SIGA releases September dates and first speakers for second Sports Integrity Week

July 28 – SIGA has released dates for its second Sport Integrity Week and a first list of 10 speakers for the series of webinars which will address a specific topic over each of five days.

The Integrity Week follows on from the success of the first week which was organised across a World Stage and six Continental Stages (America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Oceania). Those sessions saw more than 1,200 delegates and over 250 speakers.

SIGA’s Global CEO Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, said: “As we all look to overcome the consequences of the devastating global pandemic, SIGA is more committed than ever to mobilizing and unifying all sectors of the sporting industry, to not only deliver Recovery with Integrity, but to use this opportunity to move from despair to optimism and evolve in positive and meaningful ways.”

The first 10 confirmed speakers announced are:

  • Javier Tebas, President, La Liga
  • Alison Giordano, Vice President, Global Sponsorships and Content Marketing, Mastercard
  • Lorenzo Salazar, Vice-Chair, Working Group on Bribery in International Business, OECD
  • Andrea Traverso, Director, Financial Sustainability & Research, UEFA
  • David Butler, General Manager, European Rugby League
  • Paul Elliott, Chair, Inclusion Advisory Board, The FA
  • Mark Lichtenhein, Chairman, Sports Rights Owners Coalition (SROC)
  • Ralf Reichert, Co-founder & Co-CEO, ESL Gaming
  • Stacey Copeland, Former English professional boxer and football player | female super-welterweight Commonwealth Boxing Champion | SIGA Champion
  • Pedro Duarte, Director, Corporate, External & Legal Affairs, Microsoft Corporation

Sessions will comprise a series of interactive debates, high-profile one-to-one sessions with some of the most influential global industry leaders and keynote speeches.

Taking place September 13-17, the themed days will cover:

  • Day 1 – 13 Sept: Good Governance, Anti-Corruption & International Cooperation in Sport
  • Day 2 – 14 Sept: Financial Integrity, Transparency & Sustainability in Sport
  • Day 3 – 15 Sept: Sports Betting Integrity
  • Day 4 – 16 Sept: Global Business, Media and Technology in Sport
  • Day 5 – 17 Sept: Youth Development and Protection in Sport 

“Sport is coming back to the pitches, courts, and tracks. This is a moment to celebrate, but equally to assume responsibilities, tackle the problems heads on, without excuses, and set in motion long-overdue integrity reforms. Sport is being played again in open fields, under the lights, in fronts on millions, all over the world. It must be governed the same way: with integrity, transparency, and accountability. This is what the fans deserve, the global business community expects, and sport is all about!,” said de Medeiros.

“Bringing together all sides of the global sporting industry, from all continents and all sports, the Sport Integrity Week is a dynamic, multi-cultural space of dialogue, knowledge sharing and thought leadership. It is the perfect platform to make things happen.”

For more information and to register for Sports Integrity Week click here.

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