African Football Executive Confex

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

Liverpool FC and Umbro announced they will have presences at the Confex this year. Liverpool’s Chief Media officer Matthew Baxter will attend the conference, and Umbro will deliver a presentation on “African Football Commercialization and Merchandizing.”

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.


World Cup Security Summit

The 2nd World Cup security seminar will take place on 24 and 25 February in Sao Paolo.

The seminar will be housed in the headquarters of the Federacao das Industrias do Estado de Sao Paulo(Federation of Industries of Sao Paulo State) (FIESP).
Local Organising Committee (LOC) Chairman Jose Maria Marin and FIESP Chairman Paulo Skaf, together with representatives from the Ministries of Justice, Defence and Sport and the Office of Institutional Security of the President of Brazil have confirmed attendance.

The seminar will focus on security plans for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil, while different sectors will present “operational plans” for the World Cup.
“The event will inform those involved in security at the FIFA World Cup how the Local Organising Committee and the other institutions are planning their operations,” LOC Director of Security Hilario Medeiros said in a statement.

“It will be a great opportunity for these operational areas to get to know each other and integrate their strategies.”

By INSIDER’s Aaron Bauer 

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