Cologne-Germany, May 25, 2012: The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS), the international organization that aims to enhance safety, security and integrity in the world of sport, has today announced a new relationship with Europe’s premier club handball tournament, the VELUX European Handball Federation (EHF) FINAL4.
As part of the ICSS’s mission to share knowledge and best practice in sport security and integrity, Heinz Palme, Director of Business Development of the ICSS, will deliver an interactive workshop on “Crisis Management and Communications” at the 2012 EHF Club Management Seminar. At the VELUX EHF FINAL4, European handball’s top club tournament, Heinz will observe overall operations and logistics of the tournament, which takes place at the LANXESS arena in Cologne, Germany on the 26th and 27th May 2012.
The announcement follows a busy month for the ICSS, having recently advised on the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship and men’s and women’s UEFA Champions League finals.
Speaking on the new announcement, President of the ICSS, Mohammed Hanzab, said: “These are exciting times for the ICSS and I am delighted about this new relationship with one of Europe’s leading international competitions. I hope that today’s announcement highlights the ICSS’s multi-sport approach and breadth of expertise in the field of sport security and integrity. With another busy summer of sport ahead and a wide range of challenges currently facing event organisers, I look forward to working with the ICSS team to create a global hub of expertise and to share knowledge and best practice in this critical area.”
Helmut Höritsch, Coordinator of the EHF Competence Academy & Network, said: “On behalf of the EHF, I am delighted to welcome Heinz Palme as our guest at the VELUX EHF FINAL4 and would like to thank him for sharing his knowledge and expertise at this year’s EHF Club Management Seminar. His experience on a range of safety and security issues provided a valuable insight into a number of critical issues that currently face major event organisers in the delivery of top international indoor events. This weekend is set to provide an exciting climax to the European club handball season and I am looking forward to sharing with Heinz our experiences of delivering what I hope will be a safe and successful tournament for all involved.”