Sports have an empowering, almost patriotic effect on people and government leaders, corporate sponsors and civil society organizations from around the world have taken note.

To this end, Hon. James P Moore Jr, an American professor, former senior government official and the founder of the Washington Institute for Business, Government and Society, is convening the Washington Institute Global Sports Conference in 2020. The first summit of its kind, the Washington Institute Global Sports Conference will be held at the Gaylord Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland from June 18-19, 2020. Mfonobong Nsehe, a contributor at Forbes, recently interviewed Moore regarding the African and emerging market opportunity for foreign direct investment (FDI) through sports and what his Global Sports Conference plans to accomplish.

Read the full article here, and learn more about the inaugural WI Global Sports Conference here.

Moore, a former assistant secretary of commerce, played a key role in overseeing U.S. industry, including the technology sector, at home and abroad as a member of the Reagan administration.

For interview requests, please contact Hakan Ozsancak, Chief Communications Officer, via email at or telephone at 917-545-1385.