Moscow Forum Update

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The Inside World Football Moscow Forum, to be held in Moscow on 23–24 June 2011, will bring together the key players involved in the 2018 FIFA World Cup – the Local Organising Committee, the Candidate Host Cities and Russian football governing bodies – with a wide range of international specialists.

As the event draws closer, we will send out weekly updates, and other news related to preparations for Russia's first ever World Cup. LATEST NEWS:On 27 April, in a long awaited meeting by the supervisory board for the 2018 World Cup, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko was officially appointed as Chairman of the Organising Committee and Alexey Sorokin as CEO. Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov chaired the discussion, which was also attended by the Russian Football Union, and heads of various regions, including Tatarstan, Samara and Kaliningrad. The Forum organisers are teaming up with IMG, Populous and Wembley Stadium Consultancy to stage a panel at the conference that asks what it takes to design, build and maximise revenue from a world–class football stadium. A careful approach is required if stakeholders are to end up with a venue that is safe, commercially viable, flexible in use and suitable for international events. This session will look at how to ensure that the right decisions are made from the outset. Russian mobile phone operator MegaFon confirms as a Forum Partner. As a long–term partner of the Russian Premier League, Russian Football Union and the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, MegaFon is one of Russias leading corporate supporters of professional sport. In addition, the company is also involved in many sport–related charitable activities, organising football tournaments for underprivileged children and regular trips for young fans to football matches in the English Premier League. Confirmed Media Partners for the Forum now include NTV Plus, Sports Pro, Host City, Sports Features, championat. ru , TotalFootball, gazeta. ru and Football Mag. Eventicas key partner in the organisation of the Forum, insideworldfootball. biz, has further strengthened its position as the world leader for coverage of the global football industry by signing Joseph S. Blatter to write a regular exclusive column. To access it, please click here . Participation in the Inside World Football Moscow Forum is a must for any global firm looking to supply its services to Russia in the run–up to the World Cup and for Russian organisations seeking to learn more about the latest in industry expertise. An intensive programme will cover construction, transport, legacy strategy, media solutions, raising sponsorship and many other aspects of organising a major modern sporting event. For more details on the Inside World Football Moscow Forum, please contact Eventica on +44 (0)20 7183 2560 or e–mail forum@eventica. co. uk

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