World Football Summit is proud to announce that WFS Europe has found a new home at LaLiga champions Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano from 22-23 September this year, ahead of the first hybrid event in the company’s history.
World Football Summit (WFS) returns to Madrid this September, and it has a new venue with the event taking place at the Wanda Metropolitano – the home of LaLiga 2020-21 champions Atletico Madrid.
The Wanda Metropolitano will open its iconic doors to the fifth edition of WFS Europe from 22-23 September, welcoming 600 in-person attendees to the stadium.
As part of the agreement, both Atletico Madrid and the Wanda Metropolitano will not only become the new home of WFS Europe, but also play active roles in the event as official partners. It is the next step in a long-standing relationship between Atletico Madrid and World Football Summit.
Atletico Madrid CEO Miguel Ángel Gil’s personal relationship with World Football Summit dates all the way back to the inaugural event in 2016, where he took to the stage in the very first panel in WFS history.
Miguel Ángel Gil returned the following year to present Atletico Madrid’s ambitious plans for the Wanda Metropolitano just a month after Atletico faced Malaga for the first time in their new surroundings, while the Wanda Metropolitano took home top prize for the WFS Industry Awards’ Best Stadium in 2018.
For Miguel Ángel Gil and WFS director Jan Alessie, the journey coming full circle on WFS Europe’s return to the Spanish capital is fitting.
“My own personal relationship with World Football Summit goes right the way back to their inaugural edition, so I’m delighted to be able to now play an active role in its return to Madrid,” added the Spanish club’s CEO.
“WFS has given me, the club and the stadium a platform like no other to speak directly to the industry and champion the superb work that we do at Atletico Madrid, so to be able to now help provide that platform for others within the game is a real honour.”
Alessie added: “WFS is a global platform, but our company is rooted in Madrid, so we’re delighted to share a home with Atletico Madrid – one of the city’s most iconic institutions. It will be a special moment to bring everyone together at the Wanda Metropolitano.”
The announcement comes just two weeks after Diego Simeone’s side lifted an 11th domestic title and, with LaLiga already signed up as global partners of WFS Europe, league president Javier Tebas is happy that the champions will play an active role in reaching out to an international audience at WFS Europe.
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“To have Atletico Madrid and the Wanda Metropolitano showcased to the world at WFS is a major asset for LaLiga as global partners of the event,” said Tebas.
“LaLiga has a long-lasting relationship with World Football Summit, and I believe the addition of Atletico Madrid and the Wanda Metropolitano further enhances what will be an industry-defining meeting of stakeholders from every aspect of the game.”
Over 1,500 will log-in digitally and they will all be able to interact and engage with every single panel, network with other guests and explore the exhibition area; all of which will be available to attendees, whether they’re with us in-person or remotely, in real-time or on-demand.
#WFSEurope will see 100+ speakers take to the stage both physically and virtually, while there will also be over 20 conferences to be held over the two-days – attracting more than 200 club representatives and 150 journalists from more than 120 countries across the world.
Anyone wishing to book their spot at WFS Europe, can do so today at https://worldfootballsummit.com/index-wfs/