African Football Executive Confex
The 4th African Football Executive Confex will take place on April 10-11 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The city of Johannesburg was announced as a sponsor for the second year in a row of the Confex.
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 FIFA 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 various solutions. Various topics including sponsorship, social media, talent identification, and more will be discussed at the conference.
Speakers for the conference have been announced and can be found here.
The two day conference will feature keynote speakers, panel discussions, and talks given by high level speakers.
For more information about the conference click here. Registration information will be available when it is announced.
Soccerex Asian Forum
FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) will both be heavily represented 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.
Leading the FIFA delegation is vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein who will be joined by Oceania confederation chief David Chung and FIFA ExCo members Sunil Gulati and Hany Abu Rida.
The AFC delegation will be spearheaded by vice-president Moya Dodd who will be joined by Executive Committee Members Susan Shalabi, Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, Khalid Hamed Al Busaidi and Winston Lee.
With additional FIFA and AFC members to be confirmed in the coming weeks, the Asian Forum is set to be the most important football business event to ever take place on the continent.
Prince Ali said: “The Asian Forum will provide the perfect platform for all stakeholders and football leaders to come together and share their diverse experiences. We look forward to hosting our guests from Asia and across the globe to discuss the way forward to realise our full potential in Asia.”
Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said: “To have the full support from FIFA and the AFC is an incredible achievement for the Asian Forum and confirms our rationale for bringing Soccerex to Jordan. Like our friends in Zurich, Kuala Lumpur and our host partners, the AFDP, we are extremely committed to the development of Asian football across the continent.”
Also confirmed to attend is Argentinean football legend and World Cup winner Osvaldo Ardiles. He will share his vast football knowledge, including his experiences of playing and coaching in Asia and winning the World Cup.
Ardiles will join England football legends, Bryan Robson and John Barnes, as part of a special panel discussion at the event.
The Marriott Hotel Jordan Valley is the official event hotel.
For more information on the Asian Forum contact Soccerex on [email protected] or call us on +44 208 987 5522
By INSIDER’s Aaron Bauer
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