On Thursday, the NWSL announced a partnership with Soccerex and that the league will be participating in the Soccerex USA business conference on November 15-16 in Miami. At the conference, NWSL managing director Amanda Duffy and Portland Thorns FC president Mike Golub will be featured on the panel: “How Can Women’s Soccer Realize Its Commercial Potential?” The panel will discuss the recent growth of women’s soccer, the impact of next summer’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in France, and more.
The league’s news release:
“NWSL ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH SOCCEREX
CHICAGO (Nov. 1, 2018) – The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) announced today a formal relationship with Soccerex, a global networking leader in the football industry. As part of the agreement, NWSL will be participating in the upcoming Soccerex USA business conference on Nov. 15-16 at Marlins Park in Miami as part of a panel of women’s soccer experts that will analyze the recent growth, assess the possible impact of the upcoming 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup and evaluate what needs to be done for women’s soccer to realize its full potential in the U.S. and around the world.
“We are very excited to formalize a relationship with Soccerex, and to participate on a panel discussing the growth of the women’s game at the upcoming Soccerex USA event,” said NWSL Managing Director Amanda Duffy. “It is a unique opportunity to showcase the women’s game and NWSL in particular with global leaders and influencers.”
The panel will feature the NWSL’s Amanda Duffy as well as Portland Thorns President Mike Golub, Concacaf Head of Women’s Football Karina LeBlanc, and La Liga Women’s Football Director Pedro Malabia, and will be moderated by Equalizer founder Jeff Kassouf.
“We are delighted to have NWSL’s support for our event in Miami. Women’s soccer is such a massive part of the industry in the US and NWSL are at forefront of its continuing growth. Amanda’s vision and commercial acumen have been central to the League’s development and her insights are a valuable addition to the Soccerex USA programme,” said Soccerex Marketing Director David Wright.
Soccerex USA will provide two days of unrivaled commercial, networking and learning opportunities for thousands of soccer business professionals. It is sponsored by the London Football Exchange (LFE) and with the support of an Advisory Board including senior members of Concacaf, U.S. Soccer and Major League Soccer. The conference will include more than 1,400 delegates, 80 exhibitors, 400 rights holders, and 40 expert speakers from over 40 countries.
For more information and to register for the conference, click here: https://nwsl.us/2OM8DjY.
In this Soccerex Spotlight, we interview @AmandaMDuffy, Managing Director of the @NWSL, to discuss the growing strength of Women's Soccer, how to maximise engagement with the NWSL, and the upcoming @FIFAWWC 2019!https://t.co/kmrEQzjM1N pic.twitter.com/N8oorLgGpE
— Soccerex (@Soccerex) November 5, 2018
Soccerex has been bringing together the global football industry to network in a unique commercial environment for over twenty years. From hosting industry leading networking events across the globe to our market insight campaigns, we provide a platform to connect your business with the game’s key stakeholders. We are committed to growing the beautiful game around the world and our love of football is truly at the heart of everything we do. Go to www.soccerex.com/usa for more information.”
The "How can women's soccer realise its commercial potential" session at Soccerex USA this Nov 15-16 will consist of @NWSL's @AmandaMDuffy, @Concacaf's @karinaleblanc, @TimbersFC's Mike Golub, @LaLiga's @pedromalabia & @JeffKassouf from @TheEqualizer.https://t.co/6K1h9GIkgE pic.twitter.com/oZ8ytNnVrY
— Soccerex (@Soccerex) October 1, 2018