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 2015. 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 2015 (in alphabetical order):

Aderonke Bello, MBA - Journalist, www.Naij.com. Speaker, Sports & Sports for Devt Enthusiast, Advocacy, Nigeria

Alex Borrows, Director, Sports Intelligence,, 4 global London, United Kingdom

Alex Inglot, Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Sportradar, United Kingdom

Aline van Bedaf, Analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Ana Mitric, Freelance researcher, Independent, USA

Andreas Selliaas, Independent researcher and blogger, Norway

Andrew Moger, Executive Director, News Media Coalition, United Kingdom

Andrew Zimbalist, professor, Smith College, US

Andy Stevens, Senior lecturer, University of East London, United Kingdom

Aníbal Chaim, PhD candidate, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

Anne Brasseur, President, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Luxembourg

Anne Pøhl, Head of Development, National Olympic Committee and Sports Confederation of Denmark (DIF), Denmark

Arnout Geeraert, PhD, Post-doctoral Fellow, Governance Advisor, KU Leuven/Play the Game, Belgium

B. Dave Ridpath, Associate Professor and Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Administration, Ohio University, USA

Benjamin Bendrich, Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany

Bertel Haarder, Minister, Ministry of Culture, Denmark

Bob Munro, Founder/Chairman, MYSA/Mathare United FC, Kenya

Bonita Mersiades, Consultant, New FIFA Now, Australia

Brendan Schwab, Head of office, UNI World Athletes, UNI Global Union, Switzerland

Bruce Kidd, Professor, Faculty of Physical Education and Health, University of Toronto, Canada

Carsten Kraushaar Martensen, Cand. sports science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Catherine Ordway, Professor of sports management, La Trobe University, Australia

Chadia Afkir, Associate Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Officer, UNODC, Austria

Christer Ahl, Journalist, former IHF official, teamhandballnews.com, Sweden/USA

Christian Ungruhe, M.A., Beyreuth University, Germany

Christina Friis Johansen, Senior consultant, Anti Doping Danmark, Denmark

Christopher Gaffney, Visiting professor, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil/USA

Claudia S. Sanen, Sociologist, Institute for Criminological Research, Department of Social Sciences, University of Hamburg, Germany

Damian Voltz, Senior Intelligence Analyst, National Integrity of Sport Unit, Australia

Daniel Westmattelmann, Research Assistant, University of Münster, Germany

David Bloss, Director, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, Georgia

David Nahkid, Presidential candidate, former football player, FIFA, Trinidad & Tobago

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

Declan Hill, PhD, Author, Freelance, Canada

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

Ditte Toft, journalist and analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Edoardo Rosso, PhD, Research Fellow: Sport and Development, University of South Australia, Australia

Elchin Safarov, Corporate Director, BECOG, Azerbaijan

Elizabeth Martin, President, Brazil Police Watch, USA

Elvira Baze, Head of Sport of Educational Institutions, Ministry of Education and Sport, Albania

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, CEO, ICSS Europe & Latin America, UK

Esben Danielsen, Director, The Danish Foundation for Culture and Sports Facilities (LOA), Denmark

Evangelos Alexandrakis, Sport Executive Secretary, European Lotteries, Switzerland

Ezequiel Fernández Moores, Columnist, journalist, La Nación, Argentina

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

Frederik Munk, Event Manager, Sport Event Denmark, Denmark

Geoff Arbourne, Documentary producer, Duckin' & Divin' Films, United Kingdom

Georg Facius, Independent investigator, Freelance, Denmark

Gigi Alford, Special Advisor on Internet Freedom and Business and Human Rights. U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, USA

Greg Lagowski, Sponsorship coordinator/Student of management, Warsaw Marathon Foundation/University of Warsaw, Poland

Gulnara Akhundova, Programme Manager, International Media Support, Denmark

Guy de Grauwe, Vice-President, European Confederation for Company Sport, Belgium

Hajo Seppelt, Freelance journalist, ARD/WRD, Germany

Hande Öztürk, Attorney at Law, Çaga & Çaga Law Firm, Turkey

Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency, Belgium

Harry Arne Solberg, Professor, Trondheim Business School, Norway

Henning Eichberg, Professor emeritus, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark

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

Henrik Stampe, General manager, Aarhus Sports Council, Denmark

Herman Ram, Dopingautoriteit, The Netherlands

Jacob Bundsgaard, Mayor, City of Aarhus, Denmark

Jaimie Fuller, Chairman, SKINS International Trading, Switzerland

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

James Ceely, Lead – Governance and Business Development, Australian Sports Commission, Australia

James Corbett, Journalist, Freelance, Ireland

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

Jean-Claude Mbvoumin, Founder, Association Internationale Foot Solidaire, France

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

Jens Brinch, President, Arctic Winter Games, Denmark

Jens Evald, Professor, Dr. Jur., Juridisk Institut, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark

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

Jens Weinreich, Journalist, www.jensweinreich.de, Germany

Jérôme Champagne, consultant, Freelance, Switzerland

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

Jesper Møller, Chairman, Dansk Boldspil-Union (Danish FA), Denmark

Jochen Leufgens, Coordinator Sport and politics, ARD German TV, Germany

Joe Harris, Co-Editor: The Outer Line - The External Perspective on Pro Cycling, US

Johan Ekberg, Master's student, Malmö University, Sweden

Johan Norberg, Associate professor, University of Malmö, Sweden

John Doyle, Dr., University of Roehampton, United Kingdom

Johs. Poulsen, Chairman of the board, Play the Game/Danish Institute foir Sports Studies, Denmark

