High-Level Virtual Conference
THE RECOVERY OF THE SPORT SECTOR AFTER THE COVID-19 CRISIS: THE WAY AHEAD

Online - 17/11/2020 16:00


The conference brings together representatives of sport movement, EU institutions and EU member states.
Senior officials from IOC, EOC, UEFA, European Parliament, European Commission, Council of EU and EU member states, sport industry and athletes and sport events’ organisers share their views and discuss on the impact of the COVID-19 to sport.

Speakers:

Brian Maguire, Moderator

Mariya Gabriel, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth

Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee

Jean Gracia, President of the European Athletics Championships Paris 2020

Gerd Kanter, Chair of the Athletes’ Commission of the European Olympic Committees, Olympic Champion in discus throw

Anna-Kaisa Pusa, Mayor of Kurikka, Finland

Julien Zylberstein, Chief of Governance & Stakeholder Affairs of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA)

Marc Tarabella, Member of the European Parliament, Co-Chair of the Sports Group

Stephan Mayer, Parliamentary Secretary of the State, Germany’s Presidency of the Council of the EU

Kirstie Simpson, Secretary General of the European Observatoire of Sport and Employment (EOSE) and Associate Dean of the Chester Business School, University of Chester

Manuel Pauser, Vice President for Global Government & Community Affairs at adidas and Vice President of the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI)

Marisol Casado, Member of the International Olympic Committee and President of the International Triathlon Federation

Tiago Brandão Rodrigues, Minister of Education, Portugal

Programme:

16:00 - 16:05
Opening and welcoming words

16:05 - 16:20
Keynote speech

16:20 - 16:30
Video testimonials on how the Covid19 impacted the sport sector

16:30 - 17:15
‘Key challenges and lessons learnt from the crisis for grassroots sport organisations‘
Panel discussion
Q&A session

17:15 - 18:00
‘The impact of the crisis on growth and jobs in the sport sector and possible ways to recover’
Panel disucssion
Q&A session

18:00 - 18:15
Closing remarks
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