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 2013.

Speakers who have confirmed their invitation and/or have had their abstract accepted and session chairpersons at Play the Game 2013 (in alphabetical order):

Alexey Konov, Head of  the Anti-Corruption Division of the Russia's G20 Expert Council, Russia

Andreas Selliaas, Independent researcher and blogger, Norway

Andrew Jennings, Investigative journalist and author, UK

Arnout Geeraert, PhD Student, KU Leuven, Belgium

Bastien Wallace, National Education and Integrity Manager, Basketball Australia, Game Development, Australia

Ben Shave, Development officer, Supporters Direct, United Kingdom

Ben Weinberg, Manager Services, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, Germany

Benjamin Bendrich, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Sports Science, Germany

Bo Vestergård Madsen, Director of analysis, the Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities, Denmark

Bonita Mersiades, Australia

Brenno d'Aguiar De Souza, Deputy General Coordinator, Audit Areas of Tourism and Sports, Office of the comptroller general of Brazil, Brazi

Carolina Cézar Ribeiro, Law consultant, Chamber of Deputees, Brazilian Congress, Brazil

Charlie Raeburn, Independent sports consultant, Edinburgh, Scotland

Chris Eaton, Director for sport integrity, International Center for Sports Security (ICSS), Australia/Qatar

Chris Rasmussen, ELMS Coordinator, World Lottery Association/Danske Spil, Denmark

Christer Ahl, Journalist, former IHF official,, Sweden/USA

Christoph Grimmer, Lecturer Journalism Programme, University of Tübingen, Faculty of Economics and Social Science, Institute of Sports Science, Germany

Christopher Gaffney, Visiting professor, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

Clement Fasan, Professor, Lagos State University, Physical and health Education, Nigeria

Dale Sheehan, Director, Interpol/FIFA project, France

Daniel Chung, Reporter, Canal 13 Radio Cardinal, Paraguay

Daniel Westmattelmann, PhD Student and Research Assistant, Institute of Business Administration and Organization, Personnel, and Innovation, Center for Management, University of Münster, Germany

David Hindley, Senior Lecturer, Nottingham Trent University, School of Education, United Kingdom

Dawood Hashem, PhD, Abu Dhabi Education council, UAE

Deborah Unger, Manager, Rapid Response Unit, Transparency International, United Kingdom

Declan Hill, Ph. D, investigative reporter and author, Canada

Dennis Pauschinger, EU Fellow in the PhD Programme Doctorate in Cultural and Global Criminology (DCGC), University of Kent/University of Hamburg, Germany

Ditte Toft, Analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Dmitry Tugarin, Executive Director, RIA Novosti, Russia

Drago Kos, Appointed head at OECD's Working Group on Bribery, Slovenia

Eamonn Molloy, Fellow in Management Studies, Oxford Major Projects, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Eduado Uhle, Programme officer, SESC (Servicio Social do Comérco), Brazil

Elizabeth Martin, Brazil Police Watch, United States

Elizaveta Zhuk, PhD student, Lomonosov Moscow State University, faculty of law, Russia

Ezequiel Fernández Moores, Columnist, La Nación, Argentina

Finn Baagøe Hansen, Regional Compliance Officer, SIemens A/S, Denmark

Finn Lyck, Event Director, Sport Aarhus Events, Denmark

Francisco Pinheiro, Post-doctoral researcher, University of Coimbra, CEIS20 – Centro de Estudos Interdisciplinares do Século XX, Portugal

Frank van Eekeren, Senior Consultant, Utrecht University, Holland

Frédéric Donzé, Director of European Office and IF Relations, WADA, Switzerland

Gorana Gavrilov, Event manager, Freelance, United Kingdom

Gamze Bal, Media relations specialist,, Turkey

Gerhard Treutlein, Professor emeritus, Heidelberg University, Germany

Grit Hartmann, Reporter, Freelance, Germany

Guy Osborn, Professor, University of Westminster, Westminster Law School, United Kingdom

Hanna Vehmas, Senior lecturer, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Hanne Vandermeerschen, Researcher, University of Leuven, Belgium, Policy in Sports and Physical Activity Research Group, Belgium

Harri Syväsalmi, Director, Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland

Harry Arne Solberg, Professor, Trondheim Business School, Norway

Henrik H. Brandt, Director, Danish Institute for Sports Studies/Play the Game, Denmark

Herman Ram, Anti-Doping Authority the Netherlands, Netherlands

Inge Claringbould, Radboud University, Cultural History, The Netherlands

Jaimie Fuller, Skins, Switzerland

Jakob Larsen, Director, Danish Athletics Federation, Denmark

James Corbett, Journalist, Ireland

James M. Dorsey, Senior Fellow, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore

Jan Haut, Lecturer, researcher, Goethe Universität, Institut für Sportwissenschaften, Germany

Javier Szlifman, Freelance, Argentina

Jean Paul Marthoz, Senior adviser, Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ), Belgium

Jens Alm, Analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Sweden/Denmark

Jens Evald, Dr. Jur., Juridisk Institut, Danmark

Jens-Ole Jensen, Head of Unit, Knowledge Centre for Child and Youth Culture, VIA University College, Denmark

Jens Sejer Andersen, International Director, Play the Game, Denmark

Jens Weinreich, Journalist,, Germany

Jeroen Scheerder, Associate Professor, KU Leuven, Holland

Jesper Frigast, National Danish Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation (DIF), Denmark

Johannes Poulsen, Chairman of the board, Play the Game, Denmark

John Nauright, Professor, University of Brighton, School of Sport and Service Management, United States/United Kingdom

Jörg Joppien, Professor, TU Dresden, Germany

Jörg-Uwe Nieland, Lecturer, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Karen Jones, T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Asser International Sports Law Centre, Netherlands

