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FIFA’s Safety Director on Preparing for the 2022 World Cup

FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ will be an event like no other. With 500,000 fans and 32 teams descending on Qatar’s capital, Doha, it will be the most compact World Cup in history.

For Director of Safety, Security, and Access, Helmut Spahn, success is built not on individual performance, but on teamwork. Through careful collaboration between FIFA and Qatari leaders, professionals, and citizens, Helmut has laid the groundwork for a safe and secure Cup and a festive atmosphere for all.

In this episode, Helmut unpacks:

  • His culturally aware approach to safety and security
  • How this Cup’s security challenges compare to past years
  • Qatar-wide training for everyone from venue officials to taxi drivers
  • When to stick to the formula versus think out of the box

The Employee Safety Podcast is hosted by Peter Steinfeld, SVP of Safety Solutions at AlertMedia.

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