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This year’s Safety & Security Workshop was organised at Telia Parken and Brøndby Stadium. Over 55 members from 14 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to crowd management, stewarding, pyrotechnics and new technologies.

Mandy Lane (Director at Live Tourism) and Jonathan Waite (Supporter Liaison Officer at Tottenham Hotspur FC) presented the Visit Football stadium assessment programme during our Fan Experience Workshop.

Together with representatives from the Premier League Clubs, Live Tourism developed the Premier League VisitFootball Stadium Assessment Programme, which had the objective of assessing and improving all stadiums in the Premier League in terms of Fan Experience. VisitFootball has a small team of dedicated employees who visit the Premier League stadiums on a regular basis and give them a score (and in a later phase recommendations) based on the fan experience in their stadium.

It is with great pleasure that ESSMA can announce the addition of a new Advisory Committee member: Francesco Gianello (Head of Stadium & Facilities at Juventus). We are confident that ESSMA will benefit from his experience and we look forward working together.

ESSMA recently conducted a survey regarding the current Food & Beverage stadium market. Over 35 clubs and stadiums have contributed to the report. The main topics focus on F&B infrastructure, catering staff, payment methods, queuing, F&B range and data mining.

This year’s Development & Construction Workshop was organised at Paris La Défense Arena. Over 38 members from 7 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to the economic impact, multifunctional stadium concepts, stadium of the future and hospitality concepts.

This year’s Fan Experience Workshop was organised at Paris La Défense Arena. Over 55 members from 12 countries learned insights and shared knowledge related to fan activation, loyalty, data gathering & CRM and digitalisation.

The third issue of the 2018 Stadium Development Report provides information on the stadium projects of Hertha Berlin, Stade Brestois, Hardturm Stadium, AEK Athens and AS Roma. In addition, there are insights and updates on the training facilities projects of Leicester City FC, AFC Bournemouth and PSG. Regarding trends and technologies, you can find an expert panel on stadium sound installations and insights on ESSMA’s F&B Benchmark.

It is with great pleasure that ESSMA can announce the addition of a new Advisory Committee member: Sebastian Seibt (Business Development Manager for Stadiums at Bosch). We are confident that ESSMA will benefit from his experience and we look forward working together.

ESSMA is proud to present its first Benchmark Report, focusing on Food and Beverages. The goal of this research is to discover insights in the current Food & Beverage stadium market. The research focuses on general audience and does not include hospitality packages.

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