Karen Petry, Deputy Institute Director, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Karolina Tetlak, Assistant professor, Warsaw University, Law, Poland

Katarina Pijetlovic, Lecturer, Tallinn Law School, Estonia

Katia Rubio, Professor, University of São Paulo, Brazil

Keld Bordingaard, Football trainer, former U21 national coach, Denmark

Kevin Carpenter, Sports Lawyer, Hill Dickinson LLP, United Kingdom

Kimberly S. Schimmel, Associate Professor, Kent State University, USA

Koen Breedveld, Director, Mulier Institute, Netherlands

Kurt Wachter, Head of Department, Vienna Institute for international Dialogue and Cooperation (VIDC); FairPlay Department, Austria   

Lars Andersson, Editor-in-Chief, Sport Executive online magazine, Denmark

Lars Halgreen, President, Danish Sports Law Association, Denmark

Lassi Jyrkkiö, Lawyer and doctoral student in Law, University of Helsinki, Finland

Laura Munch, Development consultant, Danish Foundation for Culture and Sport Facilities, Denmark

Laura Robinson, Journalist and author, Canada

Leonidas Petridis, Lecturer, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Leviathen Hendricks, Member, Sport Federation of Gay Games, US/UK

Mads Boesen, Legal advisor, National Danish Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation (DIF), Denmark

Marc Perera Christensen, Alderman, Department of Culture and Citizen's Services, City of Aarhus, Denmark

Marcel Goelden, Research Assistant, Institute of Business Administration and Organization, Personnel, and Innovation, Center for Management, University of Münster, Germany

Marcio Luis Domingues, Faculty of Sport, University of Coimbra, Portugal

Margaret Talbot, Professor, President, International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education, United Kingdom

Mario Cizmek, Former professional footballer, Croatia

Marjet Derks, Radboud University, Cultural History, Netherlands

Mark Pieth, Professor, University of Basel, head of FIFA's Independent Governance Committee, Switzerland

Martin Borch, Consultant, National Danish Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation (DIF), Denmark

Mathias van Baelen, Project manager, Head of office, European Olympic Committees, Belgium

Mette Lykke, Founder,, Denmark

Michael Groll, Researcher, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Michael Mrkonjic, PhD Student, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration (IDHEAP), Switzerland

Mikkel Larsen, Governance Officer, Sport and Recreation Alliance, UK

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

Morten Johnsen, Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports, Norway

Morten Løkkegaard, MEP, Vice-Chair, The European Parliament's Committee on Culture and Education, Denmark

Nick Garlick, Senior Specialist, Organised Crime Networks O2, Europol, The Netherlands

Niels-Christian Levin Hansen, Executive Board member, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), Denmark

Niels Nygaard, President, National Danish Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation (DIF), Denmark

Nils Zurawski, University of Hamburg, Institute for Criminological Social Research, Germany

Nova Alexander, Sacred Sports Foundation Inc, St. Lucia

Osasu Obayiuwana, Associate Editor, NewAfrican, United Kingdom

Pamela Boteler, President, WomenCAN International, United States

Perikles Simon, Professor, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

Peter Brix, Journalist, Danish Federation for Company Sport, Denmark

Peter Donnelly, Director of the Centre for Sport Policy Studies, University of Toronto, Kinesiology and Physical Education, Canada

Peter English, University of the Sunshine Coast, Faculty of Arts and Business, Australia

Peter Forsberg, Analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Petri Heikkinen, Finnish Sport Federation SLU, Finland

Poul Broberg, Director of Sports Policy, NOC of Denmark, Secretariat, Denmark

Rasmus B. Andersen, Creative director, Active City Transformation, Denmark

Remco Hoekman, Senior researcher, Mulier Institute, Netherlands

Richard H. McLaren, Lawyer and arbitrator at CAS, Canada

Richard W. Pound, Member, founding president of WADA (1999-2007), Canada

Roger Pielke, Jr., Center for Science and Technology, Policy Research, University of Colorado, USA

Roy Panagiotopoulou, Professor, University of Athens, Communication and Media Studies, Greece

Ryan Gauthier, PhD Candidate, Erasmus University Rotterdam, International and European Law, Netherlands

Saint-Clair Milesi, Head of communications, Local Organising Committee of the FIFA World Cup 2014

Salomeja Zaksaite, Mykolas Romeris University, Postdoctoral researcher at Research Centre, Lithuania

Sean Hamil, Director, Birkbeck Sport Business Centre, University of London, United Kingdom

Stephen Frawley, University of Technology, Sydney, UTS Business School, Australia

Steve Greenfield, Head of Department, Academic Legal Studies, School of Law, University of Westminster, United Kingdom

Steve Menary, Freelance journalist & lecturer, World Soccer/Southampton Solent University, United Kingdom

Szilvia Perenyi, Assistant professor, University of Debrecen, Hungary

Søren Bang, Editor, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Søren Møller, Chairman, Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI), Denmark

Tatiane Hilgemberg, Professor, State University of Rio de Janeiro, Communication, Brazil

Thomas Horky, Professor, Macromedia University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Tim Walters, Professor, Okanagan College, English, Canada

Tolga Senel, Project consultant and event manager, Freelance, Turkey

Trish Audit, Director, Oxford Major Projects, Oxford University, United Kingdom

Troels Rasmussen, Project director, Danish Gymnastics and Sports Associations (DGI), Denmark

Trygve Buch Laub, Analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Walter de Gregorio, Communications director, FIFA, Switzerland

Walter Palmer, Head of department, UNI Sport PRO

Wil van Megen, Legal director, FIFPro, Holland

William Bock, General Counsel, United States Anti-Doping Agency, USA

Yves le Lostecque, Head of Unit, EU - Sports Unit, Belgium

Play the Game 2013
Play the Game 2013