Super League Greece is hosting the International Conference on the Management of warm-season playing surfaces in a Mediterranean climate region, on November 28 and 29, at the Royal Olympic Hotel (Ath. Diakou Street 28-34, Athens).
At the international conference, with the presence of renowned scientists, experts in the management of football pitches and representatives from all Super League Clubs, three main thematic sections will be presented:
1/ Innovative stadium management practices. The international experience and the adaptation to the climatic conditions of Greece.
2/ The systematic maintenance of the football pitches, so that they are kept in perfect condition. Best practices and procedures.
3/ The sustainability of football pitches and their human- and environment-friendly management. A key parameter that is now becoming an international trend is the reduction of pesticides, the use of organic products, the reduction of water consumption for irrigation and energy for their maintenance.
Day 1 – Monday 28 November 2022
Session 1 - Innovative Approaches in Turf Industry
08.45-09.45 Arrival and Registrations
09.45-10.30 Opening and Welcome Remarks
10.30-11.10 Marcela Muñoz, Turf Business Manager, Bion International
11.10-11.20 Coffee Break
11.20-12.00 Oliver Deeming, Assistant Groundsman, Tottenham Hotspur FC
12.00-12.40 Niall MacPhee, Associate Director, Sports Labs
12.40-13.20 Andre Wolbrink, Gold Sponsor Speaker SunRise Premium Turf Fields – G.I. Karnomourakis Energeiaki AE
13.20-13.30 Session Round-up
13.30-15.30 Lunch Break
Session 2 - Regular Maintenance
15.30-15.40 Welcome ⎯ Overview of session agenda
15.40-16.20 Xavi Tordera, Area Manager, SGL ⎯ FIFA Consultant
16.20-17.00 Ian Craig, Agronomist, Propitch ⎯ UEFA Consultant
17.00-17.15 Coffee Break
17.15-17.55 Ben Corby, Sports Turf Manager, Desert Group
17.55-18.10 Session Round-up
Day 2 – Tuesday 29 November 2022
Session 3 - Sustainability and Organic Management
10.00-10.10 Welcome ⎯ Overview of session agenda
10.10-10.50 Carlos Venegas, Grounds Manager, Sevilla F.C.
10.50-11.30 Matt Le Brun, Business Development Manager, Advance Grass Solutions
11.30-11.45 Coffee Break
11.45-12.25 Adam Witchell, Turf Manager, The Nurture Landscapes Group
12.25-12.40 Session Round-up