The inaugural event, which occurs in Paris between 5-7 February, will focus on sport, business, society and sustainable development
The Sustainability Report, the inside track on sport and sustainability, has become a media partner of Global Sports Week.
The event, which will take place in Paris between 5-7 February, is structured around sport, business and society, with content focused on five global shifts: climate, equality, power, lifestyle and data.
Formula One chief executive Chase Carey, International Paralympic Committee president Andrew Parsons, All England Lawn Tennis Club chief executive Sally Bolton, and French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu will address the 1,000 delegates attending the inaugural event.
Carey and Bolton are expected to discuss their respective organisations’ approach to climate action, with the former presenting Formula One’s carbon-neutral vision.
Parsons will discuss the International Paralympic Committee’s approach to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, while Maracineanu is likely to champion sport’s impact – and potential impact – on wider societal issues.
Other high-profile speakers include, ultra athlete Norma Bastidas, Paris Basketball co-owner David Kahn, SailGP chief executive Sir Russell Coutts, Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet, FIFA Foundation chief Youri Djorkaeff and Lisa Zimouche, the freestyle footballer.
The two-day conference has been organised under the patronage of UNESCO and the high patronage of Emmanuel Macron, the French president. It forms part of a week-long festival of sports business events through the city.
Global Sports Week will also feature the Young Sports Makers programme, in which 50 young people will be given the opportunity to interact with guests and speakers, contributing to – and sometimes reframing – the debate.
Read our full interview with executive director Noémie Claret to find out more about the event content.
Single passes (from €395) are now available, with day one and two-day passes including admission to the Global Sports Week Paris Celebration Party, featuring special guests and demonstrations. All passes include access to programmes and talks in the main event Village.