GSWParis 2020

About GSWParis 2022

What is Global Sports Week Paris? 

Global Sports Week Paris is an annual international forum that brings together leaders and disruptors from sport, business, culture, media, government and society. Its agenda is focussed on the future of sport at the intersection of business and society. In 2022, GSWParis will return from May 9th - 13th with a central gathering at the Accor Arena in Paris on May 10-11th. Additional events will be taking place in Paris, Los Angeles and virtually throughout the week.  

Who is the team behind GSWParis?

An international team led by a group of partners bringing together their business, creative and strategic leadership and experience : 
 - Lucien Boyer, President and Co-Founder 
 - Laurent Damiani, Vice-President and Co-founder  
 - Arnaud Drijard, Co-founder 
 - Noémie Claret, Managing Director

When and where is GSWParis 2022 taking place?

GSWParis will return from May 9th to 13th, 2022. It will centre on two days of in-person events at the Accor Arena on May 10 and May 11, preceded by an Opening Party on May 9 at the Paris City Hall. In addition, a one-day GSW @ LA event, presented by 17 Sport and the LA84 Foundation, will take place at the LA84 Foundation’s headquarters on Wednesday May 11, screened live to delegates at the Accor Arena in Paris and online around the world. 

What can I expect at GSWParis 2022?

Global Sports Week Paris 2022 will offer a variety of engaging formats - off and online - to connect diverse participants and help shape radical, sports-led solutions addressing the biggest societal challenges of our time. Participants can expect: 
 - Interactive talks 
- In-depth interviews
- Personal stories 
- Start-up pitches
- Partner workshops and demos
- Cultural experiences
- Sports activities 
- And much, much more - including an opening party at the majestic Paris City Hall

What is the official language of the event?

Global Sports Week is held mainly in English. A small number of partner-led sessions may be conducted in French.

What translation services are provided?

Sessions from Global Sports Week will be translated in real time through your phone. Translation: French to English and English to French through the Odiho system. Delegates are invited to bring their own headphones to be able to listen through their mobile devices.

Where can I find the full list of speakers?

Speakers will continue to be revealed in regular intervals between now and the start of the events.

Is it possible to see the delegate list for GSWParis?

For privacy reasons, we will not make a full delegate list available to participants ahead of the event. To discover and interact with other event participants, create your profile on the GSW platform today.

I can’t make it to GSWParis 2022, but can I still watch the sessions?

Yes! You can enjoy access to the GSWParis digital platform, accessible from wherever you are. It includes a live linear media channel (from the GSW Vision Stage) as well as a rich on-demand content library and the GSWConnect networking platform to meet and interact with GSWParis participants present at the event and connected across the world.  

What do I have access to with a full pass to GSWParis 2022: 

2 days of conferences
Networking and partner activations at the Accor Arena 
Access to Le Tremplin Invest Finals – Europe’s biggest event connecting sportstech startups to 500 international investors 
The GSWParis 2022 opening party at the beautiful Paris City Hall, organized in partnership with the City of Paris
Live and on-demand virtual access to all GSW sessions
Membership to a year-round global community through the GSW Factory platform 

How do I register to attend GSWParis as a journalist?

To apply for accreditation or for any further information, please contact us clicking on the button. 

Are refreshments included?

Complementary hot and cold drinks, as well as snacks, will be provided throughout the two days of Global Sports Week 2022 taking place at the Accor Arena 10-11 May. Lunch is not included in the delegate ticket price. A wide variety of lunch options are available in the immediate vicinity of the venue.

Is there an official hotel / accommodation discount available?

GSWParis organizers have negotiated discount rates with partner hotels close to the Accor Arena. These are: - Pullman Paris Bercy - Novotel Paris Bercy - Ibis Styles Paris Bercy To request a discount, please reach out to: with the subject line ‘GSW Hotel Discount Request’


What is the GSW @ LA event?

A one-day GSW @ LA event, presented by 17 Sport and the LA84 Foundation, will form part of this year’s Global Sports Week Paris. The high-level, invitation-only gathering will take place at the Foundation’s headquarters on Wednesday May 11, screened live to delegates at the Accor Arena in Paris and online around the world. Supported by the French government, the initiative seeks to create and strengthen connections between the host cities of the next two Olympic and Paralympic Games, which together will set the agenda for world sport over the coming years. 

