SOCCEREX CHINA 2018

Date: 17-18 April 2018
Location: ZHUHAI, CHINA

Soccerex have organized football business events across the globe, with unrivaled learning and networking opportunities, for over 20 years.

This year, for the first time, Soccerex will be hosting an event in China – Zhuhai, 17-18 April 2018.

Attendees will be able to learn about China’s National Football Plan and to network with both local and international high-profile decision makers.

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

DAY 1

THE STUDIO

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

OPENING CEREMONY

Over the years Soccerex opening ceremonies have featured FIFA Presidents, Prime Ministers, Royalty and some of the world’s best players. The inaugural Soccerex China will kick off with a series of welcome addresses from regional and international dignitaries including Soccerex Chairman, Tony Martin.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

THE BIG INTERVIEW

Whether it is Gianni Infantino, Diego Maradona or Raul, Soccerex events regularly deliver insightful interviews with football’s elite and Soccerex China will be no different with an exclusive 1-2-1 interview with one of the most important and influential figures in the global game.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

MAJOR EVENTS: FROM BIDDING TO LEGACY

At Soccerex, decision makers and major event organizers will provide answers and share their experience in bidding for and hosting mega sporting events.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

CHINA’S FOOTBALL DEVELOPMENT AND THE ROLE OF EDUCATION

In this session, a panel of regional and international experts will explore the synergies between football and education and look at the possible ingredients for establishing China’s winning football formula.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

BUILDING SPORT CITIES

Imagine a whole city based around a sporting franchise: a city that allowed you to connect with your favourite team or teams all year round, without travelling, through a range of branded sporting facilities, restaurants and retail opportunities.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

THE FUTURE OF BROADCASTING

At Soccerex, broadcasting experts from China and other leading markets will share their views about the current landscape and the future of broadcasting.

THE ACADEMY

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

HOW EUROPEAN CLUBS CAN HELP FOOTBALL'S GROWTH IN CHINA

Through a series of presentations and discussions from leading European Clubs such as FC Bayern Munich and AFC Ajax, experts will share their current activities in China and assess what the best approach is to ensure lasting benefits for all parties..

2:50 PM - 3:10 PM

COACHING THE COACHES

In this session we will hear from experts in delivering coach education programmes as they analyse methodologies, teaching practices and the resources required to build the great coaches of tomorrow.

3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

CREATING SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH FOOTBALL

Drawing on local and international expertise, this session will showcase the power of football to create social change and positive cultural development.

4:05 PM - 4:25 PM

THE KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL GRASSROOTS DEVELOPMENT

In this session we will hear from first class coaches and technical experts on the key principles and resources required to deliver successful grassroots programmes and how they can be applied in different systems.

4:25 PM - 4:45 PM

BUILDING SUSTAINABLE FOOTBALL FACILITIES

In this discussion we will hear from facilities experts as they look at the challenges in developing sustainable football facilities that can be used all year round and which have the necessary components to promote grassroots development and a healthier lifestyle.

DAY 2

THE STUDIO

9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

BIG DATA AND THE FUTURE TRANSFORMATION OF FOOTBALL

Where will Big Data take the industry next? What technological advancements will further the progression of its impact on players, teams and of course the fans. At Soccerex China, technology experts will evaluate the impact of Big Data on football and debate its potential future transformation of the game.

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

CHINESE INVESTMENT IN GLOBAL SPORT

A mix of Chinese brands, investors and finance experts will evaluate the impact of Chinese investment in sport, the opportunities and challenges for those involved and the ramifications for China and its domestic sports industry.

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

STRIKING A BALANCE - DOMESTIC FOOTBALL GROWTH VS. THE NEEDS OF THE NATIONAL TEAM

Senior league and FA figures will be joined by technical specialists to analyse the priorities involved in both league growth and improving national team performance and how a balance can best be struck to serve the interests of all parties.

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

ESPORTS - A WHOLE NEW GAME

What is the best way for clubs to connect with the eSports market? Do they need to hire players for an eSports team? Should leagues and federations organize their own competitions or partner with eSports specialists? At Soccerex China, leading eSports experts will explain this phenomenon and look at the best way for football rights holders to capitalize the opportunities of this exciting new sector.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

LESSONS FOR LEAGUE SUCCESS

At Soccerex China, a mix of regional and international league chiefs will reveal their lessons for league success, look the lessons that can be learned from each other and at possibility of establishing mutually beneficial partnerships.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PM

SPORTING HEROES

In this special session we will gather a panel of sporting legends to look at who their heroes were both, on and off the pitch, why they were so special to them and how they dealt with the pressure of being looked up to by fans in their careers.

THE ACADEMY

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

UNDERSTANDING AND ENGAGING CHINESE FANS

With a population of over 1.37bn and a rapidly growing passion for the game, China offers huge potential in terms of fan bases, and fan related revenues. At Soccerex, Chinese media companies and agencies will explain the best way to attract Chinese fans and communicate with them.

2:45 PM - 3:30 PM

“GOOD GOVERNANCE FOR A GOOD GAME” - THE PRINCIPLES OF GOOD GOVERNANCE IN FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT

In order to provide the foundation for an industry to grow, professional organisation is needed at all levels, based on principles of good governance such as integrity, transparency and accountability. In this session we will bring together a group of legal and business experts to assess the principles of good governance in football and how they should be applied by the different businesses, governing bodies and rights holders involved.

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Reference:

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NEW US SOCCER PRESIDENT TO LEAD UNITED 2026 BID DELEGATION AT SOCCEREX CHINA

SOCCEREX PARTNER WITH ECOSPORTS

ESPORTS EXPERTS FROM WANPLUS, WOLFSBURG, EDG AND LONGZHU CONFIRMED FOR SOCCEREX CHINA

SOCCEREX AND MARCA ANNOUNCE MEDIA PARTNERSHIP FOR SOCCEREX CHINA

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