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Global Sustainable Sport launches new-look website and GSSport 2024 programme ahead of inaugural Munich Congress

May 02 2024

Global Sustainable Sport (GSS) is delighted to announce the launch of its new-look website and the GSSport 2024 programme platform, which includes the latest information about the highly anticipated GSSport 2024 Congress in Munich on June 26-27.

Global Sustainable Sport launches new-look website and GSSport 2024 programme ahead of inaugural Munich Congress

The website’s main homepage, features and news sections have all been given a facelift to highlight GSS’s industry-leading editorial coverage of essential sport and sustainability developments and initiatives every week.

Additionally, the GSSport 2024 programme will encourage knowledge-sharing, education and networking through a series of online workshops, as well as the in-person GSSport 2024 Congress at Munich Olympic Park during the UEFA Euro 2024 football tournament.

As more sports organisations develop sustainability strategies, GSS captures the latest innovations and ideas, and the GSSport 2024 programme will bring the sporting world together to share information with those who would like further guidance.

Leading the discussions at the Munich Congress will be International Table Tennis Federation President Petra Sörling, who will talking about how a major sports governing body is embedding sustainability in the very core of its organisation. She will be joined by Munich Olympic Park General Manager Marion Schöne, who will discuss sustainability at major sports events; Dr. Stephan Niederleitner from the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment and Consumer Protection, who will focus on biodiversity programmes in golf; and Stephen Townley, from legal firm Stobbs, who will shine a spotlight on sustainability and risk.

Theresa Zabell, double Olympic Champion and Founder and Chair of Ecomar, will also provide insights into her work to protect the oceans and develop kelp farms to help with de-caronisation, while three-time Olympic Champion Hugo Inglis, Managing Director of High Impact Athletes, will discuss how athletes can make a difference and help save lives. They will be supported by leading experts from all sectors of the sports industry, with more speakers to be announced shortly.

There are numerous examples of sports organisations driving change through their sustainability programmes, and the GSSport 2024 programme seeks to enhance this process by providing regular workshops and discussions on different topics.

“Many organisations lack the resources and knowledge to tackle climate change, obesity, poverty and inactivity, and therefore rely on external support and help from different parts of the world,” Global Sustainable Sport CEO and Founder Mike Laflin said.

“Sport has the power and the platform to change the world in which we live. It can help create a more equitable society and use its platform for good, but it needs global collective action to deal with global problems that are far bigger than any one individual organisation.

“Our relaunched website and newly unveiled GSSport 2024 programme platform are designed to help organisations take solid steps on their journey to positive change. We invite organisations to be part of the conversation through the programme and help accelerate the development of sustainability through sport around the world.”

GSS is supported by a range of organisations including GSSport 2024 programme partners Golf Sustainable, sportsXpert and Whistle, Federation partners, the International Biathlon Union and Workstream partners High Impact Athletes, Ecomar and Responsible Sport, with many more to be announced.

If you are interested in helping to drive sustainability through sport by becoming a partner of GSSport 2024, click here for more information.

GSS is providing free access to the GSSport 2024 programme to organisations and individuals around the world, from areas like Africa and parts of Asia, who may lack the financial resources to travel to events in Europe, but who also urgently need assistance and support on the development of their sustainability programmes.

GSS is offering an ‘Early Bird’ registration to the GSSport 2024 programme for the Munich Congress on June 26-27, or the online workshops that start this month and run until the end of the year.

The ‘Early Bird’ offer is open until May 13, so register for GGSport 2024 now as space is limited.

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