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Soccerex announces dates for African forum in Durban in 2014

Soccerex, the global leader for the business of football, has confirmed dates for the next Soccerex African Forum. 

After two highly successful editions of the event, The African Forum 2014 will take place 18-19th November at the world famous Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, South Africa.

The Soccerex African Forum has grown from strength to strength over the past two years and has witnessed the world of football unite in South Africa. The event has attracted a wealth of high profile speakers including Hicham El Amrani, General Secretary CAF, Danny Jordaan, President SAFA, Jack Oguda, CEO Kenyan Premier League, Nic Coward, General Secretary Premier League to name just a few.

Commenting on the African Forum, Dr Robin Peterson, CEO SAFA Development Agency, said: “Soccerex is a fantastic B2B football forum, it’s the biggest in the world. I’ve had a long relationship with them and I’m delighted they were able to do this arrangement with the city of eThekwini and the Province of Kwazulu- Natal to bring the event here”.

The Forum will build on the business legacy of Soccerex’s stay in South Africa and will focus on a mixture of topical and global football issues specifically the key components that make up football development within Africa. This will include business best practice, building local facilities, grassroots development, all covered through an agenda-setting conference, exhibition and a programme of networking opportunities.

Commenting on the announcement, Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said: “We have enjoyed a marvellous relationship with South Africa over a number of years and the city of Durban and its Moses Mabhida Stadium proved a fantastic venue for last year’s event, which saw our a record attendance -  our most pan-African attendance yet. I look forward to building on the success of last year’s event and to welcoming the world of football to Africa in 2014.”

The Soccerex African Forum 2014 will bring together 1000 senior football decision makers together from across the continent and the world for two days of unrivalled learning, networking and business opportunities to, once again, unite the business of football in Africa.

For more information on the Soccerex African Forum or any of Soccerex’s events, please go to http://­www.­soccerex.­com/­events/­africa/

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