Speakers

Play the Game conferences always present a long line of expert speakers from various areas of world sport. On this page you will find a list of speakers for Play the Game 2017.

N.B. The list will be updated regularly.

Speakers who have confirmed their invitation and/or have had their abstract accepted and session chairpersons at Play the Game 2017 (in alphabetical order):

 

  • Akaash Maharaj, CEO, Global Organization of Parliamentarians Against Corruption (GOPAC), Canada

  • Alberto Carrio Sampedro, Lecturer in Law and legal theory, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain

  • Alessandro Moretti, Statistical Officer, University of Greenwich, UK

  • Alessandro Oliverio, Attorney at law, isportlaw, Italy/Switzerland

  • Aleksandra Goldys, Principal researcher, University of Warsaw, Poland

  • Alex Duff, Journalist, freelance, the Netherlands

  • Alex Lim, Secretary General, International eSports Federation (IeSF), Korea

  • Alison Burchell, Permanent Secretary Youth & Sports, Ministry of Youth and Sports, Fiji

  • Ana Arias Castaño, Teacher, University of Applied and Environmental Sciences U.D.C.A., Colombia

  • Andrea Petroczi, Professor, Kingston University, UK

  • Andreas Selliaas, Journalist, Academic Researcher, Norway

  • Andrew Spalding, Professor of Law, School of Law, University of Richmond, USA

  • Andy Brown, Editor, The Sports Integrity Initiative, UK

  • Anna Baumann, esports lawyer, UK/Germany

  • Annet Tiessen-Raaphorst, Researcher, Netherlands Institute for Social Research, the Netherlands

  • Antoine Duval, Senior researcher, Asser International Sports Law Centre, T.M.C. Asser Institute, the Netherlands

  • Arjo Klamer, Professor of cultural economics, Erasmus University, the Netherlands

  • Arno Hermans, Founder, Sport eXperience, the Netherlands

  • Arnoud Strijbis, CEO, Dutch Archery Association, the Netherlands

  • Arnout Geeraert, PhD, KU Leuven/Play the Game, Belgium

  • Benjamin Bendrich, Scientist / Blogger, Social Studies, Sports Science, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

  • Benjamin Cohen, Director, European Regional Office and International Federations Relations, World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Switzerland

  • Berit Skirstad, Associate professor, Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway

  • Bettina Rulofs, Senior lecturer, Institute of Sociology & Gender Studies, German Sport University, Germany

  • Bob Munro, Chairman, Mathare United, Kenya

  • B. David Ridpath, Associate Professor and The Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Business, Ohio University, Ohio University, USA

  • Brendan Schwab, Executive Director, World Players Association, UNI Global Union, Switzerland

  • Caroline Baxter Tresise, UNESCO's Bangkok office, Thailand

  • Charlie Raeburn, Founder, Observatory for Sport in Scotand, Scotland

  • Chiel Warners, Member of athletes committee, World Anti-Doping Agency, the Netherlands

  • Christian Müller, Academic Dean of Sport management, Business Academy Fresenius, Germany

  • Christian G. Nielsen, Analyst, Danish Institute for Sport Studies, Denmark

  • Christina Weber, PhD, freelance, pharmacist, anti-doping scientist, the Netherlands and Switzerland

  • Christopher Gaffney, Independent Scholar, USA

  • Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), UK

  • Daniel Westmattelmann, Research Assistant, Center for Management, University of Münster, Germany

  • David Howman, Chairman, IAAF Athletics Integrity Unit, former Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), New Zealand

  • Declan Hill, PhD, author, freelance, Canada

  • Denis Mowbray, Director, Gryphon Management Consultants, New Zealand

  • Dennis Dreiskämper, Senior lecturer, University of Münster, Germany

  • Dennis Pauschinger, post-doc/scientific collaborator, the Chair of Political Geography, University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland

  • Dmitriy Bondarev, Associate professor, Immanuel Kant Baltic University, Russia

  • Dolf Segaar, Lawyer and partner, CMS Netherlands, the Netherlands

  • Eloy Viera Cañive, Lawyer and blogger, El Toque and Play Off magazine, Cuba

  • Els De Waegeneer, Post-doctoral Researcher, Ghent University, Belgium

  • Els Dom, Coordinator, Platform for FCMACS in Flanders, Belgium

  • Elvira Baze, Head of Drafting and Feasibility Projects in Sport, Ministry of Education, Sport and Youth, Albania

