The 2020 WFS industry Awards are now open to applications.

WFS Industry Awards now open to applications until 18 October

17/09/2020

This year's WFS Industry Awards are now open to applications and will take place virtually at WFS Live on Friday, 27 November.

And the 8 finalists of the 2020 WFS StartCup by GSIC are… 1920 1080 World Football Summit
And the 8 finalists of the 2020 WFS StartCup by GSIC are…

After pitching during WFS Live, the 8 finalist of the StartCup by GSIC have been selected and will take the stage once more in the next edition of the event (Q4 of 2020).

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#WFSatHome: Can blockchain be the solution for the post-coronavirus era? 2389 2048 World Football Summit
#WFSatHome: Can blockchain be the solution for the post-coronavirus era?

In Episode 6 of #WFSatHome we discuss how this technology can help football clubs and sponsors with the CEO of Fan Token platform Socios.com.

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#WFSatHome: A look into how coronavirus is disrupting fan engagement in sports 1200 800 World Football Summit
#WFSatHome: A look into how coronavirus is disrupting fan engagement in sports

We discuss what sport entities and athletes are doing to keep their fans engaged during the lockdown with fan engagement expert Michael Broughton.

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#WFSatHome: David Garrido has a 3-word message for the football indusry 1698 1352 World Football Summit
#WFSatHome: David Garrido has a 3-word message for the football indusry

In the second episode of #WFSatHome we talk with Sky Sports presenter and WFS host David Garrido about producing engaging sports content eithout live games.

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WFS suspends all on-site events for the next four months due to the coronavirus pandemic 2048 1365 World Football Summit
WFS suspends all on-site events for the next four months due to the coronavirus pandemic

At the moment nobody is able to predict when it will be safe for people to travel normally and gather in large events.

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The Football Industry Podcast: Inside the AZ Alkmaar unique data-driven Academy 793 658 World Football Summit
The Football Industry Podcast: Inside the AZ Alkmaar unique data-driven Academy

In the third episode of The Football Industry Podcast we break down what it is that AZ Alkmaar do so well in their unique academy.

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#WFSatHome: The coronavirus crisis could lead to stricter and sophisticated salary caps 1100 733 World Football Summit
#WFSatHome: The coronavirus crisis could lead to stricter and sophisticated salary caps

Sports marketing expert Carlos Cantó discusses how the coronavirus outbreak will reshape the football industry in the first episode of our #WFSatHome video-interviews.

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We’ll meet again very soon 2560 1250 World Football Summit
We’ll meet again very soon

We continue to work to host our upcoming events as planned, but before that we have to defeat the coronavirus. Let’s do it together!

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URGENT: WFS Africa postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak 2048 1365 World Football Summit
URGENT: WFS Africa postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak

We thank you for your understanding and apologize for the inconvenience.

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Lunga Sokhela: “Let’s challenge Africa to enhance the sport of football” 1041 681 World Football Summit
Lunga Sokhela: “Let’s challenge Africa to enhance the sport of football”

We talk to the CEO of AmaZulu ahead of his participation at WFS Africa.

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The Football Industry Podcast: An Introduction to WFS Africa 1064 709 World Football Summit
The Football Industry Podcast: An Introduction to WFS Africa

In this episode we celebrate African football and prepare to welcome the decision-makers of the African football industry to Durban later in the month.

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The Football Industry Podcast: The Business Model Powering Liverpool’s Success 2048 1365 World Football Summit
The Football Industry Podcast: The Business Model Powering Liverpool’s Success

In this first episode of The Football Industry Podcast, we go back to Peter Moore’s discussion with Michael Robinson from WFS19.

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Noëlla Coursaris: “Sport is competition, but it can also unite an entire village” 960 573 World Football Summit
Noëlla Coursaris: “Sport is competition, but it can also unite an entire village”

The history of an empowered women and how has helped different communities in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Official statement regarding coronavirus in South Africa 2048 1365 World Football Summit
Official statement regarding coronavirus in South Africa

According to Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize, there is no need to stop major activities taking place.

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Janine van Wyk: “I felt the need to create a platform for girls who love the game” 892 598 World Football Summit
Janine van Wyk: “I felt the need to create a platform for girls who love the game”

Banyana Banyana captain and founder of football club JVW thinks Africa is on track to grow women football.

