[Source: SIGA] The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) today announced a stellar line-up of global sport experts for the upcoming SIGA Sport Integrity Forum in Lisbon, Portugal on 26 July.
The second edition of the Forum will bring together more than 100 leaders from the world of sport, government, finance, business and civil society to address the most pressing governance and integrity issues facing the sports industry.
Following the huge success of the first ever Sport Integrity Forum in London earlier this year, this edition will feature lively, interactive and highly-informed panel discussions from the following influencers and experts:
Cindy McCain - Founder, the McCain Institute
Michael Robichaud - Senior Vice President, Global Sponsorships, MasterCard
David Luna - Senior Director, US State Department / Chairman, OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade
Hans Erik Tuijt - Director, Global Sponsorships, Heineken
Michael Hershman - Group CEO, ICSS
AG Burnett - Chairman, Nevada Gaming Authority
Brian Lewis - President, Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees (CANOC)
Pedro Machado - Partner, PwC
Joao Paulo Almeida - Director General, National Olympic Committee of Portugal
Densign White - CEO, International Mix Martial Arts Federation (IMMAF)
Ian Smith - Commissioner, eSports Integrity Coalition (ESIC)
The SIGA Council said:
“Following our first ever Forum earlier this year, it is clear that urgent reform and collaboration is needed more than ever to tackle the serious governance and integrity issues facing sport. There is a huge amount of work to be done. And it is for this very reason that we are again bringing together high-profile, leading experts to collaborate and share intelligence, new innovations and solutions to benefit the entire global sports movement.”
Additional panellists and keynote speakers will be added to the highly influential line-up that will highlight the issues and challenges ahead, sparking lively cutting-edge discussions on the following five big themes:
Good Governance in Sport: From Rhetoric to Effective Reforms;
Following the Money! The Pathway into Financial Integrity in Sport;
Sports Betting Integrity: Global Solutions to Global Threats;
Youth Development and Protection of Minors in Sport; and
Sports Business, Brand Value and Reputation.
The SIGA General Assembly will take place the day after the Forum at Palácio Foz, Lisbon, Portugal on 27 July.