International sporting goods trade association, the World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) is inviting its members and the public to a World Sports Forum 2016 about the hot topics of ‘Sustainability, Ethics & Human Rights in Sports’.
Every year, the World Sports Forum organized by WFSGI, ‘the global representative body of the sporting goods industry’, follows the general assembly of the federation on the day before trade show ISPO Munich in Germany opens its gates. This year the forum will take place on Saturday 22 January 2016 in Room 5 of the International Congress Centre Munich (ICM).
Sustainability as a key success factor
‘London 2012 – A sustainable legacy?’ will be the title of the first speech of the event. Shaun McCarthy, Former Chair of the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 will review the role of the commission in three critical areas; as an assurance body, as a critical partner and through stakeholder engagement.
Whilst London 2012 was universally viewed as a success, McCarthy’s presentation will focus on successes and some issues that remain work in progress. McCarthy will be followed by Federico Addiecchi, FIFA’s Head of Sustainability who will speak about ‘the sustainability agenda of mega-sport events’.
Addiecchi will not only present the latest developments and implementations of the CSR and sustainability strategies at FIFA, but will also be open to answer critical questions from the audience.
Rising importance of ethics and human rights
In the second part of the World Sports Forum, John Morrison, Executive Director of the Institute for Human Rights and Business will underline the societal impacts of mega-sporting events.
Sylvia Schenk, Head of the working group for corruption in Sports at Transparency International will demonstrate the lack of transparency and accountability in international sport organizations and how the prevailing ‘old boys’ network’ is dealing with critical voices. In addition she will speak about the Sport and Rights Alliance, a partnership between non-governmental organizations.
Registration still open
The four presentations will be followed by a panel discussion where all speakers will be available to answer questions. Those who are interested to join the forum can still reserve one of the last places.