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What is Global Sports Week Paris?

Global Sports Week Paris is an annual international forum that brings together leaders and disruptors from sport, business, culture, media, government and society. Its agenda is focused on the future of sport at the intersection of business and society.

GSWParis is known for its innovative formats and diverse audience, directly connecting global leaders of sport with athletes, grassroots actors, fans and emerging talents. 

In 2021, GSWParis will return  from February 1st - 5th 2021. It will boast a new, multi-country format, mixing physical and digital experiences, with events in six cities worldwide.

Please find more information about Global Sports Week’s concept here.

Who is organising GSWParis?

An international team led by a group of partners bringing their business, creative and strategic leadership and experience :

     ► Lucien Boyer, President and Co-Founder

     ► Arnaud Drijard, CEO and Co-founder

     ► Laurent Damiani, Vice-President and Co-founder

     ► Noémie Claret, Managing Director


When and where will GSWParis be held?

GSWParis is returning from February 1st to 5th, 2021 with a new format mixing physical and digital experiences. 

The world-first multi-country concept includes a central base in Paris and hub events in five future Olympic host cities: GSWParis @ Tokyo, @ Beijing, @ Dakar, @ Milan and @ Los Angeles - all connected live via a groundbreaking virtual platform. 

Please find practical information on the physical events of Global Sports Week here.


What are the Global Sports Week hubs?


In addition to the central base in Paris, five future Olympic and Paralympic host cities - Tokyo, Beijing, Milan, Dakar and Los Angeles - will welcome shorter one-day events connected to the central hub in Paris and to the digital platform. 

 Discover our hubs in more detail here.

What is on the programme? What to expect?

Global Sports Week Paris 2021 will offer a variety of engaging formats - off and online - to connect diverse participants  and help shape radical, sports-led solutions addressing the biggest societal challenges which we all face today:

     ► Interactive talks
     ► In-depth interviews
     ► Personal stories
     ► Live link broadcasts
     ► Start-up pitches
     ► Partner workshops and demos
     ► Cultural experiences
     ► Sports activities
     ► And much, much more - including film screenings and other original content via GSWParis Digital Platform

 Discover our programme.

What is the official language of the event?

The event will mainly be held in English.

How can I take part in Global Sports Week?

Whatever your relationship with the sports industry and wherever you are based in the world, there’s a way to get involved, either as:

     ► A delegate – please discover our ticket types here

     ► A Young Sports Maker – students and young sport business professionals, athletes or entrepreneurs under 25 y.o. can apply to participate. Please find more information here.

     ► A partner - please fill in the contact form on this page.

     ► An exhibitor in the GSWMarketplace.

     ► A start-up – you can apply to participate in Le Tremplin Invest Finals programme or showcase your product or service on the GSWMarketplace. Please find more information here.

     ► A social impact project (non-profit or social business) - you can apply to participate in the GSW Social Booster programme, delivered in partnership with 17 Sport. Please find more information here

     ► A journalist/media – accreditation  will open in December. Please get in touch with Agence Olivia Payerne - contact@agence-op.fr

I’m not based in Paris nor in any of the Global Sports Week hubs, can I still attend?

Yes! You can enjoy access to the GSWParis digital platform, accessible from wherever you are. It includes two live linear media channels (from GSWArena and GSWVillage) as well as a rich on-demand content library and the GSWConnect networking platform to meet and interact with GSWParis participants across the world. Find out information on our ticket types here.

What is GSWClub?

GSWClub is a membership-only platform with preferential access to original content, networking tools and other exclusive opportunities and benefits. A one-year membership for 2021 is included in the purchase of Classic and Pro tickets.


What do I have access to if I attend Global Sports Week at the central hub in Paris?

GSWParis Central Hub in Paris will be set up as a studio and will not be open to public, due to the uncertainty around the health restrictions.

All the exclusive content from the Central Hub will be available on our Digital Platform accessible to Classic and Pro ticket holders.

In function with how the situation evolves we are looking to offer physical gathering opportunities in Paris. Keep an eye on this page for further information.

How do I register to attend GSWParis as a journalist?

Accreditations  will open in December. Please get in touch with Agence Olivia Payerne - contact@agence-op.fr


How can I attend an event in one of the GSWParis international hubs (GSWParis @ Tokyo, GSWParis @ Beijing, GSWParis @ Milan, GSWParis @ Dakar or GSWParis @ Los Angeles)?

The access to the events in the international hubs will be on invitation only and subject to health conditions and related policies regarding public gatherings.

In what languages will the international hub events be held?

The hub events will be mainly held in English. Additional content in local languages could be available.


What measures are in place to protect the participants of the event?

GSWParis takes the safety and security of our participants very seriously. Depending on how the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will adapt each of our physical events in order to comply with all local regulations in effect at the time of the event. 

All the participants will be informed of the safety rules ahead of the event.

What happens if the public health measures and / or travel restrictions are extended by February 2021?

We are closely following the public health situation and government communications in France and in each of our international hubs. Our new format mixing physical and digital experiences allows us to quickly scale the event down or up to ensure the best and the safest experience for all participants.


How much do passes cost and what’s included?

There are three different packages for GSWParis - Taster, Classic and Pro. Please discover what is included in each and the prices here.

Virtual exhibition space showcasing innovative products and services within the global sports economy
- Live workshops
- Live pitches
- Partner activations
- On demand replays
- Live programming
- On demand replays
Access to the GSWParis online networking platform ahead of and during the event
- Exclusive content
- Exclusive events
- Networking platform
- Live workshops (upon registration, limited spots)
- Exclusive masterclass
- Virtual meeting rooms

Which currency can I use to pay for my ticket?

The main ticket platform is in Euros, but you can also pay for your ticket in US dollars on this page.

Can I buy via phone or email?

Online registration is the only registration method for GSWParis. If you have any questions about this process, please contact info@globalsportsweek.com.

When do passes go on sale?

A full range of packages are now available. The earlier you buy your ticket, the lower the prices will be. Please discover our ticket types here. 

Where do I get my payment receipt and my badge?

When you register online, you will receive a confirmation email and official receipt as soon as your registration is processed and paid. You will find your badge in your email box and in your personnal account.


Please fill in this contact form and we will come back to you quickly.





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