The Sporting Chance Forum

30.11.2017 10:22 Age: 259 days
Category: events, Business and Human Rights, Migration

30 November - 1 December 2017
Title of the MeetingThe Sporting Chance Forum
LocationThe Varembé Conference Centre (CCV), rue de Varembé 13, 1202 Geneva
IOE contactLinda Kromjong
Additional information
Aim of the meeting

The Sporting Chance Forum 2017 will be hosted by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Institute for Human Rights and Business.

Building on the success of last year’s Forum in Washington D.C., this high-level gathering will convene 150 of the leading representatives of governments, UN agencies, sports governing bodies, host cities, trade unions, non-governmental organisations, sponsors, and broadcasters, including a keynote address from IOC President Thomas Bach. 

The Forum will feature the work of the Mega-Sporting Events Platform for Human Rights over the last year, including new tools developed for different actors in the industry, and announce the forward trajectory of this growing collective action initiative for 2018 and beyond.

On the evening of 29th November, we will also be screening an important new film “The Workers Cup”, which follows some of the migrant workers building the facilities for the 2022 World Cup as they compete in a football tournament of their own.

For more information on locations and times, please visit the Logistics page.

IOE Role in the meetingLinda Kromjong will be a closing panel member and she will represent the IOE in MSE Platform for Human Rights