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

Paris - Published Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 12:35 - #204377 Jean-Michel AulasJean-Michel Aulas, president of Olympique LyonnaisOlympique Lyonnais (Ligue 1 Uber EatsLigue 1 Uber EatsName of the French Ligue 1 championship for the 2020-2022 cycle.

Uber Eats, a home meal delivery application and subsidiary of Uber an independent driver mobile application, has become the title partner of the French top division for two seasons (2020-2022), replacing Conforama, announced the LFP, on 12/06/2019.
), 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 HoullierGérard Houllier 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 GeorgesLaura Georges (French professional football player) in 2019, then to Youri DjorkaeffYouri Djorkaeff (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 CETCETCentral 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.
Jean-Michel Aulas, president of OL Groupe, at Think 2018 - © Séb Lascoux
Jean-Michel Aulas, president of OL Groupe, at Think 2018 - © Séb Lascoux

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

Jean-Michel Aulas

Profile n° 1729, created on 11/02/14 at 15:35 - updated on 29/09/20 at 18:47

Jean-Michel Aulas

Date of birth: 22/03/1949

Career From Until
Membre de la Professional Women’s Task Force 2019 Today
2019 Today
Président fondateur non exécutif April 2018 Today
April 2018 Today
Fédération Française de Football
Membre du comité exécutif March 2017 Today
March 2017 Today
Première Ligue
Vice-président September 2015 Today
September 2015 Today
European Club Association
Président de la commission du football féminin 2013 Today
2013 Today
European Club Association
Membre du comité exécutif January 2008 Today
January 2008 Today
Olympique Lyonnais
Président June 1987 Today
June 1987 Today
Ligue de Football Professionnel
Président du collège des clubs de Ligue 1 September 2019 at September 2020
September 2019 September 2020
Fondateur et président 1983 at April 2018
1983 April 2018
Ligue de Football Professionnel
vice-président 1991 at April 2017
1991 April 2017
Membre de la commission stratégique 2012 at 2016
2012 2016
Union des Clubs Professionnels de Football
Vice-président, chargé de l’économie et des relations institutionnelles, politiques et internationales September 1992 at July 2015
September 1992 July 2015
G14 (lobby de clubs européens créé en 2000 et remplacé par l'ECA en 2008)
Président May 2007 at January 2008
May 2007 January 2008

• 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)

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 CETCETCentral 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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