- August 22, 2019
- Posted by: SportsV
- Categories: Event News, Home News, Industry News, News, Press Releases
The Association of Luxury Suite Directors, which covers the premium seat marketplace, has announced it will once again partner with Soccerex, which has brought together the global soccer industry for over twenty years, connecting the game’s key stakeholders from over 40 countries around the globe.
Bill Dorsey, Chairman and Founder of the 30-year-old Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) with 1,400 members, explained:
The ALSD is presenting its second annual ALSD International conference in Dublin this October 28-29. Soccerex is returning to the United States, with their second major U.S. conference in Miami this November 21-22 at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa. We are complementary to each other, and do not compete. So, we simply decided to partner to market, promote, provide materials, and support the conference at Soccerex in November; they in turn will assist the ALSD in reaching its global audience in much the same way.
The collaboration makes further sense because of the FIFA World Cup, which will be co-hosted by Canada, Mexico and the United States in 2026, and the enormous growth of MLS and USL soccer leagues in the U.S.
Soccerex partners with global leaders in the soccer marketplace, such as Concacaf, LaLiga and MLS.
The sports world is getting smaller. We are seeing major leagues in the United States encroaching upon the rest of the globe. At the same time, soccer is now firmly established in the United States.
Dorsey said about the industry:
The growth of premium seating is phenomenal. In 1990, only 3% of the seats were considered premium. Today, 20% of a major venue’s seats are considered premium, which can account for nearly 40% of the ticketing revenue. It’s our assertion that premium seating or rather a premium experience will grow exponentially around the globe, and in all soccer venues.
Soccerex has delivered 46 events across the world over 23 years, taking in 19 cities in 13 countries, connecting nearly 70,000 senior attendees from clubs, leagues, federations and venue and supplier sides of the marketplace.
Soccerex’s November conference will focus on the growth of soccer across the Americas, with topics such as major event hosting, stadia technology and design, fan engagement, creating a unique soccer identity, and the growth of the women’s game.
David Wright, Soccerex Marketing Director, says:
In today’s soccer industry, revenues from VIP, corporate and hospitality services are an important part of a club or federations commercial model. Working with ALSD, we will be able to call upon their expertise and unrivalled network in this sector to ensure a better experience for stadium professionals attending Soccerex USA in November in Miami through tailored topics and networking opportunities.
In exchange, we are delighted to again be supporting ALSD for their second annual international event in Dublin highlighting the premium marketplace.
For registration and the conference agenda for this October’s ALSD International event go to: www.ALSDinternational.com
For registration and the conference agenda for this November’s Soccerex event, go to www.soccerex.com/usa
The Association of Luxury Suite Directors (ALSD) was established in 1990 to provide a platform for member teams and venues with timely information from across all layers of the premium seat industry in stadiums and arenas throughout North America with a growing global reach.
The ALSD is also positioned to link buyers and sellers, including vendors, suppliers, and food and beverage concessionaires in the venue marketplace. It is committed to developing and supporting a network for suite directors and team/facility executives to share information, ideas and values.
The ALSD is passionate about assisting teams and venues in providing premium seat patrons with superior service and an overall exceptional experience. With the aim of being the ultimate voice and accredited resource for individuals and organisations involved in the premium seat industry.
Soccerex has been bringing together the global football/soccer industry to network in a unique commercial environment for over twenty years. From hosting industry leading networking events across the globe to market insight campaigns, it provides a platform to connect businesses with the game’s key stakeholders.
Soccerex is committed to growing the beautiful game around the world and its love of football is truly at the heart of everything it does.
Some 50+ experts from across Europe and North America will be providing insights on how to increase revenues through new builds, renovations and service expansions, as well as via the latest F&B and technology offerings at ALSD International – Europe’s one and only event dedicated to the Premium Seat & Hospitality sector – taking place at Croke Park Stadium in Dublin this October.
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