Kohzo Tashima set to debate the future of Asian Football

Kohzo Tashima, General Secretary of the Japan Football Association and leading figure in the development of the game, is confirmed to join FIFA Vice President HRH Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, for an exclusive debate about the future of football in Asia at the prestigious Leaders in Football conference at Chelsea FC on 10th and 11th October 2012.

Mr Tashima is joining other high-profile speakers already announced for the football industry’s flagship event, including Jean Claude Blanc, CEO, Paris St Germain; Heather Rabbatts, Non-Executive Director, The FA; Barney Francis, Managing Director, Sky Sports; Don Garber, Commissioner, Major League Soccer; Adrian Hanauer, Owner, Seattle Sounders FC; Merritt Paulson, Owner, Portland Timbers FC; Jeffrey Webb, President, CONCACAF; Umberto Gandini, Organising Director, AC Milan; Karen Espelund, Executive Committee Member, UEFA; and many more.

Confirmed attendees for the event include: Paul Faulkner, Chief Executive Officer, Aston Villa FC; Chris Sheffield, Managing Director, Betfred.com; Steve Norris, Head of Sport, BT Vision; Ron Gourlay, Chief Executive Officer, Chelsea FC; Eduardo Cesar Daude Gaspar, Director of Football, Corinthians SC; Christian Seifert, CEO, DFL Bunsdesliga; Ekaterina Vikhoreva, Head of International Department, Dynamo Moscow FC; Roger Duthie, Global Sponsorship Director, Emirates; Alex Tielbeke, Managing Director, Eredivisie CV; Tim Ellerton, Global Sponsorship Manager, Heineken International; Francisco Roca Pérez, CEO, LFP Spain; Brian Marwood, Chief Football Operations Officer, Manchester City FC; Chris Heck, President – Business Operations, New York Red Bulls; Stefan Pantovic, Chief Operating Officer, Red Star Belgrade FC; Neil Doncaster, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Premier League; Fabio Santoro, Marketing Director, Serie A; Tony Scholes, Chief Executive Officer, Stoke City FC; Stuart Morgan, Head of Partnerships, The Football League; Tom Moore, Head of Commercial Enterprises, The Premier League; Michael Heselschwerdt, Head of Club Competitions, UEFA; Maria Vanacloig, Marketing Director, Valencia CF; Maarten van Seggelen, Head of Marketing, Vitesse Arnhem; and many more.

For a full list of attendees and confirmed speakers, or to register your interest, please contact one of the team on +44 (0) 207 042 8666 or email football@leadersinevents.com.

Leaders in Football is recognised as the premium annual event in the international football business calendar with an invitation only audience of 1000 senior level delegates linked to Clubs, Leagues, Associations, Federations and Brands.

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