WFS Speakers

Khalida Popal: Footballer and activist
Former Afghanistan captain Khalida Popal refuses to be silenced in fight to free women from Taliban rule
Former Afghanistan captain Khalida Popal refuses to be silenced in fight to free women from Taliban rule 980 546 World Football Summit
Ahead of her appearance at WFS Europe, former Afghanistan women’s national team captain Khalida Popal tells her remarkable story. read more
Fatma Samoura heads the first speaker lineup for the inaugural WFS Africa
Fatma Samoura heads the first speaker lineup for the inaugural WFS Africa 2723 2297 World Football Summit
The Secretary General of FIFA will be joined by global and regional leaders such as LaLiga’s Javier Tebas or SAFA’s Danny Jordan in the first WFS Africa. read more
Leading experts from the sports and eSports industries agree: the future for both will be better together
Leading experts from the sports and eSports industries agree: the future for both will be better together 2048 1365 World Football Summit
Industry experts such as Kenneth Fok, Alexander Udalyi and Jonas Lygaard spoke at WFS19 about the challenges facing this rapidly growing industry. read more
How a change at CONMEBOL propelled the Copa Libertadores into another dimension
How a change at CONMEBOL propelled the Copa Libertadores into another dimension 1900 1400 World Football Summit
The competition’s revenue has increased 139% in three years, while prize money has more than tripled since Alejandro Domínguez took office as President of CONMEBOL in 2015. read more
Atlanta United: The three-year old MLS franchise drawing more fans than 28 Champions League teams
Atlanta United: The three-year old MLS franchise drawing more fans than 28 Champions League teams 1080 720 World Football Summit
The team that only started competing in 2017 has won one championship and immeasurable plaudits. They’re posting the 10th-highest average attendances in all of football. read more
Can OTT services prevent the audiovisual rights bubble from bursting?
Can OTT services prevent the audiovisual rights bubble from bursting? 696 522 World Football Summit
Piracy is threatening the traditional audiovisual rights market, while research shows users want quality streaming and value for money. Can OTT be the solution? read more
Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore on the balancing act of modernising the club while respecting its tradition
Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore on the balancing act of modernising the club while respecting its tradition 2048 1365 World Football Summit
The lifelong Liverpool FC fan is now running the club and using his extensive experience from working in the tech industry. read more
FIFA’s plan to ensure clubs actually receive the compensation they’re due for training players
FIFA’s plan to ensure clubs actually receive the compensation they’re due for training players 5472 3648 World Football Summit
By creating the FIFA Clearing House, the organisation will take charge of processing payments of training rewards. Chief Legal Officer Emilio García outlined the governing body’s plans at WFS19. read more
Once again, WFS turned Madrid into the capital of the football industry
Once again, WFS turned Madrid into the capital of the football industry 5760 3840 World Football Summit
With 150+ speakers and 2,000 attendees from all over the world, WFS19 has been our biggest event to the date. read more
Atlanta United and Major League Soccer make history in the WFS Industry Awards 2019
Atlanta United and Major League Soccer make history in the WFS Industry Awards 2019 1600 900 World Football Summit
Darren Eales, president of Atlanta United, wins the WFS Industry Award for Best Executive, while Atlanta United’s home venue, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, captures the Award for Best Venue read more