SOCCEREX AMERICAS | 15-16 MARCH | MIAMI

Soccerex Americas took place in Miami, in partnership with Concacaf, US Soccer Federation, Major League Soccer, LaLiga and more. The event connected 1600+ senior executives from the soccer communities in North, Central & South America, and the rest of the world, creating a unique business environment through an expanded programme of industry insight, workshops and networking opportunities.

Soccerex Americas

15-16 March 2022 | Miami Beach Convention Center
1600+
Delegates
75
Exhibitors
750+
Rightsholders
24+
Hours of Insight
65+
Countries
68%+
C-Level or Director
100+
Expert Speakers

2022 Highlighted Speakers

Soccerex Americas saw market leaders deliver exclusive insight into best practice across key business areas such as sponsorship, digital marketing, stadia development and team performance. It also featured leading administrators and soccer luminaries addressing the latest issues affecting the game. Speakers included:

Don Garber
Major League Soccer
Commissioner
Victor Montagliani
Concacaf
President
Danita Johnson
DC United
President
Jake Edwards
United Soccer League
President
JoAnn Neale
MLS
President and Chief Administrative Officer
Philippe Moggio
Concacaf
General Secretary
Sola Winley
MLS
EVP, Commissioner’s Office & Chief DEI Officer
Ishwara	Glassman Chrein
Chicago Fire
President
Josh R. Norman
Founding Partner of Football for Peace USA
All-Pro NFL Cornerback
Omar Berrada
City Football Group
Chief Football Operations Officer
Andy Kohlberg
Phoenix Suns & RCD Mallorca
Vice President & President
Richard Motzkin
Global Soccer Wasserman
Executive Vice President & Managing Executive
Rich Orosco
Los Angeles FC
Chief Brand Officer
Amanda Vandervort
USL Super League
President
Ben Grossman
Minnesota United & Angel City FC
Co-owner
Fernando Hierro
Real Madrid & Spain
Footballing Legend
Fernando Morientes
Real Madrid & Spain
Footballing Legend
Alexi Lalas
FOX Sports
Soccer Analyst, Former USMNT Legend
Kristin Bernert
Columbus Crew
President Business Operations
Tim Bunnell
ESPN
Senior Vice President
Jeff Berding
FC Cincinnati
Co-CEO
Ian Ayre
Nashville SC
CEO
Alberto Sosa
TUDN
Director General de Televisa Deportes, 
Heidi Pellerano
Concacaf
Chief Commercial Officer
Mike Ridley
Inter Miami CF
SVP Brand and Marketing
Stuart Holden
Former International, USMNT
Soccer Analyst, Fox Sports
Joe DaGrosa
Soccerex
Chairman
Andre Zanotta
FC Dallas
Technical Director
Boris Gartner
LaLiga North America
CEO
Gijs de Jong
KNVB
Secretary-General
John Kristick
Playfly Premier Partnerships/ 2026 United Bid Committee
President/Former Executive Director
Alan Rothenberg
Playfly Premier Partnerships/1994 FIFA World Cup USA
Chairman/Former Chairman
Andy Loughnane
Austin FC
President
Paul Conway
Pacific Media Group
Owner
Jose Sotolongo
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau
Director, Sports & Entertainment Tourism
Ian Graham
Liverpool FC
Director of Research
Justin Papadakis
United Soccer League
Chief Real Estate Officer
Elliot Fall
Real Salt Lake
General Manager
Brett Johnson
Phoenix Rising and Benevolent Capital
Owner/Director
Cindy Chipman
USL Spokane
President
Mike Jacobs
Nashville SC
General Manager
Russell Jones
Wolves
General Manager - Marketing and Commercial Growth
Jurgen Mainka
Pulse Sport & Entertainment and Everton FC
CEO & International Consultant
Arianna Criscone
N3XT Sport
Director of Women's Football
Jorge Urrutia
Dapper Labs
VP Football Partnerships
Nedum Onouha
Real Salt Lake & Manchester City
Former player
Oliver Miller-Farrell
Nashville SC
Head of Scouting and Analytics
Maximilan Schindler
Sportfive
Director USA/Borussia Dortmund
Adam Schneider
Sportfive
Senior Director of Media
Trevor Watkins
Pinsent Masons
Global Head of Sport
Daniel Cravo
Cravo, Pastl & Balbuena
Senior Partner
Carles Martin
FC Barcelona
Academy Global Director
Erkut Sogut
Family and Football
Founding Partner
Edleen John
The FA
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Director 
James Lamon
FootballCo
SVP Content and Creative
Patrick Lowe
LaLiga North America
Head of Partnerships
Armin Kraaz
Eintracht Frankfurt
Head of International Projects
Tiago Pinto
BOL
CEO
Chris Canetti
Houston 2026 World Cup Bid Committee
President
Howard Webb
Professional Referee Organisation
General Manager
Oscar Sanchez
Concacaf
Executive Producer & Director of Broadcast Operations and Media Distribution
Sabrina Carrozza
Sabrina LCP Communications
Founder & CEO
John Weinerth
NBC Sports Next
Vice President, Sport & Enterprise
Andy Oelker
NBC Sports Next
Director of Enterprise Sales
Jason Siegel
Greater Orlando Sports Commission
President & CEO
Nicole Bekkers
KNVB
Head of International strategy & partnerships
Sireesh Pangaluri
Digitalself
Chief Technology Officer
Mark Graham
Digitalself
Chief Creative Officer
Esmeralda Negron
ATA Football
Co-Founder & GM
Mark Cartwright
United Soccer League
Sporting Director
Lauren Nathan LaRusso
Office of the Governor - State of New Jersey
Senior Counsel, Governor's Authorities Unit
Miguel Loor
LigaPro
Chairman
Jason Wormser
NoMal Communications
Principal
Dawn Scott
Inter Miami CF
Performance Director
Aftab Pureval
City of Cincinnati
Mayor
Ed Foster-Simeon
US Soccer Foundation
President & CEO
John Millington
EPIC Risk Management
Director Sports Partnerships
Kiersten Klekner-Alt
Youngstown State University
Assistant Athletic Director
Fernando Ramirez
Hydraloop
Managing Director - US
Evan Whitfield
Chicago Fire
VP of Equity, Alumni Relations, and Engagement
John Reynal
The Women's Cup
CEO
Nick Evans
San Antonio FC
Pro Academy Director
Kash Siddiqi
Co-Founder of Football for Peace & Football Diplomat
Former Professional Footballer
Julie Calvert
Cincinnati USA Convention & Visitors Bureau/2026 CINCY LOC
President & CEO
Will McDonough
Team Whistle
VP, BD Sports & Entertainment Partnerships
Micheal Flynn
Datapowa
CEO
Katia Zavershinskaya
Arsenal FC
IT Business Solutions Manager and Data Protection Officer
Nick Gates
Coaches across Continents
Founder
Hans Meeske
Holland Innovative
Managing Director
Kay Murray
ESPN
Soccer Studio Host / Global SportsCenter Anchor
Paul Anderson
U.S Soccer Federation
Senior Solution Architect - Sport Development
Fernanda Sainz
Caliente
Marketing Director
Brad Feldman
New England Revolution
Executive Producer and Commentator
Mark McCullers
McCullers Sport Group
President
Grant Wahl
GrantWahl.com
Journalist
Amy Spiller
Duke Energy Ohio & Kentucky/2026 CINCY LOC
President
Tom Smith
Datapowa
Product Lead
Mitch Heath
Teamworks
President, Global Markets
John Huber
Follow The Ball LLC & The Freshman Foundation
Owner and Mental Performance Coach
Brian Lewis
TTOC & CANOC
President
Caryl Banks
NFLPA PAF
Manager Professional Athletes Foundation
Keith Jones
SoulTouchin' Experiences
President
Luticha	Andre Doucette
Catalyst Consulting
Award Winning, Disability Justice Expert & Owner
Karin Korb
SIGA Council & GRID Committee SIGA
2-time Paralympic | 10-time member of USA World Team
Matt McCann
Access Earth
CEO & Co-Founder
Erika LeFlore
Florida Memorial University
Associate Athletic Director, Internal Operations & Senior Woman Administrator
Daniela	Bas
United Nations
Director, Division for Inclusive Social Development
Kay	Rawlins
Orlando City Foundation
Founder & Senior Vice-President, Community Relations
Ju'Riese	Colon
Safesport USA
Deputy Chair, SIGA Grid Commitee | CEO,
Jamil Northcut
Major League Soccer and Soccer United Marketing
Senior Vice President, Player & Competition Relations
Renae Myles Payne
Miami Hurricanes
Senior Associate AD / Administration & Chief Diversity Officer
Ulysses Smith
Member, Advisory Board, SIGA AMERICA SIGA AMERICA
Senior Adviser, ESG, Debevoise & Plimpton
Taylor Green
SIGA
Chair, SIGA Youth Council | SIGA Council Member | Member, SIGA GRID committee
Franco Frattini
SIGA
Chairman
Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros
SIGA
Global CEO
Katie Simmonds
SIGA
Global COO

