WORLD EXPERTS

We are proud to announce that more than 50 speakers from all around the world will participate at the 2019 WSC. These speakers are senior executives and practitioners who represent the World’s most well-known sports companies and organizations.

MORE THAN 20 ADDRESSED TOPICS

In the 2019 WSC we turn our attention to analysing how big sport events deal with new technologies such us Online Reputation and Influence, Social Networks, Sport Broadcasting and Online Betting, amongst others.

HOTEL SOFIA BARCELONA

After a successful 2018 edition, the 2019 WSC will take place at the Hotel Sofía, in Barcelona. Its marvellous premises will support the event during its two days and hundreds of participants, speakers, attendees and the media that will cover the conference.

NEWS

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Last tickets for the 2019 World Soccer Congress!

Get your ticket now and don’t miss this unique event! Meet the most relevant football stakeholders and engage them in meaningful conversation on the future of our beloved sport!                                  

Footters official partner of WSC

Footters is an official partner of WSC broadcasting the event in streaming. Also participate in the table DIGITAL CHALLENGES IN THE WORLD OF FOOTBALL in which they will tell us how proud they are to take home football.

The World Soccer Congress welcomes the Spanish national football team

WorldSoccerCongress will have an important presence of the Spanish selections. Example of are the two star speakers, part of the coach's technical staff Luis Enrique. Joaquín Valdés, sports psychologist of the RFEF and Robert Moreno, second coach of the Selection will participate in the round table “COACH’S LEADERSHIP IN FOOTBALL”..

FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, international award at the World Soccer Congress

The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino will receive one of the awards of honor of the World Soccer Congress of Barcelona, ​​"for transmitting, through the Soccer Project for FIFA schools, a message of hope using this sport as an instrument of economic growth, which includes infrastructure development, education, health, gender equality and integration, particularly for immigrants and refugees "

Fabio Capello will receive his award at WorldSoccerCongress

The Italian coach Fabio Capello, who will also be a speaker during the days of work in Barcelona, ​​will be another of the awarded characters during the days of celebration of the WSC World Soccer Congress.

Pep Guardiola awarded in WorldSoccerCongress.

In the award-winning chapter, two technicians of world prestige are included. The Spanish international and coach of Manchester City Pep Guardiola will receive distinction from the organization of the Congress.

The Johan Cruyff Foundation, recognized at the World Soccer Congress

Today we present a new WSC winner: Fundación Johan Cruyfffor its social function

The World Soccer Congress rewards RCD Espanyol player Wu Lei.

RCD Espanyol player Wu Lei will be awarded at WorldSoccerCongress with the WSC Asia award.

The trophies of the Spanish National Soccer in World Congress.

  The trophies of the 2010 World Cup, as well as the Women's U-17 World Cup conquered in Uruguay, and the EURO of 1964, 2008 and 2012 will be at the Sofia hotel during the days of the World Soccer Congress.

Carlos Velasco Carballo will be a speaker at the 2019 World Soccer Congress

The chairman of the Spanish FA Referees Committee will be at the World Soccer Congress on April 12 and 13. As well, a real VAR simulation room will be ready to be used at the WSC to the enjoyment of our attendees, while at the same time, all main trophies conquered by the Spanish National teams will also be displayed during the event.

The importance of e-Sport for FIFA.

The FIFA It has released its financial report of 2018 and it highlights that what they call "efootball" has been a considerable income path, being the one that has grown the most and that can be a pillar in the future In WorldSoccerCongress we will have a debate table dedicated exclusively to e-Sport.

IMPULSE FOR WOMEN AND SPORTS.

We share with you the Resolution of 1 February of the Presidency of the CSD, which calls for aid to the Spanish Sports Federations for the Women and Sports Program in 2019.

World Soccer Congress press accreditation period is open!

The World Soccer Congress press office handles all media inquiries and press accreditation. Press accreditation is subject to approval and proof of intent. Please enter the following link and complete the form included by 5th April to apply for a 2019 World Soccer Press Pass; http://www.worldsoccercongress.com/prensa/.

Velasco Carballo, Jorge Vilda and Alberto Undiano spoke about VAR during a round table prior to the 2019 World Soccer Congress.

