The first session of the sixth edition of the MESGO, initially scheduled in Switzerland, took place online from 18th to 22nd January 2021.
The session was co-directed by Jean-Jacques Gouguet, professor at the University of Limoges and Jean-Philippe Bonardi, dean at HEC Lausanne. During this week, dedicated to the “introduction to global sport governance”, the debates focused, among others, on the governance of national and international sports, on corporate governance issues, innovation in the context of sport and the decision-making processes.
The participants had the opportunity to interact with senior leaders of the MESGO sporting and institutional partners:
- Michael Wiederer, president, EHF
- Andreas Zagklis, secretary general, FIBA
- Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director, UEFA
- Stanislas Frossard, executive secretary EPAS, Council of Europe
Presentation about FIBA governance and strategy: past, present and future by Andreas Zagklis, secretary general, FIBA.
Moreover, they were able to listen, discuss and share their views with a large panel of experts in their field, such as:
- Sean Hamil, director, Birkbeck Sport Business Center, University of London
- Jean-Loup Chappelet, professor, Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration
- Alex Phillips, independent advisor
- Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games executive director, IOC
- Patrick Comninos, CEO, Basketball Champions League
- Michael Mrkonjic, head of division, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen
- Miles Templeman, independent non-executive director, Rugby Football Union
- Yann Le Moenner, CEO, Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO)
- Mogens Kirkeby, president, International Sport and Culture Association (ISCA)
- Xavier Timbeau, head of forecast and analysis department, Sciences Po, Paris
- Guido Palazzo, professor of Business Ethics, HEC Lausanne
The new MESGO cohort.
Presentation of the IOC strategy by Christophe Dubi, Olympic Games executive director, IOC.
Analysis of the FIBA/EuroLeague situation by Patrick Comninos, CEO, Basketball Champions League.
Indicator for good governance: a status report and critical approach to practice by Jean-Loup Chappelet, professor at Swiss Graduate School of Public Administration and Michael Mrkonjic, head of division, Swiss Federal Institute of Sport Magglingen.
Round-table discussion: opportunities for event owners with Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director at UEFA and Yann Le Moenner, CEO at Amaury Sport Organisation (ASO).
Sports activities took place during the week to help participants explore their daily mobility habits with some useful methods to help them express their body movements.
See you in Brussels for the next session!