On the Agenda for Global Sports Week 2022: Growth, Responsibility and Sports Diplomacy

  • The 3rd edition of the annual forum, organized under the high patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, will take place from 9 to 13 May with three days of conference at the Accor Arena in Paris.
  • Media accreditation is open. Accreditation also allows you to view all GSW sessions on the event’s digital platform.

Global Sports Week (GSW) is pleased to share with you the program of its 2022 forum, built around the theme “Better vs Bigger: How to reconcile growth and responsibility in the sports industry”. The discussions will focus on how to reconcile the search for new audiences, new revenues and growth with a sustainable and socially responsible future for sport.

As part of the partnership with the French government, GSW 2022 will also serve as a launch pad for France’s new coordinating sport internationally, the French Sport Touch, as France seeks to capitalize on major sporting events coming to the area, including the Rugby World Cup France 2023 and the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

This year, more than 2000 participants from 98 countries are expected at the GSWParis in Paris. A total of 60 partners – including 10 world sport governing bodies – contributed to the development of the event’s editorial line, which provides stakeholders with a unique platform to showcase their innovation and impact projects.

Upcoming announcements from

  • The International Paralympic Committee (May 10)
  • Paris 2024 (May 10)
  • Racing Club de Toulon (11 May, 8.30 am – Media breakfast in the workshop on level 4)

GSW @LA, presented by 17 Sport and the LA84 Foundation

  • A one-day GSW @ Los Angeles event will be hosted at the LA84 Foundation headquarters, will be broadcast live to GSWParis delegates present at the Accor Arena in Paris and connected online around the world, through the digital platform of the event.
  • The Mayor of Los Angeles, Mr. Eric Garcetti, will deliver an opening address at the event, during the handover broadcast live from Paris.

Final Springboard Invest

  • 14 startups have been selected during qualifying rounds organized in 7 different countries to participate in the largest European event for sporttech investors and will have the opportunity on 11 May to pitch their projects to investors from all over the world.

Focus on the European sports model

A special session organized by the French National Olympic Committee and the European Commission, as part of the French Presidency of the European Union in 2022

Evenings and festivities, including

  • An opening cocktail at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris presented by the Paris City Hall on May 9
  • An international VIP reception organized in collaboration with the French government as part of the French Sport Touch initiative on May 10th

GSW Run for Ukraine

  • Global Sports Week is organizing a charity run to raise money for Ukraine, in partnership with the NGO CARE and Sport Heroes, the affiliated sports community
  • The tennis player and the biggest star of Ukrainian sport, Elina Svitolina, will be present at the GSWParis 2022.

2022 GSW SPEAKER LIST – in order of appearance

  • Global Sports Week GSW Opening Ceremony

Pierre Rabadan, France, Deputy Mayor of Paris, responsible for sports and the Olympic and Paralympic Games, City of Paris

Mounir Biba, France, Professional dancer

Nicholas Dupeux, France, General Manager, Accor Arena

Tony Estanguet, France, President, Paris 2024

Brigitte HenriquesFrance, President, French National Olympic and Sports Committee

Gabriela RamosMexico, Deputy Director General for Humanities and Social Sciences, UNESCO

  • Sport as European achievement

Themis Christophidou, Cyprus, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture, European Commission

Jean-Pierre Siutat, France, President, French Basketball Federation

Jose Manuel Araujo, Portugal, Secretary General, Olympic Committee of Portugal

Antonio ArimanySpain, Secretary General, World Triathlon

Ronan Evain, France, Executive Director, Football Supporters Europe

Laurence Farreng, France, Member of the European Parliament

Mayi Cruz Blanco, Cuba, General Manager of Sports Partnerships, Sports Industry and Athlete Solutions, Adecco Group

Arthur Bauchet, France, 3 times Paralympic Champion, Alpine Skiing

Lady Katherine Grainger, United Kingdom, Chairman, UK Sport

Jonas Baer-Hoffman, Germany, Secretary General, International Federation of Professional Footballer Associations (FIFPRO)

  • Women’s sport versus the men’s sport model

Jo Leedham, United Kingdom, professional basketball player, London Lions and Great Britain

Amina Lanaya, France/Morocco, General Manager, Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)

Kate Veronne, USA, Director of Women’s Sports Content and Strategy, ZWIFT

Andreas Zakklis, Greece, Secretary General, International Basketball Federation (FIBA)

