International Sport Security Conference set for March 14-15 in Doha
Wednesday, 07 December 2011
December 7 - The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has confirmed that the 2nd International Sport Security Conference will take place in Doha on March 14 and 15.
The theme of the conference will be 'Creating a Platform for Growth Through Safe Sporting Events', and will bring together key personnel from the world of sport security.
Speakers will include the general secretary of the Qatar 2022 World Cup Supreme Committee Hassan Al-Thawadi and Rio de Janeiro secretary for Public Safety José Mariano Beltrame, who will play a key role in the city's preparations for the 2016 Summer Olympics, as well as its staging of matches during the 2014 World Cup.
Khoo Boon Hui, the President of Interpol, will also speak, as well as taking part in a panel discussion entitled: "The Imperative of Safety: Security, Terrorism Prevention and Optimal Information Sharing".
Al-Thawadi will be involved in a discussion on "Maximising the Legacy and the Economic Impact of Hosting a Secure Major Sporting Event", while Beltrame and Jose Ricardo Botelho, the state secretary of major events, will take part in a session called: "Brazil in the Spotlight: Securing a World Cup and Olympics Games".
Al-Thawadi said: "The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar will be an historic event for football and the Middle East.
"With it will come many opportunities and challenges, which I look forward to discussing with the world's leading security experts."
ICSS President Mohammed Hanzab added: "The International Sport Security Conference provides an important platform for sharing information and exploring best practice, as well as addressing the most pressing issues in sport security today.
"We are thrilled that Hassan Al-Thawadi, José Mariano Beltrame and Khoo Boon Hui will be sharing their thoughts at this year's event, along with other leading figures from the world of sport, and we look forward to welcoming delegates from around the world."
Other key figures for the conference include the former commissioner of London Metropolitan Police Lord John Stevens, Germany 2006 World Cup head of security Helmut Spahn and Peter Ryan, the security advisor to the International Olympic Committee.
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