Britain’s sports management ‘guru’ Prof Simon Chadwick to speak at
World Football Forum 2016 in Paris
Great news that Simon Chadwick, Class of 92’ Professor of Sports
Enterprise at Salford University UK will be joining the speaker panel at WFF
2016 in Paris. One of the world’s leading commentators on the business of
sport, Simon has hands on experience in the ‘new geography’ of football in
Qatar as member of a government sports think-tank, and Director of
Research for Qatar’s Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy. Beyond
Qatar, Simon’s insights into the development of the football industry
across the globe has led The Huffington Post to name in amongst the top
30 most influential sport marketers in the world.
Eventica Sport’s annual football industry event, the World Football Forum
will take place in Paris on 7-8 July 2016 – at the culmination of the UEFA
Euro 2016 Championship, hosted by France.
The central theme of the World Football Forum in 2016 will be the ‘New
geography of football’ – the high-growth new markets for the world game.
In Russia, where the FIFA World CupTM will take place for the first time in
2018, football is jumpstarting modernisation plans, with a dramatic
overhaul of the country’s infrastructure. Qatar’s preparations for 2022 are
beginning to change perceptions of sport in the Gulf. China’s footballloving
President Xi has prioritised football development, unlocking a vast
new market. India’s new Super League aims to thrust the Indian game into
the international spotlight. Meanwhile, the football boom in Africa shows
no sign of abating.
The geography of football is changing fast – and the World Football Forum
will chart the opportunities and the challenges ahead.
The World Football Forum will give suppliers and service providers a deep
understanding of the opportunities in football’s emerging markets, and it
will be an ideal platform for learning more about the latest trends in and
around the global football industry, direct from internationally recognised