12.04.2018 - The Steering Group of the World Leagues Forum (WLF), the international association of professional football leagues, will meet during SportsInnovation 2018, that will be held at the ESPRIT arena in Düsseldorf on 8 and 9 May. The meeting will address current developments in world football. The programme also includes a visit to SportsInnovation, which is being organized by Messe Düsseldorf in partnership with DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga and will provide insights into the sports technologies of the future.
Formed in 2016, the World Leagues Forum now has 34 member leagues representing around 1,100 clubs worldwide. The Steering Group consists of representatives of twelve leading professional leagues, including DFL, the Premier League (England), LaLiga (Spain), Serie A (Italy) and Ligue 1 (France), as well as Major League Soccer (USA) and the J-League (Japan). The WLF is headed by a Management Group comprising Chairman Richard Scudamore (Premier League), Enrique Bonilla (Liga MX, Mexico) and Christian Seifert, Chief Executive Officer of DFL.