Soccerex are pleased to announce that FC Barcelona and Boca Juniors are confirmed to speak at the Soccerex Global Convention – Rio de Janeiro, 20-24 November 2010 – an event that is looking to be the who’s who of the football industry.

Barcelona’s Director of Football, Raul Sanllehi, will speak on the Commercial Cycle of South American Talent panel, which will bring together clubs from South America and Europe to look at the career paths of South American talent, how they have developed in recent years and the commercial impact on the different stakeholders.

Raul commented: “I am excited to be part of Soccerex in Rio. The event has a great tradition and it is an opportunity for us build on our relationships in a continent that has provided, and will certainly keep providing, many important players for FC Barcelona.”

Accompanying Raul on the panel will be Juan Cobian, International Director of Football, Club Atlético Boca Juniors, who will speak on the subject from the viewpoint of a club with a highly successful South American youth development programme, with their U-20 team recently winning the 2010 Blue Stars/FIFA Youth Cup.

Other clubs recently confirmed for the Global Convention include Liverpool FC, AS Roma, Santos FC, Portuguesa FC and AC Milan who will be joining others such as Chelsea FC, Real Madrid CF, Dynamo Bucharest, Galatasaray S.K, SC Corinthians, West Ham FC, Inter Milan and many more.

The panel is part of an agenda which features a wide range of topics including Brazil’s fan revolution, the next generation of football media, hosting the FIFA World Cup and much more. The Soccerex Global Convention (20-24 November 2010) will consist of an in-depth conference schedule, packed exhibition, a large range of networking and a two-day Football Festival, taking place in the Forte de Copacabana, Copacabana beach and Sugar Loaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro.

For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208742 7100 or visit www.soccerex.com/global.

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