LONDON / PR: FIFA president Sepp Blatter will be opening the Soccerex Global Convention 2014 which is being held in Manchester from September 6-10.
Blatter, the head of world football’s governing body, will deliver a formal address to Soccerex delegates, before undertaking a one-to-one interview in which he will be addressing the latest issues affecting the global game and looking back on the FIFA World Cup in Brazil.
This will be Blatter’s ninth Soccerex appearance over the past 19 years and comes at time when the governing body enters a new (footballing) chapter, as it prepares to take its flagship event to new territories around the world.
It will also come at a significant time in relation to the investigation by FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia into the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups, with the investigatory chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee recently stating that “we expect to deliver our report to the adjudicatory chamber by the first week of September 2014”.
Soccerex ceo Duncan Revie said: “FIFA and its president have always been enthusiastic supporters of Soccerex, but welcoming President Blatter to another event is always a huge honour for me. The interview is set to be one of the most important sessions in the history of Soccerex and will command a huge media presence all over the world.”
The Soccerex Global Convention kicks off with the Football Festival on 6-7th September, with the conference starting on Monday 8thSeptember. A packed international exhibition and a programme of networking and social events complete the schedule for what is widely acknowledged as the world’s leading football business event.
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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 its launch 19 years ago, Soccerex has hosted over 33 events across five continents. The Soccerex portfolio includes an annual Global Convention complimented by regionalised Forums.
About the Global Convention
The Soccerex Global Convention is the World’s largest football business event, seeing the global leaders in the business of football come together to debate, network and do business. Lasting 5 days, including a 2 day Football Festival, it is held in Manchester, England, 6-10 September 2014 at Manchester Central Convention Complex. The event is held in conjunction with Marketing Manchester.
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