Premier Soccer League Football Symposium
The Premier Soccer League was established in 1992 and has a membership of eighteen top football clubs. The clubs are full members of the Zimbabwe Football Association.
To be the preferred self-sustaining professional League in Africa that transforms lives.
To develop elite football and promote the PSL brand for the benefit of its members and stakeholders through competitions, programmes and activities.
- Fair play
The League organises competitions and development programmes during its football season which runs from March to November of each and every year. Its commercial partners are Delta Beverages under their Castle Lager and Chibuku brands.
The PSL clubs have over years produced talented footballers among them, Tino Kadewere, Marvelous Nakamba, Khama Billiat, Alois Bunjira and Norman Mapeza.
The League will hold an International football symposium at Elephant Hills Resort in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 10 to 12 October 2019.
The event objectives are:
- To grow and market the PSL football brand
- To create a networking forum for football stakeholders
- To share and exchange ideas for the benefit of football and its stakeholders
- To promote sports tourism
The following International & Regional presenters have confirmed their attendance:
1. Jerome Perlemuter
Topic – Sport corporate governance and development.
Jerome Perlemuter is the General Secretary of the World Leagues Forum (WLF). The World Leagues Forum represents the professional football leagues on a world level with political and sport bodies and foster cooperation between them. The WLF notably focuses on improving the regulatory framework of professional football and its development around the world. Before joining the WLF, Jerome served as the General Counsel of the French Professional Football League for twelve years where he was also in charge of public and international affairs. He was also the Integrity Officer of the League.Jerome also served as a Judge for the French Commercial Courts for three years with a particular focus on competition law disputes. Jerome is also currently a judge of the FIFA Dispute Resolution Chamber and a member of the Ethics Committee of the French Football Federation.
2. Enrique Suay
Topic – Club licensing benefits and the future of football
Enrique Suay is the LaLiga Global Network Delegate in South Africa since 2017, focusing on working in the development of opportunities to improve the awareness of LaLiga, its clubs and its players in the country. LaLiga has implemented the program Global Network across the world to amplify its knowledge about the LaLiga fans and to be able to connect more deeply with them. Previously, he has worked in strategic and marketing positions in different sectors including mass consumption products, digital e-commerce platforms and advertising agencies across Europe. With a completed MIT certificate in Digital Market Analytics, his prior education includes a Business degree by the University of Valencia and a Master in Marketing and Sales Management by ESIC Business School.
3. Marc Juillerat
Topic – The globalisation of sport sponsorship: How can sport organisations and its partners realise the full commercial potential
Marc Juillerat is the Chief Legal Officer of the Swiss Football League, which organizes the two professional championships in Switzerland. As such, he is responsible for all legal matters concerning the national professional football. At the same time, he acts as the national Licensing Manager for the annual organization and implementation of the club licensing procedure. Licensing in particular makes up a significant part of his activities. Marc Juillerat started his career as a football official fifteen years ago as a disciplinary judge for the SFL. He is now a member of the Association Council of the Swiss Football Association, a member of the SFL Conciliation Committee and a member of the UEFA Players’ Status, Transfer and Agents Committee. Before joining the SFL, Marc Juillerat worked at the Swiss Federal Office of Police and in the Swiss Federal Criminal Police.
4. Michael Murphy
Topic – Sports dispute resolution procedures
Michael Murphy is general legal counsel for the Premier Soccer League of South Africa. He is a lawyer and director with over 30 years’ experience having specialized in all aspects of employment law, with a particular interest in constitutional matters, sport and entertainment. Michael was appointed to FIFA’s dispute resolution chamber as a consequence of litigation he led in the late 1990’s which resulted in the setting aside of the football rules that continued to apply in South Africa after the Bosman decision – principally on constitutional grounds. He served on that tribunal for a term, and is now widely recognized as an expert in the field of sports law. Michael has appeared before various sporting tribunals, and the Labour and High Courts in South Africa and has contributed many articles in publications such as the Worlds Sports Law Report. He presents training workshops and seminars on legislative developments, particularly in the field of sports law, employment, and administrative justice.
5. Lee Davidson
Topic : Managing safety and security and sporting events
Lee Davidson has been a Safety & Security Manager at FIFA since January 2017, leading the safety and security planning and delivery for a number of FIFA tournaments, including most recently the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019TM. Prior to joining FIFA Lee worked in sports ground safety and security in both operational stadium management and strategic policy roles: at Lord’s Cricket Ground, and as Head of Football at the UK Home Office. A qualified stadium safety and security manager and licensed security officer, she has experience of managing high profile international and domestic sports events, and international government and policing co-operation. Outside of football and cricket Lee worked in a range of event roles at the 2014 Commonwealth Games, the NATO Summit 2014, and the Rugby World Cup 2015. Her previous experience includes policy management in policing, public order, anti-social behaviour, and acquisitive crime.
