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.
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:
► Broadcasting / TV Rights
► Digital Media
► Fan Engagement
► Venue Technology
► Major Event Delivery
Finance & Law
► Player Transfers
► Image Rights
► Data Analysis
► Academy Development
► Sports Technology
The Convention delivers this insight through three diverse conference facilities:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The bar chart below shows the different buyer groups at the Soccerex Global Convention as a percentage of the overall buyers at the event.
The bar chart below shows the different sector groups at the Soccerex Global Convention as a percentage of the overall suppliers at the event.
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.
DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, THERMOPATCH
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.
By attending as a delegate you can access:
► All Conference panels and workshops
► All Happy Hours
► Social Evenings on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th September
► Online Networking Tool
By Attending as an exhibitor you put your company at the heart of the event and experience all the benefits available to delegates plus:
► Opportunity to attend SoccerMatch
► Additional advertising benefits
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:
► Increased advertising benefits
► Access to the VIP lounge, our C-Suite Networking facility
► Speaking opportunity (subject to availability)
► Dedicated Senior Level Account Management
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.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR, SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT EMEA, SAP