“In a money and fame driven world, possible shortcuts and gains from bending the rules, can be hard to resist. To be conscious about this, and actively discuss the implications, will help us make good decisions in the future.

To operate from a sound moral platform, will in the long run even make us better. I therefore welcome this conference, and am thrilled to be a part of it.”

Erik Thorstvedt is a former Norwegian professional goalkeeper. He played 97 matches for Norway – including the FIFA World Cup in 1994.

His club career includes: Viking Stavanger, Borussia Mönchengladbach, IFK Gothenburg and Tottenham Hotspur (218 appearances). After his career as a player he worked as a goalkeeping coach with the Norwegian national team in the FIFA World Cup 1998, and UEFA European Championship 2000.

He has since worked as Sports Director, fundraiser, TV host, football expert, and public speaker with teamwork as his main topic.