Doha to host fourth Securing Sport Conference in April 2014

 04 Jun 2013 - 13:27


DOHA: The fourth edition of Securing Sport Conference will be held in Doha from 6 to 8 April 2014, the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) confirmed Tuesday.

Around 400 leading figures from sports, security and integrity attended the 2013 event, the ICSS said today.

Speaking at a launch event in Doha, ICSS President Mohammed Hanzab said, "Securing Sport 2013 was an unprecedented success around the world and with many major sporting events taking place next year, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the Sochi 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Securing Sport 2014 will be a unique forum for leading international bodies, organisations and businesses to share knowledge and best practice and to discuss current themes on the sport security and integrity agenda. It will be a must attend event for anyone who is truly passionate about sport."

In 2013, the coverage of ICSS and the event reached an estimated audience of 233 million people across markets including Brazil, Russia, UK, Japan, China and around the Middle East, resulting in an Advertising Value Equivalent (AVE) of US$5.6 million.

The 'Save the Dream' logo launch at the Securing Sport 2013 Gala Dinner received the highest level of interest, generating a potential reach of 71 million people and an AVE of US$ 2.4 million.

In keeping with last year’s identity, an updated Securing Sport logo was also unveiled at a special launch event, which was attended by over 80 dignitaries and sports leaders.

As part of the ICSS's mission to drive new thinking in security, safety and integrity, Securing Sport 2014 will again bring together the elite of international experts and organisations to explore emerging themes and share best practice in the field. (QNA)