COVID-19 Announcement

Dear Friends,

It is with great regret that I announce the postponement of the Washington Institute’s Global Sports Conference that was scheduled for June in Washington. The global Coronavirus contagion and the uncertainties of its duration has led to this decision.

I am enormously grateful to the major figures from around the world who had agreed to speak at the conference. Our line up of speakers was extraordinary, and I am indebted to them all. My appreciation also goes to government ministers and their delegations, corporate executives and financial sponsors, athletes, owners of sports teams, major global media organizations and so many others who had confirmed to support and be with us just weeks before the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Bringing together business, government, and society through sports resonates in so many ways, and the Washington Institute will look forward to rescheduling the two-day conference in the near future. I look forward to being in touch again soon.

All the best,

Jim Moore
Founder and CEO
Washington Institute for Business, Government, and Society

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On June 18th 2020, the WI Global Sports Conference (WIGSC) – staged in Washington, D.C. – will convene an unprecedented group of global leaders from sports, business, politics and culture.

The WIGSC will create critical dialogue and highlight how sports has the power to advance the collaboration between business, government and society, accelerate positive social change and inspire a better world future.

Washington Institute
Global Sports Conference
June 18 - 19, 2020

Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center
National Harbor, Maryland, United States

As our global society rapidly evolves in an era of technological and economic disruption, we want to support the international sports business industry adapt to these modern challenges.

The global business of sport is entering a dynamic new era where collaboration and social purpose matter, and the WIGSC will help sporting leaders capitalise on a wave of fresh economic opportunities created by the next generation, the latest trends and the newest innovations.

Limited to only 400 senior decision-makers and influencers across world sports, business, politics and culture.

High-level speakers and delegates include world-class athletes, sporting legends, sports government ministers, league commissioners, leading executives from sports clubs, governing bodies and federations, major events and rights holders, sponsors and international brands, broadcasters, digital platforms and media agencies, equipment manufacturers, NGOs, charities and cause-related movements, editorial press and young future industry leaders from around the world.

Key conference themes


Integrity & Ethics

Collaboration & Social Purpose

Youth Leadership
& Development

Technology & Data

Infrastructure & Security

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