Peter Montopoli joins as a panelist for #uOSMC16. He is the General Secretary of the Canadian Soccer Association, the governing body of the largest participation sport in Canada. He has recently overseen the staging of the extremely successful FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ in the capacity of CEO for the National Organising Committee. The tournament saw Canadian and FIFA attendance records with over 1.35M spectators in attendance, and close to 750M television viewers worldwide.
Under his tenancy as General Secretary the Women's National team has won Olympic medals in both London 2012 and Rio 2016. Previously he was appointed as General Coordinator for host city Rustenburg at the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ and served as the National Event Director for the FIFA U-20 World Cup Canada 2007. Before soccer, Mr. Montopoli was the Chief Marketing Officer for Skate Canada where his milestones included the 2001 World Figure Skating Championships.