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Past Events & Conferences


The Science and Football Conference is a one day event providing insights from professional practitioners working in professional football into the key aspects that affect player development and performance.


SOCCEREX European Forum 2011

Europe’s premier football business event is returning to Manchester in 2011 (30-31 March) and will see the elite of Europe’s football industry come together for two days of debate, networking and business.

Taking place at Manchester Central,  the event will build on the success of the inaugural European Forum which saw 1,200 football industry stakeholders in attendance including all 20 Premier League Clubs – who have all once again confirmed their presence for the 2011 edition of the event.

Information collected from independent researchers SKOPOS at last year’s event showed that 89% of attendees had their personal business objectives met, the average delegate organised 17 meetings, collected 120 business cards and left with 28 prospective deals and 56% of delegates estimated to generate £100,000 or more as a result of Soccerex.


SMEX 2011

SMex 2011 - The specialist event for the sports merchandise industry.

Held inside Wembley Stadium itself, SMex gives buyers and specifiers from sporting clubs and associations across Europe, the chance to meet up with premier suppliers and wholesalers in a relaxed, informal environment suitable for finding all of their sports merchandise needs.

Whether you are looking for some fabulous new sports merchandising ideas for next season, a long term strategic partnership or just to say hello to some old faces, SMex is the perfect place to be.




'Leaders in Football' took place on 7th and 8th October and received global press coverage. It is undisputedly the world's most exclusive football business event where over 1,000 senior executives linked to International Clubs, Leagues, Federations and Brands came together over 3 nights and 2 days at Chelsea FC to learn, network and do business.

2010 Dates Announced: Leaders in Football is delighted to announce its return to Chelsea FC on the 6th and 7th of October 2010.



IOG Saltex 2010, the UK's Number 1 open space management event is back at The Royal Windsor Racecourse from the 7 - 9 September. This dynamic show features live demonstrations, tried and tested products as well as the latest innovations in grounds care, sports facilities, amenities, landscaping and estate management




 The Prfessional Players Federation (PPF) conference, taking place on Monday 4th October, will be a star studded event, targeting current and formwer professional athletes as well as all those in the supporting industries in a content focused, full day of discussion and debate led by some of the biggest names in sport.

The conference titled 'Heart and Soul - Sport in the UK today' will provide you with an indepth understanding of the challanges facing today's professional sports people and provide a platform to debate and discuss the many positive opportunities players and athletes provide for sport, media, brands, sponsors, government agencies and charities.



Created and run in 2009 as the first ever national careers event for the sport and leisure industry, Careers in Sport + Leisure is a truly national careers event that combines the largest sport and leisure career focused exhibition ever seen in the UK with unrivalled access to the industry's best speakers, in relaxed, open air theatres that require no booking therefore making them accessible to all.

The event is about providing 5000 proactive, driven young people with the best possible information, support and expertise to help in their decision making when it comes to their future careers and our exhibitors and sponsors with access to these young people - essentially the next generation of decision makers in the industry!