The need for a closed-doors event, focused on debating key issues in sport security, was identified during the 1st International Sport Security Conference, hosted by the ICSS in Doha, Qatar on the 9th and 10th of March 2011.
The ICSS consulted stakeholders and it was clear the sensitive nature of many security and integrity problems also required a ‘closed-doors’ forum, where invited experts and practitioners can speak freely regarding contemporary issues. This allows the sharing of industry knowledge and experience in a confidential environment, away from the media spotlight.
These events are held under the Chatham House Rule. This ensures confidentiality of discussion and helps foster open and candid debate. While individual comments and ideas are non-attributable, past participants have agreed key learnings and recommendations should be presented anonymously in a post-event report.
Each year, the ICSS will organise a Security Expert Summit and a Sport Integrity Symposium.
Security Expert Summits
The ICSS Security Expert Summits aim to support international sport organisations identify and resolve critical security issues for major sporting competitions and events. The Summits bring together leading practitioners in sport security to challenge current practices and push the boundaries of accepted knowledge.
Sport Integrity Symposiums
The ICSS Sport Integrity Symposiums aim to support the global sporting community to effectively counter corruption by complementing and enhancing current integrity strategies and processes. By bringing together leading practitioners in sport integrity, the Symposiums seek to aid the development of tangible solutions in this field.