Sports Integrity and Governance Conference

December 6, 2018

The preliminary programme for the Sports Integrity and Governance Conference will be announced later this year.

In the meanwhile you can find out what happened at the last edition of ISC below:

09.15 – 10.00Welcome & Introductions
Jean-Luc Moner-Banet – President, World Lottery Association
Pascal Boniface – Founder and Director, Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques
Paquerette Girard-Zappelli – Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer, International Olympic Committee
10.00 – 11.00The state of action: sport integrity is a multifaceted notion
Jean-Loup Chappelet – Professor, IDHEAP, University of Lausanne
Keith Gilbert – Professor, University of Rome
Pim Verschuuren – Research Fellow, Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques
11.00 – 11.30Exhibition dedicated time and networking
11.30 – 13.00 The state of play: the international sport institutions’ map and roadmap
Ingrid Beutler – Integrity manager, International Olympic Committee
Julien Zylberstein – Institutional Affairs, UEFA
George Paterson – Policy Officer, European Commission, DG EAC
Cassandra Fernandes – Project Officer, Sports Division, Council of Europe
Examples of national platforms
Thierry Pujol – FDJ, France
Paolo Bertaccini Bonoli – TI Project, Italy
Walter de Beauvesier Watson– Nederlandseloterij, Netherlands
Torbjørn Almlid-Norsk Tipping, Norway
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch, Exhibition dedicated time and networking
14.30 – 15.30Looking at facts: a journey into stories under media spotlight in the past years
Chris Eaton – Sport Integrity Consultant
Daniela Guiffré – Head of Integrity in Sport Unit, Interpol
Emilio Garcia – Head of Disciplinary and Integrity, UEFA
15.30 – 16.15What those cases and other say – Trends, figures, mainstream
Kevin Carpenter – Lawyer
Pierre Cornu – Legal expert and magistrate
Pierre Charles Pradier – Sorbonne University
16.15 – 16.45Exhibition dedicated time and networking
16.45 – 17.45Responsibility of the betting industry towards sports
Madalina Diaconu – Associated Professor, University of Neuchâtel
Valerie Peano – Institutional Affairs, Sisal S.p.A
Chin Siong Seah – CEO, Singapore Pools and GLMS President
Julie Norris – Head of FIFA EWS
17.4 5 – 18.00Closing Addresses & Takeaways
Andy Miah – Chair in Science Communication and Future Med, University of Glasgow
Torbjørn Almlid – European Lotteries
Walter de Beauvesier Watson – European Lotteries

Conference Supporters


SIGA and ISC sign Partnership Agreement

Sports Integrity and Governance at the Top of the Agenda at International Sports Convention, Geneva, 05-06 December 2018


Geneva, Wednesday, 29th August 2018 – The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) and the International Sports Convention (ISC) signed today a partnership agreement that will place Sport Integrity and Governance at the top of the agenda of the upcoming International Sports Convention 2018, to be held in Geneva, Switzerland, on 05 and 06 of December.

The Sports Integrity and Governance Conference will be held on 06 December 2018, and will focus of the following themes, with subject-matter experts and high-profile speakers to be announced shortly: Good Governance & Ani-Corruption; Brands Value & Sponsorship; Sports Betting Integrity

The Sports Integrity and Governance Conference is one of eighteen sports conferences and seminars that will occur during the ISC 2018. Over 120 speakers have already been confirmed, with more to be announced shortly, and over 1500 delegates and speakers are anticipated.

The CEO of ISC, Nigel Fletcher commented as follows: The International Sports Convention is a platform for discussion, debate, learning and networking. To develop both the development and business of Sport it is vital to ensure good governance and integrity across global sport and, in particular, to promote the debate and discussion, not only on what is working, but also on what is not. We have teamed up with SIGA – who are experts in this field and, together, we will be working on finalizing a strong, diverse and interesting programme for The Sports Integrity and Governance Conference.

SIGA Chairman Franco Frattini said:SIGA’s partnership with ISC to shape and deliver ‘The Sport Integrity and Governance Conference’ agenda acknowledges SIGA’s global leadership and convening power in this field. The multi-stakeholder nature of our organisation is based on the principle of sound partnership. It is by working together to find solutions to tackle the mounting governance and integrity challenges facing sport that we can restore its reputation. We are delighted to team up with ISC 2018”.

SIGA CEO, Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, said: “SIGA is moving forward at a fast pace – as we said we would. Just one week ago, we announced a major partnership in America. Today, we are proud of announcing another major cooperation agreement with our valued partner, the ISC. We are pleased that the ISC supports SIGA and our global mission to promote the highest standards in the way sport is governed and conducts its operations. We look forward to continue working together with ISC, and invite the whole sporting industry to join us.


The Sports Integrity and Governance Conference will take place over one day, on 06 December 2018. For details on The International Sports Convention, please visit

For online registration, please book directly at

The International Sports Convention is held at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.


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About SIGA


SIGA is the world´s largest coalition in the field of sport´s governance and integrity. Supported by more than 100 international multi-industry members and key stakeholders, SIGA is an independent and neutral global organisation whose mission is to bring about meaningful reforms and enhance the governance and integrity of all sports through a set of core principles and universal standards operated by an independent and neutral body. Pursuing a holistic and reformist approach to overcome the challenges facing sport, SIGA is the only organisation to bring together sport, governments, academia, international organisations, sponsors, business, rights holders, NGOs and professional services companies, from every region in the world, around a common cause of fostering greater integrity throughout sport.

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