Soccerex is delighted to announce that, Ricardo Trade, Executive Director of Operations and Competitions of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM and LOC Board of Administration member, Bebeto will be giving an official update on the 2014 FIFA World CupTM at the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro, 24-28 November.

 With only two years to go until the 2014 FIFA World CupTM, this session will look at how preparations for the tournament are progressing, giving a comprehensive update on Brazil’s position at this stage and what is left to do. 

As Executive director of operations, Mr. Trade will play a significant role in shaping the development of the 2014 World Cup™. Before taking up his role with the LOC, Mr. Trade was the Services General Manager and acted as the Director of the Main Operations Centre during the 2007 Pan-American Games in Rio de Janeiro. He was also the Director of Services for the bidding committee of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympics games. A hero of Brazil’s fourth world title triumph at USA 1994, Bebeto partnered fellow LOC Board Member Ronaldo at the 1998 FIFA World CupTM. Since retiring from football he has become a state deputy in Rio de Janeiro and a sitting member of the legislative assembly’s Special Committee Promoting the Legacy of the Sporting Events of 2014 and 2016.

Commenting on his involvement, Ricardo Trade said:
“We want to show the world how we are fulfilling our commitment to host the biggest football event on the planet.  The Soccerex Global Convention allows us to demonstrate how we are getting ready to welcome the world of football in 2013 and 2014. It is also a great opportunity to exchange knowledge and international experiences with our colleagues from around the world.”

 Commenting on the session, Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said:
“We are delighted to have the LOC on board, to have two such influential figures give an official World Cup update at Soccerex is a real honour. Attending delegates will be privilege to a true insight on what is happening from those who are involved at the top level.”

The Soccerex Global Convention is a five day business event consisting of a comprehensive seminar line-up, a number of networking opportunities, a two-day football festival and a packed exhibition which is already close to selling out.

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. 

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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 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.

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