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May 02 2024

Sport Resolutions Annual Conference 2024

EVENT OF THE YEAR FOR LAW AND SPORT PROFESSIONALS

Sport Resolutions' 9th Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2024 at the five-star Leonardo Royal London St Paul's Hotel, in London.

As in previous years, the event will bring together an esteemed panel of sports professionals and industry experts to discuss and debate the latest news and ideas in the areas of anti-doping, athlete welfare, good governance and integrity.

2024 SESSIONS

The conference will have five sessions, which includes three sessions in the morning followed by a buffet lunch and further two sessions in the afternoon. Session topics will be announced in due course on our website and via newsletter. Once announced, the details of each session will also be available in the 'Topics' section on this page.

CPD Members will collect 4.5 CPD Points for their attendance at our 2024 Annual Conference.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Every year we host over 200 legal and sport professionals at our event. These conferences provide many opportunities for our attendees to network. We serve breakfast (hot drinks and pastries) during the registration period where attendees get an early opportunity to meet other professionals as well as during the two coffee breaks and the open buffet lunch. 

We also host a separate breakfast between 8am and 9am in association with Women in Sports Law (WISLaw), to encourage female profesionals to meet and share views (please note that the WISLaw breakfast is also open to male professionals if they wish to join).

And finally after the conference we will host a networking drinks reception in the hotel's bar on the ground floor. 

TICKETS

Early Bird Tickets  are priced at £330.00 exc. of VAT and are available until 23:59 on Sunday 17 March 2024.

Standard Tickets are priced at £395.00 exc. of VAT.

Please click the on the 'Tickets' tab at top of this page to view other ticket types. 

Please read our event T&C's before registering.

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, there will be a registration desk on the day where you will need to sign in but this doesn't require your printed ticket.

What is the refund policy?
If cancellation is notified to Sport Resolutions more than 30 days before the date of an event or, seminar, a full refund will be given. If the booking is cancelled less than 30 days in advance no refunds will be made. Delegates can transfer their ticket to a colleague at no cost.

Will there be catering provided?
Yes. Arrival tea, coffee and pastries.Mid-morning tea, coffee, juice, cakes and biscuits. Hot buffet lunch. There will also be a drinks reception in the hotel's bar at the close of the conference which is a great opportunity for networking and for further discussion. For special dietary requirements please let us know at the time of booking.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Call the Sport Resolutions team on 020 7036 1966 or email us at resolve@sportresolutions.com

Topics

International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

During the UEFA European Football Championships, hundreds of specialised officers across 28 countries were targeting organised crime groups looking to earn millions from illegal gambling and related money laundering activities.

INTERPOL announced in 2021 that their Operation SOGA VIII (short for soccer gambling) led to thousands of raids and the arrest of some 1,400 suspects across Asia and Europe.  Authorities seized USD 7.9 million in cash, as well as computers and mobile phones connected to nearly USD 465 million in bets.

More recently from November 2022 to January 2023 in relation to the World Cup in Qatar, Operation SOGA IX resulted in 1,200 arrests and significant seizures, including USD 2 million in confiscated funds and USD 76 million in digital betting records.

International federations (IFs) have to be constantly vigilant about a broad range of threats, including match-fixing, doping and safeguarding concerns, and must work collaboratively with a variety of bodies and organisations to investigate and collate information about allegations of wrongdoing.

How do IFs go about this process and from where do they get their intelligence and information? How do they address data protection issues? How do they overcome geographical constraints and geo-political realities, particularly in the current climate with the war in Ukraine and instability in the Middle East.

This session will focus on the challenges faced by international federations when conducting their inquiries and the steps they take to overcome difficulties to gather evidence and conclude investigations.

Nigel Mawer (WPBSA Vice Chairman and Head of Integrity) will give a presentation on how WPBSA approaches investigations in Snooker, followed by a panel discussion with Karen Moorhouse (CEO of International Tennis Integrity Agency) and Brett Clothier (CEO of the Athletics Integrity Unit).

Programme/Agenda
StartEndDescriptionSponsor
08:0009:00

Networking breakfast in association with WISLaw

09:0009:30

Registration/Breakfast

09:3009:45

Welcome by Richard Harry (Chief Executive, SR)

09:4510:45

1st session 

10:4511:30

2nd session 

11:3012:00

Coffee break 

12:0013:00

3rd session - International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

13:0014:30

Lunch & Networking 

14:3015:30

4th session 

15:3016:15

5th session 

16:1516:30

Closing remarks by Audley Sheppard (Chair, SR Board)

16:3018:30

Drinks reception

Nigel Mawer QPM

Speaker - International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

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Nigel Mawer QPM

Nigel Mawer QPMSpeaker - International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

Nigel Mawer QPM is the Vice Chairman and Head of Integrity for the WPBSA and deals with all disciplinary and anti-corruption issues in snooker.

He is the Chair of the Darts Regulation Authority and is the independent regulator of Darts. He has recently set up the Pool Regulation Authority and is its inaugural Chairman. He also works as a freelance specialist advisor in the areas of sport regulation, integrity in sport and anti-corruption. He has considerable experience in investigating and prosecuting match fixing cases. He has worked with most of the main sports on sports integrity and sits on the Sports Betting Integrity Forum and Sports Betting Group in the UK. He is a Sport Resolutions Panel of Arbitrators Special Member.

Karen Moorhouse

Speaker - International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

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Karen Moorhouse

Karen MoorhouseSpeaker - International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

Karen joined the International Tennis Integrity Agency (ITIA) as CEO in February 2023. Prior to that she was at the Rugby Football League where she was Chief Regulatory Officer and an Executive Director.  Karen also served as a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Rugby League World Cup hosted in England in 2022.  She continues to be a Trustee of Rugby League Cares – the charity responsible for delivering Rugby League’s welfare programme.

Brett Clothier

Speaker - International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

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Brett Clothier

Brett ClothierSpeaker - International Investigations in Sport: Catching Wrongdoers

Brett Clothier is the Head of the Athletics Integrity Unit, the independent body that manages all integrity related issues for the sport of athletics. The AIU became operational in 2017 following changes to the World Athletics Constitution. These changes enshrined the operational independence of the AIU from World Athletics and put in place an independent Board to oversee its functions.

Mr Clothier has worked in sport integrity for 20 years. Prior to becoming the inaugural Head of the AIU, Mr Clothier worked in Australia as Head of Competition Integrity for the Australian Football League (AFL) and Legal Counsel to the Integrity Services Department of Racing Victoria.

Ticket Information

Early Bird Tickets  are priced at £330.00 exc. of VAT and are available until 23:59 on Sunday 17 March 2024.

Standard Tickets are priced at £395.00 exc. of VAT.

Students in full-time education have the opportunity to attend the conference for the discounted price of £90.00 exc. of VAT with our Academic Ticket (student ID or email address required).

Our Group Ticket permits three tickets to be purchased for the price of two standard price tickets (which works out as £263.33 exc. of VAT per ticket). Please note that this offer is only applicable to standard ticket prices and all three attendees must be from the same organisation. Further discounts are also available should an organisation wish to purchase more than 3 tickets. To find out more about our group bookings please email us at: resolve@sportresolutions.com 

We also provide a limited number of Athlete Tickets to those on the World Class Programme (WCP), which are available at the price of £145 + VAT. Should you wish to attend the conference please contact SR team at resolve@sportresolutions.com with a copy of your licence and/or document proving your athlete status in order to receive your promotional code for the discounted ticket.