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Panel discussion: Sustainability at sporting mega events

26.11.2019 - 18:55

Nachhaltigkeit | Diskussion | Sport

As part of our special exhibition ‘Foot et Monde Arabe’ and in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, a panel of experts will discuss the role of sustainable practices in sporting mega events such as a World Cup.

When: 04 December 2019
Where: FIFA World Football Museum
Starts at: 19:30 Ends at 20:30


We welcome the following panelists for this lively discussion:

Martin Müller is a professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is one of the world's foremost experts on the planning and outcomes of mega-events such as the Olympic Games and the Expos. His most influential publications include ‘The Mega-Event SyndromeThe Mega-Event Syndrome’ (Journal of the American Planning Association) and ‘What Makes an Event a Mega-Event? What Makes an Event a Mega-Event?’ (Leisure Studies).

Delphine Benoit-Mayoux joined the local organising committee for the FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 as Impact & Legacy Coordinator and Head of Sustainability in 2017. She was Deputy Venue Manager for the stadium of Bordeaux as part of the UEFA EURO 2016 and spent ten years within the Aquitaine Football Association in France.

In his role as FIFA Head of Sustainability & Diversity, Federico Addiechi initiated and implemented programmes to address issues ranging from social development through football, education, human and labour rights to climate protection, waste management, accessibility for fans, discrimination and green stadiums. He also contributed to strengthening FIFA’s management system through the integration of sustainability standards, policies and reporting frameworks for FIFA and the FIFA World Cups. Furthermore he is a member of the Board of the 2010 Legacy Trust, Chairman of the Board of the Daniel Nivel Foundation and Co-Chair of the Sustainability Steering Group for the FIFA World Cup 2022.

Participation is included with admission to the special exhibition. The discussion will be held in English.

For more info and registration please contact us via or +41 43 388 25 00.

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