Condoleezza Rice Named Speaker for Securing Sport 2015 -- Conferences & Conventions

(ATR) Also: FITS Forum adds to speakers list to bring over 40 leaders in government and sport to the conference.

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18:  Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a ceremony for the unveiling of her official State Department portrait in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Rice served as State Department secretary from 2005-2009 under President George W. Bush.  (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 18: Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice speaks during a ceremony for the unveiling of her official State Department portrait in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the State Department on June 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Rice served as State Department secretary from 2005-2009 under President George W. Bush. (Photo by T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

(ATR) The first Securing Sport conference to be held on American soil features high profile guest speakers.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haas have both been confirmed as speakers for the event.

"At a time when governance issues, corruption and security threats in sport continue to dominate headlines around the world, I am delighted that two international heavyweights in the world of foreign policy have decided to speak at Securing Sport 2015," said International Center for Sport Security president Mohammed Hanzab.

Hanzab is president of the company organizing the event and will also serve as the conference’s keynote speaker. He says their presence at the conference reflects the growing importance of sport on the world stage.

"Both Condoleezza and Richard are high-profile figures that will add a wealth of insight and experience to the current debate about the future of sport. In addition, their involvement also underlines the growing attention that sport is receiving from some governments, as well as reinforcing the important role it plays in developing other areas of society," Hanzab said.

Topics during the conference will range from legalizing sport betting in the U.S., cyber-attacks, financial transparency and corruption in sport as well as player and spectator safety.

The Securing Sport 2015 conference will take place November 3-4 in New York City.

FITS Forum Confirms Lineup

More than 40 speakers have been announced for the Financial Integrity & Transparency Forum hosted by the International Centre for Sports Security.

Organizers call the lineup world-class, featuring influential leaders in sport, finance and governance.

Speakers include president of the ICSS, vice president of the World Bank, current and former members of UEFA and the Premier League as well as a former deputy secretary of Homeland Security for the USA.

The ICSS says the forum will "seek to address the critical next steps for sport and is part of the ICSS’ ongoing drive to develop a robust, coordinated, international approach to protecting sport in the face of the huge economic and commercial growth of the industry."

For delegates interested in attending the event, please register here.

To apply for media accreditation, please submit your application here before 5pm BST, Friday 21 August 2015.

The forum will take place from September 3-4 in Geneva, Switzerland.

Conference Schedule

SPONSORs Sports Venue Summit: Sept. 1-2

Financial Integrity & Transparency Forum: Sept. 3-4

Future Sporting Infrastructure Summit: Sept. 14-16

Stadia & Arena Asia Pacific 2015 : Sept. 28-30

IPC VISTA Conference: Oct. 7-10

Smart Cities & Sports Summit: Oct. 12-14

TAFISA World Congress: Oct. 14-18

International Health & Wealth Conference: Oct. 15-17

Stadium Business Design & Development Summit: Oct. 20-21

Securing Sport 2015: Nov 3-4

Host City Conference: Nov. 9-10

City Events: Nov. 17-18

Para-Athletics Coaches Conference:Dec. 12-13

SPORTELAsia 2016: Mar. 15-17, 2016

International Convention on Science, Education and Medicine in Sport: Aug. 31-Sept. 4, 2016

International Sports Convention:Dec. 7-8, 2016

Written by Kevin Nutley

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