Soccerex has confirmed the signing of a three-year contract with South Africa’s Kwazulu-Natal Provincial Government and EThekwini Municipality to host the Soccerex African Forum from 2012 to 2014.
The inaugural African Forum will take place at the International Convention Centre in Durban from October 23-24, just days ahead of the draw for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations, which South Africa is hosting. The two-day event will feature a conference, exhibition and a programme of networking events. It will build on the business legacy of Soccerex’s three-year stay in South Africa for the Global Convention from 2007 to 2009 and add to the wider legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup across Africa. Focusing on a mixture of continental and global football issues, the Forum will bring together the leading decision makers in African football business with their counterparts from around the world for two days of learning, networking and commercial opportunities.
Soccerex CEO Duncan Revie said: “I am so pleased that Soccerex is returning to South Africa for the Soccerex African Forum. Following the positive experience we had there with our Global Convention, we always intended to return to the country and in Durban I am sure we have found the perfect host for the next chapter of our experience in South Africa.”
The African Forum is part of a new Soccerex event programme that includes the regionally focused Soccerex Lagos Seminar in Nigeria, the Soccerex European Forum in Manchester, England and Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For more information on the Soccerex African Forum or any of Soccerex’s events, please visit www.soccerex.com/events/africa/.