SIGA schedules expert forum on financial integrity for June 13 in New York

June 6 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) and its North American arm, SIGA AMERICA, have schedules June 13 for an expert forum on Financial Integrity and Transparency in Sport (FITS), in New York city, USA.

Co-hosted by SIGA AMERICA and US law firm Winston & Strawn, the FITS Forum is an exclusive, by-invitation only and expert-driven thought leadership event.

Agenda topics include:Financial Integrity & Transparency in Sport: Main threats, key challenges, and pressing reforms; Following the Money: Safeguarding sport from corruption, money laundering, and criminal infiltration; and Championing Integrity in Sport: Leading by example through good governance, transparency, and independent scrutiny.

The programme includes keynotes from prominent industry leaders, insightful fireside chats and solutions-oriented expert sessions. Under the spotlight will be the following crucial topics:

The speaker line-up includes:

  • Richard Weber, Partner, Winston & Straw | Former Chief Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation, Department of the Treasury of the United States | Co-Chair, Permanent Committee on Financial Integrity & Transparency in Sport, SIGA
  • Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, Global CEO, SIGA | Chairman & CEO, SIGA AMERICA | Chairman & CEO, SIGA LATIN AMERICA | Executive Chairman, SIGA EUROPE | Founder & Former CEO, European Leagues and World Leagues Association
  • Tyler Hatcher, IRS-Criminal Investigation Special Agent in Charge, Los Angeles Field Office, Department of the Treasury of the United States
  • Kaitlin Farrell, Deputy Chief, General Crimes, United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of New York, United States
  • Giovanni Tartaglia Polcini, Italian Magistrate | University Professor on Anti-Mafia and Judicial Diplomacy | former Co-Chair and current member of the G20 Anti-corruption Working Group ! Chairman, SIGA
  • Marlyen Habib, New York Federal Reserve
  • Sean O’Malley, New York Federal Reserve
  • Emilio Garcia Silvero, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer, FIFA
  • Andrea Traverso, Director, Financial Sustainability & Research Director, UEFA
  • Katie Simmonds, Global COO, SIGA | Managing Director, SIGAWomen
  • Lazaros Ioannou, Director, APC Compliance – Anti-Money Laundering & Regulatory Consulting | SIGA Member
  • David D. Chenkin, Managing Partner and Chair of Government Investigations, White Collar Defense and Anti-Money Laundering Group, Zeichner, Ellman & Krausse LLP
  • Lukasz Turlej, Secretary General, International Chess Federation (FIDE) | SIGA Member

Speaking on behalf of Winston and Strawn, Richard Weber, said: “We are thrilled to host a critical and timely forum at Winston & Strawn focused on Financial Integrity and Transparency in Sport. .. This topic is particularly significant to me, as my former agency, IRS-CI, played a pivotal and leading role in the FIFA case nine years ago – one of the most significant international corruption cases ever filed. The dedication and efforts of all the special agents, prosecutors, and international law enforcement partners must be sustained to drive forward the crucial reforms needed to ensure the integrity of sport.”

If you are interested in attending, please express your interest by emailing moc.t1721320129rops-1721320129agis@1721320129ofni1721320129 by no later than June 10th. Places are limited, and early registration is recommended.

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