The two day event brought together over 300 key decision-makers, experts and practitioners in sport from around the globe.
Addresses were delivered by:
- Mohammed Hanzab, President of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS)
- Hassan Al-Thawadi, General Secretary, Supreme Committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™
- Michael Porter, Bishop William Lawrence Professor at Harvard Business School
Distinguished panel participants included:
- His Excellency Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein (FIFA Vice President)
- Bernard Lapasset (Chairman, International Rugby Board IRB)
- Haroon Lorgat (Chief Executive, International Cricket Council ICC)
- Dimitry Mosin (Director of Strategic Planning, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™)
- Danny Jordaan (CEO, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™)
- Horst R. Schmidt (Deputy President 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™)
- Alan Rothenberg (Chairman and CEO, 1994 FIFA World Cup USA™)
Highlights from the second and final day of the Conference included the signing of a Memorandum of Understand between the ICSS and Germany’s Institute for Fan Culture (IfF).
Other highlights included a keynote address by Khoo Boon Hui, President of Interpol and a panel session on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which examined the key challenges and security considerations for organizers in London with Lord John Stevens, Former Commissioner, Metropolitan Police and Peter Ryan, Security Advisor to the International Olympic Committee.
During the second day of the Conference, the ICSS held a high-level round table meeting with representatives from major sport federations following an announcement of the Partnership Agreement between the ICSS and the Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. The meeting helped to further inform the nature of the Panthéon-Sorbonne collaboration and how the ICSS will work with sporting institutions to combat behaviour which contravenes principles of sporting integrity including match-fixing.