World Rugby's Sports Integrity Forum

The inaugural World Rugby Sports Integrity Forum will be held on 14 November 2016 at the Hilton London Metropole. The World Rugby Sports Integrity Forum will bring together the world's leaders in the field across sport, policing, government, the betting industry and civil society. The Forum will incorporate presentations, debate and discussion of best practice learnings, recent case studies, prevention and detection models, good governance and safe event planning templates.

There will also be networking opportunities with representatives from International Federations, National Governing Bodies, professional leagues, police, gambling regulators, the betting industry, non-governmental organisations and the legal profession.

Speakers and panellists include:

  • Bill Beaumont, Chairman, World Rugby
  • Chief Karl Bennison, Nevada Gambling Control Board
  • Adam Brickell, British Horseracing Authority
  • Justine Crawford, Australian Federal Police
  • Sir Ronnie Flanagan, International Cricket Council
  • Daniela Giuffrè, Interpol
  • Friedrich Martens, International Olympic Committee
  • Professor Dr Anja Martin, Sports Lawyer, Munich
  • Mr Justice Graeme Mew, Superior Court of Justice, Ontario; President CAS Panel Pakistan spot-fixing case
  • Ronan O'Laoire, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • John Raucci, National Football League
  • Peter Van Veen, Transparency International
  • Karena Vleck, Rugby Football Union
  • Russell Wallace, Paddy Power Betfair
  • Richard Watson, Gambling Commission
  • Ben Rutherford, World Rugby


Attendees include guest from:

New Zealand Rugby
International Cricket Council
Premiership Rugby
Cricket Australia
Sottish Business Resilience Centre
The Leadership Trust
Paddy Power Betfair
Captivate Legal & Sports Solutions
International Tennis Federation
Australian Rugby Union
Homeless Rugby CIC
Ligue Nationale de Rugby (LNR)
e3 Learning
Global Lottery Monitoring System
Sports Integrity Services
England and Wales Cricket Board
The Football Association
The Rugby Football League
International Cricket Council
Queen Mary University of London
Papeete Rugby Club
Cataratas Rugby Club
European Commission
Scottish Rugby
Irish Turf Club
Premiership Rugby
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
Scottish Touch Association
British Horseracing Authority
Nevada Gaming Control Board
Gambling Commission
Australian Federal Police
Transparency International
International Olympic Committee
United Nations
Superior Court of Justice, Ontario
World Rugby


The Forum is a must for anyone with an interest in how to protect sport from corruption on and off the field, court, pitch or track. Places are limited, register to attend here:  



09.00 Registration, Coffee and Networking

09.30 Welcome Brett Gosper, World Rugby CEO

09.45 The IOC’s initiatives to prevent competition manipulation – enforcement during Rio 2016 Friedrich Martens, Head of Integrity Betting Intelligence System, International Olympic Committee

10.15 Illegal bookmaking and match-fixing a Nevada Perspective Karl Bennison, Chief of Enforcement, Nevada Gaming Control Board

10.45 Good Governance Panel Session
Bob Latham, Chairman, World Rugby Regulations Committee

  •   Dr. iur. Anja Martin, Managing Partner, SportsLawyer (Munich)

  •   Ronan O’Laoire, Crime Prevention & Criminal Justice Officer, United Nations Office on

    Drugs & Crime

  •   Peter van Veen, Director Business Integrity Programme, Transparency International

  •   Karena Vleck, former Legal & Governance Director, Rugby Football Union

11.30 Coffee and Networking
11.45 Building the framework to protect America’s most popular sports league

John Raucci, Director of Investigative Services, National Football League

12.15 Police investigations into Italian football
Daniela Giuffré, Integrity in Sport Project Manager, Interpol

12.45 How sports can prevent, detect, and investigate corrupt activity
Adam Brickell, former Director of Legal & Integrity, British Horseracing Authority Paul Beeby, Head of Integrity (Operations), British Horseracing Authority

13.15 Lunch and Networking

14.45 Planning for Major Events Part 1: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Review
Sir Ronnie Flanagan, Chairman, ICC Anti-Corruption Unit, International Cricket Council

Justine Crawford, Criminal Intelligence Analyst, Specialist Operations, Australian Federal Police

15.30pm Match-Fixing and Education Panel Session
Mr Justice Graeme Mew, Superior Court of Ontario and CAS Panel chair, Pakistan cricket spot-fixing case

  •   Current/Former Professional Player

  •   Darren Bailey, Director of Football Regulation and Administration, The FA

  •   Russell Wallace, Integrity Manager, Paddy Power Betfair

  •   Richard Watson, Programme Director Enforcement & Intelligence, Gambling


16.15 Planning for Major Events Part 2: Rugby World Cup 2015 Review Ben Rutherford, World Rugby Integrity Unit Manager

16.45 Closing Remarks 17.00 Networking Drinks 

Event Properties

Event Date 14-11-2016 9:00
Event End Date 14-11-2016 17:00
Location Hilton London Metropole


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