ECA is proud to be an official partner of the fourth ESSMA Summit, which will take place on 16 & 17 January 2018 at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin, home of the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) and the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). This must-attend stadium industry event, organised by ESSMA, provides club representatives with the opportunity to exchange knowledge and best practice on matters concerning stadium management, security and marketing.

Following the successful 2017 event at the home of Olympique Lyonnais with more than 350 participants, the 2018 edition will again gather stadium experts, club and league representatives to discuss various aspects of stadium management, including, but not limited to, fan entertainment, safety & security, commercial matters and pitch management. Similar to the previous editions, the conference programme foresees a mix of keynote speeches, in-depth seminars, thematic stadium tours and networking opportunities.

'ESSMA Summit 2018 at Aviva Stadium Dublin: Uniting the Stadium Industry'

The two-day event will include discussion on hot topics and trends in all areas of the stadium industry, from design to construction to technology and stadium management. Please see the full programme for the summit here.

Concerning the strategic partnership between ECA and the ESSMA Summit, ECA General Secretary Michele Centenaro stated:

     "We are very pleased to support the ESSMA Summit. With today's rapid evolution of stadium infrastructure and technology, the exchange of know-how and experiences among industry experts is extremely valuable."

For all the latest information on the event and ticket options, please visit the official ESSMA Summit website: https://essmasummit.eu/


ESSMA is built around three pillars: events, business intelligence, and strategic support. The Association offers an inspirational range of events for members to connect, learn and evolve with other like-minded professionals. Carefully designed workshops and tours along with the Association's flagship Annual Summit stimulate knowledge-sharing while adding value.

ESSMA carefully collects a wide range of data from its vast stadium network. It provides members with up-to-date, easy to understand data, analysing actual stadium development projects. ESSMA conducts valuable case studies to share best-practice guidelines and insights from its experienced membership-base. Thanks to its Stadium In Construction database, it can also offer an extensive overview of the industry, along with in-depth analysis of specific projects.

ESSMA aims to offer the right strategic support for every member. Whether it's providing professional film solutions for events or helping with a bespoke communication strategy, ESSMA is there to help.