Programme: 29 September 2018

Hilton Hotel Batumi, Georgia


12.00 - 12.10

Welcome and Introduction

Conference Chair: Stefan Löffler

12.10 - 13.00

Sylvia Schenk

Transparency International / sports lawyer
Keynote: Preventing Corruption in Sport

13.00 - 13.30

Harry Arne Solberg

Trondheim Business School
Challenges of Hosting a Federation-Owned Event: The Tromsø Chess Olympiad

13.30 - 15.00

Lunch Break

15.00 - 15.45

Jens Sejer Andersen

Danish Sports Institute / Play the Game
Keynote: Good governance: A move towards trust and engagement
Session Chair: John Foley

15.45 - 17.00

Parallel Workshop: Democracy

How can decision-makers be held accountable? How to improve the participation of players and women? What is the fairest way to elect officials and event venues?
With Jens Sejer Andersen
Facilitator: John Foley

Parallel Workshop: Transparency

Why should vested interests be made transparent? What counts as a conflict of interest? Which gifts or favours are acceptable and which are not? What to tell the public?
With Sylvia Schenk
Facilitator: Stefan Löffler

Parallel Workshop: Change

What triggers reform in chess organisations? How can poor governance be overcome? How can change be planned, evaluated and sustained?
With Harry Arne Solberg
Facilitator: Carl Fredrik Johansson

17.00 - 17.30

Coffee Break

17.30 - 17.45

Brief Reports from the Workshops

Session Chair: Stefan Löffler


Roundtable: Governance and anti-Corruption

With Jens Sejer Andersen, Sylvia Schenk and Harry Arne Solberg
Facilitator: Leontxo García

18.45 - 19.00

Concluding Remarks