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Sevilla Welcomes The Leading Figures Of The Global Football Industry And Becomes The World’S Sports Business Capital

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Sevilla Welcomes The Leading Figures Of The Global Football Industry And Becomes The World’S Sports Business Capital

September 17
10:03 2022

Sevilla, Spain, Wednesday September 17, 2022 – The World Football Summit will celebrate the sixth edition of WFS Europe, the leading event for football business leaders, in Sevilla for the first time ever on the 28th & 29th of September this year.

3,500 attendees and decision-makers from more than 100 countries will debate and design the future of the industry around the most popular sport. Representatives from FIFA, UEFA, LaLiga, Bundesliga, Premier League, Meta, Microsoft, and other leading brands will come together in an action-packed two-day event full of networking opportunities.

Over 150 speakers will participate across more than 40 panels which will provide attendees with a 360º view of the entire business of football. Detailed discussions on web3 in sports, investment trends, fan engagement, sustainability, and everything in between will take place across 3 live stages.

Monday, 29 August — Madrid, Spain

The sixth edition of WFS Europe is back, better and stronger than ever and it is ready to place Sevilla at the epicenter of the global sports business ecosystem by gathering a community of more than 2,500 professionals on-site, and over 1.000 tuning in virtually, in a hybrid-event that promises to shape the future of the football industry.

  • · When: September 28th and 29th, 2022
  • · Where: El Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones (FIBES), in Sevilla (Spain)
  • · Doors open at 8.30AM

Over the course of two full days, attendees will enjoy the possibility to network and engage with every panel and guest thanks to the official World Football Summit App and accelerate opportunities that would normally take years to materialize. As stated by World Football Summit Director and Co-Founder, Marian Otamendi:

“After two extremely difficult years, the entire WFS team is incredibly excited to have the opportunity to cast the football industry’s net in Sevilla for the first time. Support from all governing and sports institutions of the city has been out of this world, and we are certain this will be our best even to date.

Football has the power to change the world, and for this reason, we are proud to announce that, for the first time ever, we are committed to having at least 30% of the speakers be women and to donate 10% of our ticketing revenues to NGOs and charities helping those in need due to the war in Ukraine.”

During the 48-hour time span, over 150 change-makers will share their knowledge and expertise on the live stage across 40+ panels which will provide a 360º view of the present and future of football, covering the most relevant topics for the industry including the latest trends around web3, the consolidation of women’s football, sustainability, or how to connect with the sports fan of the future. Some of the biggest names in the world of football will not miss the occasion, including:

  • ·Cindy Parlow Cone, President at US Soccer
  • ·Prof. Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Winner
  • ·Óscar Mayo, Executive General Director at LaLiga
  • ·Claire Bloomfield, Head of Women’s Football at the European Club Association
  • ·Peter Hutton, Director of Media Partnerships (North America) at Meta
  • ·Alejandro Irarragorri, Chairman of the Board of Directors at Orlegi Sports
  • ·Dan Porter, CEO at Overtime

They, along with all the other speakers, will offer timeless insights and wisdom in Sevilla in what promises to be the biggest event in the company’s history. Similarly, the executives and main decision-makers from some of the biggest brands in football such as FIFA, UEFA, LaLiga, Meta, Microsoft, DAZN or Nielsen will provide their support in making this event a reality along with the first-ever representation of Sports Ministers from countries around the world.

As Jan Alessie, WFS Co-founder explained:

“We are ecstatic to see positive signs that the event will be our largest ever and it has been remarkable to see how many of the industry’s main decision makers have not doubted one bit to join us for WFS Europe.

The same goes for some of the biggest brands in the space, as they understand that the business opportunities that are created during the event are unmatchable.

People have the desire to network again during in-person events and they know World Football Summit is the best place to do so”.

Finally, the WFS Awards ceremony will once again gain the spotlight on the event’s first night. As in previous editions, close to 150 applicants across 10 different categories will be honored as the people and projects making the biggest impact on football’s future.

All in all, WFS Europe promises to be an event to remember and those interested in joining are still on time to do so by visiting


World Football Summit is where the football industry’s leading stakeholders meet to shape the future of the beautiful game. Our platform has evolved from an annual gathering held in Madrid, focused on the European market, to a growing series of events that cover the challenges and opportunities of the different regions and sectors in this thriving industry. WFS is powered by a global community of influential professionals sharing a unique passion for the business of sports and a mission to spark discussion, share knowledge and promote innovation to drive progress for the game and the industry.

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