The symposium will take place on April 24 & 25, 2019 at The Globe and Mail Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada.

Led by Professor Richard McLaren, O.C., CEO of McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc. (MGSS), and moderated by Declan Hill, investigative journalist, academic, and international expert on match manipulation in sport, the symposium will be organized by three themes. There will be a keynote speaker for each theme, followed by additional presentations, panel discussions, small group discussions and plenary sessions.


Day 1: Wednesday, April 24, 2019




Session 1 – Exploring The Issues
Keynote Speaker: Declan Hill

  • Welcome
  • Symposium Overview
  • Current State of Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport
  • Investigating Match Manipulation and Organized Crime
  • Current State of Gambling in Sport -- Internationally and in Canada
  • Monitoring and Detecting Betting-Related Match Manipulation
  • Panel Discussion


Cocktail reception

Day 2: Thursday, April 25, 2019


Session 2 – An International Perspective - Response And Best Practices
Keynote Speaker: Richard McLaren
​Additional Speakers: David Howman, Jeffrey Mishkin, Others TBC

  • Impact of Match Manipulation on Integrity of Sports
  • International Federation Strategies and Approaches
  • Government and European Responses
  • Professional Sport Strategies and Approaches
  • Panel Discussion



13:00 – 16:00

Session 3 – Strategies For a Canadian Approach
Keynote Speaker: Paul Melia

​Additional Speakers: TBC

  • Canadian Law Enforcement Perspective -- Sports Betting and Corruption
  • Sports Betting and Match Manipulation in Canadian Sport -- Research and Case Studies
  • Strategies and a Proposed Canadian Model
  • Panel Discussion
  • Small Group Discussion
  • Conclusions

Schedule subject to change. A detailed agenda will be made available as soon as possible.


Presentations will be given in English. Symposium materials will be provided in English and French.

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(Ottawa, Ontario – November 21, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and McLaren Global Sport Solutions Inc. (MGSS) are proud to announce more speakers for the 2019 Symposium on Match Manipulation and Gambling in Sport. The new speakers include David Howman, CNZM, Chair of the...Read more