The inaugural Supporters Summit Conference took place on 26th July 2014 at Wembley Stadium and was full to capacity with over 400 attendees. Representatives from all of the major clubs were to be found at the Conference with Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea fan groups all in attendance.
As well as the Premier League, Championship and Leagues One and Two some 23 supporters organisations from the Scottish Leagues including Hearts and Hibernian also took part in the discussions and networking events.
You can read more detail on the content of each session here https://supporterssummit.co.uk/sessions/ but some of the topics covered included the following :
Current State Of The Game From Supporters Perspective / Update On The Away Fans Matter Campaign / Protecting Football Club Identities / The Role of Supporters Liaison Officers / Licensing Systems Developments - Focus On National Conference / Getting Fans Voices Heard in National Media / Impact Of The Financial Fair Play Regulations / Gambling On Football - has it gone too far?
Officials from 72 Clubs attended the Conference as well as over 100 journalists and the Event was well reported across many of the national daily newspapers and extensively in football blogs and websites online.
Representatives from over 20 online betting sites and bookmakers were also at the Conference and shared their insight into various marketing strategies that could help to improve the financial position of clubs in the lower leagues.
It is anticipated that the Supporters Summit Conference will become an annual event and we hope to be able to keep bringing you full information on progress in the coming months.