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See you in Paris for the World Celebration of Diversity as from 4 August!

  • 30.07.2018

In a few days, the 10th edition of the World Celebration of Diversity will be taking place in and around the French capital: 8 days of sport, culture and festivities to celebrate diversity and inclusion.

BNP Paribas: event partner  

The Group, which in recent years has worked to fight all discrimination and create an inclusive working environment, naturally wanted to be one of the sponsors for Paris 2018. 

Our employees are also committed to the values of open-mindedness and diversity: 220 of them from 15 different countries have registered, and will represent Team BNP Paribas.     

Events for everyone

As well as sports competitions, there are also 14 cultural activities planned: cruising along the Seine, hiking, art exhibitions, a film festival… not forgetting the grand ball at the City Hall! 

Before the launch of the games on 4 August, a cycle of 11 international academic conferences will take place from 1 to 3 August at the City Hall (Hôtel de Ville) in Paris. They will focus on 3 themes: 

  • Sport, a tool to combat discrimintion 
  • Sport as a source of well-being and health
  • Sport, lever of accessibility and equality 
Nicolas Jacquet, representative and co-founder of the BNP Paribas Pride France internal network will participate in the first conference on fighting discrimination, on Wednesday 1 August at 10:30 AM.  An opportunity to talk about the major past and future actions for LGBT recognition and equality.

    And to wind down after all that effort 

    Throughout the week, there will be parties and celebrations in Paris and in the Gay Games village on the esplanade in front of the City Hall, with events every day until 10 PM. 

    The festivities kick off on Saturday 4 August, with the opening ceremony at the Jean Bouin stadium!  


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