To mark its fifth anniversary, World Football Summit has announced that the 2022 edition of WFS Europe will take place on 28-29 September in Sevilla.
Celebrating its launch in 2016, World Football Summit is preparing for a busy year ahead as WFS Europe moves from Madrid to Sevilla for the first time in the event’s history. WFS has also made a pledge to partners Women in Football that next year’s event will have a minimum of 30 percent female speakers.
An international events platform that has been bringing together leading stakeholders from the football industry ever since its inception, World Football Summit is celebrating its landmark fifth year by looking to a bright future ahead for the company.
“We’re extremely proud of how far we have come in the past five years and we can’t wait to see what the next five years have in store for WFS,” said World Football Summit director, Jan Alessie.
“We have some exciting projects in the pipeline and in Sevilla we have a new host city for WFS Europe 2022, which we can now announce will take place on 28-29 September.
“We know that the city of Sevilla shares our passion for football as the home of two of Spain’s most iconic clubs and we can’t wait to get started on what we expect to be the biggest World Football Summit to date.”
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— World Football Summit (@WFSummit) October 11, 2021
Since 2016, WFS has evolved from a yearly gathering in Madrid to become a standout event on the international football calendar with the likes of LaLiga, Facebook and Santander among its list of prestigious partners.
After pivoting to online events in 2020, WFS bounced back from the pandemic with a highly successful fifth edition of WFS Europe at Atlético Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium last month, in what was WFS’ first ever hybrid summit as over 1,400 in-person attendees were joined by a further 600 participants who attended virtually.
WFS Europe attendees were able to hear from some of the biggest names of the game, in a 100+ list of speakers including the likes of LaLiga President Javier Tebas, Atlético Madrid CEO Miguel Ángel Gil, and ex-FC Barcelona and Cameroon legend Samuel Eto’o.
Each previous edition of WFS Europe has taken place in Madrid, whilst WFS Asia was successfully launched in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2019 and plans remain in place for World Football Summit to officially land in both Africa and America in the near future.
“As the last five years have shown us, this project still has lots of potential to evolve even further and we aim to position ourselves at the very centre of the football industry,” said WFS director Marian Otamendi.
“We will continue to provide the platform for professionals around the world to come together and shape the future of the beautiful game across all corners of the globe.”