Qatar 2022 in safe hands with the ICSS

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, the organisation behind the staging of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) in order to collaborate on safety and security planning.

The Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, the organisation behind the staging of the 2022 Fifa World Cup in Qatar, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the International Centre for Sport Security (ICSS) in order to collaborate on safety and security planning.

According to an official press release, 'The ICSS will support the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee across a number of key areas including the development of an overarching master security concept and training and capability building.'

The agreement was signed at Aspire4Sport 2011, a sports business conference held in the Aspire Dome in Doha's Sports City.

"The ICSS' goal is to help event organisers stage safer major sporting events and we are delighted to have signed this important agreement with the Qatar 20122 Supreme Committee," said ICSS president Mohammed Hanzab. "The need to develop international standards for security procedures is more critical than ever and we look forward to sharing knowledge, expertise and best practice from around the globe with the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, as well as studying and capturing knowledge capital before, during and after the 2022 Fifa World Cup for the benefit of future major sporting events."

Hassan Al-Thawadi, Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee general secretary, added, "This is an important agreement for the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee. It is critical that safety and security planning is embedded from day one across all project planning, venue and infrastructure decisions. The ICSS has an unrivalled network of internationally recognised experts, including Helmut Spahn, former head of security at the 2006 Fifa World Cup and 2011 Fifa Women's World Cup hosted in Germany, who will ensure we build on the successes and learnings from past major sporting events."