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International Sport Security Conference 2012

The two day event brought together over 400 key decision-makers, experts and practitioners in sport from around the globe.

Addresses were delivered by Mohammed Hanzab, President of the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS); Hassan Al-Thawadi, General Secretary, Supreme Committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™, and Professor Michael Porter, Bishop William Lawrence Professor at Harvard Business School.

  • Distinguished panel participants included:
  • His Excellency Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, FIFA Vice President
  • Bernard Lapasset, Chairman, International Rugby Board (IRB)
  • Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive, International Cricket Council (ICC)
  • Dimitry Mosin, Director of Strategic Planning, 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™
  • Danny Jordaan, CEO, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™

Highlights from the second and final day of the Conference included:

  • The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the ICSS and Germany’s Institute for Fan Culture (IfF). Led by Helmut Spahn, ICSS Chief Executive, the research collaboration with the IfF will actively involve fans from a variety of social groups, sporting organization’s and security experts, to determine why fans exhibit extreme behaviour within a sporting environment, and what can be done to proactively reduce such behaviour at events.
  • A keynote address by Khoo Boon Hui, President of Interpol, on the prevention of terrorism at major sporting events.
  • A panel session on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games which examined the key challenges and security considerations for organizers in London with Lord John Stevens, Former

Commissioner, Metropolitan Police and Peter Ryan, Security Advisor to the International Olympic Committee.

During the second day of the Conference, the ICSS held a high-level round table meeting with representatives from major sport federations following yesterday’s announcement of Partnership Agreement between the ICSS and the Université Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne. The meeting helped to further inform the nature of the Panthéon-Sorbonne collaboration and how the ICSS will work with sporting institutions to combat behaviour which contravenes principles of sporting integrity including match-fixing.

To see the highlights of the successful 2nd International Sport Security Conference, please CLICK HERE.