Jonas Burgheim, CEO and Founder, Sport Cares, Consultants for Sport Policy

Jonathan Calvert, Insight Editor, The Sunday Times, United Kingdom

Juliana Barbassa, Journalist, author, Freelance, Switzerland

Jürgen Griesbeck, CEO and founder, streetfootbalworld, Germany

Katrina Karkazis, Senior Research Scientist, Stanford University, USA

Kelsey Erickson, PhD student, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

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

Koen Breedveld, Director, Mulier Institute, The Netherlands

Lars Mortsiefer, Head of legal matters, National Anti Doping Agency Germany, Germany

Lars Werge, President, Danish Union of Journalists, Denmark

Laura Robinson, Journalist and author, Canada

Leandro Shara, CEO, MatchVision, Chile

Lin Olderøien, PhD, Sør-Trøndelag University College, Norway

Lisa Whitaker, Research Officer, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

Louis Moustakas, Research Assistant, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Maja Pilgaard, Head of Research, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Marcus Hoy, Journalist, Freelance, UK/Denmark

Mark Hann, PhD candidate, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Marko Begović, Advisor for international relations and high performance sport, Directorate for Youth and Sports, Serbia and Montenegro

Martin Holzweg, Scientific Adviser, European Physical Education Association, (EUPEA), Luxembourg

Martin Kainz, Mag.Mag., Vienna Institute for international Dialoge and Cooperation (VIDC), Austria

Marvin Radford, External Relations Manager, International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA), Denmark

Matthew Eames, Head of Practice, Sports Planning Consultantancy, 4 global London, United Kingdom

Matthias Fett, Master of Science. Independent, Germany

Mayumi Ya-Ya Yamamoto, Dr., Senior Manager, Japan Anti-Doping Agency, Japan

Michael Ask, CEO, Anti Doping Danmark, Danmark

Michael Filtenborg, Health Consultant, Danish Federation for Company Sport, Denmark

Mogens Kirkeby, President, ISCA, Denmark

Murali Krishnan, Journalist, Freelance, India

Myles Schrag, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Human Kinetics Publishers, USA

Naomi Westland, Co-worker, media team, Amnesty International UK, United Kingdom

Nicholas I. Cheviron, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, USA

Niko Besnier, Professor of Cultural Anthropology, Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Nikolaos Theodorou, General Secretary, K.E.A. Fair Play Code - National Sport Integrity Platform, Greece

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

Ove Korsgaard, Professor emeritus, DPU, Denmark

Pâquerette Girard Zappelli, Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer, International Olympic Committee, Switzerland

Payoshni Mitra, Project Director, Research Project on Sport, Sexual Harassment etc., Jadavpur University, India

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

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

Peter Nicholson, Ethics Officer, International Cricket Council, Australia

Philipp Müller-Wirth, Executive Officer, Sport and Youth Section, UNESCO, France

Poul Broberg, Director of Public Affairs, NOC of Denmark, Denmark

Rabih Azad-Ahmad, Cultural Mayor, Department of Culture and Citizens’ Services, City of Aarhus, Denmark

Rasim Adjalov, Former Head Supervisor for the 2015 European Games, Young Business Factory (CEO and Founder), Azerbaijan

Rasmus K. Storm, Senior Analyst, Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Denmark

Rasmus Møller, Assistant professor, PhD, Aarhus Universitet, Denmark

Rebecca Vincent, Coordinator, Sport for Rights Campaign, United Kingdom

Richard Bailey, Consultant, ICSSPE, United Kingdom/Germany

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

Rob Steen, Senior Lecturer, journalist and author, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Robert Kempe, Freelance journalist, ARD German TV, Germany

Roger Pielke Jr., Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Rose-Marie Repond, Professor, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

Sandro Donati, Investigator, Freelance, Italy

Sarah Lacarrière, Secretary General, Global Lottery Monitoring System (GLMS), Switzerland

Sarah Lewis, Secretary General, International Ski Federation, United Kingdom/Switzerland

Scott Jedlicka, Clinical Assistant Professor, Washington State University, USA

Sergey Yurlov, Lawyer, sports law researcher, Russian National Union of Sport Lawyers, Russia

Severin Moritzer, CEO, Play Fair Code, Austria

Simon Gardiner, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

Sine Agergaard, Associate Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

Spencer Harris, Assistant Professor, Sport Management, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, USA

Stanislas Frossard, Head of the Sport Division, EPAS, Council of Europe, France

Stephen Willacy, City Architect, Municipality of Aarhus, Denmark

Steve Maxwell, Co-Editor: The Outer Line - The External Perspective on Pro Cycling, USA

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

Susan Dun, Dr., Northwestern university in Qatar, Qatar

Suzanne Dowse, Programme Director - Events Management BSc and Sport and Leisure Management BSc, Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom

Szabolcs Horváth, Member of cabinet, Cabinet of Commisioner Tibor Navracsics, Belgium

Søren Bang, Editor, Danish Institute for Sports Studies/Play the Game, Denmark

Søs Bondo, project coordinator, Danish National Platform for Street Sport, Denamrk

Taisuke Matsumoto, Attorney-in-Law, Field-R Law Offices, Japan

Till Müller-Schoell, Dr., Research Assistant, German Sport University Cologne, Germany

Tim Walters, College professor, Okanagan College, Canada

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

Umaid Wasim, journalist, DAWN, Pakistan

Uroš Kovač, PhD candidate, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Urszula Starakiewicz, Lecturer, PhD, University of Warsaw, Poland

Wilhelm Rauch, Head of legal services, Federal Office for Sport, Switzerland

Wil van Megen, Legal Director, FIFPro, The Netherlands

Zenon Severis, Policy Officer, EU - Sports Unit, Belgium

Øyvind Mehus Sjursen, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Ministry of Culture, Norway

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