leagues.
The ESSMA Summit featured over 30 speakers ranging from a wide variety of European clubs who brought insightful presentations on topics such as Stadium Operations, Fan Experience and Stadium Development. It proved to be successful and provided opportunities for stadium experts to share and discuss latest developments and trends in the industry, as well as strong networking opportunities.
The next edition of the ESSMA Summit will be held at Groupama Arena, Budapest (January 2020).