Cayman to host CONCACAF’s first sports summit

| 02/10/2013

(CNS): The Cayman Islands will be hosting a bevy of regional football officials later this month when the regional football body, CONCACAF holds its first annual sports summit when stakeholders will be discussing best practice, sharing experiences and the potential the sport has for the wider community. Officials said the objective of the summit is to enrich the vital partnership between governments and football federations in order to further growth and develop the sport within the region. The theme “Transformation through partnership” encourages social and economic development as well as sports tourism opportunities.

The summit will take place at the Ritz Carlton in Grand Cayman on 22 October.
“CONCACAF is fostering this dialogue as a moment to contemplate and set strategies of collaboration for the future development and growth of our region,” said Cayman’s Jeffrey Webb, the CONCACAF President. “The Confederation will assemble all stakeholders to better understand and maximize the potential for strong partnership and cooperation between government authorities and federations.”

Among the guests will be ministers of sport and presidents of all 41 member associations from the CONCACAF region, who will be part of a day-long agenda featuring keynote speakers such as FIFA President Joseph Blatter and the Randolph Horton.

Other panelists include former Manchester United and Trinidad & Tobago national team forward, Dwight Yorke; UNAIDS senior advisor to the executive director, Dr Djibril Diallo; CEO of the supreme committee, FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, Hassan Abdullah Al-Thawadi and CEO of the FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, Dr Danny Jordaan.

“We are honored to have gathered such distinguished speakers to offer their unique contribution on the power of football as a tool for social, cultural and economic development,” added Webb. “We are certain this inaugural Sports Summit will enhance the discussion towards an improved strategy for building bridges of collaboration for the future of sports in the region.”

All stakeholders, together with famed soccer figures from around the world, will exchange their experience and knowledge on topics such as the impact of football on societies, economics  of football and how the game changes lives..

See agenda below


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