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Pitch Management Networking

ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop

The European Stadium & Safety Management Association will assemble during the Pitch Management Workshop that will take place in Amsterdam (NL) from 17 to 18 April 2018. Delegates will enjoy panel discussions, pitch visits & workshops, presentations and a networking dinner.

PROGRAMME

Welcome & registration

30mins

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Welcome by ESSMA & Amsterdam ArenA

30mins

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Stadium pitch tour

60mins

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Lunch break

60mins

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Insights in multifunctional matchday organisation

30mins

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Key successfactors for multifunctional event management

30mins

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Open discussion

30mins

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Coffee break

30mins

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Sebastian Breuing

Tracking the weather

45mins

About Sebastian Breuing

Greenkeeper Werder Bremen

Dealing with snow

30mins

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Abdelkrim Djelloudi

Dealing with heat

30mins

About Abdelkrim Djelloudi

Groundsman Algerian FA

Closing by ESSMA

15mins

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Evening networking dinner

105mins

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Transfer Jaz Hotel to training centre ‘De Toekomst’ (TBC)

15mins

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Visit training centre ‘De Toekomst’ (TBC)

105mins

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Transfer training centre ‘De Toekomst’ to Amsterdam ArenA (TBC)

15mins

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Keeping the pitch on track

15mins

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Linking player data to the pitch

25mins

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Dave Rennie

Pitch hardness and player injuries

25mins

About Dave Rennie

Head Physiotherapist Leicester City FC

Panel discussion

15mins

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Closing networking lunch

55mins

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Preliminary programme, changes may occur.

SPEAKERS

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Amsterdam ArenA

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Dave Rennie

Leicester City Football Club

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Abdelkrim Djelloudi

Algerian FA

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Sebastian Breuing

Werder Bremen

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ESSMA

VENUE

Amsterdam ArenA

The Amsterdam ArenA is the home of the football club AFC Ajax. The stadium is also used by the Dutch National Team for international matches. On a regular basis, the events calendar includes concerts and dance festivals.

• Owner: Stadion Amsterdam N.V.
• Opened: 1996
• Construction cost: €140 million
• Capacity: 53,500
• Field size: 105 x 68 metres
• Surface: GrassMaster / PlayMaster by Tarkett Sports
• Lighting system: SGL

More information

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The ticket price consists of € 395 + a € 14.15 fee from our ticket provider. The € 85.92 VAT ONLY applies if you’re a Belgium based company

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EVENT HOTEL

The Jaz hotel Amsterdam will be the event hotel for ESSMA’s Pitch Management and SMART & Sustainability workshop. The hotel lies directly across the Amsterdam ArenA, right next to the Ziggo Dome, within walking distance of the AFAS Live. It offers stylish rooms, a spa and fitness area, several meeting areas and a bar/restaurant ‘Rhythms Bar & Kitchen’. Every day, the Jaz in the City becomes a stage for aspiring local acts in the world of music, food and arts.

Contact us via events@essma.eu to receive your promotion code for a beneficial booking rate.

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HIGHLIGHTS & KEY TAKEAWAYS 2017

Key takeaways from the ESSMA Pitch Management Workshop

Over the course of the Workshop, attendees heard from LCFC’s John Ledwidge, Simon Gibson and Callum Allsop, Arsenal FC’s Head Groundsman, Reece Watson, Manchester City Football Club’s Head Groundsman, Lee Jackson and the Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) CEO, Geoff Webb and Head of Member Services, Dan Prest. In addition STRI’s Head of Sports Surface Design, Richard Gibbs, Terraplas’ Operations Manager, Andrea Fodczuk, and Stade de France’s Head Groundsman, Tony Stones where involved in different panel discussions.

Day 1 highlights

On day 1 of the Pitch Management Workshop in Leicester City FC’s King Power Stadium and Training Centre ESSMA members enjoyed presentations on long term pitch improvement, the latest tools & technologies and managing day-to-day operations of  a groundsman team. After the presentations, the attendees had the chance to take part in a special behind the scenes tour of LCFC’s training facility.

Day 2 highlights

On day 2 of the Pitch Management Workshop ESSMA members learned more about day-to-day operations, managing & delivering events and player injury management. Further on the program were two panel debates and a  unique behind-the-scenes tour.

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