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Liverpool FC Commercial Director confirms for Soccerex Asian Forum

Fri 2nd Jul 2010 | Football Industry Events

Ian Ayre, Commercial Director, Liverpool FC, has confirmed that he will be speaking at the Soccerex Asian Forum taking place 28-29 July at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore.

Ian is the latest of a series of big names coming from both inside and outside the Asian market confirmed to speak at the event including Mohamed bin Hammam (President, AFC), Worawi Makudi (President, Thailand FA), David Dein (former Arsenal FC Vice-Chairman & International President of England 2018) and Andrea Radrizzani (Group CEO, MP & Silva).

Prior to taking on the Commercial Director position at Liverpool FC, Ian - a lifelong Liverpool fan - spent 15 years living in Asia including several with sports marketing giant Total Sports Asia. As such his Asian focussed business experience makes him perfectly suited to lead the discussion on understanding the Asian fan base and respecting Asian business codes and practices.

This is something Ian has been implementing at Liverpool FC with huge success through a series of sold out pre-season tours and sponsorship deals in recent years making them one of the most popular European clubs in the continent.

Ian commented “It’s great to be involved with the Soccerex Asian Forum. Asia is a hugely important market for Liverpool FC and it is essential to recognise and respect its values when doing business there. I look forward to sharing my experiences at the Forum, and hopefully to catch up with old friends and meet new faces in the industry.”

Other topics on the agenda at the intensive two day event include the future of Asian football, understanding the Asian fan base, the global appeal of the English Premier League, Broadcasting & Betting, Franchise opportunities, Football club tours and 2022 FIFA World Cup bidding progress.

As well as the conference sessions and large exhibition area, Soccerex events are known for their wealth of formal and informal networking opportunities. This allows the Soccerex Asian Forum to provide the necessary platform for the European and Asian football business communities to forge vital commercial links. Key attendees already include FC Barcelona, Chelsea FC, ESPN Star Sports, Liverpool FC, Mastercard, Real Madrid CF, Singtel, Standard Chartered, StarHub, Sunderland FC and VISA.

For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208742 7100 or visit www.soccerex.com/asia.

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