Sixth edition of the prestigious magazine World Football Summit (WFS) Europe will be held in Seville for the first time, starting this Wednesday and for two days, making Seville the capital. epicenter of the world sports industry for two days . At the Palacio de Congresos, the headquarters of Fibes, more than 2,500 professionals will meet alongside 1,000 virtual participants in a mixed event that will be crucial to understanding the future of football.

It is an event for the football industry with clubs, companies and international organisations, in this latest edition in Madrid, with speakers bringing together outstanding football players and managers from FIFA, UEFA and various European leagues and clubs. like Barcelona, ​​Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla or Betis . In short, it appeals to the football world in business and economic terms, which concerns all companies, clubs, federations, sponsors…

For two full days this Wednesday and Thursday, September 28 and 29, attendees will enjoy the opportunity to communicate and interact with all attendees and guests, thanks to the official World Football Summit app and accelerating business opportunities that would normally take years. to actualize. During the 48 hours of the event, 150+ first-level speakers distributed over 40+ panels They will share their knowledge and experience on stage, presenting a 360º vision of the present and future of football, including the latest trends on the web3, the consolidation of women’s football, sustainability or how to connect with the fans of the future.

FIFA, UEFA, La Liga…

Some of the names attending the event are: US Football President Cindy Parlow Cone; Professor Mohammed Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner; Óscar Mayo, Executive Director of LaLiga; Claire Bloomfield, Director of European Clubs’ Women’s Football; Peter Hutton, Director of Media Sponsorships (North America) at Meta Alejandro Irarragorri, Chairman of Orlegi Sports; or Dan Porter, CEO of Overtime. Similarly, executives and managers of some of the biggest football brands such as FIFA, UEFA, LaLiga, Meta, Microsoft, DAZN or Nielsen will support this event to take place, along with the first representation of sports ministers from European countries. whole world.

In addition, the main representatives of Sevilla clubs, such as the Sevilla FC president and sports director, will participate in the panels, Jose Castro and Monchi, o president and general manager of Real Betis Business, Angel Haro and Ramon Alarcon respectively.

The WFS Awards Ceremony will once again be the center of attention on the first night of the event. As in previous editions, around 150 nominees will be awarded as the people and projects that most influence the future of the sports king.

Founded in 2016 Except for the winter stay in Bilbao in February 2018, every edition of WFS Europe took place in Madrid. Since then, the World Football Summit has held the WFS Asia international event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and is finalizing the dates. The summit WFS Africa launch event, held in Durban, South Africa, put the planned 2020 start of the coronavirus pandemic on hold.

“After two extremely difficult years, the entire WFS team is delighted to celebrate the most important event in the football industry. first time in Sevilla . The support of all the institutions, the clubs and the city itself is incredible and we are confident that this will be our best edition to date,” underlined the general manager of this organization. M Arian Otamendi . Football has the power to change the world, and that’s why we’re proud to announce our commitment to make at least 30% of first-time speakers female and donate 10%. From our revenue from ticket sales to NGOs and charities helping those in need due to the war in Ukraine. Also, at the express request of the City Council, we will have a lot of inclusive content, with topics such as equality, women’s football and disability being some of the highlights.


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