London, England; August 05, 2014: With existing and emerging threats to sport on the increase, Securing Sport – the international conference hosted by global security and integrity watchdog, the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) – will be hosted in London for the first time.
Taking place at the exclusive Lancaster House on the 6th – 7th October 2014, Securing Sport 2014 will bring together high-level leaders and international experts from sport, betting, government, international organisations, civil society, law enforcement and anti‐corruption bodies to address crucial issues that threaten sport today.
Under the conference theme of ‘Sport under threat: the game is ours to win’, high-level speakers will debate a range of topics related to sport integrity and security including: organised crime, match-fixing, terrorism, governance and transparency and child welfare in sport.
This year’s conference will also further advance recent developments in the fight against match-fixing, including UNESCO/MINEPS V Declaration of Berlin and the draft Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competition, as well as being part of continued efforts to set a roadmap to introduce international legislation on sport integrity and create a trans-national sport integrity body.
Speaking about the conference, Mohammed Hanzab, ICSS President, said:
“At a time when organised crime and security issues threaten to overwhelm sport, Securing Sport 2014 will provide a crucial opportunity to address some of the most significant challenges currently facing the industry.
“This year marks an important landmark for Securing Sport and I am delighted that the event will take place in London for the very first time. As the ICSS continues its journey and expands into new markets, London was a natural choice for Securing Sport 2014 due to its excellent reputation as a major event host city and strategic hub for many international businesses and organisations.
“With many important issues set to be covered at Securing Sport 2014, I look forward to welcoming leaders from around the world for what will be a must-attend event for anyone who is truly passionate about protecting the future of sport.” —- By: Will Shand