The problem 

The client was concerned about the impact of geopolitical events, regional rivalries and insecurity in the Middle East on the viability of hosting competitions in some of the region’s countries. These concerns were based primarily on regional diplomatic disputes and tensions.

Our solution 

Control Risks conducted a baseline assessment of the political situation to gauge the impact of current political and security factors on sporting events. Our team further evaluated the client's viability of hosting home and away sporting competitions between regional participants with precise regard to security and safety. As the federation’s engagement in these countries developed, we continued to support the client by monitoring individual security environments and states of diplomatic relation. 

Our results  

Besides providing the client with implementable one-off risk management recommendations, we prepared periodic update reports on our baseline assessment, including ad-hoc updates as justified. Our comprehensive approach enabled the client to safely host competitions in locations of interest and enabled implementation of robust risk management to avoid possible disruption. 


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