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ESSMA-BASIS Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association will assemble during the Smart & Sustainable Stadium Workshop, organized in cooperation with BASIS (British Association for Sustainable Sport). The event will take place in London (UK) from 7 to 8 June 2017, both in Emirates and Twickenham Stadium.


BASIS is a group of likeminded individuals, organisations, partners and providers from various organisations and a diversity of sports. Their vision is to nurture and promote sustainability and sustainable development in all aspects of sport through providing high quality support, resources and events.

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Day 1 - 7 June

Reception and sandwich lunch at Emirates Stadium

clock-icon 12:00 – 13:00

Welcoming & introduction to sustainability in sports

ESSMA & Arsenal FC

clock-icon 13:00 – 13:30

What makes a stadium SMART? – Panel Discussion

Michael Lloyd
Deputy Stadium Manager
Arsenal FC

Sander van Stiphout
Amsterdam ArenA

Dru Morton
Sustainability Manager
Twickenham Stadium


clock-icon 13:30 – 14:15

Case study: creating value from the waste process by Arsenal FC

Michael Lloyd
Deputy Stadium Manager
Arsenal FC

clock-icon 14:15 – 14:45

Emirates Stadium technical tour

clock-icon 14:45 – 16:00

Coffee break

clock-icon 16:00 – 16:30

Waste management workshop sessions: attendees ideas & questions

clock-icon 16:30 – 17:00

The first climate neutral club in German Bundesliga

clock-icon 17:00 – 17:30

Panel debate on Fan and Partnership/Sponsor Engagement

clock-icon 17:30 – 18:00

Wrap up and closing day 1

clock-icon 18:00 – 18:15

Group networking dinner

clock-icon 18:15 – 20:00

Transfer London Marriott Hotel Twickenham

clock-icon 20:00

Hotel check in

clock-icon 21:00

Day 2 - 8 June

Welcoming & introduction of the day at Twickenham Stadium

clock-icon 09:00 – 09:30

Twickenham Stadium technical tour

clock-icon 09:30 – 11:00

Coffee break

clock-icon 11:00 – 11:15

Stadium energy management (MM&T) at Twickenham Stadium

Dru Morton
Sustainability Manager
Twickenham Stadium

clock-icon 11:15 – 11:45

Stadium energy management Panel Discussion

Dru Morton
Sustainability Manager
Twickenham Stadium

Russel Seymour
Sustainability Manager
Lord’s Cricket Ground

clock-icon 11:45 – 12:15

Networking lunch

clock-icon 12:15 – 13:15

Amsterdam ArenA: innovation arena

Sander van Stiphout
Amsterdam ArenA

clock-icon 13:15 – 13:45

Hospitality & innovative ticketing in Smart Stadiums by Twickenham Stadium

clock-icon 13:45- 14:15

Wrap up

clock-icon 14:15 – 14:45

Event closing

clock-icon 14:45

Preliminary program, changes may occur.



Dru Morton

Twickenham Stadium


Russell Seymour

Lord's Cricket Ground


Michael Lloyd

Arsenal FC


Sander van Stiphout

Amsterdam ArenA



European Stadium and Safety Management Association


Emirates Stadium

The Emirates Stadium is the home of Arsenal FC. Located in London, with a capacity of 60,432 seats, it is the third-largest football stadium in England. Inaugurated in 2006, the total construction costs amounted to 390 million pounds.

• Club: Arsenal FC
• Opened: 2006
• Cost: £390m
• Capacity: 60,432 (all seated)
• Executive suites: 152
• Sport: football

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Twickenham Stadium

Twickenham is a rugby union stadium in South West London. Owned by the governing body of rugby union in England, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) headquarters are based in the stadium. Twickenham hosts games for the England national rugby union team, rugby union clubs including the Middlesex Sevens and is home for selected European Rugby Champions Cup matches. The stadium has also hosted high-profile concerts (eg. Rihanna, Iron Maiden, Bryan Adams, Bon Jovi, U2) and American football as part of the NFL International Series 2016. Second only to Wembley Stadium, it is the second largest stadium in the UK, and the fourth largest in Europe.

• Owner: RFU - Rugby Football Union
• Opened: 1909
• Latest redevelopment: 2006
• Capacity: 82,000
• Executive suites: 150
• Sport: rugby

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By plane

  • Heathrow Airport – 35 km – 60 min by car to Emirates Stadium
  • Luton Airport – 50 km – 50 min by car to Emirates Stadium
  • Gatwick Airport – 80 km – 1 h 30 min by car to Emirates Stadium

By train and underground

King’s Cross is the main connecting station for national rail and many underground lines. From here you can travel to the Emirates Stadium via the Piccadilly Line to Arsenal station.


The London Marriott Hotel Twickenham is located inside the Twickenham Stadium. Most of the participants will stay in this hotel. Click here for more information.


  • The event starts 7 June at 12:00 at Emirates Stadium and ends 8 June at 15:00
  • Transfers from the train station/airport to the event venue are not provided
  • On day 1 (7 June) a transfer is provided from Emirates Stadium to Twickenham Stadium



ONLINE: Select a ticket in the form above and pay by credit card online.
PHONE: Call +32 472 63 97 46 to book now
QUESTIONS: Send us an email


Please note this event is only for ESSMA member Leagues, Federations, Clubs, Stadiums & ESSMA Stadium Partners, ESSMA Strategic Partners and BASIS members

Cancellation policy
You can cancel up to 15 days out from the event and receive a full refund. As from 15 days out there are no refunds but you are allowed to transfer your ticket to a colleague free or charge. All these changements must be submitted in writing to events(at) prior to the event and after a confirmation this will be validated. A name change can always take place and will always remain costless.

Group discounts
Group discounts are available on bookings of 3+ delegates from the same organisation (paid on a single invoice). Please contact events(at) to confirm.

VAT & Administration fee
The price excludes €14.15 administration fee.
The price excludes VAT (applies to Belgian companies only).

Liability note
ESSMA reserves the right to cancel, defer or modify the event proceedings without prior notice.