6. Cameron Calder
Topic – Media: Driving fan engagement through digital technology
Marketing Director @ Hype Sports
Before taking on the position to run Hype Sports agency, Cameron has built and managed global digital agencies that have successfully taken brands into the digital realm through advanced technologies and ad platforms. Cameron previously worked with Cristiano Ronaldo to build and grow his online store globally and has used these learnings to help teams speak to their fans on the channels their most receptive to.
Topics for discussion
The presenters will deliver topics in the following main areas:
- Sport corporate governance and development.
- Club licensing benefits and the future of football
- The globalisation of sport sponsorship: How can sport organisations and its partners realise the full commercial potential
- Driving fan engagement through digital technology
- Managing safety and security and sporting events
- Sports dispute resolution procedures
Participation Fees / Package
The accommodation fees at Elephants Hills Resort inclusive of conference participation fees and lunch are as follows. [Follow the Booking Links to Register & Confirm your participation]
- Standard Single Room (Bed & Breakfast x 2 nights) -USD 460.
- Standard Double Room (Bed & Breakfast x 2 nights) -USD 540.
- Executive Room (Bed & Breakfast x 2 nights) -USD 900
- Delegates not booked at Elephant Hills Resort, Victoria Falls – USD 250
- Check In – Thursday 10 October 2019, 1400hrs
- Check Out – Saturday 12 October 2019, 1000hrs
- Delegates who book a Double room and BOTH occupants are participants in the Symposium are required to pay an extra USD 100 (exclusive of the USD 540) for the second delegate as participation fees.
Registration & Payments
Follow the appropriate registration link under the Bookings / Book My Place menu
International delegates are required to register and pay using the link https://symposium.premierleague.co.zw/international/
Local delegates are required to register and pay using the link https://symposium.premierleague.co.zw/local/
Register and upload your details
After submitting details, delegates will be automatically redirected to a payment gateway platform
International delegates must process payments online using Master / VISA card
Local delegates who opt to pay using a bank transfer must simply upload their registration details and ignore the payment platform request then send an email to the following addresses requesting a Proforma Invoice with our Banking details;
Once a Proforma invoice is sent, delegates must proceed to effect a bank transfer within 48 hrs at the indicated inter bank rate.
THURSDAY 10 OCTOBER 2019
Arrivals and accreditation
FRIDAY 11 OCTOBER 2019
0800- 0830 Welcome Remarks
0830-0900 Address by Guest of Honour
0930-1100 Driving Fan Engagement through Digital Technology
1100-1130 Tea Break
1130-1300 Managing Safety and Security at Match Venues.
1400-1530 Club Licensing Benefits and the Future of Football
1530-1700 Sports Dispute Resolution Procedures
SATURDAY 12 OCTOBER 2019
0900-1000 The Internationalisation of Sports Sponsorship. How can Football and its Partners
Realise the Commercial Potential? A Case Study of Laliga
1000-1030 Tea Break
1030-1200 Sport Corporate Governance and Development
1200-1300 Closing Remarks
End of Symposium
The Following is a brief outline of the conference itinerary, more details will be posted in due course:
- Check In – Thursday 10 October 2019, 1400hrs.
- Airport transfers are not included in the package and may be arranged separately with Elephant Hill Resort on request at USD 15 per person. Alternatively private Airport Taxis are available at a cost of USD 30
- Symposium programme will run from Friday 11 October 2019, 8am and end on Saturday 12 October at lunch time (One and a half days)
- Check Out – Saturday 12 October 2019, 1000hrs
- Delegates who wish to experience the beauty of the Victoria Falls may arrange in advance for extended stays outside the conference package payment options with the hotel
The PSL Symposium package caters for the accommodation (see check in and out) and or conference fees only. Delegates are welcome to experience the beauty of Zimbabwe & the Victoria Falls by making separate bookings and payment arrangements with reputable tour partners by clicking here > SHEARWATER ADVENTURES:
Tour activities include the following
- Tour of Victoria Falls Rainforest.
- Sunset Boat cruises
- Wildlife tours (Elephant rides, etc)
- Whitewater rafting
- Helicopter tours
- Bunjee jumping