2014 host cities to attend Soccerex

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Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sáo Paulo have confirmed their participation in a world–exclusive session bringing together the key Host Cities at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in which they will outline their principal investment needs. Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia and Sáo Paulo have confirmed their participation in a world–exclusive session bringing together the key Host Cities at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, in which they will outline their principal investment needs.

According to Globo's G1 website, the 12 host cities have a projected $41. 7bn spending fund. Marcia Lins (secretary of sport, Rio de Janeiro) will present Rio's investment and expertise requirements in the city that will be the hub of the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Nearly half of the budget is expected to be invested in São Paulo; as South America's largest city plans on spending $19. 1bn, Caio Carvalho (Secretary of Sport, São Paulo) will be on hand to discuss his ambitious budget. Finally, Fabio Simão (President of the local federation, Brasilia) will represent Brazil's capital and examine the logistical requirements for the renovation of the iconic Mane Garrincha Stadium. Over the next month Soccerex expects to confirm senior representative speakers from more 2014 FIFA World Host Cities including Belo Horizonte, Porto Alegre, Curitiba, Salvador, Recife, Natal, Fortaleza, Manaus and Cuiaba. The Soccerex 09 conference runs from 30 November to 2 December in Johannesburg, South Africa. To find out more about the exhibition, networking schedule and full conference programme please call the Soccerex Team on +44 (0) 20 8742 7100; visit http://www. soccerex. com; or e–mail enquiry@soccerex. com.

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