AMMAN: HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, FIFA Vice President representing Asia, AFC Executive Committee Member and President of both the Jordan Football Association and the West Asian Football Federation is set to open the Soccerex Asian Forum 2015. The event is held in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) and returns to the beautiful shores of the Dead Sea, Jordan on April 14-15.

At the Forum, HRH Prince Ali will be looking back on his career in football to date, the future he sees for the game in Asia and the challenges he feels that need to be overcome for his dream of the future to be realized. The session will also look at social development through football, something Prince Ali is very passionate about. He will be talking about the work of the AFDP, a non-profit youth commission he founded to provide effective, needs based assistance to football organizations, and development through football organizations, working in Asia, in a fair and transparent manner.

In his many roles within football, HRH Prince Ali has been highly influential in improving the development of the game across the continent, in particular championing youth development and women’s football. The 28 football academies he has created in Jordan and his role in ensuring FIFA lifted the ban on the headscarf in women’s football are both testament to his commitment and he will proudly see both passions united when Jordan hosts the Women’s U17 FIFA World Cup in 2016.

HRH Prince Ali commented: “The Asian Forum will provide the perfect platform for all stakeholders and football leaders to come together and share their diverse experiences. We look forward to hosting our guests from Asia and across the globe to discuss the way forward to realize our full potential in Asia.”

Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie commented: “We are hugely honoured and privileged to be working again with His Royal Highness, Prince Ali at our 2015 Asian Forum.  He is so passionate about the game and his visionary work with the Asian Football Development Project has had significant impact on football and the opportunities it provides throughout Asia. We are proud to be working alongside him, the AFDP and the Jordan Football Association and hope that in some small way the Asian Forum will help contribute towards his efforts to develop football across the continent.”

About AFDP and the Asian Forum 

The Soccerex Asian Forum will be taking place in Jordan from 14-15 April 2015 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 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 organizations 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.

About Soccerex

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.