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Miami, 30 April 2018 – A wide and diversified network of leading organisations, sports bodies, linguistic blocks, universities, NGOs, law enforcement agencies and social influencers have just come together to join SIGA in a powerful call for action against abuse, smuggling and trafficking of children and young people in
sport.

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AGENDA

 

14:00   OPENING SESSION

  • Fermin Vazquez

Senior Director of Administration at Miami Dade College, North Campus

  •  Alejandro Servalli

Senior Aide to Mayor Francis Suarez

  • Linda Alexionok

President, Voices for Florida

  • Paulo Speller

Secretary General, Organisation of Ibero-American States

  • Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros

CEO, SIGA

 

14:30   SPORT HAS THE POWER – A Testimony

  • Hristo Stoychkov

Soccer legend, winner of the 1994 Ballon d’Or, former FC Barcelona soccer player

 

14:45   CHANGING THE GAME: COUNTERING ABUSE OF CHILDREN IN SPORT

  • Massimiliano Montanari

Executive Director, Save the Dream

  • Andrew Smola

Workforce Analytics Lead, Panasonic

  • Rebecca González – Ramos

Assistant Special Agent, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

  • Shellie Pfohl

President & CEO, United States Center for SafeSport

  • Brian Lewis

President, Trinidad & Tobago Olympic Committee / President, Caribbean Association of National Olympic Committees

 

Moderator: Angela Adams Suggs, President, Florida Sports Foundation

 

15:45   PROTECTING CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SPORT: COUNTERING SMUGGLING & TRAFFICKING

  • Carmen Pinto

Assistant Special Agent, United States Department of Homeland Security

  • Ricardo de Buen Rodriguez,

Founder & President, Sport Integrity Mexico

  •  Heather Fischer

Manager, Human Trafficking Program, McCain Institute

  • Selena Respass

S.O.J Faculty, Miami Dade College

  •  Timothy Patrick Gill Sr

Vice President, Specter Security Group

 

Moderator: Katherine Fernandez Rundle, Miami-Dade State Attorney

 

16:45  COFFEE BREAK

 

17:00  RECRUITMENT, TRAINING, EDUCATION AND PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE PATHWAY TO ELITE/ PROFESSIONAL SPORTS: SETTING UNIVERSAL STANDARDS FOR A TRUSTED INDUSTRY

  • Ângela Melo

Director – Policies and Programmes, UNESCO

  • João Paulo Almeida

Director General, National Olympic Committee of Portugal

  • Katie Simmonds

Director, Sports Governance and Financial Integrity, ICSS INSIGHT / Acting General Council, SIGA

  • Laila Mintas

Deputy President, Sportradar US

  • Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Director Sport Management Programs & MTA, George Washington University

  • David Luna

President & CEO, Luna Global Networks / SIGA Council Member/ former Chairrnan OECD’s Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade and Senior Director, US Department of State

 

Moderator: James Cottrell, former Partner, Deloitte US / Member, Consultative Committee, World Economic Forum/PACI

 

18:00   THE WAY FORWARD

  • Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros

CEO, SIGA

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