34th Concacaf Ordinary Congress reports solid 2018 results; reaffirms commitment to long-term growth and increased football investment
The Confederation 41 Member Associations re-elected Victor Montagliani as President for a second term
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Las Vegas, Nevada (Thursday, March 28, 2019)– The Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football (Concacaf) held today its 34th Ordinary Congress in Las Vegas, Nevada where delegates unanimously re-elected President Victor Montagliani to a second term in office for the period 2019-2023.

The Canadian, who was elected President in May 2016, was confirmed in office by delegates of the 41 Member Associations.

“Football has become our total priority and that is thanks to our togetherness as ONE Concacaf,” said President Montagliani. “Thank you for your support to serve as Concacaf President for the next four years, this unopposed re-election is an illustration of our unity.  Of putting football in the region first in order to put the game in your own communities first.”

Elections were also conducted for Concacaf and FIFA Councils positions. Randolph Harris of Barbados and Yon de Luisa of Mexico were elected to the Concacaf Council as Vice Presidents. Jorge Salomon of Honduras and Sonia Fulford of Turks and Caicos Islands were elected as Concacaf Council Members.  Additionally, the Confederation’s FIFA Members reelected Pedro Chaluja of Panama to the FIFA Council.

The Congress approved the 2018 Concacaf Council Report and the budget for the 2019-2022 cycle. The 2018 Congress Book is available here.

Concacaf also presented the General Secretariat Report on the full year achievements. Over the course of 2018, the Confederation delivered behind its ONE Concacaf Vision reaching the objectives set within the three pillars of Development, Strategic Planning and Good Governance.

“Working through the pillars of the new brand – Football, Unity, Quality and Access - we have made important decisions about our competitions and development system, investments and administration,” said Concacaf General Secretary Philippe Moggio. “We will continue to drive long-term growth for our Confederation and stakeholders – our Member Associations, their teams and players, and fans, while fulfilling our mission to develop football.”

Development
Concacaf is prioritizing investments in sustainable programs and supporting the capabilities improvements of Member Associations. Compared to 2016, the Confederation has increased the investment in football by 64 percent.

Throughout 2018, Concacaf established sustainable and scalable football development programs, including the Concacaf NextPlay social responsibility platform. Additionally, the organization increased the investment in its ONE Concacaf Funding Program by 33 percent, reinforcing the commitment to support the development efforts of federations.

Strategic Planning

Innovative Competitions
The Confederation overdelivered against a detailed plan and budget. This strong financial performance is in large part due to the disciplined management of resources throughout the organization, as well as excellent execution on the planning and operations aspects in order to enhance premier competitions.  

In 2018, Concacaf executed 13 major competitions fully-producing for media distribution 328 games.  The enhancement of tournaments includes the redesigned format of the Scotiabank Concacaf League, the expanded Concacaf Gold Cup from 12 to 16 teams and a pan-regional footprint with the selection of additional venues in the Caribbean and Central America.

With the launch of the Concacaf Nations League the Confederation is providing an innovative and inclusive national team competition platform that is serving as a development catalyst for all Member Associations on and off the pitch.

In terms of Women’s competitions, nearly 2,000 female athletes played in championships across the region. The 2018 Concacaf Women’s Championship was the biggest production ever with a 20 percent in audience throughout the region compared to the 2014 edition.

Maximize Revenue
In an effort to maximize revenue opportunities, Concacaf established and renewed key regional and international partnerships, which demonstrate the credibility of the Confederation and a strong business growth.

Good Governance
The overarching goal continues to be that the integrity of our Confederation remains unquestioned, while implementing a system of controls and processes to maintain the commitment to reforms.

In other events of the Congress, the Confederation announced Concacaf 2030, a strategic initiative that will consist of a consultation process with its 41 Member Associations to define a collective vision to grow the game across the region.

The annual meeting was attended by Concacaf Member Associations delegates, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, UEFA delegates, Major League Soccer officials, as well as Concacaf strategic partners.