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We are pleased to announce that NIKKEN SEKKEI is ESSMA’s newest Corporate Partner. NIKKEN SEKKEI is the leading Japanese architecture firm with a focus on innovative design solutions and environments. 

Last week we had a chat with Michael Lloyd, Deputy Stadium Manager at Arsenal FC and speaker on the first day of the ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop that will take place at Emirates and Twickenham Stadium in London from 7 to 8 June 2017. 

Legia Warszawa, a long standing ESSMA member, communicated that majority owner Dariusz Mioduski has completed the buyout of the minority shareholders, giving him 100 percent ownership of the club. 

During the last months of 2016, we could strengthen our team: we welcomed three new advisory committee members, we’ve put a new legal structure in place and we welcomed a new employee, Sofie Jans. Moreover, we can count on the experience of Guillaume Desmet, who will support us during ESSMA events. 

ESSMA Stadium partner Philips Lighting announced VfL Wolfsburg as the first German football club to adopt its connected LED pitch lighting.

Jürgen Muth

Michal Siara

Pierre Venayre

Based on the defined criteria and after a voting period from 14 November until 1 December, we are pleased to welcome 3 new advisory committee membersJürgen Muth, CEO Allianz Arena; Michal Siara, Marketing Manager Ekstraklasa and Pierre Venayre, CEO Stade Rochelais. 

Stadiaworld and ESSMA, The European Stadium & Safety Management Association, conducted a survey amongst operators of professional sports stadiums. More than 500 operators from four continents were asked about their weighting of several topics.

The second USA Fan Experience Tour took us to the West Coast, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas, from 6 to 11 November. On this tour we visited 9 unique venues with 24 European stadium experts from 7 different countries. The main focus was to inspire European stadiums with best practices on fan and customer experience. 

The first edition of the World Football Summit in Spain took place 27th and 28th October in Madrid. As a meeting point for professionals, companies and institutions - the movers and shakers shaping the future of football in the world - this Summit proved to be successful. 

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