The Global Conference at Soccerex will be the biggest line up of senior influencers in the world of football and is headlined by FIFA Marketing and TV:

FIFA Broadcast, New Media and Licensing centre stage at Soccerex

FIFA Marketing & TV will be hosting two sessions at Soccerex 2005 with a senior level delegation in attendance.

One session will include an overview of FIFA’s commercial activity, and in particular the commercial opportunities and process regarding future rights in new media and television, in particular, the tender process for the World Cup television rights in Asia later this year.

The second session will focus on licensing. This will include an overview of FIFA licensing activities including the 2006 FIFA World Cup, a case study on FIFA Quality Concept for Artificial Turf and an introduction to FIFA’s plans for 2007 and beyond. In attendance will be:

Jerome Valcke, Director FIFA TV and Marketing
Joelle Macoin, Head of Licensing
Charles-Henry Contamine, Head of New Media FIFA Communications
Niclas Ericson, Head of Broadcast & Media Rights

More names announced!!!!

AFC, UEFA, Chelsea, FC Barcelona, South Africa FA, Juventus, Vodafone, Coca Cola, Middle East Royal Families as well as global football icons Gerard Houllier, Cantona, Sir Bobby Robson, Leonardo, Pierluigi Collina and more all taking part

The line up of brands and speakers at the Conference is the most impressive list ever put together to talk about the burning issues in football. A selection of panels and speakers include:

Global Club Panel debate

Peter Kenyon – CEO, Chelsea FC
Esteve Calzada – Commercial & Marketing Director, FC Barcelona
Kaizer Motaung – President, Kaizer Chiefs
Ahmet Unuvar – Director, Galatasaray

Global Football Panel

Gerard Houllier – Current Manager of Lyon and treble winning Manager of Liverpool
Leonardo – AC Milan, formally PSG and legendary Brazilian Star
Sir Bobby Robson – Former manager of England and a host of European giants
Pierluigi Collina, recently retired World Cup Referee
Bryan Robson, current Manager of WBA and former captain of England and Man Utd

South Africa – The Commercial Opportunities of the Rainbow Nation

Trevor Phillips – CEO of the Premier League -South Africa
Moeketsi Mosola – CEO South African Tourism
Danny Jordaan – CEO SA 2010 Local organising Committee
Dr.Irvin Khoza – Chairman 2010 Local organising Committee and SA PSL

Global Sponsorship Discussion

Peter Harris, Global Sponsorship Director – Vodafone
Romy Gai, Managing Director – Juventus
Ricardo Fort, Head of Football Global Brands – Coca-Cola
Philippe Margraff, Chief Operations Officer – UEFA
Jerôme de Chaunac, Marketing & Strategy Director – Havas Sport

Football Governance – Transparency, Ethics, Accountability and Fair Play

David Dein, Vice Chairman, Arsenal FC
Lord Brian Mawhinney, Chairman of the Football League
Dennis Roach, FIFA Licensed Agent
Umberto Gandini, G14 and Sporting Director of AC Milan
Markus Siegler, FIFA Director of Communications (tbc)
Pietro Bascio, Vice President – Coutts Bank von Ernst and Football Advisor

Professional Administration in GCC Football – The Way Forward

Chaired by Adnan Hamed – ART TV
H.H Prince Nawaf bin Faycel Al Saoud – Vice President of Authority of Youth Welfare in Saudi Arabia
H.H Prince Faycel Bin Hussain – President of Jordan Football Association
H.H Sheikh Abdulla Bin Zayed Al Nahyan – President of UAE Football Development Council
H.H. Sheikh Essa Bin Rashid – President of Bahrain Olympic Committee


Book your hotel before it is too late ….  Attractive air fares available!

With hotels in Dubai already very busy for November, The Soccerex team would like to urgently inform delegates and prospective clients attending this year to make their arrangements as soon as possible.

To that end, Soccerex would like to notify clients of a partnership deal with Xperience 1001, the leading agent in the Middle East, to ensure delegates get the best deals on flights, accommodation, visa and other arrangements.

Xperience 1001 is please to announce that they have been able to negotiate attractive air fares of £290 on selective airlines. Please visit Xperience 1001 by visiting our website or by contacting Imran Shah:

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