IMMAF joins global industry leaders for 2018 SIGA Forum in Rome

Pictured above: IMMAF CEO Densign White (far left) addressed the SIGA Forum in 2017

IMMAF will join leaders from the world of sport, government, business and media tomorrow (January 30) for the 2018 SIGA Sport Integrity Forum in Rome, Italy. The gathering will be hosted by CONI, Italy’s National Olympic Committee.

The Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) is an independent and neutral coalition of more than 100 international multi-industry members and supporters. It is the only organisation to bring together sport, governments, academia, international organisations, sponsors, business, rights holders, NGOs and professional services companies, from every region in the world, around a common cause of fostering greater integrity throughout sport.

IMMAF President Kerrith Brown and Chief Executive Officer Densign White have submitted applications to join the Youth Protection and Good Governance Panels, respectively. In addition, the IMMAF CEO has also applied for a position on the SIGA Council.

Upon joining the SIGA group in 2016 as the fifth adopter of SIGA standards, this opens up IMMAF to independent, third party scrutiny by SIGA on governance, financial and betting integrity.


The Forum will bring together top-level CEOs and industry experts from across the world of sport for a lively, interactive and highly-informed forum to address the following topics:

– Inter-Governmental Round Table

– Athletes: Champions and Role Models – Inspiring the Future Generations

– Kicking Corruption out of Sport – How can we avoid a legacy of distrust, dishonesty and fraud?

– Club Ownership, Players’ Transfers, Financial Flows and Tax Havens – Is the current financial integrity model fit for purpose?

– Sponsorship, Brand Value and Reputation – Why does integrity matter to these stakeholders and why do they have a responsibility to get involved?

– Sports Betting Integrity – Is enough being done to prevent match-fixing and sports betting fraud?

– Protecting Minors in Sport – Developing a safe pathway to the top of professional sport

– SIGA Youth Manifesto & Game Plan for the Future


The third edition of the SIGA Forum will be followed by the General Assembly, taking place on Wednesday, January 31. Stakeholders set to be in attendance tomorrow include:

Alan Gilpin: Chief Operating Officer and Head of Rugby World Cup, World Rugby

Aleksandr Karelin: Deputy, State of Duma / Former Olympic Gold Medalist

Aleksandr Popov: Former Olympic Athlete and Gold Medalist

Alfredo Lorenzo: Director of Security and Integrity, La Liga

Amanda Davies: Sport Anchor, CNN International

Ambassador Ramil Hasanov: Secretary General, Turkic Council

Andrea Traverso: Managing Director Financial Sustainability and Research, UEFA

Angela Melo: Director of the Policies and Programmes Division of the Social and Human Sciences Sector, UNESCO

Benoît Pasquier: Director of Legal Affairs, Asian Football Confederation

Brian Lewis: President, Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees

Carlo Mornati: Vice Secretary General, Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)

Cindy Smith: Director, United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute

Darko Udovicic: Assistant Minister of Sport of Serbia

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros: SIGA Coordinator

Emílio Garcia: Director Disciplinary and Integrity, UEFA

Enrico Varriale: Journalist, RAI

Gen. Enrico Cataldi: General Prosecutor, Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)

Franco Frattini: SIGA Chairman

Gilmour Borg: Special Olympics Athlete and SIGA Champion

Giovanni Malagò, President of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)

Ismail Ismayilov: Deputy Minister of Youth and Sport, Government of Azerbaijan

Jade Beason: SIGA Millennials Matter

Jane Purdon: Head of Governance and Leadership, UK Sport

Javier Tebas: President, La Liga

Josefa Idem: Member of Italian Senate and former Olympic Gold Medalist

Karl Bennison: Chief Enforcement Division, Nevada Gaming Control Board

Kimberly Morris: Head of TMS Global Transfers and Compliance, FIFA

Luca Lotti: Minister of Sport, Italy

Manuela Di Centa: Former Olympic Medalist

Michael Hershman: Group CEO, ICSS

Michael Robichaud: Senior Vice President, Global Sponsorships, Mastercard

Muhammad Noor Aman: Chairman, Indonesia Professional Sports Governing Body (BOPI)

Nicola Bonucci: Head of Legal Affairs, OECD

Pablo Quiñones: Former Deputy Chief, Fraud Section, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice

Patricia Moyersoen: President, L’Association Internationale des Avocats du Football (AIAF)

Philippe Diallo, President: Conseil Social du Mouvement Sportif (CoSMoS) / Director General Union des Clubs Professionnels de Football (UCPF)

Raffaele Cantone: President of the National Anti-Corruption Authority of Italy

Rick Mcdonell: Executive Secretary, ACAMS / Former Executive Secretary, FATF

Roberto Fabbricini: Secretary General, Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI)

Rob Harris: Sports Writer, Associated Press

Salam Al Shawa: Senior Vice President, Global Sponsorhips, Qatar Airways

Shellie Pfohl: President and CEO, U.S Center for SafeSport

Teresa Aguilar: CEO, Pivot Sport

Theo van Seggelen: Secretary General, FIFPro

Toby Hester, Director: European Sponsorship Association

Umberto Gandini: CEO, AS Roma

Volkhard Pfaff: Legal Counsel, Panasonic Europe

For more information of SIGA visit You can follow SIGA on Twitter @SIGAlliance.

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