Global Sports Week Unveils Paris 2020 Plans

September 19, 2019

Global Sports Week kicked off the build-up to its inaugural convention taking place in Paris in early 2020 with a launch event in London yesterday evening featuring a boost from the new French Ambassador to Britain and sports stars including two FIFA World Cup-winning players.

The first Global Sports Week will be held from February 5-7 at the Louvre Museum under the High Patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron with support from the French Ministry of Sports and the City of Paris.

Ambassador Catherine Colonna hosted the launch reception at the French Residence in London, where France’s Sports Ambassador, Laurence Fischer, took part in an interview conducted by British Olympic gold medal triple jumper Jonathan Edwards (who has held the world record since 1995).

Having a triple jumper on stage was appropriate because Global Sports Week has a stated triple ambition: Shake, Shape ad Share.

In his introduction to the event, which aims to attract 1,000+ delegates to the Louvre’s Les Salles du Carrousel, Global Sports Week Co-Founder Lucien Boyer, who was formerly Chief Marketing Office of Vivendi and Global President of Havas Sports & Entertainment, put a spotlight on the broader role that sports plays in today’s society and how sports and business, working together, have a unique potential to drive positive change.

He said the event would be putting young people at the heart of the programme with more than 150 of them to be active through presentations bootcamps and disruptive social media coverage.

The programme of Global Sports Week will be built around five global business and societal shifts in the areas of Power, Equality, Climate, Data and Lifestyle.

Global Sports Week Executive Director Noémie Claret explained that the event will feature a main arena, with TV talk show-style content, a ‘village’ hosting additional activations and numerous sidebar events and activities for delegates to enjoy taking place throughout Paris.

Also on hand for the London launch were footballers Olivier Giroud and Robert Pires, members of the world championship teams in 2018 and 1998 respectively, and rugby legend Serge Betsen.