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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Aleksander Ceferin is the 2021 winner of the WFS Award for Best Executive.
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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Inside City Football Group’s multi-ownership strategy where 1+1=3 602 540 World Football Summit
Inside City Football Group’s multi-ownership strategy where 1+1=3

Don Dransfield, Director of Operations Development at City Football Group, explains the benefits of the strategy that more and more clubs are following.

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Johan Cruyff Institute
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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