Global Convention 2017

4-6 September 2017 | Manchester
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Conference Sessions

The 2017 edition of the Soccerex Global Convention, will take place on the 04 - 06 September 2017 at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

For the final time in Manchester, the event will bring together the leading buyers and suppliers
from around the world for three days of unrivalled insight, networking and business, all at the heart of one of the biggest football cities in the world.

Combining a conference, exhibition and programme of structured and informal networking opportunities, the Soccerex Global Convention looks set to deliver for attendees once again.

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The Soccerex Global Convention is definitely the number one event that pulls all the industry of football together, and for my first visit to Manchester and my first speech in England, it's been a really fantastic journey.

Fatma Samba Diouf Samoura
Secretary General, FIFA

Buyer Breakdown

Industry Percentage
Clubs 58%
Leagues, Feds & Gov. Bodies 21%
Brands & Sponsors 12%
Government 8%
Other 1%

Supplier Breakdown

Industry Percentage
Agency 26.7%
Finance, Law & Insurance 7.9%
Other 14.8%
Stadia 14.2%
Products, Tech & Training 15.7%
Charity & Education 8.6%
Media, New Media & Broadcasting 12.1%

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

AS Roma
William Hill
Scottish Premier League
PSV Eindhoven
Chelsea FC
Arsenal FC
Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield
Sevilla FC
Fluminense Football Club
Blackburn Rovers FC
Charlton Athletic FC
Wolverhampton Wanderers FC
Bury FC
European Professional Football Leagues
Aon Sport
Villarreal CF
Valencia CF
Konami Digital Entertainment
Leicester City FC
Sky Sports
The Football League
Sunderland AFC


The past 20 years have taught us that our unique social events are often the most valuable moments for connecting with fellow industry stakeholders. In addition to hosting social evenings at some of Manchester’s most iconic venues, our networking brunches, happy hours and late-night Luna Lounge offer more relaxed and informal settings to do business.

The National Football Museum
04 September, 19:30 – 23:00

The first Soccerex social evening provides the perfect opportunity for all delegates to celebrate the beautiful game at the iconic National Football Museum and continue networking in a more relaxed environment. International football will be shown and there will be a plentiful supply of complimentary refreshments!

Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester, The Halle Suite
05 September, 19:30 – 23:00

The second Soccerex social evening provides the further opportunity for all delegates to relax and unwind in an informal setting after the second day. International football will be shown, and also complimentary refreshments!

Social Evening Photo Gallery

The Convention has been fantastic with a brilliant social aspect to it that mixes football and business perfectly.

Mark Spink
Development Director, Thermopatch

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.

Delegate Exhibitor Sponsor
All core networking opportunities in the exhibition hall
All conference panels and workshops
All Happy Hours
Social evenings
Online Networking Tool within the Event App
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.

Venue, Travel & Accommodation

The Soccerex Global Convention 2017 will take place at the Manchester Central Convention Complex.

Marketing Manchester are the Official Accommodation Provider for Soccerex Global Convention 2017. All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation at the Official HQ Hotel Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester and other Manchester hotel with special advanced rates until 14th August 2017.

Book Accommodation

Sir Stanley Matthews Travel are the Official Travel Partner for the Soccerex Global Convention 2017 and can organise full travel packages including hotel, flights, trains and transfers. Please contact them to discuss all your travel requirements: | [email protected] | +44 (0) 203 657 4748. 

About Manchester

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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

Event Suppliers