NBA Partners Global Sports Week - Conferences & Conventions

(ATR) The event next week will be centered at the Eiffel Tower; the 4th Japan Sports Week will be in a hybrid format.

(ATR) The National Basketball Association (NBA) joins the partner line-up for Global Sports Week less than a week before the event kicks off.

The NBA joinsUNESCO, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), UN Women, World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry (WFSGI), International Basketball Federation (FIBA), International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), Badminton World Federation (BWF) and European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) as a "Proud Supporter" of Global Sports Week.

Delegates to the second edition of Global Sports Week, which runs from February 1-5, can only attend virtually.

But speakers will gather in Paris, Tokyo, Beijing and Dakar for a livestream from the Eiffel Tower from February 3-5. Virtual hub events will replace those previously planned in Milan and Los Angeles owing to local health restrictions.

Each hub will host a 90-minute broadcast as part of more than 30 hours of content scheduled in the GSWArena, thespectacular central base inside the Eiffel Tower.

The NBA’s Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer Mark Tatum will be among the top speakers in the GSWArena, whileAmadou Gallo Fall, President of the NBA’s new Basketball Africa League, will set out his vision in a session forming part of a live broadcast from the Dakar hub.

Spanish soccer star and athlete-entrepreneur Gerard Piqué, former NBA and France basketball star Tony Parker, IOC Sports Director Christophe Dubi, IPC President Andrew Parsons and Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet are among the other speakers lined up.

Organizers say more than 10,000 sports leaders, cultural changemakers, athletes, activists and emerging talents are expected to participate across Global Sports Week.

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

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.

Japan Sports Week Next Month

Japan’s leading trade show for sports business is less than a month away.

The 4th Japan Sports Week, which runs from February 24-26, will be a hybrid exhibition this year due to the pandemic.

Those in Japan or not facing travel restrictions can attend in person at Makuhari Messe, a convention center in Chiba city, outside Tokyo.

Click here to pre-register to enter the show.

To register to visit the show online, click here to access the virtual platform.

An online meeting service will allow delegates to communicate with exhibitors either by video call or chat as well as download exhibit products’ brochures.

Both the on-site and virtual passes are free.

SportsPro Maps Out Busy 2021

The OTT Summit USA 2021 will be held virtually on March 3-4.

SportsPro says the focus will be on strategy, content, and technology as the sports industry works to better adapt to the changes created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

More than 50 sessions featuring 80 speakers will be available, including fuboTV co-founder and CEO David Gandler and UFC CEO Lawrence Epstein.

Among the other organizations represented by speakers at the summit are Major League Baseball, the PGA Tour, Major League Soccer, NASCAR and Twitter.

More than 1,000 participants are expected.

A live event pass is free while a VIP pass will cost $199. Register for either here.

SportsPro LIve (April 28-29, 2021) and SportsPro Asia (July 2021) are being planned as virtual events. It has not been decided if the SportsPro OTT Summit, scheduled for December 2021, will be in-person, virtual, or a hybrid event.

Esports Business Summit Returns to Las Vegas

The 2021 Esports Business Summit will be a hybrid event later this year.

Organizers say it will be live at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas but will also include "a robust virtual offering online".

The "only event connecting the entire esports ecosystem" is scheduled to run from October 18-20.

Breakout sessions, keynotes, networking activities, and the annual Tempest Awards Gala are part of the event.The full 2021 program will be announced over the next few months.

Click hereto register. A discount of about 20 percent off the full price is available until July 15.

The conference was last held live in September 2019 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The 2020 edition last October was virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Written by Gerard Farek

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