Soccerex is delighted to announce that the President of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), Jeffrey Webb, has confirmed that he will be attending the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro, 24-28 November 2012.

President Webb will be attending the event with the aim of exploring new opportunities for development in the CONCACAF region, through a series of meetings with other stakeholders in the industry. Mr Webb will be attending the event alongside confirmed representatives from other federations and leagues including FIFA, CBF, Paulista Football Federation, EPL; companies such as VISA, Nokia, Honda and IMG and football clubs such as Manchester United, FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, Borussia Dortmund and Club de Regatas do Flamengo. With an estimated £250million worth of business expected to have been done through the 2011 edition of the event alone, the Global Convention is a business hotbed and an ideal opportunity for CONCACAF to offer its new vision to its colleagues and counterparts.

Mr Webb became President of CONCACAF in May 2012 and has been president of the Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) since 1991. He has an extensive knowledge of the game through his senior positions as chairman of the FIFA Internal Audit Committee, member of the FIFA Transparency and Compliance Committee as well as Caribbean observer on the FIFA Executive Committee. Although he has only been in office since May, Mr Webb has already put forward influential changes to the CONCACAF set up by introducing a Gold Cup competition for women’s football and the prospect of relocating the men’s CONCACAF Gold Cup outside the United States from 2015 onwards, among other various structural changes within the confederation.

Commentating on the CONCACAF attendance, Mr Webb said:
“This gathering event is a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and meet new colleagues in order to exchange visions and ideas that promote the development of the game across the globe.”

Held in a purpose-built venue within the Forte de Copacabana, with panoramic views of both the famous Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, the exhibition is a hub for business activity; as one of the main components of the convention it provides a platform for leading suppliers from around the world to showcase the latest industry products and services to delegates.

For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208742 7100 or visit www.soccerex.com/global.

About Soccerex
Established in 1995, Soccerex is the leading provider of business events for the global football community. Bringing together key industry decision makers from the world of football, Soccerex provides a unique commercial environment where delegates can benefit from exclusive business opportunities, networking and bespoke educational content.

Since its launch 17 years ago, Soccerex has hosted over 27 events across five continents. The Soccerex portfolio includes an annual Global Convention complimented by regionalised Forums.

About the Global Convention
The Soccerex Global Convention is the World’s largest football business event, seeing the global leaders in the business of football come together to debate, network and do business. Lasting 5 days, including a 2 day Football Festival on Copacabana Beach, it is held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 24-28 November 2012. The event is held in conjunction with the Government of Rio de Janeiro.

For full information about Soccerex and future Soccerex events please visit http://www.soccerex.com // call +44 (0)20 8742 7100 // email enquiry@soccerex.com