Soccerex are delighted to announce that HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan will give an exclusive interview to David Davies at this year’s Soccerex Global Convention, 6 – 10 September, Manchester.

As FIFA Vice President for Asia, AFC Executive Committee Member and President of both the Jordan Football Association and the West Asian Football Federation, HRH Prince Ali is one of the most influential figures in Asian Football and becomes the sixth senior FIFA official to join the Soccerex Global Convention line up after President Joseph S. Blatter, Vice President’s Jeffery Webb and Jim Boyce and Executive Committee members Michel D’Hooghe and Moya Dodd.  

In his session at the Global Convention, he will look back on his career in football to date, the future he sees for football in Asia and the challenges he feels that need to be overcome for this future to be realised. The session will also look at social development through football, something Prince Ali is very passionate about. He will be talking about the work of the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP), a not for profit youth commission he founded to provide effective, needs based assistance to football organisations, and development through football organisations, working in Asia, in a fair and transparent manner.

Commenting on HRH Prince Ali’s involvement, Soccerex CEO said:

"It is a real privilege to welcome HRH Prince Ali to this year’s Soccerex Global Convention. I have been fortunate enough to share his company on several occasions and to work with him on hosting this year’s Soccerex Asian Forum; with his many roles in Asian and World Football he brings real influence and as a person his passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for the game are inspiring. He is a fantastic addition to the event and his session is not to be missed!"

HRH Prince Ali’s session is one of a series of headline Conference panels featuring the biggest names in world football addressing the most pressing issues in the game. Other speakers confirmed for the event include FIFA Vice President Jeffery Webb, RFU CEO, Ian Ritchie, Olympic legend Michael Johnson, Sky Sports MD, Barney Francis, Liverpool CEO, Ian Ayre and many more. To see the full Conference Programme please go to

The Soccerex Global Convention kicks off with the Football Festival on 6-7th September, with the conference starting on Monday 8th September. A packed international exhibition and a programme of networking and social events complete the schedule for what is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading football business event.

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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 19 years ago, Soccerex has hosted over 33 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, it is held in Manchester, England, 6-10 September 2014 at Manchester Central Convention Complex. The event is held in conjunction with Marketing Manchester. 

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