Dallmeier

Business Directory

Browse the Directory

Sign Up to the Directory

FC Business Twitter
FC business Linked in
FC Business facebook
FC Business Youtube

Official Statement Regarding The Soccerex Global Convention 2013

Wed 6th Nov 2013 | Football Industry Events

It is with great disappointment that we must confirm that the final Soccerex Global Convention in Brazil will now not be taking place.

With the ongoing civil unrest, the Rio de Janeiro State Secretary of Sport took the political decision to withdraw their support from the Soccerex Global Convention.

Preparations for the event at the Maracanã Stadium were well advanced with content planned, speakers confirmed and partnerships in place. To be summarily cancelled in such a cavalier fashion, having hosted 33 events over 5 continents is extremely frustrating but nevertheless it has happened and is in contravention of all of the contractual obligations of the Rio State Government, who have been notified of our intention to instigate legal proceedings for substantial compensation.

While the cancellation is an immense shock for everyone involved with Soccerex, it is important to note that the Soccerex Global Convention is contracted in Manchester for the next four years beginning in September 2014.  The Soccerex African Forum will take place in Durban in November and two other Soccerex events, one in Russia, and one in the Americas are soon to be announced. 

Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said: “On behalf of all at Soccerex, I would like to apologise to every business, football club, league, federation and media organisation affected by this news.

“This unique and cruel conclusion to our time in Rio was completely out of our hands and everyone who has attended a Soccerex event over the last 18 years will know this is not how we do business. We must look forward now to 2014, to our new event calendar and the Global Convention in Manchester”.

Andrew Stokes, CEO of Marketing Manchester, hosts of the Soccerex Global Convention 2014 -17 commented: “I am sorry to hear about the unfortunate circumstances surrounding the cancellation of the Soccerex Global convention in Rio.   

“Manchester is looking forward to becoming the home of Soccerex for the next four years and I am certain that together we will build on the illustrious past that both the event and the city has enjoyed”.

Further information on future Soccerex events and other activities will shortly be available via the Soccerex website and other media channels.

Posted by: Aaron Gourley

To subscribe to our range of football newsletters including news, products and jobs CLICK HERE.

 

RETURN TO LATEST NEWS SECTION

SUBSCRIBE TO THE FCBUSINESS RSS FEED

If you have any football business related news stories you’d like to share then please contact us – agourley@fcbusiness.co.uk

Add to: Google Google | Yahoo Yahoo | Live Live | del.icio.us del.icio | Digg Digg |

Related Articles

National Security Officials To Speak At UK Security Expo 2017

Fri 20th Oct 2017 | Football Industry Events

Cabinet Office, UK Security Minister, National Cyber Security Centre, NATO and Europol confirmed to speak at UK Security Expo 2017 UK Security Expo announce launch of 2017 conference agenda with the...

European CEO of the Year Finalists Announced

Fri 20th Oct 2017 | Football Industry Events

The finalists for this year’s fcbusiness European CEO of the Year Award sponsored by NuCalm at the Football Business Awards have been announced. Following on from the success of the first award...

WFS Discusses Challenges Of The Football Industry

Fri 20th Oct 2017 | Football Industry Events

Turning Fans into Customers and Stadiums into Entertainment Centers Madrid became, for the second consecutive year, the world capital of the football industry with more than 2,000 people attending...

CEO Of The Year Award Finalists Announced

Fri 20th Oct 2017 | Football Industry Events

The finalists for the fcbusiness CEO of the Year Award sponsored by SeatGeek Enterprise have been announced. The Football Business Awards celebrate the very best of football off the field. The...