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Exclusivee-Think Sport: Jean-Michel Aulas (O. Lyonnais), ambassador of the 5th edition from 26-29/01/2021

News Tank Football - Paris - News #204377 - Published on 07/01/21 at 12:35
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Jean-Michel Aulas, president of OL Groupe, at Think 2018 - ©  Séb Lascoux
Jean-Michel Aulas Président @ Olympique Lyonnais (OL) • Membre du comité exécutif @ European Club Association (ECA) • Président de la commission du football féminin @ European Club Association (ECA) • Membre du… , president of Olympique Lyonnais Activity: French professional club (men's and women's teams) Premium Partners: • adidas (equipment supplier) 2010-2025 • Fly Emirates (airline company): main shirt sponsor for Ligue 1 Uber Eats… (Ligue 1 Uber Eats Name of the French Ligue 1 championship for the 2020-2022 cycle.

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), will be the ambassador of e-Think Sport 2021, the fifth edition of the annual event organised by News Tank, which will be held this year via video-conference over four consecutive mornings, from Tuesday 26/01 to Friday 29/01/2021.

"It is a great honour for me to be the ambassador of e-Think Sport 2021. The honour is all the greater since Gérard Houllier
• Deceased on 14/12/2020 Coaching career: • Le Touquet (07/1973 - 06/1976) • Noeux-les-Mines (07/1976 - 06/1982) • RC Lens (07/1982 - 06/1985) • Paris Saint-Germain (07/1985…
was the sponsor of the first edition. I will therefore spare a special thought for our friend Gérard throughout the event," announced Jean-Michel Aulas, who will effectively succeed the former coach of Olympique Lyonnais (2005-2007) and Liverpool FC before that (1998 to 2004), who passed away on 14/12/2020.

Gérard Houllier had been kind enough to be the ambassador of the first two editions of Think Football in 2017 and 2018, before giving up his place to Laura Georges Secrétaire Générale @ Fédération Française de Football (FFF)
• Defender for Paris Saint-Germain (2003-2004), Boston College Eagles (Massachusetts, United States, 2004-2007), Olympique Lyonnais…
(French professional football player) in 2019, then to Youri Djorkaeff Membre du conseil d'administration @ Fondaction du Football • Directeur général / CEO @ Fondation FIFA
(former French professional football player) in 2020.

"Over the years, News Tank has established itself as a valuable daily monitor. In a world where one rumour follows another, News Tank's work as a reference is a lifesaver. e-Think Sport 2021 will be an opportunity to confront ideas and opinions in a world that is in the throes of crisis. I am confident that through all our exchanges, new models of resilience will emerge," said Jean-Michel Aulas, who will open the proceedings at e-Think Sport from 09:00 CET Central European Time on Tuesday 26/01/2021.

With less than three weeks to go before an event that promises to be rich in debates and inspiration, the News Tank Football and News Tank Sport teams are mobilising their energy to offer an exceptional opportunity through discussions bringing together both French and international experts and workshops exploring cutting-edge topics.

Debate, share, inspire... e-Think Sport is the best way to gain an understanding of the challenges of the sport of tomorrow.

Gérard Houllier and Jean-Michel Aulas during Think Football 2018, 01/02/2018 - ©  Seb Lascoux

Jean-Michel Aulas

Date of birth: 22/03/1949

• Officier de la Légion d’honneur/Officer of the Legion of Honor (2017)

• Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite/Officer of the National Order of Merit (2012)

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Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP)
Représentant de la FFF au conseil d'administration
Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP)
Président du collège des clubs de Ligue 1
Membre de la Professional Women’s Task Force
Cegid (Cegid)
Président fondateur non exécutif
Fédération Française de Football (FFF)
Membre du comité exécutif
Première Ligue
European Club Association (ECA)
Président de la commission du football féminin
Membre de la commission stratégique
European Club Association (ECA)
Membre du comité exécutif
G14 (lobby de clubs européens créé en 2000 et remplacé par l'ECA en 2008)
Union des Clubs Professionnels de Football (UCPF)
Vice-président, chargé de l’économie et des relations institutionnelles, politiques et internationales
Fondateur et président

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eThink Sport: the complete programme of the 4 mornings of discussions, from Tuesday 26 to Friday 29/01/2021

e-Think Sport 2021 - ©  D.R.

Tuesday 26/01/2021 - Morning 1 "CLUBS"

At the heart of the football business model, clubs are now developing beyond their basic activity via new sporting sections, new digital avenues, but also through an increasingly marked social and environmental commitment (all times in CET Central European Time ).

Wednesday 27/01/2021 - Morning 2 "LEAGUES and FEDERATIONS"

Leagues and Federations must face the Covid-19 crisis. What are the ways to reinvent oneself and adapt to new modes of consumption, new competitions, new practices, new experiences and innovative digital services?

Thursday 28/01/2021 - Morning 3 "TV and MEDIA"

A crisis of existing business models, new entertainment offerings, a "lost" generation of young spectators, new platforms and new actors, how will the sports media landscape of tomorrow take shape?

Friday 29/01/2021 - Morning 4 "MARKETING"

How sports marketing is being reshaped. Offers, targets, activations, image, co-branding, innovative partnerships, etc. All this in a challenging health context and an increased demand for social and environmental responsibility.

e-Think Sport! - ©  D.R.

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Jean-Michel Aulas, president of OL Groupe, at Think 2018 - ©  Séb Lascoux