World Football Summit is coming back to Madrid this September to deliver its first ever hybrid event, in what will be a truly global gathering of the football industry.
Not only will the fifth edition of WFS Europe be held physically in the Spanish capital from 22-23 September, but it will also provide digital access for people all over the world to tune-in.
In-person tickets will be in high demand with just 600 available and limited in order to deliver the safest possible experience while on the ground, while also enabling those attendees to network face-to-face for the first time in far too long.
The interaction won’t stop there, with over 1,500 attendees logging in digitally. Those joining us online will also be able to interact and engage with every single panel, network with other guests through the World Football Summit app and explore our virtual exhibition area; in real-time, and on-demand.
“The entire WFS team is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to cast the football industry’s net beyond our in-person attendees and combine our world-class traditional events with what we’ve learned from delivering online summits such as our hugely popular WFS Live editions,” said WFS director Marian Otamendi.
“This is just one example of many that highlights football’s incredible ability to adapt under the constraints of the pandemic and we look forward to telling these stories, while championing the excellent work of sporting stakeholders who have continued to innovate and excite during one of the most trying times in recent history.”
Alongside the announcement, LaLiga has signed on as global partners of all WFS events over the course of the year, a partnership that includes #WFS21.
This not only continues the long-standing collaboration between the two organisations that dates back to WFS’ inception back in 2016, but also sends a strong message to the entire sports industry that the tide is turning after a difficult year and a half.
“LaLiga has been a significant World Football Summit partner ever since our first edition and we’re thrilled to continue that partnership with an even longer-term commitment between the two parties,” said WFS director Jan Alessie.
“Their investment is not only in World Football Summit, but the entire football industry. It should also be seen as a strong signal to the sport that the clouds are clearing, and the industry’s future is bright.”
LaLiga’s Oscar Mayo, director of business, marketing and international development, highlighted LaLiga’s desire to continue building new collaborations through its global partnership with WFS and the need to support the industry’s growth.
Mayo added: “Both LaLiga and World Football Summit share the same beliefs when it comes to uniting the world through football and that is why we are delighted to extend our global partnership with WFS for the upcoming WFS Europe event and all subsequent physical and digital summits over the next year.”
#WFS21 will see 150+ speakers take to the stage both physically and virtually, while there will also be over 30 panels to be held over the two-days – attracting more than 200 club representatives and 150 journalists from all over the world.
As ever, the WFS Industry Awards will also take centre stage and to promote the launch of #WFS21, there is a special super early bird discount for tickets.
Corporate, Delegate and ePass tickets are available with a 50 percent discount, while stocks last, from March 25 to April 30.
Anyone wishing to book their spot at half-price for #WFS21, can do so today RIGHT HERE.