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Wilfried Lemke and William Gaillard new confirmed speakers at Securing Sport 2013

27 February 2013

Doha, Qatar; (ICSS) 25th February 2013: The International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) has announced that Wilfried Lemke, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General of the United Nations on Sport for Development and Peace, will speak at Securing Sport 2013, the leading international sport security and integrity conference.

Taking place on March 18-19 in Doha, Securing Sport 2013 will bring together 400 international experts and stakeholders to share knowledge and best practice in sport, safety, security and integrity under the theme of “Advancing the security and integrity of sport to safeguard the future”.


Mr Lemke of Germany leads and coordinates the efforts of the UN to promote understanding and support for sport as an instrument for development and peace. With over 25 years experience in sport and politics, Mr Lemke will deliver a keynote speech on “The Power of Sport to Erase Discrimination”.

Joining Mr Lemke at the conference is the Senior Adviser to the UEFA President, William Gaillard. Mr Gaillard will take part in the panel session entitled Securing Your Media Plan”. This session will explore how media planning can make or break the security plan for an event and examine how to engage effectively with the media and utilise social media.

Mohammed Hanzab, President of the ICSS, said: “We are delighted that Wilfried Lemke and William Gaillard will be joining us at Securing Sport 2013. Mr Lemke’s United Nations experience in sports development and Mr Gaillard’s expertise in international football will provide delegates with a first-hand account of how the power of sport has the ability to improve lives through development programmes and the media.

“I look forward to welcoming organisations from around the world, including leading international governing bodies, mega-event experts and world-class international athletes, for what I am sure will be an important platform for sharing information and exploring best practice in the field of sport, safety, security and integrity.”

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