"It has been absolutely superb. Everybody is here. You cant get much better than the quality of your guests."
David Dein, International President, England 2018 World Cup Bid "A great platform to debate and discuss key issues and meet leading people in football"
Mohamed Bin Hammam, President, Asian Football Confederation "A good learning curve. I've heard great things about it and it lived up to my expectations."
Phil Neville, Captain, Everton FC "It was really interesting for me"
Gus Poyet, Manager, Brighton Hove and Albion "The variety of sessions and speakers was so good you cant help but get something from it."
Danny Murphy, Captain, Fulham FC "This is one of the unique forums that we have in world football, it allows us to exchange views and ideas and participate in a global debate."
Danny Jordaan, CEO, South Africa World Cup Organising Committee "It's a great networking opportunity and proves it worth - there are people here I need to meet."
Rick Parry, Former CEO, Liverpool FC "A forum for opinion formers in world of football to gather, exchange views and catch up on the latest trends and events in the industry."
Yuuchiro Nakajima, Executive Director, Japan 2022 Bid Committee "It has become the conference of choice for a host of football people who want good discussions, interesting speakers and an event with a great buzz about it"
David Davies OBE, Conference Chairman "A good opportunity to meet other people in the football community." SUH Dae-Won, Secretary General, Korea 2022 World Cup Bid "Very impressed, a good mix of speakers and delegates." Chuck Blazer, FIFA Executive Committee "A very important event in football" Migel Angel Lopez, CEO, Iberia 2018 Bid "Hugely respected in the industry, everybody is thrilled to be here. People come here to learn, share and network with other professionals from all over the world." David Gold, Joint Chairman, West Ham United FC "The chance to network with senior people in the industry is great" Steve Morgan, Chairman, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC "An opportunity to discuss the great and good of football together in one place and talk about the issues facing the sport today and in the future"
Bruce Buck, Chairman, Chelsea FC
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Tag Archives: Brazil 2014
Russia’s football leaders could learn a lesson from Liverpool. If the issue is racial discrimination or abuse do not bury your head in the sand and dive into denial mode. Thursday this week was Anti-Discrimination Day. This would have been … Continue reading
Remember the FIFA reforms? Sepp Blatter’s project to come up with the answer to life, the universe and everything? Good news is that proposals for change will emerge from a multiplicity of task forces at the world federation’s congress in … Continue reading
Ronaldo becomes new face of Brazil 2014 The former Barcelona, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Corinthians star was officially unveiled here today as the new face of the Organising Committee of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. The two-time World … Continue reading
Corruption case leads to Brazilian sports minister’s resignation Brazil’s Minister for Sport Orlando Silva came under investigation for corruption charges earlier this week. He faced allegations that he took more than $20 million from public money intended for social programmes … Continue reading
Sao Paulo awarded Brazil 2014 Opener FIFA have given Sao Paulo the honour of hosting the Brazil 2014 World Cup opener, ending months of speculation that stadium financing and construction troubles would mean South America’s largest city would be overlooked … Continue reading
Brazil 2014 was never going to be easy. This is a vast land – as FIFA secretary-general Jerome Valcke once said: “Not so much a country, rather a continent” – and the complications of taking the World Cup back there … Continue reading