Soccerex is great not just for our league but for the whole soccer community

Don Garber
Commissioner, MLS

Exhibition

The exhibition floor at Soccerex Americas was a central hub for networking experiences, bringing together the industry's buyers and suppliers to form an international marketplace showcasing the latest products and services.

Social

At Soccerex, we recognize the importance of more relaxed networking environments and as we're all finally able to meet in person again, Soccerex Americas seeks to provide these opportunities to its attendees.

This is why our event included Happy Hours at the conference venue in the afternoon as well as an unforgettable social evening that to allow delegates to unwind and build on the new friendships and business relationships that had been forged during the day.

Soccerex is legendary. It is a collection of incredible minds and people from the industry

Alexi Lalas
Former USMNT & Soccer Analyst, FOX Sports

Travel and Accommodation

VENUE

The event was held in Miami Beach, at the newly renovated and world-renowned Miami Beach Convention Centre.

TRAVEL

Corporate Travel Management are the Official Travel Supporter of Soccerex. For Soccerex Americas they were able to organise full travel itinerary including flights, accommodation, transfers and support with any visas. Please see our booking portal.

Soccerex advised obtaining a visa as early as possible. Attendees requiring a visa may need a supporting invitation letter which Soccerex can assist with via our event partners. To allow us to request this letter, please send your full name (as it appears on your passport), your company name and your job title to registrationteam@soccerex.com, allowing for up to 5 working days.

CTM is a Global Travel Management company with offices all over the globe. Our Sports Travel Management division leverages the transient travel, team travel, VIP, and event management expertise of the global CTM group to provide winning travel solutions to the sports industry. As such, we are the travel management provider of choice for some of the largest and most successful sports organisations and associations around the world. Our global teams understand the pressures, unique requirements and nuances of the industry.

EVENT PARTNERS

Soccerex would like to extend a huge thank you to all of the partners & sponsors that helped make Soccerex Americas 2022 possible.

Platinum Partners

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