LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM—16/01/2012 – Dr. Molefi Nathaniel Oliphant, Honorary Life President, South African Football Association and Vice President & Executive Member, Confederation of African Football (CAF) has been announced as a keynote speaker at the upcoming African Football Executive Confex 2012. The premier African football business conference and networking Expo is set to take place on 18th – 20th April 2012 at the Wanderers Club, Illovo, Johannesburg.
Dr. Oliphant will be bringing his unique approach to the conference and is Honorary Life President of SAFA and vice-president and executive member of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). He has held various positions in local and international football structures, including the National Olympic Committee of South Africa, Council for Southern African Football Association executive member, FIFA and CAF match commissioner, FIFA Appeal Board member, member of the World Cup Organising Committee South Africa and Deputy Head of Delegation for both the Germany and South Africa FIFA world cups. He is renowned for his excellent contribution to the development of soccer in Africa and his participation in ensuring that South Africa won the bid to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and held a successful tournament. He will be addressing the topic: Leadership in African Football: a Key Ingredient for Attaining Success on and off the Football Pitch.
Among other speakers already confirmed for African Football Executive Confex 2012 include: Dr. Robin Petersen, SAFA; Dr Danny Jordaan, FIFA WC2010 LOC; Francesco Bruscoli, FIFA Development Programmes Africa; Nicholas Musonye, Council of East & Central African Football Associations; Jerome Champagne, Former FIFA Director of International Relations; Garth Hewitt, MTN; Steve Bellis, Kick Worldwide UK; Dr Paul Darby, Ulster Sports Academy; Thorsten Kierfer, WASH United, Germany.
Now in its 2nd year 2012 African Football Executive Confex will have as its main theme “Driving New Investment, Good Business Practices & Technical Issues to Enhance Sustainable Development in African Football” The 2012 Confex is expected to be a convergence of high profile football and business executives across the continent and also the world. The Confex is an essential networking tool for African and international Clubs, Leagues, Federations, Brands, Government Departments and Sports Management Organisations.
Key Topics to be addressed:
- FOOTBALL ADMINISTRATION AND GOVERNANCE IN AFRICA
- INNNOVATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SOURCING SPONSORSHIPS AND THE NEED FOR A COMPREHENSIVE MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY FOR AFRICAN FOOTBALL ORGANISATIONS
- Determining your priorities in building your football business in Africa
- ENGAGING THE 21ST CENTURY SOCCER FAN to increase revenues
- managing the football organisation
- driving investment into african football
- social vs traditional media in football marketing
- football management and the role of the sports management agency
- soccer as a development tool in africa
For further information regarding the African Football Executive Confex 2012, visit www.africanfootballexecutive.com.
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