Johan Cruyff Institute will have a stand at the second edition of WFS Asia, on December 12 and 13 in Jeddah, where it will present its specialized training solutions for the sports industry, with a special emphasis on football
The second edition of World Football Summit Asia, to be held in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah on December 12-13, 2023, will bring together key stakeholders from the global football industry to coincide with the start of the FIFA Club World Cup. Jeddah will become the epicenter of the beautiful game and is expected to bring together more than 1,500 attendees at an event that will gather key decision-makers from clubs, leagues, federations and brands related to the football ecosystem.
Johan Cruyff Institute will once again be where the action is to present all its specialized training solutions for the sports industry in the areas of: sport management, sport marketing and sponsorship, coaching and leadership and, of course, football business. In addition, it will present its special offer of programs in Arabic.
‘Women’s Talent in Sport’, new scholarship campaign
In its commitment to promote gender equality and improve women’s access to leadership positions within the sports industry in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region, Johan Cruyff Institute is also launching the ‘Women’s Talent in Sport’ scholarship program.
The campaign offers a full scholarship to study an online master’s degree and the deadline to apply is November 30
This initiative is dedicated to providing professional development opportunities for female athletes, coaches and sports industry professionals interested in gaining experience in sport management and creating a positive impact in their communities. The campaign offers a full scholarship to study an online master’s degree at Johan Cruyff Institute and the deadline to apply is November 30, 2023. You can check the requirements to apply for the scholarship by clicking on this link.
The decision to host WFS Asia in Saudi Arabia highlights the country’s growing prominence as a global sporting powerhouse. The Kingdom has already secured the 2027 Asian Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup and has attracted top footballing talent such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar and Sadio Mané. In addition, Saudi Arabia is the only contender to host the 2034 FIFA Men’s World Cup and, along with football, the nation has made significant inroads in other sports, such as LIV Golf or eSports, with the already confirmed organization of an annual Esports World Cup starting in 2024.
Since its inception in 2016, WFS has attracted more than 24,000 attendees at 18 events and has built a global community of more than 100,000 sports industry executives across its platforms. The event has been supported by Johan Cruyff Institute since the first edition.