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Johan Cruyff Institute renews as Academic Partner for WFS 2048 1740 World Football Summit
Johan Cruyff Institute renews as Academic Partner for WFS

World Football Summit is proud to announce the renewal of Johan Cruyff Institute as Academic Partner for 2020. The leading educational institution specializing in sports…

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WFS partners with WhizzKids United, the club tackling AIDS through football in South Africa 959 958 World Football Summit
WFS partners with WhizzKids United, the club tackling AIDS through football in South Africa

WFS partners with WhizzKids United, a striving NGO that uses football to create a positive learning environment for the prevention of HIV in Africa.

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WFS Report: Sponsorship in football will keep growing and will become more profitable 960 656 World Football Summit
WFS Report: Sponsorship in football will keep growing and will become more profitable

According to a report put together by WFS and Carlos Cantó sponsorship in football will continue growing but will also face significant challenges.

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Fatma Samoura heads the first speaker lineup for the inaugural WFS Africa 2723 2297 World Football Summit
Fatma Samoura heads the first speaker lineup for the inaugural WFS Africa

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.

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Why is football taking so long to jump on the TikTok wave? 852 684 World Football Summit
Why is football taking so long to jump on the TikTok wave?

Just 26 of the 98 clubs in Europe’s top five leagues have an official TikTok profile.

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Strike action in Spanish women’s football: How did we get here? 950 675 World Football Summit
Strike action in Spanish women’s football: How did we get here?

Primera Iberdrola players are going on strike on the weekend of November 16th and 17th, but it’s not only a matter of pay.

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Leading experts from the sports and eSports industries agree: the future for both will be better together 2048 1365 World Football Summit
Leading experts from the sports and eSports industries agree: the future for both will be better together

Industry experts such as Kenneth Fok, Alexander Udalyi and Jonas Lygaard spoke at WFS19 about the challenges facing this rapidly growing industry.

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How a change at CONMEBOL propelled the Copa Libertadores into another dimension 1900 1400 World Football Summit
How a change at CONMEBOL propelled the Copa Libertadores into another dimension

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.

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Atlanta United: The three-year old MLS franchise drawing more fans than 28 Champions League teams 1080 720 World Football Summit
Atlanta United: The three-year old MLS franchise drawing more fans than 28 Champions League teams

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.

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Save the dates! WFS announces four events in three different continents for 2020 2000 1333 World Football Summit
Save the dates! WFS announces four events in three different continents for 2020

Book your tickets for WFS Africa and enjoy a 50 percent Super Early Bird discount.

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Can OTT services prevent the audiovisual rights bubble from bursting? 696 522 World Football Summit
Can OTT services prevent the audiovisual rights bubble from bursting?

Piracy is threatening the traditional audiovisual rights market, while research shows users want quality streaming and value for money. Can OTT be the solution?

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Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore on the balancing act of modernising the club while respecting its tradition 2048 1365 World Football Summit
Liverpool FC CEO Peter Moore on the balancing act of modernising the club while respecting its tradition

The lifelong Liverpool FC fan is now running the club and using his extensive experience from working in the tech industry.

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FIFA’s plan to ensure clubs actually receive the compensation they’re due for training players 5472 3648 World Football Summit
FIFA’s plan to ensure clubs actually receive the compensation they’re due for training players

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.

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Once again, WFS turned Madrid into the capital of the football industry 5760 3840 World Football Summit
Once again, WFS turned Madrid into the capital of the football industry

With 150+ speakers and 2,000 attendees from all over the world, WFS19 has been our biggest event to the date.

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Atlanta United and Major League Soccer make history in the WFS Industry Awards 2019 1600 900 World Football Summit
Atlanta United and Major League Soccer make history in the WFS Industry Awards 2019

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

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A Solution, Not A Fix 716 387 World Football Summit
A Solution, Not A Fix

Iterpro has built a system which aims to improve communication between football club departments.

