Manchester United, Benfica, Fifpro And Laliga Amongst Latest To Commit To Soccerex Europe

C-Level speakers from Manchester United and Benfica will be joining football luminaries such as Deco and Gérard Houllier on the programme for this year’s Soccerex Europe, 5-6 September 2019, Oeiras, Portugal.


Domingos Soares de Oliveira, CEO, Benfica Group will be sharing his expertise on the inner workings and business practices of a top European Club gleaned from over a decade with Benfica, as well as through his experience as a Board Member of the European Club Association.


Manchester United’s CEO of Media, Phil Lynch, will also be joining the Soccerex Europe programme to provide a valuable look into how the club navigates media fragmentation and the way broadcasting will change because of it. Phil has spent over ten years working in the industry, moving from digital distribution at Sony Pictures Television, to Global Head of Content & Media Partnerships at Yahoo, before settling at Manchester United.


As a speaker at the event, Domingos will be joining Pedro Proença, President of Liga Portugal; Former Portuguese International and CEO of D20 Sports, Deco; Former International, Manager and current Head of Global Football at Red Bull, Gérard Houllier; and Erkut Sögüt, Football Agent whose clients include Mesut Ozil amongst many more.


Soccerex Europe is being shaped by an advisory board of football industry experts, of which one of the latest members is Óscar Mayo, the Director of International Development at LaLiga. Having held senior positions throughout the sports, education and fitness sectors before originally joining LaLiga as an Executive Agent at the Chairman’s Office, Óscar has a wide breadth of knowledge that will assist in making Soccerex Europe’s conference programme as diverse and high-level as possible.


Also joining the advisory board is Andrew Orsatti, Director of Communications and Marketing for FIFPro, the Amsterdam-based international trade union representing an estimated 65,000 professional footballers via affiliated player associations in over 60 countries. Andrew’s extensive career in media and sports, as well as his current position as a spokesman on global issues impacting football players and their workplace, will make sure that the programme for Soccerex Europe covers a wide variety of topics from the players’ point of view.


The two-day business event has also attracted strong interest from European clubs for networking opportunities, with senior representatives from Inter Milan, Sevilla, Borussia Dortmund, AFC Ajax, Everton amongst those signing up in recent weeks to participate in the event.


Soccerex has been serving the global football industry for over 20 years, developing a reputation for providing high level football business events, having connected over 60,000 executives through events spanning five continents and providing a platform for learning and developing commercial growth within the game.


Soccerex Europe, hosted in partnership with the Municipality of Oeiras and with the support of Liga Portugal, is the latest addition to their event portfolio. With over 1500 delegates expected, the two day event will feature a wide variety of structured and informal networking opportunities to connect delegates across the world, along with a range of conference sessions from international experts, covering a diverse variety of topics such as technology and innovation, engaging the modern football fan, mastering club revenue, broadcasting and new media, the rise of women’s football and more, all focused on the future of the beautiful game.


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