"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: Leaders in Football
It must be the silly season, timed for the middle of the football season, when we get lists like ‘The Top 100 Players in the World’ (see January 3rd posting) quickly followed by ‘Which Football Team has the Most Fanatical … Continue reading
The fun and games start again in January when the transfer window opens with managers both relieved at the opportunity to strengthen their squad and fearful that a rival may come along and weaken it. Transfer time will also prompt … Continue reading
Picking the world’s top one hundred players for 2013 is an invidious task. Simply keeping track of all the footballers who might be considered eligible is an almost impossible job, even if you get paid to watch football, and there … Continue reading
Do you remember picking-up teams in the school playground to play a match at lunchtime? At my junior school, Dovedale Road, Liverpool, usually two boys (one of whom owned the tennis ball we’d be playing with) would ‘pick-up’, taking turns … Continue reading
Modest and measured in his approach, Chris Hughton is a rare find in the world of senior management. Confident in his own personality and abilities, Hughton has no reservations about drawing inspiration from a host of managers, past and present. … Continue reading
It isn’t often we get almost the entire world enthusiastically celebrating the life of a one-time terrorist. But it happened this week. There are many, of course, who couldn’t allow themselves to describe Nelson Mandela in such a fashion, and … Continue reading
With the Premier League season about to begin its busy Christmas schedule, Prozone’s analysts have published the latest results of their EPL Performance Model. A means of measuring underlying performance and stripping away the effects of random variation, the aim … Continue reading
As Fifa gather in Brazil this Friday for the draw for the World Cup Groups, focus is even sharper on the Fifa rankings system which decides who the top seven teams are which will (alongside the host nation) lead each … Continue reading
Have you heard the story about the fan who went to watch a match and ended up playing for his Club? You can see why people thought it was some kind of urban myth. Anyone who has ever been to … Continue reading
Minister for Sport and Tourism, Hugh Robertson, will enter the debate about governance in football at the sixth annual Leaders in Football conference taking place on 9th and 10th October 2013 at Chelsea FC. Robertson is a strong advocate of … Continue reading