Where the Football Industry meets
24 - 25 Sept. Teatro Goya, Madrid
WFS17 – SUMMARY VIDEO
WFS is a leading international platform and event for the football industry. During 2 days, Madrid becomes the capital of this thriving industry by bringing together the main actors of the global football scene ready to drive business and experience the phenomenal atmosphere of Spain’s football industry.

“A TERRIFIC SUCCESS; THESE EVENTS ARE NECESSARY TO TALK, DEBATE AND TRANSMIT NEW KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY TO UNDERSTAND THE FOOTBALL INDUSTRY”

Javier Tebas, President – LaLiga

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KEY FIGURES

70+

COUNTRIES

2000+

ATTENDEES

87+

SPEAKERS

250+

FOOTBALL CLUBS

70%

EXECUTIVES

24+

HOURS OF NETWORKING

100+

MEDIA

WFS SPEAKERS 2017

Fatma Samoura

Secretary General – FIFA

Javier Tebas

President – LaLiga

VICTOR MONTAGLIANI

VP – FIFA & President – CONCACAF

Jaume Roures

Founding Partner – MEDIAPRO

Miguel Ángel Gil

CEO, Atlético de Madrid

Lars-Christer Olsson

Chairman – EPFL

Greg Carey

Managing Director Goldman Sachs

Don Dransfield

Director of Operations Development – CITY FOOTBALL GROUP

Fatma Samoura

Secretary General – FIFA

During the 66th FIFA Congress in Mexico, in May 2016, Fatma Samoura became the first woman to be appointed as FIFA Secretary General. She took office on 20 June 2016.

Ms Samoura was born in Senegal on 9 September 1962. Before joining FIFA, she was a 21-year veteran of United Nations (UN) programmes and the UN’s Resident Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in Nigeria. Before this role, she spent eight years in the private sector, working in the fertiliser trading sector for Senchim, a subsidiary of Industries Chimiques du Sénégal.

Ms Samoura earned her master’s degree in English and Spanish at the University of Lyon, and a post-master’s degree in international relations/international trade from the Institute d’Etudes Supérieures Spécialisées (IECS) Strasbourg-Finance.

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Javier Tebas


President – LaLiga

Javier Tebas Medrano became the President of LaLiga in April 2013, having previously served as Vice President and as a member of the league’s Executive Committee. Prior to that he had been President of the Spanish football club SD Huesca.

He has been a practising lawyer since 1987. He has served as legal advisor to several Spanish and foreign clubs and sports entities and serves on the boards of several national and international associations. He also teaches Master’s degree courses on sport and commerce.

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Victor Montagliani

FIFA Vice President and CONCACAF President

With a lifelong commitment to football, as a player and administrator Victor Montagliani’s passion for the game has led him to become a leader within the sport. Montagliani was elected CONCACAF President and FIFA Vice President on May 12, 2016 in CONCACAF’s XXXI Ordinary Congress held in Mexico City, Mexico. He also serves as Chairman of the FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee.

Some of his major accolades within the game include:

  • Chair of FIFA Football Stakeholders Committee (2017)
  • FIFA Reform Committee (2016)
  • CONCACAF Reform Committee (2015)
  • Member of the CONCACAF Council (Former Executive Committee, starting April 2013)
  • Former chair of the National Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup Canada 2014™ and FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™.
  • Member of the Local Organizing Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007
  • Member of the CONCACAF Gold Cup Organizing Committee
  • Member of the FIFA Legal Committee
  • National Futsal Team

On his passion for the game, Montagliani states: “Football is my life, I have spent my entire life with a football at my feet, in my mind, and in my heart. I am humble to serve CONCACAF while leading the evolution of the region’s game.

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Jaume Roures

Founder Partner – Mediapro

Involved in the foundation and development of Televisió de Catalunya (TV3) where he spent eight years in charge of the News and Sports Productions Department. Director of Special Operations for the Federation of Regional Organizations of Radio and Television (FORTA, as per the Spanish acronym). In addition, he was head of the Television Department in Dorna, the company which organizes MotoGP World Championships.

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Miguel Ángel Gil Marín

CEO, Atlético de Madrid

Miguel Ángel studied veterinary previous to his appointment at Atlético de Madrid, something that not many people know. In 1992 he became General Director of the club, gradually ascending until his actual position as CEO and main shareholder.

During this period, Atlético de Madrid SAD, now officially one of the top three teams in La Liga fighting hand to hand with Barcelona and Real Madrid, managed to conquer La Liga twice, two UEFA Europea Leagues, two European Supercups, one Spanish Supercup, three Copa del Rey and a Copa de la Reina, in addition to reaching two UEFA Champion League finals against archenemy Real Madrid. Apart from the undisputable sporting achievements, Atlético has seen a massive increase in its equity as a result of the succesful strategic and consolidation plan implemented, and which will reach it’s peak with the construction of new home stadium and different head offices for its Academy.

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Lars-Christer Olsson

Chairman – EPFL

Lars-Christer Olsson is currently President of the Swedish Professional Football League, a founding Member of the EPFL, and is the Chairman of the European Professional Football Leagues since March 2016. Lars-Christer has devoted most of his professional life to football. He served as the tournament Director for the EURO 92 in Sweden. Then, he worked as General Secretary of the SEF before taking a step up to the same position at the Swedish Football Association (SvFF). He was hired as Director of Professional Football & Marketing at UEFA, and then became CEO of UEFA from 2004 to 2007, a position that he held until coming back to his native Sweden to become the Swedish Football League, Föreningen Svensk Elitfotboll (SEF) Chairman.

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Greg Carey

Managing Director – Goldman Sachs

Mr. Carey brings over 30 years of extensive stadium, sports, project finance and infrastructure expertise. In aggregate, Mr. Carey has over $140 billion in financing experience. Before joining the firm in 2004, Mr. Carey was the head of the Transportation and Infrastructure Group at Citigroup, where he focused on large, complex infrastructure financings. He continues this effort now at Goldman Sachs with a focus on innovative financings in the municipal market, ranging from revenue bond credits and project financings for sports facilities, large toll roads, ports, and public private partnerships (P3s) in the US.

Mr. Carey has extensive project finance and credit structuring expertise related to long-term debt for sports teams and stadiums and has helped finance over $14 billion of facilities for professional and college sports franchises. This experience in executing project financings is in a variety of markets including municipal, investment grade, bank loan, and high-yield.

Mr. Carey earned an AB in Economics from Harvard College in 1983.

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Don Dransfield

Director of Operations Development – CITY FOOTBALL GROUP

Don joined Manchester City during the 2010/11 season as Head of Strategy and Business Planning after seven years with Boston Consulting Group, most recently as a Project Leader in the Media Practice Area.

During his time with City Football Group, Don has lived across the growing network of clubs, working on the acquisition and subsequent integration of the City teams in New York, Melbourne and Yokohama.

Now Director of Operations Development for CFG, Don is responsible for driving operational effectiveness across the current portfolio of Group businesses and screening prospective investment opportunities.

Don holds an economics degree from Trinity College, Cambridge, and lives in London with his wife Lauren.

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WFS is the ideal space to meet, do networking and close business opportunities with the leaders of the Football Industry.

Entradas para WFS 2017

WFS es el congreso global sobre la industria del fútbol que se celebra en España. Durante 2 días, Madrid se convierte en la capital mundial de esta apasionante industria y reúne a los mejores exponentes del sector en un evento donde generar oportunidades de negocio y debatir sobre los temas clave del sector

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