Global Convention 2017

4-6 September 2017 | Manchester
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Conference Sessions

Dates have now been announced for the 2017 edition of the Soccerex Global Convention,
which 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.

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.

Club Atlético Vélez Sarsfield
Southampton FC
Sky Sports
Scottish Premier League
Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LaLiga)
Valencia CF
Málaga CF
Huawei Technologies
Manchester United FC
Brighton & Hove Albion FC
Arsenal FC
Aston Villa FC
West Bromwich Albion FC
Konami Digital Entertainment
Charlton Athletic FC
Fluminense Football Club
PSV Eindhoven
Bayern Leverkusen
Galatasaray SK
Sevilla FC


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.

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
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 & Accomodation

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


Marketing Manchester Convention Bureau is the official accommodation provider for Soccerex Global Convention 2017, with the Radisson Blu Edwardian Manchester returning as our HQ Hotel once again this year.

All rooms are held on an on-line system, allowing you to book and secure your own accommodation using either pro-forma invoices or credit/debit card. If you require any assistance with your reservation, support is available via the Accommodation Booking Team.

Book Accomodation

Negotiated delegate rates will be available to book until the end of the day on 6th August 2017, so please book as soon as possible to guarantee a room. If you require accommodation beyond this date or you have any queries about the website, please contact Marketing Manchester.


For all accommodation enquiries please call the Accommodation Booking Team on 0161 238 4514 / 4563 or email: [email protected]

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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