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Soccerex European Forum tops 1,400 delegates

The Football Trade Directory was present for the leading business football event with a host of top football professionals and businesses in attendance.

The two day event from the March 30th-31st  brought together the football business community with initial estimates showing that attendance were up 15% from last year’s European Forum, with total delegate numbers expected to top 1,400.

Dozens of past and present football legends attended the event including Hristo Stoichkov, Carlos Alberto Torres, Ossie Ardiles, Kolo Toure, Peter Shilton, Bryan Robson, Patrick Vieira, Denis Law, Gareth Southgate, Oliver Bierhoff, Graham Taylor, Paul Merson, Brad Friedel, Geoff Thomas, Iain Dowie, Lawrie McMenemy, Alan Curbishley, Mike Summerbee, Quinton Fortune, Aaron Makoena and Clarke Carlisle.

There was also a large number of club executives in attendance such as Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre and former Leeds and Cardiff chairman Peter Ridsdale.

Over 150 press delegates from around the world attended the event, providing extensive coverage to the global football business community.  

Soccerex CEO, Duncan Revie, commented: "The event has been a great success. We have had excellent growth on last year’s first edition and we anticipate this will keep going in the coming years."

The forum includes a diverse agenda reflecting the latest issues in european football including Financial Fair Play, sponsorship, rights holder relationships, digital media and fan interaction, Euro 2012 commercial opportunities and international FA development.

Next year’s Soccerex European Forum will be held on March 28th-29th.  For more information visit www.­soccerex.­com.

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