  • Emanuel Mello Mattos, Doctorate candidate, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

  • Fabiana Schneider, Federal Prosecutor, Federal Prosecution Service (MPF), Brazil

  • Farid Gamei, Manager, Dutch Combat Sports Authority, the Netherlands

  • Federico Addiechi, Head of FIFA Sustainability & Diversity, FIFA, Switzerland

  • Florian Petrică, Lecturer, Dr., Faculty of Journalism and Communication Studies, University of Bucharest, Romania

  • Florian Skrabal, CEO, investigative journalist platform 'dossier.at', Austria

  • Francesco Ricci Bitti, President, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), Italy

  • Frank van Eekeren, PhD, Senior Consultant, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • Geert Slot, Spokesman, NOC*NSF, the Netherlands

  • Geoff Schoenberg, Research Fellow, Centre for Sport Research, Australia

  • George Nikolaidis, Scientific Director, Department of Mental Health and Social Welfare, Greece

  • George Paterson, Policy Officer, Policy Officer, Belgium

  • Gerhard Treutlein, Center for doping prevention, Germany

  • Gijsbert Oonk, Associate Professor of Global History, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Grzegorz Lagowski, Board member of university registered student organisation for sport management "Get Ready", Poland

  • Grit Hartmann, Freelance journalist, Germany

  • Hajo Seppelt, Freelance journalist, ARD/WRD, Germany

  • Hans Nelen, Professor of Criminologie, Criminal Law and Criminology, the Netherlands

  • Hans-Joachim Eckert, Lawyer, former chair of the adjucidatory body of FIFA’s ethics committee, Germany

  • Harmen Bijsterbosch, Director, InnoSportLab Sport & Beweeg!, the Netherlands

  • Harry Arne Solberg, Professor, NTNU Business School, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • Hassan Al Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar

  • Ian Mengel, member, PLAY!YA, Germany

  • Ian Smith, Integrity Commissioner, Esports Integrity Coalition, UK

  • Igor Kováč, Head of Education Department, National Sport Center, Slovakia

  • Iva Glibo, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, Germany

  • Ivi Odrats-Triin, Secretary to the Committee on Culture etc., Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), France

  • Ivo van Hilvoorde, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterda and Lecturer at the School of Human Movement & Sport, Windesheim, Zwolle, The Netherlands

  • Jacco van Sterkenburg, Assistant professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

  • Jakob Færch, Development consultant, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities, Denmark

  • James Corbett, Journalist, freelance, UK

  • James M. Dorsey, Academic, journalist, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies / Institute of Fan Culture / The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer, Singapore/ Germany/Morocco

  • James Fairbank, Head of Brand, Rapha Racing Ltd., UK

  • Jane Purdon, Head of Governance and Leadership, UK Sport, UK

  • Jean-Yves Lourguilloux, Deputy Financial Prosecutor, French National Finances Prosecution Office, France

  • Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game, Denmark

  • Jens Weinreich, Journalist and blogger, www.jensweinreich.de, Germany

  • Jeppe Laursen Brock, Journalist, Politiken daily, Denmark

  • Jesper Frigast Larsen, Legal Manager, Anti-Doping Danmark, Denmark

  • Jikkemien Verthongen, Assistant professor, Vrije Universiteit Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Joe Harris, Co-editor, The Outer Line, USA

  • Johann Skocek, Freelance journalist, Austria

  • Jose Luis Pérez Triviño, Professor, Law, Universidad Pompeu Fabra, Spain

  • Joseph de Pencier, CEO, Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations (iNADO), Germany

  • Judit Farkas, Senior Advisor and Grant Researcher, Faculty of PE and Sport Sciences, Semmelweis University, Hungary

  • Jules Boykoff, Professor & Department Chair, Pacific University Oregon, US

  • Juliana Barbassa, Managing Editor, Americas Quarterly, US

  • Jürgen Mittag, Professor, Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies, German Sport University, Germany

