Soccerex boost for local economy


And with two more of the business-to-business football exhibition planned ahead of the 2010 World Cup, the windfall could be enormous.

Gauteng’s Finance MEC Paul Mashatile said the expo had attracted more than 5 000 delegates from the international football fraternity, along with over 300 exhibitors from about 90 countries.

Construction firms, stadium designers international media houses, top football administrators, the 2010 official sponsors and the South African government were all well represented.

The event is seen as a major test of South Africa's capability to host a successful World Cup in 2010.