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.

Duncan Fraser - Chief Executive at Aberdeen FC - shared an update on the Aurora Aberdeen FC project with delegates during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Read more on the KNVB Fan Awards, CAFE Week of Action, hackathon initiatives at FFF & KNVB and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

During the ESSMA Summit in Porto, ESSMA unveiled its new logo.

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.

Sander van Stiphout – Director International and Program Manager Amsterdam Innovation Arena – discussed more about the innovation challenges at Johan Cruijff ArenA during the ESSMA Summit in Porto.

Read more on the long-term development plans of AS Monaco, fan experience at Stade Toulousain, the annual BASIS Conference and more in ESSMA’s weekly industry update.

In total 38 ESSMA delegates from 17 different stadiums, clubs, federations and leagues participated in the ESSMA Lisbon Stadium Tour, supported by Populous, with visits to SL Benfica and Sporting CP.

The European Stadium and Safety Management Association (ESSMA) and The Football Business Academy have agreed to continue their partnership which covers learning, networking and work experience opportunities for The FBA Candidates.