BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – Hon. Richard Sealy, recently elected Chairman of the CTO, will be a keynote speaker at the anticipated Soccerex Americas Forum, scheduled to take place in Barbados October 21 and 22 at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Minister Sealy will join other keynote speakers, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber and Soccerex Chairman Tony Martin at the opening ceremony of the Soccerex Americas Forum.
This is the first time Barbados will be the host country of this prestigious forum, which brings together key industry decision makers from the world of football and provides a unique commercial environment where delegates will benefit from exclusive business opportunities, networking and bespoke educational content.
The Forum will be the playing field for sports buyers, suppliers and key decision makers within the Americas – and the rest of the world – to network and do business. It will also feature an agenda-setting programme, covering topics such as league development, player development and retention and sport tourism – a key focus for countries within this region with their attractive climates and rich sporting culture. There will also be a focus on major events with the 2016 Copa America and a potential CONCACAF 2026 World Cup bid high on the agenda. The event will include a host of footballing legends sharing their opinions on the beautiful game, including a review of the 2014 FIFA World CupTM.
Commenting on the new event, Petra Roach, Interim President and CEO, Barbados Tourism Authority, said: “We are proud and privileged to be the host location for this year’s Soccerex Americas Forum. As a nation of sporting enthusiasts, we take football very seriously, and thus are delighted to be able to facilitate an event whereby the beautiful game is at the core of the discourse.”
For further details about the 2014 Soccerex Americas Forum, please contact Soccerex at: [email protected].