On Wednesday 13th March 2019, a technical debate on the benefit of VAR was held at the Spanish FA headquarters as the implementation of video assistant referee (VAR) has been a hot topic of debate in several countries, including Spain.

Velasco Carballo, Jorge Vilda and Alberto Undiano spoke about VAR during a round table prior to the 2019 World Soccer Congress.

On Wednesday 13th March 2019, a technical debate on the use and benefits of the VAR system was held at the Spanish FA headquarters as the implementation of video assistant referee (VAR) has been a hot topic of debate in several countries, including Spain.

Honey Thaljieh will be at the World Soccer Congress

Honey Thaljieh will be at the World Soccer Congress FIFA’s Corporate Communications Manager Honey Thaljieh will be part of the round table on the evolution of women’s football.

International Women’s day

Every day, women practising sports face challenges. It does not matter whether you are a professional athlete or you play at amateur level, the fight for women in sports needs to be continued. We all need to get involve. We will be extremely fortunate to hear from FIFA Corporate Communications Manager Honey Thaljieh’s experience as a former football player at the WSC.

Davide Lippi will be in Barcelona for the World Soccer Congress

One of Italy’s most prestigious players’ agent, Davide Lippi will share with the audience some insight of his experience as a top football agent.

We are pleased to announced the Jorge Vilda’s participation

Jorge Vilda’s presence has been confirmed at the World Soccer Congress. The current manager of Spain Women’s National Football Team will be in Barcelona on the 12-13 April to lecture on sports leadership.

Fabio Capello will be at the 2019 World Soccer Congress

Another world-class speaker is joining the 2019 World Soccer Congress, Italy’s legendary football coach Fabio Capello, who will lecture on sports leadership at one of our round tables.

Joan Laporta will speak at the “New models of Football Sponsoring” round table.

Joan Laporta is a senior lawyer and founding partner of Laporta & Arbós law firm. Joan has handled trade, tax and sports law matters as a practicing lawyer than 30 years.

We are glad to announce Roberto Rosetti as 2019 WSC Speaker!

Mr Rosetti, a former world-class Italian football referee, took charge of his first Italian Serie A match in 1996 and received his FIFA Badge in 2002. After retiring in 2010, he assumed the position of Chairman of UEFA Referees’ Committee in 2018. The International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS) named him one of the greatest referees in football’s history.

The WSC welcomes Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique Martínez García, known as Luis Enrique, is the current manager of the Spanish national football team and will participate as a speaker at World Soccer Congress’ round table on Sports Leadership. 

The World Soccer Congress was successfully launched in Barcelona

The Antigua Fábrica de Cerveza Damm hosted the official presentation of the 2019 World Soccer Congress. Some of its speakers took an active part during the presentation, so we could enjoy a highly stimulating discussion between Carlos Velasco Carballo, Chairman of the Spanish Referees Committee, Ana Muñoz, Spanish FA Integrity Vice-president, FIFA Corporate Communications Manager, Honey Thaljieh and Bruno Sassi, FIFA’s Head of Communication

On 20 February, FIFA and Spanish FA representatives will attend the official 2019 World Soccer Congress Launch Event, at the Antigua Fábrica Damm in Barcelona.

On 20 February 2019 at 12:00 am, the Antigua Fábrica Damm will witness the launch event of the 2019 World Soccer Congress. A press conference is going to be held, in which Carlos Velasco Carballo, Chairman of the Spanish Referees Committee, Ana Muñoz, Spanish FA Integrity Vice-president, FIFA Corporate Communications Manager, Honey Thaljieh and Bruno Sassi, FIFA’s Head of Communication Content, are expected to take part.

Barcelona’s Sofía Hotel will host the 2019 World Soccer Congress

Sofía Hotel’s spectacular meeting room with a sitting capacity of 500 people offers best for this type of event. Discover our networking areas and enjoy their private calmness. Esports simulators will be available together with an area fully dedicated to the RFEF awards. Don’t miss our main attraction, a real VAR simulation room to the enjoyment of our attendees.

The World Soccer Congress, a world-leading football event

The second edition of the World Soccer Congress will bring together football’s top organizations, such as FIFA, UEFA or the Spanish FA (RFEF), which will co-organize this milestone event.

