Soccerex Asian Forum 

The Qatar Football Association president will speak at the Soccerex Asian Forum, held in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP), on May 13 and 14 at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre in Jordan.

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmad Al Thani will offer insights about how winning the 2022 World Cup has changed soccer in his country. He will also discuss how new sponsorship has impacted the Q-League.

“It’s a great honour to welcome Sheikh Hamad to the Asian Forum, with Qatar being an example of the rapid growth of football within Asia,” Soccerex CEO Duncan Reevie said in a statement.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer our delegates the opportunity to network and do business with one of the most influential footballing administrators on the planet.”

La Liga president Javier Tebas has also been confirmed to speak at the conference.

He will join Sunil Gulati, President of the Unites States Soccer Federation and Jeff Slack Senior Vice President of Global Football Development, IMG on a panel on “league development.”

La Liga will also have a pavillion at the Forum, where it will highlight current and future league plans.

The Marriott Hotel Jordan Valley is the official event hotel. For more information on the Asian Forum contact Soccerex on [email protected] or call +44 208 987 5522

African Football Executive Confex

The 4th African Football Executive Confex will take place April 10-11 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

FNB Stadium will serve as the Confex’s primary venue. FNB Stadium was the final venue for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

SuperSport announced they will be giving a presentation at the Confex. Nomsa Chabeli-Mazibuko, Marketing Director of SuperSport, will discuss the changing nature of broadcasting rights in African Soccer.

Chabeli-Mazibuko previously worked as head of marketing for South Africa’s 2010 World Cup bid. 

SuperSport is the largest pan-African sports broadcaster, and carries the rights to the English Premier League, African Cup of Nations, CAF Champions League, and more.

African football leaders, NGOs, sponsors, and federations will gather to discuss problems in African football and recommend solutions. Among the conference topics are sponsorship, social media and talent identification.

Speakers for the conference have been announced and can be found here.

By INSIDER’s Aaron Bauer 

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