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Sean Conroy: “Football is reaching a point of digitalisation over digitisation” 5462 2897 World Football Summit
Sean Conroy: “Football is reaching a point of digitalisation over digitisation”

Just a few days before #WFS19 kicks off, we talked with Sean Conroy, Commercial Partnerships Director for Genius Sports, data and technology company that provides…

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Ronaldo will review his first year as Real Valladolid owner at WFS19 2048 1365 World Football Summit
Ronaldo will review his first year as Real Valladolid owner at WFS19

The Brazilian ex-footballer will be joined on stage by Matthieu Fenaert, the man he recently appointed as new CEO

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Atletico’s Gil Marín joins the lineup for WFS19 1661 1089 World Football Summit
Atletico’s Gil Marín joins the lineup for WFS19

The CEO of Atlético de Madrid, recently elected as a board member of the European Club Association, will share the key aspects of “The rise of Atlético de Madrid”

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Mercado McCann, Coca-Cola and Eleven Sports Media shine at the WFS Industry Awards 2019 1600 940 World Football Summit
Mercado McCann, Coca-Cola and Eleven Sports Media shine at the WFS Industry Awards 2019

“Uplifted Alex” takes the WFS Industry Award for the Most Creative Campaign presented by El Sol home. Eleven Sports Media gets the Best Supplier presented by SportsTechX award.

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Racing Club and the Afghanistan women’s team join the WFS Industry Awards 2019 winner list 1953 938 World Football Summit
Racing Club and the Afghanistan women’s team join the WFS Industry Awards 2019 winner list

Racing Club has been granted the WFS Industry Award for the Best Club Commercial Initiative. The Afghanistan women’s team players obtain the Best Women’s Football Initiative award.

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More global leading brands join WFS19 918 579 World Football Summit
More global leading brands join WFS19

Banco Santander and Prisa Noticias will be Corporate Partners of WFS19

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LaLiga and TackleAfrica, first WFS Industry Awards 2019 winners 2038 961 World Football Summit
LaLiga and TackleAfrica, first WFS Industry Awards 2019 winners

The Organization led by Javier Tebas wins the Best Internationalisation Strategy Award, whilst the British NGO takes the Football for Good award.

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WFS welcome holographic sensations to Teatro Goya 1024 683 World Football Summit
WFS welcome holographic sensations to Teatro Goya

When it comes to creating sensations and generating emotions, very few things can compete with audio-visual experiences, holograms and virtual reality. World Football Summit is…

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Rebecca Smith: “Everywhere across football, decision-makers need to be more diverse” 2768 1560 World Football Summit
Rebecca Smith: “Everywhere across football, decision-makers need to be more diverse”

Almost a month before WFS19 our speaker Rebecca Smith, COPA90‘s Global Director of the Women’s Game, talked to WFS about the women’s football growth, Megan…

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Budweiser is the new Networking Partner for WFS 19 2048 1365 World Football Summit
Budweiser is the new Networking Partner for WFS 19

During WFS the attendees will be able to enjoy a “BudBreak” during the 90-minute lunch, a Beer2Beer moment at the Green Area after the conferences are over, and a cold drink during the WFS Industry Awards.

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These are the finalists for the 2019 WFS Industry Awards 2300 1437 World Football Summit
These are the finalists for the 2019 WFS Industry Awards

These are the 25 finalists for the third edition of the WFS Industry Awards. Learn more about the leaders, brands and projects opting to enter our Hall of Fame.

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Media outlets worldwide pick up our interview with David Hopkinson 2756 1722 World Football Summit
Media outlets worldwide pick up our interview with David Hopkinson

Marca, El País, SportsProMedia, BFMTV, Calcio e Finanza or SportBusiness picked up our interview with the Global Head of Partnership for Real Madrid ahead of his participation at WFS19.

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David Hopkinson: “We’re not working on renaming Estadio Bernabéu” 1000 562 World Football Summit
David Hopkinson: “We’re not working on renaming Estadio Bernabéu”

Two months ahead of his participation in WFS19, we sit down with David Hopkinson, Global Head of Partnerships at Real Madrid, to pick up his impressions after his first year at the club and discuss the differences between the North American and European sport industry, the way the new Bernabéu Stadium can change the face of the club and how excited he is to see a women’s team play under club’s banner for the first time in history.    

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WFS Industry Awards: over 100 candidacies from 31 countries 1973 1210 World Football Summit
WFS Industry Awards: over 100 candidacies from 31 countries

The three finalists from each category will be announced in the last week of July

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