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David Dein joins EPFL and La Liga on league panel

Mon 8th Apr 2013 | Football Industry Events

Soccerex is delighted to announce that David Dein, one of the foremost authorities in European football and one of the founders of the Premier League will be speaking at this year’s Soccerex European Forum on 10-11 April, Manchester.

The former Arsenal and The FA Vice-Chairman will be speaking on the ‘League Leaders’ panel alongside La Liga CEO Francisco Roca and the Association of European Professional Football League (EPFL) CEO Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros. Drawing on their vast experience, David and Francisco will discuss the comparative strengths of the Premier League and La Liga and then open up the discussion to look at the broader issues affecting Europe’s top leagues including the impact of FFP and the role of leagues in enforcing it, marketing to an international audience, corruption and the possibility of a winter World Cup and the impact it will have on European leagues. 

As Vice-Chairman of Arsenal FC for 24 years, president of the G-14 group of European football clubs from 2006 to 2007 and responsible for bringing some of the biggest names to the Premier League such as Arsène Wenger, Dennis Bergkamp and Thierry Henry, David is one of the foremost authorities in European football and will be able to provide an expert opinion throughout the session.

Commenting on his participation David Dein said: “I’m delighted to be speaking at the Forum alongside Francisco and Emanuel.  As Europe’s leading football business event, it allows the industry to renew its interest and passion for the game and bring the industry closer together.”

Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said: “We are thrilled to have David speaking at the Forum, without him there would be no Premier League as we see it today. His comparative insight on European football alongside Francisco and Emanuel is a key session of the Forum and will be a privilege to listen to.”

The Soccerex European Forum is a two-day event which attracts over 1,600 delegates from the elite of Europe’s football industry to come together to debate, network and do business. This year’s agenda setting conference programme will tackle the key issues shaping European football, including fan engagement, media rights, league development, life after football, monetising social media and a selection of special 1-2-1 sessions with Gianni Infantino, Alexey Sorokin, Sir John Madejski, Sir Bobby Charlton and Gary Neville.

For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208 987 5522 or visit www.soccerex.com/europe

 

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

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