Registration now open for 2019 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport

(Ottawa, Ontario – September 19, 2018) – Registration is open for the first-ever Canadian symposium addressing the issues of match manipulation and gambling in sport. The symposium will be hosted by the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in partnership with McLaren mgss_colour-sm.pngGlobal Sport Solutions Inc. (MGSS) at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, April 24-25, 2019.

A panel of international experts will introduce delegates to the threats of match manipulation and gambling in sport, present sophisticated responses that have been developed internationally, and propose a Canadian model that is designed to protect our sport system.

Join Professor Richard McLaren, O.C., CEO of MGSS, Declan Hill, investigative journalist and Professor of Investigations at the University of New Haven, Paul Melia, CCES President and CEO, and a roster of leading experts in the field.

“This symposium is an excellent opportunity for experts and the sport community to explore strategic approaches to protecting sport from the threats of match manipulation and gambling in sport,” said Paul Melia, CCES President and CEO.

“Match manipulation and gambling in sport are emerging issues in the sport landscape and we recognize this symposium is an important first step in collaboratively seeking solutions that will protect Canadian athletes and teams,” said Vicki Walker, Director General at Sport Canada.

“Match manipulation tied to gambling represents a serious threat to the integrity of sport that demands increasingly sophisticated approaches,” added Richard McLaren, CEO of McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc. “We look forward to advancing solutions to combat this threat through leading global experts who will gather in Toronto.”

Symposium Details

Location: The Globe and Mail Centre, 1600-351 King St E, Toronto ON
Date: April 24-25, 2019
Contact: Carolyn Chmiel, [email protected]

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to making sport better by working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

About MGSS

MGSS ensures leading industry solutions and best practices to sports clients specifically focused on implementing strong sport management infrastructure. MGSS is a highly specialized sport consulting firm focused on mitigating risks related to ethics and governance within organizations. Our mission is to help sports organizations protect and enhance their brand, navigate difficult organizational issues related to ethics, governance and integrity, and inform strategic business decisions.


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