Major Events International Extends Partnership With Soccerex For The First Time to Include America’s Forum

September 29, 2014

Soccerex and Major Events international (MEI) have today confirmed that they are extending their collaboration to support the growth of Soccerex events in the North American market ahead of the inaugural Soccerex America’s Forum, medic 21-22 October, order Barbados.

The two day event will bring together over 750 buyers, ed | suppliers and leading administrators from the football industry for two days of learning, networking and business on the beautiful island of Barbados.

The Forum is held in partnership with Barbados Tourism Marketing Inc and with the backing of CONCACAF, the Caribbean Football Union (CFU), Major League Soccer (MLS) and the Barbados Football Association who have all offered their support, to ensure the event tackles the key areas affecting the game at both a local and regional level.

The forum has attracted a very high level of attendance with President, Jeffrey Webb leading a strong CONCACAF delegation which includes FIFA and CONCACAF Executive Committee member Sonia Bien Amie and six other member association Presidents.

MLS Commissioner Don Garber will be joined by Franchise owners from Orlando City and the Philadelphia Union and senior representatives from the likes of Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United.

With sessions covering league development, club ownership, sport tourism and major events attracting an attendance of international federations, club owners, league chiefs and other stakeholders the event will provide a fruitful meeting place for anybody looking to engage rights holders around the business of sporting events.

Commenting on the partnership development, MEI CEO Dennis Mills said:

“MEI is delighted to support the ambitious plans for Soccerex regional growth in the Americas starting with the Barbados forum. We will use our growing presence in the USA as a base for these activities and look forward to some outstanding must attend events”

Soccerex Marketing Director David Wright added:

“With the expansion of MLS, the surge in interest generated by the USA’s World Cup run and Canada’s hosting of the Women’s world cup next year, Soccer has never been bigger in North America and it is undoubtedly a very important market for Soccerex.

“The Soccerex America’s Forum is just the beginning of our ambitions in this region and the support of MEI’s network in sectors such as event delivery and stadia technology is an important cog in us achieving our long terms strategic growth aims for this market.”

If you are interested in attending the Soccerex Americas Forum in Barbados please contact Craig Santicchia ( or Simon Hayman ( for more information on the preferential rates available on delegate and exhibitor packages for MEI network members.