Global Convention 2016

 

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WHAT IS THE GLOBAL CONVENTION?

The Soccerex Global Convention is the world’s biggest football business event, bringing together the buyers and suppliers in world football under the one roof for three days of insight, networking and business. Taking place in Manchester, England, on 26 – 28 September, the event combines a conference, exhibition and a programme of structured and social networking opportunities. There is no better way to engage with the international football industry and grow your business in the beautiful game.

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THE NUMBERS BEHIND THE GLOBAL CONVENTION

BASED ON FIGURES FROM SOCCEREX GLOBAL CONVENTION 2015
 
 
“Soccerex is in my opinion the premier football conference event. It’s a great opportunity to meet with lots of people from within the industry and that’s good for our business and good for us as a football club.”
IAN AYRE
CEO, LIVERPOOL FC
 

The Soccerex Global Convention is the market leading football conference uniting international experts and thought leaders for three days of best practice learnings, industry revelations and insight.

The Convention focuses on delivering insight into four core sectors which drive football business:

 

Commercial

Sponsorship
Broadcasting / TV Rights
Digital Media
Fan Engagement

Stadia

Architecture & Construction
Venue Technology
Major Event Delivery
Ticketing
 
 

Finance & Law

Governance & Regulation
Ownership
Player Transfers
Image Rights

Performance

Sports Medicine
Data Analysis
Academy Development
Sports Technology
 
 

The Convention delivers this insight through three diverse conference facilities:

 

The Studio

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.

The Academy

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.

 
 

The CSO Zone

The Corporate Social Opportunity (CSO) Zone is our platform to promote social development in, through and around football. Combining exhibition pods, presentations and a programme of activations, the CSO Zone brings together a mix of rights holders, agencies, government bodies, NGOs and social initiatives that reflect a range of topics and causes from around the globe.

The Soccerex Global Convention is your opportunity to learn from the best in the industry or take the opportunity to secure a one of the limited speaking slots available and been seen as a thought leader in your sector.

 
 

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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
 

Soccerex have always understood the importance of networking and the Global Convention is designed to provide you with a variety of at-event and online networking opportunities.

 

Exhibition

Central to the networking experience is our market leading exhibition, which brings together a diverse collection of industry rights holders and suppliers, taking stands of different sizes to create a thriving international marketplace where the latest products and services are showcased.

This market place is supported by a large Networking Café and other facilities such as the Half Time Networking Lounge which help to create the perfect business environment for the buyers and suppliers in world football to connect.

Soccermatch

Exclusively for our exhibitors and partners, SoccerMatch is a series of structured, pre-arranged networking session which guarantee face-to-face meetings with the game’s leading clubs, leagues and federations.

Often described as football’s version of “Speed Dating”, SoccerMatch brings together the industry’s elite for a series of quickfire meetings and personal discussions. Sessions are tailored in order to be sector and/or market specific.

 
 
BUYER BREAKDOWN

The bar chart below shows the different buyer groups at the Soccerex Global Convention as a percentage of the overall buyers at the event.

56% CLUBS
19% LEAGUES, FEDERATIONS & CONFEDERATIONS
11% GOVERNMENT
12% BRANDS & SPONSORS
2% OTHER
 
SUPPLIER BREAKDOWN

The bar chart below shows the different sector groups at the Soccerex Global Convention as a percentage of the overall suppliers at the event.

26.6% AGENCY
13.1% FINANCE, LAW & INSURANCE
11.2% STADIA
11.1% SPORTS PRODUCTS, TECHNOLOGY & TRAINING
9.8% CHARITY & EDUCATION
9.7% MEDIA, NEW MEDIA & BROADCASTING
12.8% OTHER
3% TRAVEL
2.7% LICENSING & MERCHANDISING
 
BASED ON FIGURES FROM SOCCEREX GLOBAL CONVENTION 2015
 
 
 
“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
 
 

From our Happy Hours, hosted on the Networking Cafe each day, drawing in delegates to enjoy a drink and reflect on the day’s business to our legendary Social Evenings which provide entertainment and networking opportunities in iconic regional settings, such as Manchester’s National Football Museum, the Soccerex Global Convention delivers a social programme to complement the business experience.

At the end of day all delegates are invited to retire to the dedicated Soccerex Luna Lounge in the HQ Hotel to carry on networking until the early hours.

 
 
“The Convention has been fantastic with a brilliant social aspect to it that mixes football and business perfectly”
MARK SPINK
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, THERMOPATCH
 
HOW TO GET INVOLVED

Whether you are one man band or a large multi-national corporation, the Soccerex Global Convention offers a variety of ways for your company to grow your business in football.

 

Delegate

By attending as a delegate you can access:

All core networking opportunities in the Exhibition Hall
All Conference panels and workshops
All Happy Hours
Social Evenings on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September
Online Networking Tool

Exhibitor

By Attending as an exhibitor you put your company at the heart of the event and experience all the benefits available to delegates plus:

Dedicated area for meetings and promotion
Opportunity to attend SoccerMatch
Additional advertising benefits
 
 

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Sponsor

As a sponsor you position your brand as an integral player in the global football market. Sponsorship packages for the Soccerex Global Convention allow you to take advantage of all the benefits available to delegates and exhibitors plus:

Physical and onscreen branding throughout the venue
Increased advertising benefits
Access to the VIP lounge, our C-Suite Networking facility
Speaking opportunity (subject to availability)
Dedicated Senior Level Account Management

Press

The Soccerex Global Convention sets the agenda for world football. The event offers a wide variety of interview opportunities with some of the games leading figures and media are supported by an onsite media team and a large dedicated media centre.

A limited number of press passes are available for editorial members of the media intending to file stories from the Soccerex Global Convention.

 
 

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“Soccerex is the must attend event to connect with the stakeholders in football, to get in contact with clubs. This is a great platform to connect and to exchange and build up new relationships”
ACHIM ITTNER
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT EMEA, SAP
 

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