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Final speakers and delegates make Leaders’ a complete sell out

Wed 29th Sep 2010 | Football Industry Events

The Leaders’ event, with conferences for Football, Sponsorship and Performance, is delighted to announce a total sell out for 2010. With over a week to go, the organisers have been forced to stop accepting applications transferring everyone who missed out onto a waiting list as they deal with a flood of enquiries. 


1000 Director level delegates representing 40 countries and 28 different sports are now registered to attend making it THE most anticipated and high profile event of the year.


The impressive list of speakers include the biggest names in the world of football, sponsorship and performance.


Speakers at Leaders in Football, the world’s most exclusive football business summit include:

Dr Chung Mong-Joon, Vice President, FIFA Executive Committee;

Mohamed Bin Hammam, President, Asian Football Confederation;

Danny Jordaan, CEO, World Cup 2010;

Michel D’Hooghe, Member FIFA Executive Committee;

Angel Maria Villar Llona, President Spanish FA and Vice-President, FIFA Executive Committee;

Martin Kallen, EURO 2012 Director, UEFA;

Markiian Lubkivskiy, EURO 2012 Tournament Director, Ukraine;

H.E. Mohammed bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairman, Qatar 2022 World Cup Bid;

Sunil Gulati, Chairman, USA 2018/2022 World Cup Bid;

Yuuichiro Nakajima, Executive Director, Japan 2022 World Cup Bid;

Andy Anson, CEO, England 2018 World Cup Bid

Alexey Sorokin, CEO, Russia 2018 World Cup Bid;

Harry Been, CEO, Holland/Belgium 2018 World Cup Bid;

Miguel Angel Lopez, CEO, Iberian 2018 World Cup Bid;

David Gold, Joint Chairman, West Ham United;

Bruce Buck, Chairman, Chelsea FC;

Steve Morgan, Chairman, Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

Dave Checketts, Owner, St Louis Blues and Real Salt Lake (NHL & MLS);

Jeff Rees, Former Head of Anti-corruption Unit, ICC - now Joint Head Tennis Integrity Unit;

Owen O’Donnell, Non-executive Director at Rank Plc and former CFO at Betfair;

Phil Neville, Captain, Everton FC and Patrick Vieira, Player, Manchester City FC


Speakers at Leaders in Sponsorship, the invitation only sponsorship summit for senior executives in sport include:

Scott O’Neil, President, Madison Square Garden Sports

Boutros Boutros, Divisional Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Emirates
Ines van Gennip, Head of Brand Marketing, Samsung
Jean-Christophe Damond, Brand Marketing, EMEA, FedEX
Lesa Ukman, Chairman, IEG
Stephan Croix, Vice President, Head, Global Marketing Partnerships, Sony Ericsson Mobile
David Pullan, Chief Marketing Officer, Manchester City FC

Kevin Plank, Founder, Under Armour

Jed York, President and CEO, San Fransisco 49’ers

Bernie Mullin, Ex-President Atlanta Hawks & Thrashers

Dean Keeling, Strategic Marketing Director, British Gas
Tara Looney, Brand Director, American Express
Erica Kerner, Global Olympic Director, Adidas
David Campbell, President, AEG Europe
Mark Waller, Chief Marketing Officer, NFL
Tom Fox, Chief Commercial Officer, Arsenal FC
Paul Barber, CEO, Vancouver Whitecaps

Mike Forde, Director of Team Operations, Chelsea FC

Johan Bruyneel, Sporting Director, Team Radio Shack & Lance Armstrong’s coach
Alistair Campbell, former Communications Director, The Labour Government

Speakers at Leaders in Performance, the exclusive performance summit include:

Arsene Wenger, Manager, Arsenal FC
Billy Beane, General Manager, Oakland ‘A’ ‘s
Damien Comolli, Sporting Director, St Etienne
Mark Taylor, Head of Sports Science, Fulham FC
Dave Reddin, Consultant, British Olympic Association
Dr. Peter Bruckner, Medical & Sport Science Director, Liverpool
Dr. Tony Strudwick, Fitness Coach, Manchester United
Peter Vint, High Performance Director, United States Olympic Committee
Kevin Roberts, World-wide CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi,
Chris Brady, Author, 90 Minute Manager
Bruno Demichellis, Assistant Manager, Chelsea FC
Clarence Seedorf, Player, AC Milan
Bill Beswick, Consultant Psychologist


With over 10 TV networks and 100 media organisations covering the event live, and the conference streamed live as it happens, their comments are sure to be reported world-wide.  This is the only guaranteed way to see what happens at the Leaders’ event this year if you have not been able to secure your pass in time.


The Leaders’ event is the world’s most exclusive football business summit and will take place for the 3rd successive year at Chelsea FC, London on the 6th and 7th of October 2010. To join the waiting list please email enquiry@leadersinfootball.com or call one of the team on +44 (0)20 8545 1595.




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