The third edition of GSWParis gathered 2,000 delegates from May 9th-13th. This year’s forum centred on two days of in-person events at the Accor Arena – Paris’ most iconic indoor arena, a venue for the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Games – on May 10th and 11th.
After two long years, the world of sport came back together in its new global capital, in an intimate and convivial setting. A full week of content and networking were made available during the annual forum, along with a programme designed to explore the future of sport at the intersection of business and society.
A wealth of additional digital and offsite events worldwide were accessible via our digital platform along the week. In total, 20,000 virtual attendees, coming from 98 countries were part of the events in Paris, Los Angeles and online. All sessions are now available to watch on-demand on the event’s digital platform.
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GSWParis is the first international forum in France dedicated to sport.
Since its inception, GSWParis has invested iconic locations of the French capital. To accelerate the transformation of the international sport ecosystem, GSW brings together international leaders, stakeholders and changemakers from various backgrounds. Our mission is to actively promote new actors, purposeful discourse, to help create innovative partnerships, and above all, find and develop impactful, multilateral solutions for the future of sport.
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.
a privileged meeting place
in the future host city of the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the 2023 Rugby World Cup
discussions between key stakeholders recognized for their international impact and disruptive approach
platform exclusive announcements from high-impact organizations from within and beyond the global ecosystem of sport
for leading, impact-led sport organisations and sport tech startups
presented by industry leaders
They already joined the discussion during GSWParis
President, Paris 2024
President, French Ice Sports Federation
Former NBA Player & Entrepreneur
Tennis player, Olympic Medallist
Olympic Games Executive Director, International Olympic Committee
President, International Paralympic Committee
Managing Director, Wimbledon
Professional soccer player, Founder & President, Kosmos
Founder & President,
Angel City FC
Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer, NBA
CEO, CDK TECHNOLOGIES
President, Basketball Africa League
President, International Table Tennis Federation
Chair, UK Sport
Football player, Manchester United
Vice-President, Peace & Sport
FIFA Legend and Head of
Women’s Football, CONCACAF
Ultra-Trail World Tour
Executive Vice-President, Universal Music
Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences,
Musician, Rolling Stones
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, L’Oreal
Director of Sport, Youth and Grassroots Association, City of Dakar
Executive Chairman & CEO
Communications Executive Director, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar FIFA World Cup 2022
Key figures GSWParis 2022
After two long years, more than 2,000 key actors from the world of sport came back together in their new global capital, in an intimate and convivial setting at the Accor Arena. In total, 20,000 digital participants coming from 98 countries attended the events in Paris, Los Angeles and online, centred around 1 key theme – Better VS Bigger: Growing sport in the age of responsibility.
In 2020, GSW Paris was launched as the first international forum for sport in France. The inaugural edition of Global Sports Week gathered over 2,000 leaders from across the global ecosystem of sport, at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. With a new, unique positioning between business and society, the forum was structured under the theme :
« Making business with purpose: For a more innovative and sustainable future for sport ».
Due to the global coronavirus crisis, the second edition of GSWParis had to be completely reimagined. The GSW team adapted to the situation by developing an innovative hybrid-forum concept – which was managed from a central studio on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. Consequently, GSWParis became the first multi-country forum for sport: mixing physical and digital experiences, and present in continental hubs in all 6 future Olympic host cities – Tokyo, Beijing, Paris, Milan, Dakar and Los Angeles. The event was a great success with over 20,000 visitors connecting to the digital platform created for the forum. The 2021 event was structured around the highly-relevant theme : « Reinvention in action! ».