The Global Football Industry will gather in Saudi Arabia for the second edition of WFS Asia
- The second edition of World Football Summit Asia will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December 2023, bringing together key decision-makers from the global football industry and expecting over 1,500 attendees.
- World Football Summit has partnered with Saudi conglomerate Ajlan & Bros and its event subsidiary SAT Events to host the next five editions of the Asian summit in Riyadh, showcasing the Kingdom’s growing prominence as a global sports powerhouse.
Madrid, Spain / Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – 8th of May 2023
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is set to welcome the global football industry for the second edition of World Football Summit Asia in December 2023. Riyadh will become the epicenter of the football world as it hosts key decision-makers from clubs, leagues, federations, and brands associated with the sport, all working together to shape the future of football.
Scheduled for December with the backdrop of the FIFA Club World Cup 2023 taking place in Riyadh, the second edition of WFS Asia aims to bring together over 1,500 representatives and stakeholders from the football ecosystem. The event will feature 150+ speakers, with 70% of attendees being decision-makers from leading football properties and sports businesses. More than 100 media representatives are expected to attend, providing extensive coverage. Over two action-packed days, attendees will have the opportunity to accelerate business growth through strategic networking and knowledge-sharing sessions.
World Football Summit, the leading platform connecting the football industry worldwide, has reached an agreement with Saudi conglomerate Ajlan & Bros and its event subsidiary SAT Events to host the next five editions of the Asian summit in Riyadh. The inaugural WFS Asia took place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Ajlan Bin Abdulaziz Alajlan, Chairman de Ajlan & Bros, made the following reference to the potential for WFS Asia:
“Bringing an event like World Football Summit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia perfectly aligns with the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. We firmly believe in the power of sport to unite people from all corners of the globe and forge valuable commercial partnerships. Football’s unrivaled popularity has the potential to generate employment, boost corporate tourism, and create talent development opportunities for industry professionals. We look forward to our partnership with World Football Summit, the premier platform for the football industry, and have high expectations for what we can achieve together over the upcoming years.
The decision to host WFS Asia in Saudi Arabia highlights the country’s growing prominence as a global sports powerhouse. The Kingdom has already secured the 2027 AFC Asian Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup and has attracted top talent such as Cristiano Ronaldo. The recent success of the Qatar World Cup has also helped shine a light on the broader region’s potential in the global sports industry.
WFS Asia will take place in December 2023 and will have as one of the key institutional partners the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), the Saudi Professional League and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). WFS Asia aims to bring together all key stakeholders to foster growth and collaboration in the football industry with the mission to establish the summit as an annual fixture on the global football calendar.
Since its inception in 2016, WFS has successfully attracted over 22,000 attendees across 16 events and has built a global community of 80.000+ sports industry executives throughout its platforms. Top names in the industry, including Gianni Infantino, Fatma Samoura, Ronaldo Nazario, Samuel Eto’o, Peter Moore, or Cindy Cone have participated, showcasing the event’s significance in the global football landscape.
“We are proud to partner with Saudi conglomerate Ajlan & Bros and its event subsidiary SAT Events in hosting the Asian edition of WFS in Riyadh for the next five editions,” said Jan Alessie, Co-Founder and Director of World Football Summit. “Given Saudi Arabia’s aspiration to establish itself as a leading force in global sports, it made perfect sense for World Football Summit to organize an event here, connecting key regional football stakeholders with their international counterparts.”
A soft launch for World Football Summit Asia 2023 took place on the 25th of May, at the Hilton Riyadh Hotel & Residences, providing a select group of attendees with an exclusive preview of the event’s agenda, panels, and workshops.
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About Ajlan & Bros and SAT EventsAjlan & Bros is a leading Saudi Conglomerate with diversified interests in various
sectors. Its event subsidiary, SAT Events, specializes in organizing and hosting world-class events, creating memorable experiences for attendees.