Bernard Gerritsma - Safety & Security Manager at Feyenoord Rotterdam - gave insights on Security Management Group, Feyenoord’s own security company, and the stewarding procedures at De Kuip during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

The main topic of the Pitch Management Seminar during the ESSMA Summit focused on disease management with presentations from Kate Entwistle - Researcher at the Turf Disease Centre - and Carlos Venegas - Groundsman at Sevilla FC.

Paulo Mariz Rozeira - Director of Legal Affairs at Liga Portugal - focused his presentation on the Final Four and how it boosted the Allianz Cup during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Alexandre Baronciani, an alumnus of the FBA Professional Master in Football Business, about how he experienced the ESSMA Summit 2019. The FBA, an ESMMA Partner, offers its students a Professional Master in Football Business with the objective to deliver them all the necessary tools and an optimal learning environment in order to succeed in the passionate and dynamic football industry.

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.