WFS Speakers

Two Bafana Bafana legends join the WFS Africa lineup
Two Bafana Bafana legends join the WFS Africa lineup 1496 1227 World Football Summit

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

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Inside City Football Group’s multi-ownership strategy where 1+1=3
Inside City Football Group’s multi-ownership strategy where 1+1=3 602 540 World Football Summit

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

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 related programmes has been a…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Johan Cruyff Institute renews as Academic Partner for WFS19
Johan Cruyff Institute renews as Academic Partner for WFS19 1272 565 World Football Summit

The Johan Cruyff Institute, a global leader in Sport Management programs, has been involved with WFS since 2016

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Who is who in our line-up and why you shouldn’t miss them
Who is who in our line-up and why you shouldn’t miss them 2667 1667 World Football Summit

These are the 10 first speakers confirmed for WFS 2019, but many more will join in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned.

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Masaya Ueno says that there’s more than enough space for both Chinese and Japanese football to grow in Asia
Masaya Ueno says that there’s more than enough space for both Chinese and Japanese football to grow in Asia 1124 1214 World Football Summit

Masaya Ueno, Head of Global Media Business Group at Rakuten, oversees new media business initiatives at the global entertainment and over-the-top (OTT) platforms, Rakuten Viki and Rakuten Sports. Mr. Ueno was…

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