Gianfranco Zola and Terre des Hommes at Soccerex 2014 Global Convention

Hi everyone,Soccerex
This year the Soccerex Global Convention is held in Manchester where Terre des Hommes is an official partner of the first ever Corporate Social
Opportunity Zone.

The Soccerex Global Convention is the football industry’s leading business event that attracts over 4’500 of football’s most senior decision makers for five days  of networking, learning and business.

Children Win, a project of the Terre Des Hommes International Federation (TDHIF), was launched to document and increase global awareness of the positive and negative effects of Mega Sporting Events on children. Exclusively for Soccerex, Children Win produced a sticker album featuring outstanding football stars and social issues designed by international artists.

Terre Des Hommes furthermore organises a discussion panel with the Italian football star Gianfranco Zola at the CSO Zone. Another highlight is the official film release of ‘The Artist’ on the 2014 World Cup’s Effects on Children in Brazil. Children Win has partnered with the Swiss NGO ‘tschuttiheftli’ which combines the passion for football with creativity presenting the ‘Collector’s Album’ BE A HERO.

This limited-edition sticker album created for the Soccerex 2014 Global Convention presents outstanding football stars as well as effects of Mega Sporting Events on children designed by international artists. Soccerex participants visiting Terre Des Hommes at the CSO Zone have the opportunity to get football stickers for free as well as have on-site artist portray them to complete the sticker album. There is also an online contest going on at

The winner will receive an exclusively signed sticker album with all the teams that participated in the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. “It is an honour to partner with TDH to combine three things I am passionate about: children thriving, football and art. We hope that by doing this we’ll engage new voices to care about the effects of this beautiful sport on children,” – Silvan Glanzmann, Illustrator and Art Director  tschuttiheftli.

Gianfranco Zola Soccerex

The opening of the CSO Zone will be followed by a panel discussion led by Terre Des Hommes featuring the Italian football legend Gianfranco Zola and Jeremy Weeks who will both address effects for children linked to Mega Sporting Events. Jeremy Weeks ran the Paralympic football at London 2012 and is tournament director for the upcoming Cerebral Palsy World Cup and also works with the Premier League.

“Terre Des Hommes is proud to be an official partner of Soccerex and to actively shape the first ever CSO Zone. We look forward to engaging with participants in Manchester to better understand what they know and think about both the positive and negative effects of Mega
Sporting Events and what should be done,” Ignacio Packer, Secretary General of TDHIF. [Source: Terre des Hommes]

Karl Lusbec