Siga Special Session: Female Leadership in Sport, Washington DC, 7 March 2019

The Special Session addressed the importance of Female Leadership in Sport, its important role in promoting good governance and, in particular, diversity of thought in a fast, ever-evolving dynamic sector, as well as the challenges facing future female leaders and the best solutions to pierce the gender glass ceiling.

This SIGA Special Session is part of a wider initiative that was launched in Paris on 7 March 2018 to promote female leadership in sports organisations as part of SIGA’s Universal Standards on Good Governance. For more details on the SIGA Global Female Mentorship Programme please click here.

This Special Session was hosted by SIGA in partnership with Mastercard, the National Fitness Foundation, George Washington University, and Octagon.







Sports Integrity and Governance Conference, Geneva, 6 December 2018

In early September, SIGA will announce another great partnership, this time with the International Sport Convention (ISC).

In pursuit of such partnership, SIGA will hold a Sport Integrity and Governance Conference in Geneva on 06 December 2018 in the margin of ISC’s bi-annual conference. The Event will include panel sessions addressing key governance issues in sport, including Brand Value and Sponsorship, Sports Betting Integrity and Good Governance.

We are delighted to offer a significant discount for all SIGA members & supporters to participate in the Sports Integrity and Governance Conference at the price of €225 (if booked before 15 November 2018, with regular price to apply after).

ISDC-SIGA Good Governance Workshop and SIGA Standing Committee on Good Governance Meeting, Lausanne, 21-22 November 2018

In partnership with the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law in Lausanne, SIGA will organise a first Good Governance Workshop on 21 November 2018. The event will be followed by the second meeting of the SIGA Standing Committee on Good Governance in Sport. The Keynote Speaker is President of the European Athletics Association Svein Arne Hansen and topics of discussion will include best practice and governance challenges facing sport federations leagues and clubs.

Soccerex USA Business Convention, 15-16 November 2018

Soccerex returns to the USA to host a soccer business convention in Miami in the state-of-the-art Marlins Park, the home of the Miami Marlins Major League Baseball franchise. Soccerex have announced a new multi-year partnership with the Sport Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA) that will see the Alliance committing their institutional support to Soccerex, starting with the upcoming event Soccerex USA 2018, 15-16 November, Miami.

SIGA Special Session The INTERSECTION of Integrity & The Sports Business, New York, 10 October 2018

Supported by Mastercard and Octagon, “SIGA Special Session: The Intersection of Integrity & the Sports Business” in New York will seek to raise our profile in the US and promote our vision & mission to a range of stakeholders in the region. With emphasis on the business side of sport integrity, the SIGA Special Session will gather experts in the field to discuss the biggest challenges facing sponsorship and sport integrity. This is preceded by the second meeting of the SIGA Standing Committee on this topic. The agenda will be circulated shortly. To register for the event follow the link -

TEAMS’18 Conference & Expo, Louisville, 3 & 4 October 2018

TEAMS - TRAVEL, EVENTS AND MANAGEMENT IN SPORTS, is the world’s leading conference and expo for the sports-event industry. Launched in 1998, TEAMS attracts more than one thousand attendees, including CEOs, executive directors and event managers from the main sports organisations, as well as representatives from sports commissions and convention bureaus, corporate sponsors, event suppliers and other hospitality industry opinion leaders. Now in its 19th year, TEAMS has helped define the sports-event and appointment-based trade show industries.

In conjunction with TEAMS’18 Conference and Expo, SIGA will hold a Sports Betting Forum on 03 and 04 October 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky. The Event will present panel sessions addressing key issues facing sports betting in the U.S., including: the regulatory, sporting, business and integrity implications of the US Supreme Court’s on PASPA; the role of sports betting regulators and competition organisers; SIGA’s Universal Standards and Sports Betting Integrity; and lessons from the European and international regulatory models.

If you are interested in speaking or sponsoring the event, please contact Katie Simmonds at [email protected].

SIGA is delighted to extend a 20% discount of the standard fee of $695.00 for registration for SIGA Members who would like to attend the event and benefit from this excellent networking opportunity in the US. In addition to the Sports Betting Forum educational sessions, paid attendance to the Sports Betting Forum includes:

- TEAMS Happy Hour on Wednesday, October 3

- SIGA Special Session “An Introduction to SIGA” in the margins of the plenary,

October 3

- TEAMS Late Night Lounge on Wednesday, October 3

- TEAMS Morning Hospitality on Thursday, October 4

- TEAMS Closing General Session with Lunch on Thursday, October 4.

To benefit from the special rate, please contact the SIGA Team ([email protected]) for the discount code.

SIGA European Week of Sport Event, Brussels, 26 September 2018

Coinciding with the 2018 European Week of Sport, SIGA will hold a Special Session on “The Role of the European Union in Safeguarding the Integrity of Sport”. We will also use this opportunity to inaugurate the SIGA representation office in Brussels, at the House of Sport.

To register, please visit

Starlizard Sport Betting Integrity Workshop for SIGA Standing Committee Vice Chairs on Sports Betting Integrity, 12 September 2018

Further to the inaugural meeting of the SIGA Standing Committee on Sports Betting Integrity in May earlier this year, SIGA Member Starlizard has organised a workshop for the Vice-Chairs at their London offices. This meeting will address, in particular, the specificities of Asian betting market and patterns globally.

SIGA Regional Summit in Kosovo, Pristina, 5 September 2018

As announced officially at our latest General Assembly, and in pursuit of our global mission to promote the highest governance and integrity standards across all sports and in every region, we are inaugurating a series of SIGA Regional Summits, aimed at addressing the main challenges facing sport and its integrity at a regional level. The first Summit is taking place in Pristina, Kosovo, hosted by the National Olympic Committee of Kosovo, a valued SIGA Member, whose hospitality is greatly appreciated.