Durban will host key Stakeholders at Soccerex African Forum 2014.
Now in its third year, the Soccerex African Forum, 4-5 November 2014, has evolved into the continent’s largest and leading football business conference which has become the meeting place for the industry to come together to learn, network and do business.
Held in partnership with the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Government and eThekwini Municipality, at the magnificent Moses Mabhida Stadium, it is attended by the game’s leading administrators, national sports ministers, key business figures and football legends, all with the same objective of growing the business side of football on the continent.
In 2014, the Forum will build on the success of the two previous editions and will attract over 1,000 of the industry’s key stakeholders to Durban. Institutionally supported by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), it will provide a platform for the key issues to be addressed including club licensing, league development, major event delivery, commercial best practice as well as a large emphasis on the relationship between sport and governance, which last year saw 7 national sports ministers in attendance.
On the opening afternoon of the Forum, the Pepsi Football Academy will be hosting an exclusive session focusing on the work done by the facility in providing the most talented and skilled youngsters with the opportunity to progress their career within football. The academy, based in Nigeria, provides a platform for young players to train and play in a disciplined environment whilst ensuring each student acquires skills that exceed football ability alone.
There will also be a presentation titled ‘Developing the Next Generation of Football Talent’ featuring former Sierra Leone coach, Johnny McKinstry, CEO of SAFA Development Agency Dr. Robin Peterson and ASEC Mimosas General Manager Benoit You.
Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said: “It is very exciting to have some of the most influential figures in African player development presenting at our African Forum. The work that has been done by Johnny, Robin and Benoit as well as the Pepsi Academy has been instrumental in enhancing the growth of youngsters across the continent and I have no doubt the presentations will provide some excellent insight into the world of talent development.”
The Soccerex African Forum will bring together 1,000 senior football decision makers together with businesses from across the continent and the world for two days of unrivalled learning, networking and business opportunities to unite the business of football in Africa. You can find more information by visiting our website at http://www.soccerex.com/africa.