Soccerex and Confederation of African Football sign MoU
In a landmark agreement, Soccerex and the Confederation of African Football (CAF) have signed a memorandum of understanding which will see CAF provide Soccerex with their full institutional support for all Soccerex events across Africa for the next two years.
The signing, which took place in Johannesburg, was attended by CAF Secretary General Hicham El Armani and Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie during the run-up to Nigeria’s historic third African Cup of Nations trophy. The agreement will allow Soccerex to utilise the Confederation’s influence and that of its members, for all of their events in Africa, including this year’s Soccerex Seminar Lagos on 11-12 July and Soccerex African Forum on 1-2 October, whilst providing a platform for CAF to highlight and contribute to key programmes and subjects that need to be discussed for the good of African football.
CAF General Secretary Hicham El Amrani said: “We’re happy to have this agreement put in place; it’s an easy synergy to achieve between our respective organisations, based on the expertise of Soccerex, providing important key events for key stakeholders all around the globe, including Africa, and the Confederations of African football being the governing body of African football. This MoU is an exchange of benefits and understanding that allows both organisations to improve their visibility and the development specifically of African football.”
Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie commented: “We had a fantastic three years in Johannesburg and a fabulous first year in Durban and Lagos. I cannot thank CAF, Hicham and obviously the president enough for getting behind this for the next few years both in Lagos and in Durban. We have an affinity which is from the heart about Africa and African football and I hope that whatever we have to do, or can do, to help, we will.”
Soccerex has a long and successful affiliation with African football. The relationship started in 2007 when Soccerex’s flagship event, the Global Convention, was successfully held in Johannesburg and repeated in the three years leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup. Looking to build on the business relationships created in Africa, Soccerex hosted two successful new events in 2012, the Soccerex African Forum in Durban and the Soccerex Seminar Lagos which will continue until 2014.
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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 18 years ago, Soccerex has hosted over 31 events across five continents. The Soccerex portfolio includes an annual Global Convention complimented by regionalised Forums.
About the African Forum
The Soccerex African Forum will be focusing on a mixture of continental and global football issues; the Forum will bring together the leading decision makers in African football business with their counterparts from around the world for two days of unrivalled learning, networking and commercial opportunities. It is held in Durban, South Africa, 1-2 October; the event will take place in conjunction with Kwazula-Natal Province and EThekwini Municipality.
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