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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The event conference programme provides our delegates with sector-specific insight on the game's hottest topics. Taking place across all three days, the programme focuses on the below core sectors. Scroll through this section to see the event's various insight areas.
Whether it is an exclusive interview with an FA Chief, a discussion between World Cup winners or a presentation from a leading CEO, The Studio brings you the biggest names in football addressing the hottest topics in the game today.
Situated on the exhibition floor, The Academy is our centre of learning with a programme of insight presentations & best practice panel discussions grouped together to deliver blocks of expert content for each of the four core sectors.
New for 2016 is the Academy Networking Lounge, enabling speakers and delegates to connect immediately following their presentations.
Building on the success of the Corporate Social Opportunity (CSO) Zone, the concept has been rebranded for 2016 to be called the “Love Football Zone” with the focus broadened to cover all the elements of the beautiful game other than elite men’s football. Whether it is women’s, grassroots or disability football, the zone will showcase how the sport makes a positive impact in the lives of so many different people and communities all around the world.
The zone will retain the same structure as in previous years with content grouped by subject matter and a programme spread across all the three days of the Convention.
To ensure the continued development of the zone, a new working group has been established, featuring a selection of industry stakeholders with significant experience across a number of relevant sectors. More information on the working group will be published in due course.
“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.”
Innovation Director, Solive
|Brands & Sponsors||12%|
|Finance, Law & Insurance||13.1%|
|Products, Tech & Training||11.1%|
|Charity & Education||9.8%|
|Media, New Media & Broadcasting||9.7%|
|Licensing & Merchandising||2.7%|
Here is a selection of companies who have attended the Soccerex Global Convention in recent years.
“With SoccerMatch I met ten clubs in 30 minutes, it is just brilliant. It really is the best way to meet them absolutely.”
European Ambassador, Hinch.AS
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:
|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|
Soccerex’s official travel partners are Sir Stanley Matthews Travel. For all your travel requirements at any Soccerex event, please visit their website.
Soccerex are also able to offer favourable accommodation rates via our Host Partners, Marketing Manchester. To access these exclusive rates, please visit the accommodation portal.