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Soccerex has announced that key representatives from the Scottish Football Association (SFA) will be speaking on the ‘The Future of Scottish Football’ panel at the European Forum, which will be held in Manchester on April 10-11.

Soccerex has announced that key representatives from the Scottish Football Association (SFA) will be speaking on the ‘The Future of Scottish Football’ panel at the European Forum, which will be held in Manchester on April 10-11.

National team coach Gordon Strachan, chief executive Stewart Regan, second vice-president Rod Petrie and performance director Mark Wotte will all discuss the SFA’s modernisation plans and outline their vision for the future, relating to the recently published strategic plan, Scotland United.

Looking over the recent challenges as well as the future development of Scottish football, the panel will discuss and analyse the implementation and legacy of Henry McLeish’s Review of Scottish Football. Published in 2010, the former Scottish First Minister laid out a clear vision for Scottish football with five key elements that needed to be addressed in the shape of Performance, Strong Quality Growth, Governance of the Game, Better Financial Returns and League Reconstruction. Scotland’s influential position on the global stage will also be discussed. As founding members of the International Football Association Board, the SFA will continue to have a major influence on the laws of the game.

The session will be part of the Forum’s industry leading conference programme which will once again tackle the key issues shaping European football. It will address a variety of topics, including fan engagement, discrimination and addiction, life after football, social media and football’s effect on a city. As well as a selection of special one-to-one sessions with the game’s biggest names, it will once again set the agenda for the European football industry. For further information about this event please call +44 (0)208 987 5522 or visit www.soccerex.com/europe.

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