Brazil’s Football Leaders Confirm Attendance at Soccerex Global Convention

By Community | August 17, 2012

Soccerex has announced that Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) president José Maria Marin and vice-president Marco Polo Del Nero will both be attending this year’s Soccerex Global Convention.

Sao Paulo State Football Federation (FPF) president and FIFA Executive Committee member Del Nero will be attending alongside Brazil’s 2014 World Cup organising committee chairman Marin, cheap who will be speaking at the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro, with the Convention set to run from November 24-28. Del Nero became president of the FPF in 2003 with the clear aim of strengthening the relationship between league clubs and the State of São Paulo. In 2007 he was inducted as a member of the Executive Committee of the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL). Most recently he was appointed to the FIFA Executive Committee as one of only three South American representatives and became vice-president of the CBF representing the south eastern region.

Marin is the former governor of São Paulo and previously president of the FPF. He was the vice-president of the CBF representing the south eastern region from 2008-2012 before becoming CBF president in March, in the same month he was named chairman of the 2014 World Cup organising committee. Marin said: “I am excited to be participating in the opening ceremony of my first Soccerex event, and look forward to exploring a Convention that has already made such a significant impact on our football business. It is a very important moment in our sporting history and events like this will help Brazil to lay the foundations for an excellent World Cup.”

Soccerex CEO, Duncan Revie, added: “I am so pleased that these two senior figureheads in Brazilian football have accepted our invitation to the Soccerex Global Convention in Rio de Janeiro. Mr Marin and Mr Del Nero are vital for the development and success of football in Brazil and the forthcoming FIFA World Cup. Their attendance at the Convention is a huge honour for us and confirms the event as the world’s leading football business event.”

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