Following the decision by the Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF) to bring forward their congress to April, Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie released the following statement:
“The aim of the Soccerex Asian Forum is to promote the development of football and football business in Asia, through providing a platform for the whole world of football to gather in Jordan. The rescheduling of the CONCACAF Congress meant that it would be very difficult for many of the decision makers from this important region, and the industry worldwide, to attend the Asian Forum. We have long enjoyed a good working relationship with CONCACAF and were delighted to welcome a significant CONCACAF delegation, led by President Jeffrey Webb, to two of our events in 2014.
With this in mind, following discussion with our partners, we have taken the decision to move the Asian Forum back a few weeks to the 3rd & 4th May 2015. The event will still be held at the same fantastic location on the banks of the Dead Sea and will continue to be hosted in conjunction with the Asian Football Development Project”.
The rescheduling means the Soccerex Asian Forum will now take place just two days after the AFC Congress in Bahrain draws to a close. The close proximity of the Congress in both date and location – Jordan is just a short flight from Bahrain – means that a significant AFC presence is expected at the Asian Forum.