On the 6th and 7th of October 2010, 1000 Director level delegates representing 40 countries and 28 different sports converged at Chelsea FC for the most anticipated, high profile, international sport business event of the year – Leaders in Football. Incorporating a high level football conference, a leading edge exhibition and unparalleled networking, Leaders in Football was the place to be to do business with the most senior executives in football.

To view the Official Leaders in Football Post Event Review Document please click here.

The main conference brought together world leaders including Mohamed Bin Hammam, President, Asian Football Confederation; Dr Chung Moon-Joon, Former Vice President FIFA and FIFA Executive Committee Member; Martin Kallen, COO, UEFA; David Gold, Joint Chairman, West Ham United FC; Angel Maria Villar Llona, President, Spanish Football Federation; Michel D’Hooge, Executive Committee Member, FIFA; Markiian Lubkivskiy, UEFA 2012 Tournament Director, Ukraine; Danny Jordaan, CEO, South Africa World Cup Organising Committee; Steve Morgan, Chairman, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC; Bruce Buck, Chairman, Chelsea FC; Dave Checketts, Owner, St Louis Blues and Real Salt Lake (NHL & MLS) and many more.

What else happened?

Taking place ‘behind closed doors’, these sector-specific gatherings were ‘invite-only’ and an opportunity for peer to peer learning and networking. 9 workshops took place covering Betting, Cricket, Digital Media, Fans Experience, Formula 1, Rugby, Hospitality and International events. Please see Workshops for more information.

Partnerships with leading industry Associations:
Leaders in Football hosted meetings and General Assembly’s for a number of high profile organisations:
- The Association of European Professional Leagues (EPFL) General Assembly
- The Sports Rights Owners Coalitions (SROC) General Meeting
- The European Club Associations (ECA) UK Meeting

The World Cup
Leaders in Football was proud to host the FIFA World Cup Trophy and winners – the Spanish FA – and we are grateful for their valued support.

Media Coverage
The entire event was covered by over 10 international TV networks and more than 120 media and made headline news around the world. Key media partners included Bloomberg, CNN, ITV, BBC, Sky Sports News, NHK, ESPN and many more ensuring a global broadcast footprint.

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