QIASS Launches 1st International Sports Security Conference

By Qiass, PRNE
Sunday, March 6, 2011

DOHA, Qatar, March 4, 2011 - The 1st International Sports Security Conference will take
place in Doha, at Aspire Zone on the 9th and 10th March 2011. This event
gathers the key decision makers, experts and practitioners in sports
integrity and security throughout the World and aims to improve information
sharing and to explore best practices and pressing issues in sports security

The opening speech is by HE Minister of State for Internal
Affairs Sheikh Abdullah bin Nassir Al-Thani.

The specially invited audience of 150 persons will hear the
most prominent security leaders share their views on latest trends and best
practices in sport security, as well as recent successes and failures.
Speakers will highlight their views about security being a core issue in
sport today, the need for enhance international cooperation, the increasing
need for flawless security practices to deter breaches in integrity (e.g.
match-fixing and doping), and how to achieve success through an accurate risk
assessment and the right combination of technology, personnel and training.
Conference speakers include:

    - Lord John Stevens (former Head of London's Metropolitan

    - Ronald Noble (current Secretary General of INTERPOL)

    - William J. Bratton (former Chief of Police of the Los
      Angeles Police Department, New York Police Department)

Monica Seles and Michael Johnson will discuss their views on
athletic performance and security issues, and the dramatic consequences of
security failures:

    - Michael Johnson (four times Olympic champion and eight times
      world champion)

    - Monica Seles (former #1 WTA, nine times Grand Slam winner)

Key decision makers in sports today will speak about the
exciting challenges of organizing major events in emerging economies, or
security implications of integrity breaches:

    - Mohammed Bin Hammam (President of the AFC)

    - Rick Parry (former Chief Executive Officer of Liverpool FC)

Other speakers include Helmut Spahn (Head of Security Germany
2006 FIFA World Cup), Peter Ryan (Head of Security Sydney 2000 Olympics) or
Larry Buendorf (Chief Security Officer, US Olympic Committee).

Attendance is also exclusive, limited to 150 VIPs, and by
invitation only

President of QIASS, Mohammed Al-Hanzab "Qatar is very excited
to host the 1st International Sports Security Conference. Sports security is
integral to the success of sporting events and we are determined to push the
agenda and excellence of sports security further for the benefit of event
organizers, athletes and fans. Qatar has a vital role to play in furthering
sport around the world and we are proud to play such an active role in sports

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Notes to Editors:


The Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS)
www.qiass.org is a professional institute serving to raise security
standards, knowledge, and cooperation within the Gulf region and across the
world. Clients are prepared for the complex challenges of today's world
through exceptional training and innovative techniques, by facilitating
excellence in education and research, and by forging lasting security
partnerships across nations and cultures.


For media enquiries relating to the 1st International Sports Security
Conference please contact the Head of International Liaison & Communication
at info@ic4ss.org, telephone +974-66892188

Contacts: For media enquiries relating to the 1st International Sports Security, Conference please contact the Head of International Liaison & Communication, at info at ic4ss.org, telephone +974-66892188

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