Lorgat to address sports security meet in Doha
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THE International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) announced on Thursday that Haroon Lorgat, Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council, will speak at its annual two-day conference starting in Doha on 14 March.
The 2nd International Sport Security Conference will bring together key decision- makers, experts and practitioners in sport from around the globe.
Lorgat was appointed Chief Executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) in 2008 and led the governing body’s response to the gunmen attacks on the Sri Lankan national cricket team in Pakistan in 2009.
He will join Bernard Lapasset, Chairman of the International Rugby Board, Sir Dave Richards, Chairman of the Premier League and Nick Keller, Chairman of the Sport Industry Group on the panel discussion entitled New Frontiers: Rewards and Challenges to Growing a Sporting Brand in New Markets. This session will examine how best to grow sporting brands and franchises in new and emerging markets and will explore media and marketing strategies which have lead to successful expansion of brands in the past.
With a focus on how to ensure a lasting sport and security legacy from major events, the 2nd International Sport Security Conference has also announced that Kevin Underwood, Vice President for Master Planning at AECOM will be joining its Master Planning Master Class: The Importance of Planning Ahead panel.
Underwood leads AECOM’s master planning practice and has worked extensively on city and community plans for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2022 FIFA World Cup QatarTM.
Mohammed Hanzab, President of the ICSS, said: “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 today. We are delighted that ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat will be joining our distinguished line-up of speakers and we look forward to welcoming Nick Keller and Kevin Underwood.
The Conference is a mustattend event for organizing committees, bidding candidates, sport federations, sport security practitioners, and private sector organisations associated with major tournaments.” Other speakers at the International Sport Security Conference include: Hassan al-Thawadi, General Secretary of the Supreme Committee for the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™ Khoo Boon Hui, President of Interpol Lord John Stevens, Former Commissioner, London’s Metropolitan Police David Greer, Chief Executive, Skills for Security Peter Ryan, Security Advisor to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) J Parrish, Director of Global Sports, AECOM Danny Jordaan, CEO, 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ Leonard McCarthy, Integrity Vice- President, World Bank Koh Peng Keng, Director of Sports, Ministry of Community, Youth and Sports, Singapore José Mariano Beltrame, Public Security Secretary, Rio de Janeiro Valdino Jacinto Caetano, National Secretary for Public Safety for Major Events, Ministry of Justice, Brazil Franco Ascani, Member of the IOC Commission for Culture and Olympic Education Liepollo Pheko, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Trade Collective, South Africa Horst Schmidt, Vice President, Local Organizing Committee for 2006 FIFA World Cup Germany™ Helmut Spahn, Executive Director of the ICSS and former Head of Security for the 2006 FIFA World Cup™ Shaun McCarthy, Director of Research and Knowledge Gathering at the ICSS