Frequently Asked Questions

About Global Sports Week

What is Global Sports Week

Global Sports Week is the rendez-vous for leaders shaping the future of sport.
Known for its innovative formats and diverse audience, GSW 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.
GSW is a platform and a privileged meeting place for influence, inspiration and business – which consists of:

► GSWParis: An annual international forum in the future host city of the 2023 Rugby World Cup and the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organized under the High Patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic, and the Patronage of UNESCO.

► GSWFactory: A year-round community platform for engagement and business

► THE YOUNG SPORTS MAKERS: An exclusive youth engagement program

► GSW SOCIAL BOOSTER / TREMPLIN INVEST FINALS: Two programs supporting innovation and impact-led sports projects

Who is behind GSW

An international team led by a group of partners bringing together 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

More information about the team here


How can I take part in GSW

Whatever your relationship with the sports industry and wherever you are based in the world, get involved with Global Sports Week, either as:

► A delegate – more information on the 2022 edition of GSParis coming soon on the GSW website and social media accounts
► A partner – please fill in the contact form on this page.
► A Young Sports Maker – information about the application process for 2022 will be shared soon. Please find more information about the YSM 2021 class here.
► A startup – more information about the 2022 edition to follow soon. Please find more information about the Tremplin Invest Finals 2021 here.
► A social impact project (non-profit or social business) – more information will be revealed soon. Please find more information about GSW Social Booster 2021 here.
► A journalist/media – Please get in touch with us at [email protected]

Global Sports Week Paris

What is GSWParis ?

Global Sports Week Paris is the first international forum in France dedicated to Sport.
In two years, it has emerged as the privileged meeting place for organizations across the global ecosystem of sport – committed to establishing a more innovative and sustainable future for sport.
GSWParis offers a unique setting and platform for decision-makers and actors of change to come together to SHAPE, SHAKE & SHARE, in the up-and-coming capital of global sporting events.

Please find more information about GSWParis here.

GSWParis 2022

In May 2022, GSWParis will be back for a third edition with a new hybrid multi-country event mixing physical and digital experiences.
GSWParis 2022 will again feature a central in-person event in an iconic location of the French capital, as well as gatherings in several other international hubs. And like in 2021, the global event will be connected live through a high-performance digital platform – which will be the common meeting place for all forum participants, and accessible anywhere in the world.
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What is on the GSWParis program ?

Global Sports Week Paris offers a variety of engaging formats – off and online – to connect diverse international leaders, stakeholders and changemakers from various backgrounds in order to promote purposeful discourse, help create innovative partnerships, and above all, find and develop impactful, multilateral solutions for the future of sport.
GSW Participants (delegates) can expect:

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

What is the official language of the event ?

GSWParis is an international forum held in English with some sessions and activities held in French or in GSW hub local languages.

Where is GSWParis held ?

Since its first edition, GSWParis has invested iconic locations of the French capital.
In Paris, the world capital of sport for the next few years, GSWParis offers a space for inspiration, influence and business in a unique atmosphere of culture and entertainment.
In February 2020, the inaugural edition of Global Sports Week gathered over 2000 leaders from across the global ecosystem of sport, at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris.
The second edition of GSWParis took place from February 1st to 5th, 2021 with a new format mixing physical and digital experiences.
The world-first multi-country forum dedicated to Sport included a central event and studio in Paris at the top of the Eiffel Tower, and continental hubs in the five other future Olympic host cities: Tokyo, Beijing, Dakar, Milan and Los Angeles. All hubs were connected live via a groundbreaking virtual platform developed for the event, and accessible worldwide.

Find out more about previous editions of GSWParis here.

What are the GSWParis hubs ?

During GSWParis 2021, in addition to the central event and studio in Paris, five future Olympic and Paralympic host cities – Tokyo, Beijing, Milan, Dakar and Los Angeles – hosted shorter one-day events (in respect with local sanitary measures) or virtual gatherings. These events were connected to the central hub in Paris, and local panel discussions broadcasted live globally – via the GSWParis digital platform.

How is the GSWParis program structured ?

As to provide a compelling alternative to traditional sport business forums, the GSWParis program is built around six major ‘Shifts’, reflecting the world’s current economic and social transformation: #Health, #Climate, #Equality, #Data, #Power, #Lifestyle.
GSWParis’ agenda offers a comprehensive structure to: promote purposeful discourse, facilitate synergies, create innovative partnerships, and above all, find and develop impactful, multilateral solutions for the future of sport.

What is the GSWFactory ? How can I have access to it ?

GSW Factory is a membership-only platform with preferential access to original and exclusive content from leading industry stakeholders and the GSW community; unique engagement and networking tools; and other exclusive opportunities and benefits. Membership is included with GSWParis 2021 Classic and Pro tickets, and yearly subscriptions are now open to all. GSWFactory membership grants automatic access to GSWParis 2022’s digital platform.
The GSW Factory will be accessible starting September 2021.

Find out more about the GSWFactory here