Come talk to us at the 5th ESSMA Summit in Porto

From 22 to 23 January 2019 ESSMA is organising -in partnership with European Leagues and ECA (European Club Association)- its fifth ESSMA Summit at Estádio do Dragão, home of Futebol Clube do Porto (FC Porto). As an ESSMA Stadium Partner, iXpole is proud to be a sponsor of this unique event.

Learn from leading stadium industry professionals and discuss the latest hospitality and sponsorship topics and trends with European colleagues. The ESSMA Summit is the go-to event to broaden your stadium industry network. Last year, over 375 participants from 32 countries attended the event.


On the first day of the Summit, attendees will sit together for the introductory keynotes after which they will experience the Estádio do Dragão Stadium Tour. In the afternoon, 4 seminars are scheduled on Stadium Operations, Fan Experience, Pitch Management and Stadium Development-New Projects. On day two, the in-depth seminars will focus on Data-driven Stadiums, SMART & Sustainability, Safety & Security and Stadium Development-Renovation.

The ESSMA Summit is a fantastic event to broaden your network in the stadium industry and to linkup with European colleagues in a unique setting.

Of course, iXpole will be showing/presenting our latest features, talking about our projects during the Summit. We will be joined by a couple of our customers, leading Belgian football clubs who are pioneering VIP experiences for their business partners. We hope to see you there!

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ESSMA unites more than 400 European clubs/stadiums, 20 leagues/federations and 80 corporates in the stadium industry. 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.

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 reports to share best-practice guidelines and insights from its experienced membership-base.

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.


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About Luc

Luc is Business Development Manager at iXpole. Luc is on the constant lookout for ways to grow the iXpole community. This means of course a lot of evangelisation with sports clubs, fixed venue event operators and other potential users of the platform. Aside from that Luc also forges strategic partnerships of all kinds and looks after our marketing and communication.

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