The Spanish FA will co-organize the 2019 World Soccer Congress

The 2019 World Soccer Congress is jointly driven by Palabe Consulting and the Spanish FA (RFEF), a unique event scheduled for April 12-13 2019 at the Sofía Hotel in Barcelona. The second edition of the World Soccer Congress will bring together football’s top organizations, such as FIFA, UEFA or the Spanish FA. More than 50 speakers from all over the world are expected to attend this milestone event, together with more than 500 football stakeholders.

SPEAKERS

WSC brings together the best sport global experts
Luis Rubiales

Luis Rubiales

R.F.E.F. (Spanish FA) President

Roberto Rosetti

Roberto Rosetti

Chairman of UEFA Referees’ Committee

Luis Enrique

Luis Enrique

Seleccionador Selección Española De Fútbol

Honey Thaljieh

Honey Thaljieh

Corporate Communications Manager at FIFA

Desirée Ornella Bellia

Desirée Ornella Bellia

European Leagues Head of Legal Affairs

 Joan Laporta

Joan Laporta

Lawyer and former FC Barcelona President

Fabio Capello

Fabio Capello

Coaching Legend

Patricia Moyersoen

Patricia Moyersoen

A.I.A.F President

Pier Luigi Collina

Pier Luigi Collina

Chairman of FIFA Referees’ Committee

Omar Ongaro

Omar Ongaro

Football Regulatory Director FIFA.

Carlos Velasco Carballo

Carlos Velasco Carballo

Chairman of the Technical Committee of arbitrators

World Soccer Congress 2019

Schedule

  • HOTEL SOFIA BARCELONA
    PLAÇA DE PIUS XII, 4, BARCELONA

  • 12 - 13 APRIL, 2019
    08:00 am - 21:00pm

  • +500 PARTICIPANTS
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8:30 AM

WELCOME / ACCREDITATION

9:30 AM - 10:25 AM

1. “The Evolution of Women’s football: Women’s football growth in Spain (R.F.E.F)”

10:30 AM - 11:55AM

2. “Latest updates on the FIFA RSTP and Intermediaries Regulations”

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

3.The new models of sports sponsorships

13:00 PM - 13:55 PM

4. “Football, a tool for social impact and sustainable development”

14:00 PM - 15:25 PM

LUNCH

15:30 PM - 16:25 PM

5. “VAR and Refereeing; Experience, use and development”

16:30 PM - 17:25 PM

6. “Media influence on Football”

17:30 PM - 18:25 PM

7. “Coach’s leadership in football”

18:30 PM - 19:25 PM

8.The social impact of sport in international relations

9:30 AM - 10:30AM

9. The football industry, and sports: meeting points

10:30 AM - 11:25 AM

10. Legal Challenges of Football in the 21st Century

12:00 PM - 12:55 PM

11. Present and future of Football

13:00 PM - 13:55 PM

12. Integrity in football

14:00 PM - 15:25 PM

LUNCH

15:30 PM - 16:25 PM

13. Digital challenges in the soccer world.

16:30 PM - 17:25 PM

14. Fifa Legend

Mesas Congreso WSC 2019

Mesa 1

Mesa 1

La evolución del fútbol femenino: el caso español

Mesa 2

Mesa 2

Novedades en la normativa fifa

Mesa 3

Mesa 3

Los nuevos modelos de patrocinio deportivo

Mesa 4

Mesa 4

El desarrollo sostenible en el fútbol y su labor como instrumento de impacto social

Mesa 5

Mesa 5

El arbitraje y el VAR: experiencias, aplicación y desarrollo

Mesa 6

Mesa 6

Influencia de los medios de comunicación en el fútbol

Mesa 7

Mesa 7

Modelos de liderazgo del entrenador de fútbol en las competiciones de élite

Mesa 8

Mesa 8

El impacto del deporte en las relaciones internacionales

Mesa 9

Mesa 9

La industria del fútbol y los eSports: puntos de encuentro

Mesa 10

Mesa 10

Retos jurídicos del fútbol en el siglo XXI

Mesa 11

Mesa 11

Presente y futuro del Fútbol

Mesa 12

Mesa 12

Integridad en el fútbol

Mesa 13

Mesa 13

Desafíos digitales en el mundo del fútbol

Mesa 14

Mesa 14

FIFA Legends Project

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