IMMAF joins global industry leaders for 2018 SIGA Forum in Rome

Pictured above: IMMAF CEO Densign White (far left) addressed the SIGA Forum in 2017 IMMAF will join leaders from the world of sport, government, business and media tomorrow (January 30) for the 2018 SIGA Sport Integrity Forum in Rome, Italy. The gathering will be hosted by CONI, Italy’s National Olympic Committee. The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is an independent and neutral coalition of more than 100 international multi-industry members and supporters. It 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. IMMAF President Kerrith Brown and Chief Executive Officer Densign White have submitted applications to join the Youth Protection and Good Governance Panels, respectively. In addition, the IMMAF CEO has also applied for a position on the SIGA Council. Upon joining the SIGA group in 2016 as the fifth adopter of SIGA standards, this opens up IMMAF to independent, third party scrutiny by SIGA on governance, financial and betting integrity. FORUM TOPICS The Forum will bring together top-level CEOs and industry experts from across the world of sport for a lively, interactive and highly-informed forum to address the following topics: – Inter-Governmental Round Table – Athletes: Champions and Role Models – Inspiring the Future Generations – Kicking Corruption out of Sport – How can we avoid a legacy of distrust, dishonesty and fraud? – Club Ownership, Players’ Transfers, Financial Flows and Tax Havens – Is the current financial integrity model fit for purpose? – Sponsorship, Brand Value and Reputation – Why does integrity matter to these stakeholders and why do they have a responsibility to get involved? – Sports Betting Integrity – Is enough being done to prevent match-fixing and sports betting fraud? – Protecting Minors in Sport – Developing a safe pathway to the top of professional sport – SIGA Youth Manifesto & Game Plan for the Future ATTENDEES  The third edition of the SIGA Forum will be followed by the General Assembly, taking place on Wednesday, January 31. Stakeholders set to be in attendance tomorrow include: Alan Gilpin: Chief Operating Officer and Head of Rugby World Cup, World Rugby Aleksandr Karelin: Deputy, State of Duma / Former Olympic Gold Medalist Aleksandr Popov: Former Olympic Athlete and Gold Medalist Alfredo Lorenzo: Director of Security and Integrity, La Liga Amanda Davies: Sport Anchor, CNN International Ambassador Ramil Hasanov: Secretary General, Turkic Council Andrea Traverso: Managing Director Financial Sustainability and Research, UEFA Angela Melo: Director of the Policies and Programmes Division of the Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO Benoît Pasquier: Director of Legal Affairs, Asian Football Confederation Brian Lewis: President, Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees Carlo Mornati: Vice Secretary General, Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Cindy Smith: Director, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute Darko Udovicic: Assistant Minister of Sport of Serbia Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros: SIGA Coordinator Emílio Garcia: Director Disciplinary and Integrity, UEFA Enrico Varriale: Journalist, RAI Gen. Enrico Cataldi: General Prosecutor, Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Franco Frattini: SIGA Chairman Gilmour Borg: Special Olympics Athlete and SIGA Champion Giovanni Malagò, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Ismail Ismayilov: Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Government of Azerbaijan Jade Beason: SIGA Millennials Matter Jane Purdon: Head of Governance and Leadership, UK Sport Javier Tebas: President, La Liga Josefa Idem: Member of Italian Senate and former Olympic Gold Medalist Karl Bennison: Chief Enforcement Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board Kimberly Morris: Head of TMS Global Transfers and Compliance, FIFA Luca Lotti: Minister of Sport, Italy Manuela Di Centa: Former Olympic Medalist Michael Hershman: Group CEO, ICSS Michael Robichaud: Senior Vice President, Global Sponsorships, Mastercard Muhammad Noor Aman: Chairman, Indonesia Professional Sports Governing Body (BOPI) Nicola Bonucci: Head of Legal Affairs, OECD Pablo Quiñones: Former Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice Patricia Moyersoen: President, L’Association Internationale des Avocats du Football (AIAF) Philippe Diallo, President: Conseil Social du Mouvement Sportif (CoSMoS) / Director General Union des Clubs Professionnels de Football (UCPF) Raffaele Cantone: President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority of Italy Rick Mcdonell: Executive Secretary, ACAMS / Former Executive Secretary, FATF Roberto Fabbricini: Secretary General, Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI) Rob Harris: Sports Writer, Associated Press Salam Al Shawa: Senior Vice President, Global Sponsorhips, Qatar Airways Shellie Pfohl: President and CEO, U.S Center for SafeSport Teresa Aguilar: CEO, Pivot Sport Theo van Seggelen: Secretary General, FIFPro Toby Hester, Director: European Sponsorship Association Umberto Gandini: CEO, AS Roma Volkhard Pfaff: Legal Counsel, Panasonic Europe For more information of SIGA visit You can follow SIGA on Twitter @SIGAlliance.

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