HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein’s FIFA Presidential candidacy adds new significance to Soccerex Asian Forum
Prince Ali will be standing for the role against incumbent Sepp Blatter and former FIFA Executive Jerome Champagne.
‘I am seeking the presidency of FIFA because I believe it is time to shift the focus away from administrative controversy and back to sport.’ Prince Ali commented in a statement on jfa.com.jo.
He added, ‘The message I heard, over and over, was that it is time for a change. The world’s game deserves a world-class governing body- an International Federation that is a service organization and a model of ethics, transparency and good governance.’
The FIFA Presidency elections will generate worldwide interest and the Asian Forum represents a final opportunity for senior industry figures from Asia and afar to come together ahead of the elections to engage and discuss the development of the game.
HRH Prince Ali’s participation at the Asian Forum continues a trend of the world game’s leading figures using Soccerex as a platform to connect with the industry’s most influential businessmen and women. 2014 saw FIFA President Sepp Blatter, CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb, FIFA Vice-President Jim Boyce and Vice-President of the Asian Football Confederation Moya Dodd address delegates at Soccerex events around the world and Prince Ali’s involvement at the opening ceremony of the Asian Forum ensures that 2015 will pick up where 2014 left off.
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."
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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 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 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 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.
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