Soccerex Rio Update

The 2013 Soccerex Global Convention has been cancelled.
The full story on its cancellation can be found here on World Football INSIDER.


Busy Programme for Aspire4Sport


Themes and dates for the Aspire4Sport Conference have been announced.
The conference will consist of two separate conferences entitled “Coliseum” with the theme of “sport venues of the world”, and “Host Cities,” with theme of “from the bid to the event.”

Over 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the conference taking place at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.

Aspire4Sport will take place on November 16-19. Conference and registration information can be found here.
Pacific Youth and Sports Conference

Dates and location for the Pacific Youth and Sports Conference have been announced.
The conference will take place on December 2-7 in Noumea, New Caledonia.
Hosted by the Oceania Football Confederation, the conference will feature a presentation by Special Olympics Samoa aimed at giving youth athletes in Samoa a voice.
“PYASC is creating a positive impact in that the youth of today is recognised and can have their say,” said Tusitina Nu’uvali, National Director for the Special Olympics Samoa.

“From a Special Olympics Samoa perspective if someone with a disability can know their rights as a human being and be able to contribute to planning and be heard at PYASC, then I’m delighted that we’re part of this conference.”

UNICEF Pacific has also been named a supporter of the conference. The UN organization will present is work at the conference, as well as connect to young peopel in the region.
“Conferences like PYASC are a very important platform to facilitate youth engagement and it make the issues they face visible and tangible. They can exchange ideas because ordinarily they cannot address these issues isolated nation by nation,” said UNICEF Pacific spokesman Tomas Jensen to oceaniafootball.com.
For conference program and registration information click here.

Stadium Design & Development Istanbul

The second Stadium Design & Development Istanbul conference will take place March 4-5 in Istanbul, Turkey.

Speakers for the event include Andrew Amery, Managing Director London 2012 Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games, Naci Cansum, Senior Director National Basketball Association of Turkey, Slecik Avci, Vice President Turkish Green Building Council, and more.

Conference program and more speakers will be posted as more information becomes available.

Click here for registration information.

By INSIDER’s Aaron Bauer 

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