The Maracana will host Soccerex’s 2013 Global Convention (Getty)

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All host cities for the Russia 2018 World Cup have been invited to the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro.

Representatives from each city will present during a “Russian Workshop” highlighting Russia’s progress and projects. Representatives from the proposed United Football League between Russia and Ukraine will also present.

The Hoy Park Sports Development Centre announced it will be presenting at the Soccerex Global Convention.

The Park was announced at Soccerex’s African Forum, and will be used to develop young footballers in the Durban region of South Africa.

The Global convention will be held from November 30-December 5 at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.

For more information about the conference, click here or call +44 (0)20 8987 5522

CONCACAF 2013 Sports Summit

FIFA President Sepp Blatter will Speak at the CONCACAF Sports Summit. (Getty)

The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football will host its first annual Sports Summit in the Cayman Islands on Oct. 22.

The theme of the summit is “Transformation through Partnership” and will include panels on “The profound impact on Football in societies,” “The economic legacies of football,” “Creating successful cross-sector and public/private partnerships,” and “Player and Coach perspectives.”

Former South African political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale will speak at the conference. Sexwale worked on bringing the 2010 FIFA World Cup to South Africa and will share insights on South Africa’s transformation during his lifetime.

Speakers include presidents of all 41 CONCACAF member associations, FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, head of Qatar 2022 organising committee Hassan Al Thawadi, and more.

For more information on the Sports Summit 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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