FIFA head of integrity Ennio Bovolenta will deliver the keynote for the Sports Integrity track at this month’s Betting on Sports Europe – Digital conference and exhibition.
The virtual event on 21 – 22 October will bring together senior executives from the European sports betting industry to share knowledge and ideas about the key issues influencing the future of the sector.
Bovolenta will take part in the ‘Protecting the Beautiful Game’ session, which will open proceedings on the second day and see him outline the role FIFA plays in policing football and protecting it from outside influences.
He will detail the best means to protect competitions from manipulation, what FIFA is doing to promote integrity and to educate players, clubs and officials about the importance of ethical behaviour in football.
Bovolenta said: “Maintaining the integrity of football is crucial to the success and credibility of the sport, as well as to the enjoyment of players and fans around the world.
“An important part of FIFA’s role in governing the world’s most popular sport is to share best practice on integrity.