With the fifth edition of WFS Europe fast approaching, we shine a spotlight on our Conference Concept that is shaping the content at this year’s event.
- READ PART ONE: MEET THE SPEAKERS
- READ PART TWO: MEET THE PARTNERS
- READ PART THREE: MEET THE EXHIBITORS
The fifth edition of WFS Europe is a special one for many reasons. Not only is it the event’s return after a coronavirus-enforced absence, but it is also World Football Summit‘s hybrid bow and its debut at the iconic Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
There are some things that haven’t changed, such as the global networking opportunities and world-class roster of speakers.
Another exciting shift from the norm, however, can be seen in WFS Europe’s Conference Concept that in 2021 is out to solidify its legacy by turning the discussions taking place – both in-person and online – into action.
To ensure this, WFS Europe has six core pillars that build out the entirety of the programme: Good Governance, Community Development & Purpose, Sports Finance & Economy, International Sports, Competitions & their Globalisation, Innovation & Technology, and Rights, Content and Fan Engagement.
Those discussions will then lead working parties of industry experts in each of the six core subjects building-out a white paper on the subject that will be released in 2022.
For instance, the likes of LaLiga president Javier Tebas will help set the agenda by sharing their insights on Good Governance on the Metropolitano stage, before PFA CEO Maheta Molango spearheads a working party of fellow experts in the field to build-out a white paper on the subject that will be released in 2022.
Common Goal co-founder Jürgen Griesbeck will lead Community Development & Purpose with a group of sporting leaders looking at how football can enact social change, and the same forensic analysis and unparalleled insight will be rolled out across the other remaining Conference Concept pillars.
“By delivering our programme beyond the hybrid stages of WFS Europe, we’re ensuring that the issues and challenges discussed, as well as the opportunities and solutions raised, are built upon and presented to the global football industry,” explained WFS director Jan Alessie.
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“We’ve done this to help accelerate the sport’s coronavirus recovery, improve its professionalisation and shape an even brighter future for everyone involved in football from all over the world.”
The full programme is now available, with plenty to get excited about when it comes to WFS Europe content.
For instance, “A Global Outlook: What lies ahead for International Sports & their Administration” will see speakers fly in from Argentina, Switzerland, USA and Denmark, representing FIFA, AFA, FC Helsingør and Nacional.
Meanwhile, “Get in the Game: Where are Sports Sponsorships headed next?” will include speakers from Google, RocNation Sports, FootballCo and SevenLeague, and “An Innovative Future of Sport: The Key Insights into the Next Major Technological Advancements” features the DFL, Slate Teams, Fnatic and UEFA Innovation.
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