SIGA Gathers Sport Integrity Leaders In The Middle East

By Community | September 12, 2019

The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is set to organise its first high-level Inter-Regional Summit in the Middle East on 16 and 17 September 2019.
Themed ‘Sport Integrity – The Power of Collective Action in the Middle East, Asia and Africa’, the event will be held in Doha, Qatar, with the high patronage of HE Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sport of Qatar.
Co-hosted by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and Qatar Airways (Exclusive Airline Partner), the event is also sponsored by Ooredoo (Supporting Partner) and Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Contributing Partner).

Themed ‘Sport Integrity – The Power of Collective Action in the Middle East, Asia and Africa’, the event is held in Doha, Qatar, with the high patronage of HE Salah bin Ghanem Al Ali, Minister of Culture and Sport of Qatar. Co-hosted by the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) and Qatar Airways (Exclusive Airline Partner), the event is also sponsored by Ooredoo (Supporting Partner) and Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Contributing Partner).

Franco Frattini, Chairman of SIGA stated: “We are delighted to hold our second Inter-Regional Summit in Doha and want to thank our partners for their support. The need for sport integrity is greater than ever and SIGA works relentlessly to deliver this fundamental mission.”

Mohammed Hanzab, Chairman and Group CEO of the ICSS stated: “In every complex situation, the strongest and most effective results are gained through collective action. This is no different when it comes to integrity issues in sport. Globally, we see many integrity issues come to light in sport and collective action is pushing for resolutions and accountability.”

HE Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO of Qatar Airways stated: “As a major global sponsor of sporting organisations and events, we are proud to support the hosting of this very important SIGA Inter-Regional Summit in Qatar. Strong governance and high levels of integrity are essential to our belief in the power of sport to bring people together.”

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO of SIGA stated: “The threats and challenges facing sport are mounting. They are global and require global solutions, while taking into account the different regional specificities. SIGA is leading the way for sport integrity worldwide. This includes Europe and the Americas, but also Asia, the Middle East and Africa, where sport is more popular and vibrant than ever.”

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