The president of the Portuguese Professional Football League (LPFP) said today that the focus of the sport will be concentrated in the next three years in Portugal, which will host Soccerex, a world event dedicated to the various aspects of this sport.
"Portugal will be at the center of the world of football, with this unique fair dedicated exclusively to the football industry in its various aspects," said Pedro Proença, at the presentation of the event, whose first edition in Portugal will take place on September 5 and 6 , in Oeiras.
At the presentation ceremony, the local authority and Soccerex signed a partnership agreement until 2021, with Oeiras hosting a total of three editions of the fair, which has already gone through more than 20 cities around the world.
According to Pedro Proença, "more than 1,500 speakers and 70 exhibitors from all over the world will be concentrated in Oeiras to learn, share ideas and create business opportunities in the different aspects of football."
The president of the LPFP considered that the holding of this event in Portugal in the next three years, "is the culmination of the process, begun in 2015, of the affirmation of the Liga Portugal brand abroad."
Isaltino Morais, Mayor of Oeiras, highlighted "the impact that the event will have on the Oeiras brand and the Portugal brand," noting that the municipality has already hosted other "major international events".
The mayor, who signed a partnership agreement with Soccerex's executive director Rita Revie until 2021, expressed the hope that this year's event, which has been held in the UK in recent years, "could serve to inaugurate the new congress center of Oeiras ".
In addition to Portugal, Soccerex will spend this year in China in May and the United States in November.
Soccerex was founded in 1995 in England and is dedicated to the football industry in its various aspects, promoting events around the world and developing platforms on various themes related to the sport.