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  • Global Sports Week Plans for 2021 - Conferences & Conventions


    (ATR) Global Sports Week will be revealing plans for the 2021 edition during a special social media simulcast on June 22.

    The inaugural Global Sports Week was held in February. (GSW Paris)
    The 10-minute show will be streamed across #GSWParis social media channels (Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube) at 3 pm Paris time (1 pm GMT, 9 am eastern time) this coming Monday.

    The new concept, dates and venue for the second Global Sports Week will be unveiled.

    Organizers say the event is designed “to explore the future of sport at the intersection of business and society”.

    More than 2,000 delegates from 70 countries, 250 investors and 130 international media attended the inaugural edition in February at the Louvre in Paris.

    The summit was organized under the patronage of UNESCO and the high patronage of French President Emmanuel Macron.

    The agenda was dominated by issues including access to sport, digital transformation and athlete activism, alongside sport’s role in the climate emergency and driving gender equality.

    Free 3-Day Webinar on Sports Integrity

    The effect of the Covid-19 pandemic on lotteries, the sports movement, the sports betting sector and public stakeholders will be the focus of a webinar next week.

    The Global Lottery Monitoring System, European Lotteries and World Lottery Association are jointly organizing the event, which has been designed to run for a total of about nine hours over the course of three days from June 23-25.

    Organizers say panels and presentations will include information on the monitoring activities and trends over the last three months and how lotteries from East to West and other stakeholders have been dealing with this unprecedented situation.

    The webinar, which is free to join, will also address the recent growth of the U.S. sports betting sector.

    Click here to register. 

    SportAccord 2019 Wins Awards

    The 2019 edition of the SportAccord World Sport & Business Summit in Gold Coast, Australia is officially award-winning.

    SportAccord 2019 was selected as Platinum Award winner for Best Event in Australia at the 2019 Meeting & Events Australia (MEA). It also won for overall Government Event of the Year and took home the Queensland’s Event Legacy Award. 

    “We are grateful that SportAccord 2019 has been recognized by Meeting & Events Australia for what was such a productive and enjoyable week in Gold Coast, Queensland," SportAccord and GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli said in a statement.

    Ekaterinburg, Russia hosts SportAccord 2021
    "The recognition only solidifies the value of hosting SportAccord to cities, regions and countries and the legacy impact of our event.”

    The 2021 edition of the only global sports industry event attended by all International Sport Federations and their stakeholders will be held in Ekaterinburg, Russia from May 23-28, 2021.

    SportAccord says the vast majority of organizations that had planned to exhibit at SportAccord this year have already confirmed that they are committed to having a presence at the event in Ekaterinburg.

    The 2020 edition was originally scheduled for Beijing and then moved to Lausanne before being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    Organizations interested in becoming an official partner or exhibitor can email

    Discount Rate for Sportel Monaco 

    A special early bird rate is available for Sportel Monaco, which will be held from October 26-28, 2020.

    Sportel Monaco is in its 31st year as the premier marketplace for sports programming. Nearly two thousand participants make it the world’s biggest trade show of its kind.

    This year's edition "will be “the must-attend event” to catch up with and meet the right people that you need to get back on track for business," Sportel CEO Laurent Puons tells Broadcast Sport.

    Click here to register at a 30 percent discount. The early bird rate is good until July 20.

    Sportel Americas, held in Miami in early March, was one of the last events held before the coronavirus pandemic shut down the sporting world.

    Smart Cities & Sport Summit Offers Choice

    The seventh edition of the Smart Cities & Sport Summit will be held online and hopefully on-site in Lausanne from October 26-28, 2020.

    Organizers say they are taking the unprecedented step “to provide everyone, everywhere in the world, with the possibility to attend”.

    All members of the Smart Cities & Sport network will be granted access to an online streaming of the Summit and will be allowed to invite three additional guests from their organization.

    For those interested in attending in person, registrations will be fully refundable prior to the event given the uncertainty of future travel restrictions amid the ongoing pandemic.

    The early bird rate is available until July 1. Information can be found here.

    Major Events Summit Going Virtual

    Major Events International’s flagship Major Events Summit will be virtual during the week beginning July 6.

    MEI is predicting more than 600 sporting and event professionals from more than 300 organizations will be attending the summit.

    Organizers say they will provide as many of the benefits of the face-to-face events as they can. Live-streamed briefings and prerecorded additional content will be available after the main two live-streamed content days on July 7-8.

    The sixth edition of the summit is described as a contribution to ensuring the events industry “can return to the new normality with new ways of working and relationships” in the wake of the impact of COVID-19.

    Representatives from Rugby League World Cup 2021, FIFA World Cup 2026 and the 2026 Winter Olympics are among the speakers confirmed for the event.

    Interactive opportunities will include networking groups, workshops and the ability to ask questions to presenters.

    Click here to register.

    If you’re an event organizer or a local organizing committee, be sure to claim your free pass now! Suppliers can get a 20 percent discount if you include the code ATR20 when registering.

    Written by Gerard Farek

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