Global Sports Week Adds Partner


(ATR) Global Sports Week Paris adds a new founding partner with adidas coming on board.

(Global Sports Week)

The iconic sports brand joins France’s Ministry of Sport, French banking group BPCE and EGG Events in the top-tier category. EDF and Vivendi are associate partners.

The International Paralympic Committee (IPC), UN Women and World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI) are among those who will help to co-create the event as official ‘Proud Supporters.’

The second edition will again be held under the patronage of UNESCO and the high patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron.

The event will run from February 1-5, 2021 and will take place primarily online, with speakers linked live across studio settings in Paris and five future Olympic host cities – Beijing, Tokyo, Milan, Dakar and Los Angeles. Where local health conditions allow, physical events will also be organized with support from France’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Global Sports Week will also feature a first-of-its-kind virtual exhibition – the GSWMarketplace – comprising immersive, customizable and interactive booths, accessible for businesses and organizations of all types and sizes.

“We’re pleased to renew our support for Global Sports Week, which offers an important platform for exchange around the key issues linking sport, business and society,” said IPC president Andrew Parsons in a statement. 

“The IPC firmly believes that Change Starts with Sport and Global Sports Week, with its emphasis on multilateral solutions, will set the tone for a defining year for the Paralympic Movement.”

GEES20 Goes Hybrid

The fifth Global Esports Executive Summit will take place November 29-30 at the Busan Esports Arena in Busan, South Korea.

The International Esports Federation, which is presenting the event, says plans have been made to allow delegates to participate and contribute both live at the venue, and online.

The keynote speakers are Philippe Gueisbuhler, General Director of GAISF (Global Association of International Sports Federations) and Byungho Kang, Esports Manager of K-League.

The session on Esports and Traditional Sports Convergence will cover topics such as bringing the sports and Esports communities together, building on common ground, and identifying and cultivating opportunities for collaboration and outreach.

If you would like to participate in GEES20, either live or as an online delegate, you can register for free at www.GEES20.com.


Host City 2020

A global audience of 1,000 major event industry professionals is expected to attend the seventh edition of the Host City conference and exhibition on Dec. 8-9.

Craig Reedie will deliver a keynote at Host City 2020. (Host City)

The annual international meeting of cities and sports, hosted by EventScotland and Glasgow Life, is virtual this year.

The theme is “The Big Restart: Recovery with a Purpose for…



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