— Following the decision by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) to bring forward their congress to April, Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie released the following statement:
“The aim of the Soccerex Asian Forum is to promote the development of football and football business in Asia, through providing a platform for the whole world of football to gather in Jordan. The rescheduling of the CONCACAF Congress meant that it would be very difficult for many of the decision makers from this important region, and the industry worldwide, to attend the Asian Forum. We have long enjoyed a good working relationship with CONCACAF and were delighted to welcome a significant CONCACAF delegation, led by President Jeffrey Webb, to two of our events in 2014.
With this in mind, following discussion with our partners, we have taken the decision to move the Asian Forum back a few weeks to the 3rd & 4th May 2015. The event will still be held at the same fantastic location on the banks of the Dead Sea and will continue to be hosted in conjunction with the Asian Football Development Project”.
The rescheduling means the Soccerex Asian Forum will now take place just two days after the AFC Congress in Bahrain draws to a close. The close proximity of the Congress in both date and location – Jordan is just a short flight from Bahrain – means that a significant AFC presence is expected at the Asian Forum.
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About the Asian Football Development Project
The Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) is a Jordan-based non-profit youth commission, founded by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein in 2012, to strengthen and promote football development across Asia in an innovative and socially responsible manner. AFDP works in close collaboration with national football associations, clubs, leagues as well as football-based NGOs. With the support of its Official Partner PepsiCo, AFDP aims to cement its place as the leading football development and football for development platform in Asia with a focus on promoting the social dimension of football and the inclusion of youth and women.
Established in 1995, Soccerex is the leading provider of business events for the global football community. Bringing together key industry decision makers from the world of football, Soccerex provides a unique commercial environment where delegates can benefit from exclusive business opportunities, networking and bespoke educational content. Since the first event in 1996, Soccerex has hosted over 36 events across five continents. The Soccerex portfolio includes an annual Global Convention complimented by continental Forums and regional Seminars.
About the Asian Forum
The Soccerex Asian Forum 2015 will be taking place in Jordan, 3-4 May, at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project, a project chaired and founded by HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, that seeks to provide effective, needs based assistance to football organizations and the game’s development in Asia. The Forum features conference sessions, exhibitors and networking events, aimed at bringing the leading decision makers in the Asian football world together with businesses from across the continent and the rest of the world, for two days of unrivalled learning, networking and business opportunities. The event will focus on the development of football across Asia and will see some of the world’s leading senior football decision makers under one roof in a vibrant networking environment. By being part of this industry-leading event you are placing your business at the heart of the Asian football industry.
Office of HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
FIFA Vice President representing Asia
Chairman of the Asian Football Development Project