Raffaella Masciadri, Italy, President of the Athletes Commission, Olympic Committee of Italy

Peterson Ceus, France, rhythmic gymnast and president, “GR-ADE”

Mary Bochet, France, 8 times Paralympic Champion, Skiing

  • Mega events versus sustainable impact

Ibrahima Wade, Dakar, General Coordinator, Dakar 2026

Fatma Al Nuaimi, Qatar, Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, Qatar 2022

Francois Amichia, Ivory Coast, PresidentAfrica Cup 2023

Robins Tchale WatchouCameroon, CEO, Vivendi Sports

David GrevembergUSA, Director of Innovation and Partnerships, Center for Sports and Human Rights

Pascal BonifaceFrance, Director and Founder, French Institute of International and Strategic Relations

Georgina Grenon, Argentina Director of Environmental Excellence, Paris 2024

Nathalie Bellon-SzaboFrance, CEO, Sodexo Live!

Cyril Abiteboul, France, General Manager, CDK Technologies

Mathieu Sidokpohou, France, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Adidas Southern Europe

Philip Quinn, Ireland, COO, Munster Rugby

  • Right to Play vs Duty to Move

Petra Sörling, Sweden, President, International Table Tennis Federation

Claus-Peter Mayer, Germany, Senior Vice President Brand, Adidas

Alessia RussoUnited Kingdom, Professional Footballer, Manchester United and England

Amina NdaoGermany, Journalist, Skysports Germany

Benny Bonsu, Ghana/UK, Board Member, Basketball England

Marie Barsacq, France, Executive Director Impact and Legacy, Paris 2024

Ivoa Alavoine, France, General Delegate for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Major Events, City of Paris

Andrew Parson, Brazil, President, International Paralympic Committee

Cedric Borremans, Head of the Olympic and Paralympic Division, Toyota Motor Europe

Emma Mason, United Kingdom, Vice President for International and Strategic Relations, World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry

  • Final Springboard Invest

Jean Baptiste Alliot France, Executive Director, Le Tremplin

  • New revenue versus old fans

Nadia Benmokhtar, France/Algeria, Head of Development and Brand, Paris Saint-Germain

Ben Morell, France/UK, CEO, Six Nations

Stephane Negre, FranceDirector France, INTEL

Nicholas Beraud, France, CEO & Founder, Betclic

Jean-François PathyFrance, Marketing Director, FIFA

Oliver Robert Murphy, France/UK, Executive Vice-President, Universal Music Group

  • Mental Health vs. the Medal Race

Daniel Dao, United States, Senior Director, Strategy and Integration, The Coca-Cola Company

Nathalie PechalatFrance, President, French Ice Sports Federation

Elina Svitolina, Ukraine, Tennis woman and Olympic medalist

Claude Onesta, France, General Manager of High Performance at the National Sports Agency (ANS)

Lecturer. Dr Vincent drop bargFrance/Netherlands, Chief Medical Officer / Professor / President of the IOC Mental Health Working Group

  • Paris-LA . transfer order

Greg Nugent, United Kingdom, chairman and founder, harder than you think

  • Speakers in Los Angeles

Eric Garcetti, United States, Mayor of Los Angeles

Renata Simrill, United States, Chairman, LA84 Foundation

Nicholas Laurent, France, CEO, Riot Games

Kathy CarterUS, CEO, LA28 and US Olympic and Paralympic properties

Kathryn SchloessmanUSA, CEO, Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC)

Bob GrazianoUnited States, Vice Chairman, JP Morgan Private Bank, Former Chairman of the LA Dodgers

Julie Uhrman, United States, Founding President, Angel City FC

  • Among the speakers on the Village stage of the GSW Paris:

Omar El ZayatFrance, Innovation Integration Manager, Paris 2024

Paul FosterUK, CEO, OnePlan

Mark Malley, VK, founder, man of the match

Vincent Pereira, France, “Virtual Games and Gaming” Manager, International Olympic Committee

Charles FremontCanada, Innovation Hub Manager, UEFA

Theo CurinFrance, Extreme swimmer, TV and radio columnist, model, actor

Malia MetellaFrance, Vice Olympic Swimming Champion, Speaker

Selima Sfar, Tunisia, professional tennis player – First Arab woman to reach the world top 100

Johnny CowanUnited Kingdom, Managing Director Europe, World Table Tennis

Thomas Price, Co-Founder, Common Purpose