When: Tuesday, 7 November 2023, from 3.00pm until 6.15pm

Where: Watford Football Club, Vicarage Rd, Watford WD18 0ER

RSVP: Please register your attendance here by Wednesday, 1 November 2023. 

Dress: Business attire

The AERL is delighted toThe AERL is delighted to invite its members to visit Watford Football Club for a private tour of the stadium. The tour will be followed by a meeting with the club’s senior management team and stakeholders. The discussion will focus on the business of football and its interlinks with the financial markets. The visit will conclude with a networking reception. . 


2.09pm  Train from London Euston to Watford Junction
2.30pm Arrival at Watford Junction, transfer by stuttle bus to Watford Stadium
3.00pm Tour of Watford stadium
3.45pm The business of football. A conversation with the club’s representatives
What are the costs and sources of income? What is the evolution of the business?
Speakers include:
– Paul O’Brien, Commercial Director, Watford FC
– Emiliano Russo, Financial Director, Watford FC
4.15pmA panel discussion with representatives of the club, private equity and private debt funds, specialised advisors (law firms)
Covering the followinig topics: 
Why is this business in such great demand? Who are the new players? What are the new sources of financing, and what are the new financing tools? 
The discussion will be followed by a Q&ASpeakers include:
– Paul O’Brien, Commercial Director, Watford FC
– Emiliano Russo, Financial Director, Watford FC
– Fabio Chiarenza, Head of Tax, Gianni & Origoni Law Firm
– Specialized advisers and private equity firms (tbc)
5.30pmNetworking reception
6.15pmReturn by shuttle bus to Watford Junction
6.32pmTrain from Watford Junction to London Euston