Webb to lead CONCACAF delegation at the Soccerex Americas Forum

MIAMI -- CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb will officially open the inaugural Soccerex Americas Forum taking place in Barbados on October 21-22, 2014, in conjunction with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc.

With a focus on promoting the growth of football across CONCACAF, the Forum will feature an exhibition, networking events and a conference program that addresses topics such as sports tourism, major events, club and league development, sports medicine, player performance and welfare.  In addition, FIFA and CONCACAF Executive Committee member, Sonia Bien Aime, will lead a panel looking at CONCACAF as “The Home of Women’s Football.”

Other confirmed speakers for the event include Major League Soccer (MLS) Commissioner Don Garber, MLS medical coordinator John Gallucci, former Arsenal & FA Vice-Chairman David Dein, as well as football legends Bryan Robson and Ossie Ardiles.

“We are enthusiastic to be working on this new project alongside Soccerex in order to promote the growth and expansion of football across the CONCACAF territory,” said President Webb.  “With three distinct regions within our Confederation, the Soccerex Americas Forum will play an important role in fostering international cooperation and business development within our 41 Member Associations.”

The Americas Forum is Soccerex’s first foray into the Caribbean, which will unite over 1000 leading businesses, administrators, rights holders, coaches and former players from across the Americas to learn, network and do business over the two days.

For more information on the Soccerex Americas Forum and the different ways you can be part of the event, please go www.soccerex.com/americas or email craig@soccerex.com. Please note, CONCACAF partners and related stakeholders are entitled to a 25% discount on delegate and exhibition packages. Please quote the code SXAMF14 to qualify for the discount.