GLOBAL SPORTS’ ANNUAL RENDEZ-VOUS IN A PRIVILEGED AND EXCEPTIONAL SETTING
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.
GSWParis 2022 will again feature a central in-person event at the Accor Arena, the iconic location of the French capital, which is one of the top five arenas in the world.
The emblematic musical, arts and sports venue will be the epicentre of the event. Regional gatherings in several international hubs will also 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.
TAKE PART IN GLOBAL SPORTS’ MOST IMPACTFUL FORUM OF THE YEAR
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
Minister Delegate in charge of Sports
Former NBA Player & Entrepreneur
7 times Grand Slam winner,
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
Chief Operations Officer,
President, Basketball Africa League
Athlete & President, Kilian Jornet Foundation
Soccer player, PSG
Vice-President, Peace & Sport
FIFA Legend and Head of
Women’s Football, CONCACAF
Ultra-Trail World Tour
Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences,
Musician, Rolling Stones
Director of Digital Engagement, International Olympic Committee
Director of Sport, Youth and Grassroots Association, City of Dakar
Executive Chairman & CEO
Fight for Dignity
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! ».