How can I attend the GSW @ LA event on May 11?

Access to attend the event is by invitation only. To express interest in attending, email All full and digital pass holders of GSW Paris will also be able to watch the GSW @ LA event live and on-demand through our digital platform.

I have been invited to the GSW @ LA event. Can I also access the Paris sessions via the digital platform?

Yes! Delegates in LA can enjoy access to the GSWParis digital platform. It includes a live linear media channel (from the GSW Vision Stage) as well as a rich on-demand content library and the GSWConnect networking platform to meet and interact with GSWParis participants present in Paris and connected across the world. 


When do passes go on sale?

A full range of packages are now available. Please discover our packages here.

Where do I get my payment receipt and my badge?

When you register online, you will receive a confirmation email and official receipt as soon as your registration is processed and paid. You will receive your badge in your email box a few days ahead of the event. Your pass will be re-sent to you on Monday 9 May ahead of the opening party of GSWParis 2022. Please make sure to check your spam email box.   

How much do passes cost and what’s included?

There are three different packages for GSWParis -  Digital and Full. Please discover what is included in each and the prices here.

Can I buy via phone or email?

Online registration is the only registration method for GSWParis. If you have any questions about this process, please contact

Is it possible to pay on invoice?

Yes, it is possible to pay by invoice. Follow the payment process on the GSWParis website, and on the last step ahead of finalizing your purchase, choose the option ‘Pay by invoice’. Following reception of your request, GSW will send you a confirmation and your pass for GSWParis 2022. 

Is it possible to purchase a pass at the Accor Arena in Paris?

Yes, it is possible to purchase a ticket directly at the Accor Arena. Someone from the team will guide you through the process on the digital platform there. Payment can be made via debit or credit card.

Can I buy a ticket only for the Opening party? 

No. Only holders of GSWParis full passes have access to the GSWParis 2022 Opening Party at the Hotel de Ville (Paris City Hall), organized in partnership with the City of Paris. To purchase your pass click on the button.


How do I log in to my account on the digital platform ? 

After registering, you will receive an email from Global Sports Week with a button to access the digital platform; clicking this button will automatically activate your account. If you have not received this email, please contact us.

What do I do if I forget my password ?

On the authentication page, you can click on “forgot your password”. Provided that you have already created an account, you will receive an email with a verification code to change it. Check your spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox.

How do I edit my networking profile ?

On this platform, you can exchange messages and video calls with other participants and benefit from contact and recommendations in your participant account. To do so, you need to:
- Access your profile and click on the “my info” tab.
- Make sure your networking options are activated by ticking the box in the “Want to network with others?” section.

How do I bookmark sessions ? 

It’s easy! Just go to the agenda page (agenda button in the menu) and click on the icon on the top right corner of a session to bookmark it. You can also click on a session to reach the session details page and click on the “bookmark” button under the video player. All bookmarked sessions will appear in the “My Agenda” tab of your account profile.

How do I access the sessions ?

During GSWParis 2022, there will be a “Watch Live” button on the top right of the menu bar. This will take you to the currently airing session. You can also access each session by clicking on the video on the top right section of each session’s description page. Either way, you will only be able to access the sessions once they are airing.

Will the sessions be available on demand ? 

Yes! All GSW pass holders will have access to the sessions on demand after Global Sports Week is over. You can access the sessions on demand through the GSW digital platform.

Will I have access to my profile once Global Sports Week is over ?

Sure! You can access your profile, send messages to other participants, update your infos etc…

Is there an app?

Not this year! Real-time delegate information and networking will be available via our mobile-optimized event website. 
QR codes will be displayed in different areas in the event to get you easily to the programme and the platform.

Health measures

What Covid safety protocols will be in place? 

French law no longer requires vaccine / health passes for entry to venues, nor the wearing of face masks indoors. In line with good practice, the venue will be well aerated, with hand gel freely available to delegates.

I am traveling to France from abroad, what Covid protocols are in place?

Covid-19 restrictions at the French border were eased on 12 February 2022 for fully vaccinated travellers. Please visit the Interior Ministry’s website for more information.

Is my ticket refundable if I am unable to attend due to Covid?

If a delegate provides a positive test result (up to 7-days ahead of the start of Global Sports Week Paris), GSW will provide the delegate with a full refund (excl. tax).


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