Football Trade Directory

200 Delegates and exhibitors heading for the Etihad Stadium on Thursday, 5 August, 2021

Foot­ball­tra­dedi­rec­tory.­com (FTD) have been running football & rugby business events – where clubs meet suppliers for 15 years – and with no events since November 2019 because of COVID 19 they are delighted to announce the next event.

Working closely with the Etihad Stadium and their conference and banqueting partners, ‘F3’ sufficient measures have been put in place to create a safe environment for exhibitors and delegates alike.

As FTD’s managing Director, John Booth explains:

‘Naturally, people are still very cautious when it comes to COVID 19 but we have worked closely with the Stadium management to ensure this event can go ahead. We are located in the Legends Lounge, which if you know the Etihad, is a big space – capable of holding over 400 people on a match-day. With a limit of 200 for the event there will be plenty of space for delegates to social distance.

‘The exhibition stands will also be spaced out more than usual and with people asked to wear masks and respect social distancing things should work just fine.

Peter Smith, the UK representative for event sponsors NEWC added:

‘We are delighted to be sponsoring the day, and having been involved in these events before, we can’t wait to get back in front of potential customers, face-to-face.’

The event has attracted over 30 exhibitors covering all aspects of running a club – large or small – from ticketing to Teamwear, security to utilities, fund raising to retail, stadium facilities to signage – there is something for anyone involved in running a football club.

The event, which is free to attend, runs over lunch from 11am until 3.00 pm and delegates can come and go as they please.

There are still a few delegate spaces available by contacting