The Sport Integrity Global Alliance is joining efforts with the Portuguese Professional Football League, as a strategic partner of the Thinking Football Summit, hosted by Liga Portugal at Porto, 18-20 November.

Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, SIGA Global CEO will be delivering a keynote on “Leadership and Clean Sport in Times of Crisis”, followed by a fireside chat (opening day, 17.20 GMT, TFS Stage).

Saturday 19, at 10:00 GMT, SIGA will host a panel on “Integrity: The Winning Goal for The Football Industry“, with the participation of

– Fernando Veiga Gomes, Partner, Abreu Advogados, | Chair, General Assembly, SIGA EUROPE | Deputy Chair, Ethics Committee, SIGA

– Pedro Machado, Chair, Audit & Compliance Committee, SIGA | former Director of Legal Services and Chief Legal Counsel, Portugal’s Central Bank (“Banco de Portugal”)

– João Paulo Almeida, Director General, Portuguese Olympic Committee | Member, SIGA Council and SIGA EUROPE Board of Directors


David Nelson, Director, Diario AS USA

Liga Portugal efforts to implement the best practices regarding Integrity include the following plans for 2023: joining SIGA as a member; adopting SIGA Universal Standards on Good Governance; and going through SIGA Independent Rating and Verification System (SIRVS).

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