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Senzo Mbatha: “WFS is an opportunity to learn new ideas and meeting new partners” 1149 867 World Football Summit
Senzo Mbatha: “WFS is an opportunity to learn new ideas and meeting new partners”

Senzo Mbatha, CEO of Tanzanian Giants Simba SC, talks of African football

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Mike Makaab: “Players don’t earn enough during their careers to be able to retire” 901 701 World Football Summit
Mike Makaab: “Players don’t earn enough during their careers to be able to retire”

A talk of shrewd business investment after retiring

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LaLiga – WFS: the winning partnership continues! 2560 1707 World Football Summit
LaLiga – WFS: the winning partnership continues!

The top-tier of Spanish football, involved in WFS since the first edition, will continue as our Global Partner for 2020.

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Cynthia Mumbo: “We have to be brutal in facing governance issues” 1000 562 World Football Summit
Cynthia Mumbo: “We have to be brutal in facing governance issues”

Sports Connect Africa CEO Cynthia Mumbo is confident that WFS Africa will precipitate the growth of the game in the continent.

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Desiree Ellis: “WFS Africa has the pontential to catapult the growth of the game in Africa” 924 614 World Football Summit
Desiree Ellis: “WFS Africa has the pontential to catapult the growth of the game in Africa”

WFS Africa will take place in the ICC Durban on March 17th and 18th and it will gather global and regional leaders such as FIFA Secretary General, Fatma Samoura; LaLiga President, Javier Tebas; Argentina legend, Juan Sebastián Verón; SAFA President, Danny Jordaan, or Sierra Leone Football Association President Isha Johansen among others.

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Luis García: “It’s psychologically hard to invest in football clubs, so you can find value” 1595 727 World Football Summit
Luis García: “It’s psychologically hard to invest in football clubs, so you can find value”

The Spaniard manages, along with Michael Morosi, the MAPFRE AM Behavioral Fund, the only fund investing in football clubs.

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WFS Africa to gather top club directors from around the globe 1024 640 World Football Summit
WFS Africa to gather top club directors from around the globe

From France to Argentina to various African nations, leaders of football’s top clubs will be taking the stage in Durban.

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Africa is set to score big through WFS Africa  1973 1369 World Football Summit
Africa is set to score big through WFS Africa 

The industry leaders will witness the uniqueness of the continent.

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The final countdown for WFS Africa has begun! 1280 853 World Football Summit
The final countdown for WFS Africa has begun!

WFS Africa officially launched at Moses Mabhida Stadium

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Esteban Granero: “Technology is crucial for football, but so is preserving the essence of the game” 706 625 World Football Summit
Esteban Granero: “Technology is crucial for football, but so is preserving the essence of the game”

The footballer and founder of pioneering Artificial Intelligence company Olocip is the first active player to join the WFS Advisory Board.

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Inspiring female leaders join the WFS Africa speaker lineup 1900 1400 World Football Summit
Inspiring female leaders join the WFS Africa speaker lineup

Isha Johansen, the President of the Sierra Leone Football Association, and Desiree Ellis, Head Coach of Banyana Banyana, to take the stage in Durban.

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A Bafana Bafana legend joins the WFS Africa lineup 1200 1045 World Football Summit
A Bafana Bafana legend joins the WFS Africa lineup

Benni McCarthy and Sibusiso Zuma will be sharing their experiences and insight at the first edition of WFS Africa.

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Marcos Pelegrin: “Africa is certainly going to be a major contender at the 2022 FIFA World Cup” 2560 1707 World Football Summit
Marcos Pelegrin: “Africa is certainly going to be a major contender at the 2022 FIFA World Cup”

We talk with LaLiga’s General Director for South Africa ahead of his participation in the inaugural WFS Africa.

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Is it really “insane” to think Europe’s top clubs could form their own Super League? 2449 1632 World Football Summit
Is it really “insane” to think Europe’s top clubs could form their own Super League?

The future European Super League has been one of the most controversial debates in the industry this year, and will undoubtedly still be next year. In this article, WFS contributor Euan McTear analyses the position of different actors in this dispute and reflects on the viability of this project.

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The keys to Olympique de Marseille’s unique connection with Africa 2449 1633 World Football Summit
The keys to Olympique de Marseille’s unique connection with Africa

Laurent Colette, General Director of Olympique de Marseille and WFS speaker, explains the intrisicacies of the club’s unique connection with Africa.

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