February 8 – LaLiga’s Integrity and Security director Alfredo Lorenzo Mena has confirmed he will be speaking at the Tackling Matchfixing conference in London, March 9-10. He will join a panel examining what Europe’s biggest leagues are doing to combat and defend themselves against match fixers.
Spain has had issues with betting related matchfixing, particularly in Segunda B, prompting LaLiga to increase its regulatory vigilance.
“Matchfixing is not just a problem for LaLiga, it is a problem for football globally and we need to understand how we attack this problem and make a difference. We are taking certain action in Spain and we want to share this experience at the conference. We also want to hear how others are fighting matchfixing. It is a fast moving area and I think we all need to make the contacts internationally so we can share information and help each other,” said Lorenzo Mena.
Lorenzo Mena joins a panel that will look at whether federations and leagues are doing enough to combat matchfixing and whether they could do more.
He will be joined on the panel by Benoit Pasquier, General Counsel and Director of Legal Affairs at the Asian Football Confederation, and Dr Laila Mintas, former director of integrity at CONCACAF. Heads of integrity from a major bookmaker and another of Europe’s big-5 leagues are expected to be announced within the next week.
Tackling match-fixing is the first conference dedicated exclusively to match manipulation and betting related match-fixing and will address the biggest and most challenging issue threatening sport from a legal, crime fighting and criminal perspective.
The speaker line up includes special presentations on their approaches to matchfixing from CAS, FIFA and UEFA, as well as comment from leading lawyers and CAS arbitrators in the area.
For the full schedule and list of speakers go to www.tacklingmatchfixing.com
Early bird registrations are still available priced £395 + VAT. The full price for the conference is £495 + VAT.
The conference is being held at the Chelsea Harbour Hotel in London, with the entry fee including the gala dinner at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge Stadium on March 9.
Contact the writer of this story at firstname.lastname@example.org