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Think Sport 2023: Marie-George Buffet ambassador for the event at the Maison du Handball on 03/10/23

News Tank Football - Paris - News #297828 - Published on 22/08/23 at 17:00
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Marie-George Buffet at Think 2022 - ©  Seb Lascoux

Marie-George Buffet Co-présidente @ Comité national pour renforcer l’éthique et la vie démocratique dans le sport • Présidente du comité exécutif @ Fondation Hand'Solidaire
, former Minister for Sport for France (in Lionel Jospin's government from 04/06/1997 to 06/05/2002) and co-chair of the National Committee for Strengthening Ethics and Democratic Life in Sport, will be the ambassador for the seventh Think Sport event, organised by News Tank since 2017, at the Maison du Handball (Créteil, Val-de-Marne) on Tuesday 03/10/2023.

After a 2022 edition at the FFF Fédération Française de Football (French Football Federation) headquarters (Paris 15th arrondissement) devoted to the World Cup in Qatar and the latest developments in French football, News Tank is delighted to once again be bringing together a large number of players from the ecosystem for a day of reflection and meetings, during which the floor will be given to female sports leaders, decision-makers and entrepreneurs. The event will be held in French.

Governance, changes in the way sport is disseminated, the development of women's participation through inclusion, the growth of women's professional competitions and the renewal of the economic model for leagues and federations are just some of the issues that will be addressed by the speakers.

"Women have had to fight these battles throughout the 'advances of civilisation', from which, in theory, they were not included. They are still fighting them today. Having access to knowledge, being able to vote and stand for election, having the time to be involved by sharing domestic work - all of these were and are the subject of mobilisation, often enshrined in the law of the Republic. Body and power, access to sport but also access to the highest levels of responsibility within the sporting movement, one cannot exist without the other. Women's empowerment can help to change mindsets. Let's make this day of exchanges a lever for true and beautiful equality between women and men in the world of sport," said Marie-George Buffet.

To access the complete Think Sport 2023 programme, click here!  

To register for Think Sport (limited number of places), click here! 

The Maison du Handball (House of Handball) - ©  Maison du Handball

Think Sport 2023: the programme

08:30 - Cafe Network

  • Reception: coffee, pastries and networking!

09:15 - Intro

09:45 - Sport governance

  • Béatrice Barbusse Vice-présidente déléguée @ Fédération Française de Handball (FFHandball) • Enseignant-Chercheur en sociologie (maître de conférences hors classe) @ Université Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC)
    , deputy vice-president, French Handball Federation
  • Marie-George Buffet, ambassador of Think Sport 23
  • Isabelle Jouin Présidente @ Fédération Française de Hockey
    , president of the French Hockey Federation

10:30 - Inspiring journeys

  • Alexia Barrier, skipper and leader of "The Famous Project", a 100% female crew
  • 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…
    , secretary general of the Fédération Française de Football Activity: French national football federation Founded: 07/05/1919 • Revenue for the 2022-23 financial year: €281.9m (€274.2m in 2021-22) • Expenses 2022-23: €277.8m (€274.3 in 2021-22) …

11:00 - Networking

  • Coffee break

11:30 - Sports broadcasting: adapting to constant change

  • Caroline Guenneteau Secrétaire générale @ beIN MEDIA GROUP • Juge @ Tribunal de Commerce - Nanterre
    , legal director, beIN Sports France Sector: pay-TV sports group (rebranding of Al-Jazira Sport on 01/01/2014) • beIN Sport's first channel launched in France in June 2012 Shareholding: beIN Media Group via beIN Europe… and head of anti-piracy, beIN Media Group Sector: pay-TV group Founded: January 2014 Chairman : Nasser Al-Khelaifi CEO: Yousef Al-Obaidly Channels: beIN Sports, beIN Movies Distribution: 43 countries Subscribers (globally): 55 million…
  • Speakers to be announced

12:15 - Developing sports practice through inclusion

  • Marie-Amélie Le Fur Représentante du mouvement sportif @ Conseil économique, social et environnemental (Cese) • Membre du conseil d'administration @ Paris 2024 - Comité d’organisation des Jeux olympiques et… , president of the French Paralympic and Sports Committee Sector: French Paralympic and Sports CommitteeFounded: 1992 (sous l'appellation de “Comité Français de Liaison pour les Activités Physiques et Sportives des Personnes Handicapées“ -COFLAPSH-, qui…
  • Marie Barsacq Directrice exécutive impact et héritage @ Paris 2024 - Comité d’organisation des Jeux olympiques et paralympiques
    , executive director, impact and legacy, Paris 2024 Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee.
  • Marie-Françoise Potereau, vice-president of the CNOSF Founded: 22/02/1972President: David Lappartient (elected on 29/06/2023 by the Board of Directors, validated at the General Meeting on 13/09/2023)General Secretary: Astrid Guyart (since… , in charge of Paris 2024 and gender equality

12:45 - Think Sport trophies 2023

  • Inspirational decision-maker of the last 25 years
  • Best career change for a former sportswoman
  • Best Young Leader
  • Best Young Entrepreneur

13:15 - Cocktails

  • A welcome break after a content-heavy morning! The opportunity to update your network, to exchange with friends and make new acquaintances.

14:15 - a review of trends

  • Speakers to be announced

14:45 - Women's professional competitions

15:15 - CSR Corporate social responsibility

  • Lucie Venet Directrice exécutive d'OM Fondation @ Olympique de Marseille (OM)
    , director of the OM Foundation
  • Speakers to be announced

15:45 - International trends

  • Claude Revel, president of the economic interest group France Sport Expertise
  • Speakers to be announced

16:15 - How can the economic model of leagues and federations be renewed?

  • Caroline Flaissier Directrice générale @ Fédération Française de Tennis (FFT)
    , CEO of the French Tennis Federation Sector: French Tennis, Beach Tennis and Padel FederationFounded: 1920 (French Lawn Tennis Federation); 1976 (FFT)President: Gilles Moretton, elected on 13/02/2021, succeeding Bernard…
  • Sylvie Le Maux, CEO of the French Fencing Federation

17:00 - Closing

Marie-George Buffet

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Comité national pour renforcer l’éthique et la vie démocratique dans le sport
Fondation Hand'Solidaire
Présidente du comité exécutif
Assemblée nationale (AN)
Députée de la Seine-Saint-Denis (4e circ.)
Parti communiste français
Secrétaire nationale
Ministère de la Jeunesse et des Sports

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