Asian Forum 2016: Day 01

Monday 5th December 2016

Asian Forum 2016

5-6 December 2016 | Doha
Host City & Government Reps
C-Level, Director
Hours of Networking
Expert Speakers
Hours of Insight

Taking place at the Grand Hyatt Doha in Qatar, 5th-6th December, the event brings together the buyers and suppliers in football across the region for two days of insight, networking and business. The event combines a conference, exhibition and programme of structured and social networking opportunities.​

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During Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup™, and on many occasions since we won hosting rights, Soccerex has provided us with a crucial platform to disseminate our key messages. Furthermore Soccerex shares the Supreme Committee’s commitment to football’s global development. Kindly join us in welcoming this opportunity for Qatar to further develop its growing reputation as a premier host of football and sport-related events.

Nasser Al Khater
Assistant Secretary General, Tournament Affairs, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

Buyer Breakdown

Industry Percentage
Government 48.8%
Clubs & Leagues 25.5%
Governing Bodies 13.1%
Brands & Sponsors 12.4%
Other 0.2%

Supplier Breakdown

Industry Percentage
Agency 29.1%
Stadia 21.5%
Other 14.2%
Media & Broadcasting 13.2%
Products, Tech & Training 6.8%
Travel 6%
Finance, Law & Insurance 5.3%
Licensing & Merchandising 3.9%

Here is a selection of companies who have attended Soccerex events in Asia.

Manchester City FC
Málaga CF
Galatasaray SK
Wasserman Media Group
Chelsea FC
Korean Football Association
UAE Football Association
Club Atlético de Madrid
Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LaLiga)
Abdul Latif Jameel (ALJ)
Qatar Football Association
Qatar Stars League
US Soccer Federation
Pinsent Masons
Al-Arabi Club
The FA
BeIN Sports
AC Milan
Chicago Fire
Chinese Football Association

It is very important to have such an event especially for networking. It’s a great networking tool. It is a very important platform to communicate and show ideas.

Li Jiuquan
Marketing Director, Chinese Football Association


Enjoy our networking parties; from a VIP Dinner held the night before our event, to an iconic networking evening and a dedicated after-hours Luna Lounge.

You come back from Soccerex events with not just contacts but with new friends.

Gaizka Mendieta
Former Spanish International

Get Involved

Whether you are a one man band or a large multi-national corporation, we offer a variety of ways for your company to grow your presence in the football industry. Please see below the different packages we offer:

Delegate Exhibitor Sponsor
All core networking opportunities in the exhibition hall
All conference panels and workshops
Social evening
Online Networking Tool
Dedicated account management
Additional advertising benefits
Dedicated area for meetings and promotion
Introduction to key stakeholders Upgrade Available
Physical and onscreen branding throughout the venue
Access to the VIP lounge, our C-Suite networking facility Upgrade Available Upgrade Available
Speaking opportunity (subject to availability)
Media value through event coverage
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Media Accreditation

Please fill out the media accreditation form to apply.
All applicants will be reviewed and contacted shortly.

Travel, Visa And Accommodation

If you require assistance with any event travel arrangements please do not hesitate to speak to our Official Travel Partner Sir Stanley Matthews Travel.

They can assist with flights, accommodation, transfers & visas and have exclusive rates at the Event HQ Hotel The Grand Hyatt, Doha.

For further information and prices please visit the Soccerex Asian Forum Travel Portal or email [email protected].


Please note that depending on your passport country of issue, visas may be required to enter Doha which can take up to 10 working days so we recommend that you also speak to Sir Stanley Matthews Travel for complimentary visa advice.

Our Partners

This year at the Asian Forum, Soccerex is proud to showcase our partners and sponsors.

Supported By

Global Partners and Institutional Partners

Event Supporters

Media Partners