In 2011, Eventica launched the World Football Forum – a high profile international conference focusing on the multi-billion dollar business of football – following the announcement of Russia’s first FIFA World Cup™ in 2018. Since then, this annual event has become firmly established in the football industry calendar, bringing together leading figures from football across the globe in major football hubs around the world.
Over the years the World Football Forum has attracted delegates from around the world with a programme that explores the critical issues facing world football.
In 2016, WFF took place in Paris at the culmination of UEFA Euro 2016, however the scope of the event reached far beyond the confines of European football. Prominent names in football governance and the wider industry in the rapidly developing sports markets of China and India were the focus of the event, underscoring WFF’s commitment to highlighting opportunities in dynamic new markets.
Sports tourism is on the rise – and now it is in the programme for WFF 2017. With growing numbers of football fans with the resources to travel thousands of miles to support their team, the international travel trade is growing wise to this huge market.
The World Football Forum is organised by Eventica Sport, the sports business division of leading strategic communications agency Eventica Communications, with extensive experience in event organisation and management, PR and media. The World Football Forum is the latest in a series of football focused initiatives from Eventica Sport. The company organises the Global Sports Industry Congress and sports activations worldwide.