  • Karen M. Leach, Psychotherapist, counsellor, Independent, Ireland

  • Karen Perry, Temporary Articled Student, Canada

  • Kirsten Sparre, Assistant professor, Danish School of Media and Journalism & Aarhus University, Denmark

  • Kole Gjeloshaj, Scientific collaborator, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

  • Kristen Worley, Cyclist, Educator & Diversity Development Adviser, Human Diversity in Sport Foundation, Canada

  • Lars Andersson, Journalist and editor, Tekstwerk, Sport Executive, Denmark

  • Lars Houbak, IT consultant, IT department - consultants unit, DGI - national Danish Sport for all Organisation, Denmark

  • Lars Mortsiefer, Member of the Executive Board, Chief Legal Officer, National Anti Doping Agency, Germany

  • Laura Robinson, Journalist, Human race, Canada

  • Louis Moustakas, Preoject manager, streetfootballworld, Germany

  • Louise Bezerra, Executive director, Atletas pelo Brasil, Brazil

  • Luca Mallia, Assistant professor, University of Rome Foro Italico, Italy

  • Lúcio Castro, Journalist, www.agenciasportlight.com.br, Brazil

  • Luis Felipe Barros, Director, Sou do Esporte, Brazil

  • Luiz Haas, PhD student, Sou do Esporte, Brazil

  • Madison Steenson, Canada

  • Mads A. Wickstrøm, political science student/student worker, Play the Game, Denmark

  • Marc Taylor, Senior lecturer, Academy of Sport and Physical Activity (Sheffield), School of Law and Politics (Cardiff), Sheffield Hallam University and Cardiff University, UK

  • Marc van der Zande, Senior Project Manager, Sports and Technology Foundation, the Netherlands

  • Marc Wonneberger, Germany

  • Marcel Scharf, PhD student, German Sports University Cologne, Germany

  • Marianne Dortants, Assistant professor, Utrecht University, the Netherlands

  • Marieke van Bakel, Projectcoordinator, Sport Toekomstverkenning (Sport Foresight), the Netherlands

  • Marius Sprenger, Student assistant, University of Münster, Germany

  • Marjan Olfers, Professor of sports law, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • Marko Begović, PhD student, German Sport University, Serbia and Montenegro

  • Markus Seyfried, Research fellow, German Politics and Government, University of Potsdam, Germany

  • Marlos Coenen, Former MMA athlete, Gym owner, Dutch Combat Sports Authority, the Netherlands

  • Matthias Fett, Researcher, Chair of Constitutional Economics, Helmut-Schmidt-University, Hamburg, Germany

  • Matthias Kamber, Director, Antidoping Switzerland, Switzerland

  • Maximillian Seltman, Research assistant, Institute of European Sport Development ans Studies, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

  • Michael Carcaise, Executive director, Association of North American Professional Road Cyclists, USA

  • Michael van Praag, member, UEFA executive committee, the Netherlands

  • Michael Wulzinger, Journalist, Der Speigel, Germany

  • Michal Buchel, CEO, International Sambo Federation (FIAS), Slovakia

  • Michele Verroken, Director, Sporting Integrity, UK

  • Mike McNamee, Professor of Applied Ethics, Swansea University, UK

  • Minky Worden, Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch, USA

  • Mogens Kirkeby, President, International Sport and Culture Association, Denmark

  • Murali Krishnan, Journalist/International Broadcaster, Freelance, India

  • Nenad Dikic, Professor/President of Doping Control Board, Singidunum University/Antidoping Agency Serbia, Serbia

  • Niels Nygaard, President, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark, Denmark

  • Nikki Dryden, Attorney & Olympian, Independent, Australia/Canada

  • Nikolaos Theodorou, Sports Integrity Project Manager, K.E.A. Fair Play Code Hellas - Sport Integrity Platform, Greece

  • Nils Zurawski, Social Science, University of Hamburg, Germany

  • Oliver Dudfield, Head of Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, Sport for Development and Peace, UK (tbc)

  • Olivier de Hon, Manager Scientific Affairs, Anti-Doping Authority Netherlands, the Netherlands

