Soccerex is delighted to welcome the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) to the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro, 24-28th November. The TFF will play a major role at the Convention by hosting a unique Turkish Pavilion as well sponsoring a social evening at the Copacabana Palace.

Led by President Yıldırım Demirören and General Secretary Prof. Dr. Emre Alkin, the TFF will be exhibiting with a tailor made 72m2 Turkish Pavilion where representatives will highlight Turkey’s staging of the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup as well as their bid to host the 2020 UEFA European Championships. In addition to the stand they will also be sponsoring the Sunday night social evening at the Copacabana Palace, where invited guests will be treated to an evening of drinks, canapés and local entertainment which is always a night to remember.

Speaking about the Turkish FA’s involvement at Soccerex, TFF President Yıldırım Demirören said:
“Turkey has the 6th biggest Football economy in European football as well as one the most developed football economies in the world. Our primary reason for attending and sponsoring the social evening at the Soccerex Global Convention was an easy one given the success of former bids that have used Soccerex as a platform to reach the world of football. We believe that our financial and administrative expertise will allow us to gain strong support for our EURO 2020 bid.”

Through the Soccerex Global Convention; I want to point out once again to all important actors of football that we will demonstrate how Turkey is the right choice to host the 2020 UEFA European Championships to 7 billion people who live in 7 continents over the world. We want to meet you all in Turkey.’’

Besides, TFF General Secretary Prof Dr. Emre Alkin mentioned:
“The modern game has transformed both on and off the pitch where it has emerged into a multi million pound industry with multiple stakeholders, attracting wide spread media coverage. That industry has grown from clubs, players and supporters into a specific market place where clubs, sponsors, facilities, fans, media and various stakeholders are constantly engaging with one another. During global transfer windows, the size of the football economy exceeds $200 billion with sponsorship deals exceeding $25 billion.”

Turkey is one of the most active football countries in the world. In Soccerex Global Convention, you can find the services which we provide for Turkish football and sports. According to us, the things that you see in our stand, is only a clue. Besides, you all closely know how we hosted many international sports organizations with success before. Our biggest desire is to take the support of all football actors in Soccerex for our EURO 2020 bid and share this success with all.’’

Commenting on the announcement Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said:
“We are delighted that the Turkish FA has decided to play an important role in this year’s Soccerex Global Convention. Previous national FA’s who have used Soccerex as a platform to promote their bids has proven successful and we wish them luck in their aim to host the 2020 UEFA European Championships. We are also looking forward to supporting their promotion of the U20’s FIFA World Cup in Turkey next year, which I am sure will be a huge success.”

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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