Virgin Atlantic joins Soccerex

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The VIP Lounge at the Soccerex 2009 Global Convention (28 November–2 December, Johannesburg) has been sponsored by Virgin Atlantic. This exclusive area was due to accommodate the elite of world football, including Joseph S Blatter, Franz Beckenbauer, Danny Jordaan, Ricardo Teixeira, World Cup Bidding Nations and many key football industry stakeholders.

Virgin Atlantic joined an array of companies and organising committees opting for event sponsorship packages at this year's convention including Bundesliga, England 2018, Russia 2018/2022 Bid, HollandBelgium Bid, Qatar 2022 Bid Committee, Soccerade and Embratur. Meanwhile, Soccerex 2009 was due to hold a world–exclusive Q&A session with a wide selection of 2014 FIFA World Cup Host Cities in which they would explain their planned development budgets. Participating city representatives included: • Marcia Lins (Rio de Janeiro)• Fabio Simao (Brasilia)• Tiago Lacerda (Belo Horizonte)• Caio Carvalho (Sao Paulo)• Ney Campello (Salvador)• George Braga (Recife)• Rodrigo Camelo de Oliveira (Manaus)• Jose Fortunati (Porto Alegre)• Ferruccio Feitosa (Fortaleza)Ricardo Teixeira (President, Brazilian Football Federation) was also set to take part in the conference programme, joining Danny Jordaan (CEO, 2010 FIFA World Cup Organising Committee) to tackle both 2010 & 2014 FIFA World Cups. Many Brazilian businesses and clubs were also due to attend the Soccerex Global Convention to engage with the international football community and the hosts of next year's FIFA World Cup. To find out more about the Soccerex 2009 Global Convention (28 November–2 December, Johannesburg) call +44 (0)208 742 7100 or visit www. soccerex. com

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