7 August 2019

Media invitation to WADA’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to invite you to register for the Agency’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport that will take place from 5-7 November 2019 in Katowice, Poland.

Organized with the generous support of the Ministry of Sport and Tourism of the Republic of Poland, the Conference is set to convene
global anti-doping stakeholders to take stock of the evolution of clean sport and engage in high-level discussion and debate about the global anti-doping program. The Conference will culminate with endorsement of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards, which will take effect on 1 January 2021; as well as, election of the new WADA President and Vice-President – both that will assume their roles on 1 January 2020.

For further information regarding the Conference; and, to register by the deadline of 30 August 2019, please consult the Conference website that contains all relevant information; including: the program (which details media activities such as press briefings and conferences); the goals and objectives; and, a preliminary list of confirmed speakers, which includes the following individuals:

  • Andrzej Duda, President of the Republic of Poland
  • Thomas Bach, President, International Olympic Committee
  • Witold Bańka, Incoming WADA President
  • Jean-Paul Costa, President, International Institute of Human Rights
  • Ulrich Haas, Professor of Procedural and Private Law, University of Zurich
  • Yang Yang, Incoming WADA Vice-President
  • Richard Young, Attorney and main drafter of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code

The final list of speakers will include: athletes; legal professionals; scientists; law enforcement officials; former WADA Presidents; representatives from Anti-Doping Organizations and other experts from the global anti-doping community.

For all media-related requests, please contact Maggie Durand, Manager, Media Relations and Communications at maggie.durand@wada-ama.org.
Should you have any general questions regarding the Conference, including queries relating to registration accommodation and transport, please consult the
list of key contacts on the Conference website.

We look forward to welcoming you in Katowice.