  • Osasu Obayiuwana, Freelance journalist, BBC World Football, Nigeria

  • Oscar Fernàndes, President, Department of Sport Peru, Peru

  • Owen Evans, Lecturer in Sport Journalism, University of Brighton, UK

  • Paolo Bertaccini, Researcher, ASAG Alta Scuola Università Cattolica, Italy

  • Paul Hover, Senior researcher, the Netherlands

  • Paulina Tomczyk, Policy Officer, EU Athletes, Poland

  • Per Ståle Knardal, Associate professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

  • Peter Barendse, Researcher, Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands, the Netherlands

  • Peter Forsberg, Analyst, Danish Institute of Sports Studies, Denmark

  • Peter Prowse, Professor in Human Resource Management and Employment Relations, Sheffield Business School Sheffield, UK

  • Piara Powar, Director, FARE, UK

  • Poul Broberg, Director of sports policy, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), Denmark

  • Pål Ødegaard, Editor, Josimar football magazine, Norway

  • Rafael Buschmann, Journalist, Der Spiegel, Germany

  • Raí Oliveira, Chair, Atletas pelo Brasil (Athletes for Brazil), Brazil

  • Rasmus K. Storm, Head of Research, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

  • Raymond Kerckhoffs, Journalist/President, De Telegraaf (NL) and President, Association of International Journalists in Cycling (AIJC), the Netherlands

  • Remko Hoekman, Senior analyst, Mulier Unstitute, the Netherlands (tbc)

  • René Wijlens, Cluster Manager, Sports and Technology Foundation, the Netherlands

  • Richard H. Mclaren, Professor, lawyer, McKenzie Lake Lawyers, Canada

  • Richard W. Pound, Member, Doyen, International Olympic Committee, Canada

  • Rik de Kinderen, Sports doctor, Medical Commission of the organization for FCMACS in Flandersn, Belgium

  • Rik Sanders, Sales & Marketing Manager, Van der Valk Hotel Eindhoven, the Netherlands

  • Roger Pielke Jr., Professor, CU Boulder, US

  • Ryan Gauthier, Assistant professor, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

  • Sada Reed, Assistant professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, USA

  • Sander Roege, Mental- and performance coach/Consultant, PSV Eindhoven, the Netherlands

  • Scott Jedlicka, Assistant professor, Washington State University, USA

  • Silke Kassner, vice-chair of Athletes Germany/ Athletes Commission of the German NOC/ National Anti-Doping Agency Germany, Germany

  • Simon Licen, Assistant professor, Sport Management program, Washington State University, USA

  • Snežana Samardžić-Marković, Director General of Democracy, Council of Europe, France

  • Stanislas Frossard, Director, EPAS, France

  • Stefan Löffler, Journalist, Austria

  • Stefano Caneppele, Professor, School of Criminal Justice, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

  • Stephen Farrand, European Editor, Italy/UK

  • Steve Maxwell, Co-editor, The Outer Line, US

  • Steve Menary, freelance journalist, World Soccer magazine and BBC World Football, UK

  • Steven Bradbury, Lecturer, Loughborough University, UK

  • Steven Vos, ‎Professor at Fontys University of Applied Sciences & Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands

  • Stine Alvad, Comminications officer, Play the Game, Denmark

  • Szabolcs Horváth, Member of cabinet, Cabinet of Commissioner Tibor Navracsics, Belgium

  • Søren Bang, Editor-in-Chief, Play the Game/Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

  • Thomas Horky, Professor, Sports Communication, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

  • Tim Abromeit, Master student, University of Beyreuth, US

  • Tim Walters, Okanagan College, Canada
  • Tine Rindum Teilmann, Board Member, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), and member of the IOC Women’s Commission, Denmark

  • Travis T. Tygart, Chief Executive Officer, USADA, US

  • Vassilis Barkoukis, Assistant professor, Department of Physical Education and Sport Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

  • Victor Beerkens, Co-founder, Sport eXperience, the Netherlands

  • Wil van Megen, Legal director, FIFPro, the Netherlands

  • Wilbert Seuren, Alderman, City of Eindhoven, the Netherlands

  • Willem Feenstra, Journalist, De Volkskrant, the Netherlands

  • Wladimir Andreff, Emeritus Professor in Economics, University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne, President of the Observatory of the sports economy,
    French Ministry of Sports, France

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