Global Convention 2016

26-28 SEPTEMBER 2016

Global Convention 2016

26-28 September 2016 | Manchester
Rights Holders
C-Level, Director
Hours of Networking
Hours of Insight

The Soccerex Global Convention brings together the leading buyers and suppliers in world football for three days of unrivalled insight, networking and business. Taking place in Manchester, 26 – 28 September at the Manchester Central Convention Complex, the event combines a conference, exhibition and programme of structured and informal networking opportunities.

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It was fantastic to talk about our product in our session and we met a lot of people, a lot of clubs, we've made some really good leads, had some really good meetings and the whole experience has been really, really good.

Vincent Pereira
Innovation Director, Solive

Buyer Breakdown

Industry Percentage
Clubs 56%
Governing Bodies 12.2%
Brands & Sponsors 12%
Government 11%
Leagues 6.8%
Other 2%

Supplier Breakdown

Industry Percentage
Agency 26.6%
Finance, Law & Insurance 13.1%
Other 12%
Stadia 11.2%
Products, Tech & Training 11.1%
Charity & Education 9.8%
Media, New Media & Broadcasting 9.7%
Travel 3%
Licensing & Merchandising 2.7%

Here is a selection of companies who have attended the Soccerex Global Convention in recent years.

Valencia CF
Sevilla FC
Arsenal FC
UK Trade & Investment
Wasserman Media Group
Galatasaray SK
PSV Eindhoven
Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LaLiga)
Royal Sporting Club Anderlecht
Sunderland AFC
SPORTFIVE International
German Football Association
Stoke City FC
Pinsent Masons
Wembley National Stadium
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield
Virgin Trains
BT Sport
Investec Bank
Charlton Athletic FC

With SoccerMatch I met ten clubs in 30 minutes, it is just brilliant. It really is the best way to meet them absolutely.

Carlos Tambussi
European Ambassador, Hinch.AS


Soccerex's social platforms bring the event's business focus into relaxed informal settings; from a VIP Dinner held the night before, to onsite Happy Hours, iconic Networking Evenings and a dedicated after-hours Luna Lounge.
The Social Evening on Monday 26th September (Sponsored by Laduma) will be held at The Halle Suite, Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester from 19:30 – 23:00.
The Social Evening on Tuesday 27th September will be held at The National Football Museum from 19:30 – 23:00.

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
All Happy Hours
Social evening on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September
Online Networking Tool
Dedicated account management
Additional advertising benefits
Dedicated area for meetings and promotion
Introduction to key stakeholders Upgrade Available
Opportunity to attend SoccerMatch 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 Accrediation

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

Travel And Accommodation

If you require assistance with any event travel requirements, please do not hesitate to speak to our Official Travel Partner Sir Stanley Matthews Travel. To select and book your Soccerex hotel stay today please visit the travel portal.

Our Partners

This year at the Global Convention, Soccerex is proud to showcase our partners and sponsors.

Host Partner

Event Partners

Event Supporters and Institutional Partners

Event Sponsors

Media Partners