With the FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2009 less than three months away, a delegation from European Champions FC Barcelona toured tournament facilities in Abu Dhabi on Thursday, in preparation for the team’s first-ever visit to the UAE in December. The FC Barcelona delegation, which included board member Albert Perrin, head of international operations Stephen 

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The leading event organiser for the worldwide football community is delighted to announce two new additions to its sales team to assist the continued growth of its global event portfolio. Nick Brown joins Soccerex as Sales Director after previously leading sales divisions at Sky, Disney, Universal and Eurosport. Stewart Castledine, former premier league footballer, business 

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Germany’s top division has joined the growing list of event sponsors for global football’s leading business convention taking place in Johannesburg later this year. The Bundesliga and its commercial arm, DFL Sports Enterprises, will also feature within the Soccerex 09 conference programme. The sponsorship package includes a networking reception for Soccerex’s international delegates on the 

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and São Paulo have confirmed their participation in a world-exclusive session bringing together the key Host Cities at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in which they will outline their principal investment needs. According to Globo’s G1 website, the 12 host cities have a projected $41.7billion spending fund. Marcia Lins (Secretary of 

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In an exclusive series of separate presentations focusing on player development Glenn Hoddle (Founder, Glenn Hoddle Academy) and Tom Vernon (Scout for Africa, Manchester United) will address delegates at this year’s Soccerex convention. Since the academy launched in 2008, Glenn has received critical acclaim for the achievements he has made. Based in Spain, the training 

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(WFI) FIFA, 2010 FIFA World Cup LOC, Bundesliga, Bayern Munich and Manchester City set to address the global football industry at Soccerex 2009. Soccerex has officially launched the conference programme for this year’s convention in South Africa. The FIFA President, Joseph S. Blatter has been invited especially to open this year’s conference which will feature 

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