At a press Conference today at the Marriott Hotel, Amman, Jordan, Soccerex announced the latest confirmed speakers and VIPs for the Soccerex Asian Forum 2014, in partnership with the Asian Football Development Project (AFDP). Speaking alongside AFDP Founder, HRH Prince Ali Bin Hussein, Soccerex CEO, Duncan Revie announced that Moya Dodd, AFC Vice President and FIFA Executive Committee Member, will be playing a key role at the event, speaking on both the future of football in Asia and the development of women’s football. Ms Dodd will be joined at the event by Singapore FA General Secretary and AFC Executive Committee Member, Winston Lee.
In addition to these two leading football administrators, Mr Revie also confirmed that Argentinean football legend and World Cup winner, Osvaldo Ardiles will be attending the event and sharing his vast football knowledge, including his experiences of playing and coaching in Asia and winning the World Cup FA. Mr Ardiles, who was present at the press conference to announce his participation, will join fellow football legends, Bryan Robson and John Barnes as part of a special panel discussion at the event.
Also in attendance at the press conference was Sunando Dhar, CEO, I-League, who discussed the All Indian Football Federations involvement with the Soccerex Asian Forum which will see General Secretary, Kushal Das participating in a panel discussion on commercial development within Asian football.
“The Asian Forum, it’s a platform for all the major Asian leagues, clubs and other stakeholders to get together and discuss the development of football across the continent; to share best practices in coaching development, stadia development, women’s
football and most importantly for me, social development. Soccerex is the best platform for this,” Prince Ali said.
Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie added, “I’m delighted to be here in Amman, a hidden gem in this historically beautiful country of Jordan, to announce the latest developments with the Soccerex Asian Forum. My thanks goes to his HRH, and to all those participating in this unique event, in this unique setting. We will be truly be bringing the world of football, not just Asia, to this wonderful country.”
The Soccerex Asian Forum will take place on 13-14 May at the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre by the Dead Sea in Jordan. The two day event, featuring a conference and exhibition, will bring together over 1000 senior decision makers from the football industry across Asia and the rest of the world, providing a platform for networking and knowledge sharing, with the aim of developing football throughout the continent.
The press conference also saw the confirmation of the Marriott Hotel Jordan Valley as the official event hotel and the announcement of Soccerex’s new global partnership with leading international law firm, Pinsent Masons.