Securing Sport 2015
Securing Sport 2015
The Securing Sport conference 2015 will be held at the Harold Pratt House in New York City on 3-4 November.
It is imperative that stakeholders from all sectors and areas come together to discuss and identify ways to better protect sport. In service of that goal, the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) will host the fifth annual Securing Sport conference in New York City on 3-4 November.
Securing Sport 2015 will convene key players in order to shape policy, support and enhance security efforts, and leverage the developmental power of sport. Founded in 2010, the ICSS is a global leader in sport security, safety, and integrity. The ICSS’s flagship event - the Securing Sport conference - has served as a forum to unite international experts from federations, leagues, teams, law enforcement, governments, non-profits, and academia to discuss the latest threats and solutions to protect sport.
In particular, Securing Sport 2015 will focus on three areas:
- Corruption in sport: In the world of sport, corruption takes many forms, such as match-fixing or money laundering. Whatever form it takes, corruption attacks the very soul and values of sport. Sport is the ultimate expression of fairness and merit and, when these values erode, the trust of fans, partners, and athletes is at risk.
- Emerging threats: While federations, teams, regulators, and governments have spent a great deal of time examining the threats that have traditionally affected sport, Securing Sport 2015 will offer the chance to look at the safety and security threats that are looming on the horizon. From cyber security, to drone intrusions, there is a growing list of issues that will have a significant impact on sport in the years to come. Preparation and prevention work needs to start today.
- Legacy: Sport’s greatest gift is the profound social, cultural, and economic impact it has on the world. As sport grows bigger and richer, it must take care not to lose sight of this notion. The stewards of sport, as a first priority, must always be supporting and ensuring socio-economic benefits experienced by players, fans, and communities can be passed onto the next generation.
Together, these three pillars support what is the ultimate goal of the ICSS: safeguarding sport.
Securing Sport 2015 will give you the opportunity to engage with speakers and panelists, such as:
- Dr. Condoleezza Rice, former United States Secretary of State
- Mr. Eric H. Holder, Jr, former Attorney General of United States
- Commissioner Bill Bratton of the New York City Police Department
- Mr. Ben Gunn, sport integrity specialist
- Ms. Juliet Macur, Sports of the Times columnist for the New York Times
- Mr. Sunil Gulati, President of U.S. Soccer
- Mr. James Carville, political commentator and media personality; and
- Dr. Edwin Moses, Olympic gold medalist and first chairman of Laureus World Sports Academy
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact Bridget Kelly by email or phone.
Contact: Bridget Kelly
[This article has been edited by the Operating Team]