THE SPOT Sets 2019 Dates
By Jay Stuart | October 5, 2018
Following the success of the inaugural edition in May of this year, THE SPOT – the international event aimed at fostering innovation in sport – will be back in Lausanne from May 28-29, 2019.
The SwissTech Convention Center will again be transformed into a buzzing open space full of content and interaction enabling delegates to draw inspiration from innovative people, ideas, products and best practices in sport and technology.
The first edition of THE SPOT attracted a sell-out crowd of 700 delegates from 25+ countries and 350 organisations and companies, including more than 45 start-ups. Visitors included 100+ employees from international sports federations and the International Olympic Committee plus 50 international speakers. The Market Place and Demo Zone featured over 40 start-ups and 15 corporate stands.
The second edition will be an important platform to showcase the potential of the new sports-related start-up incubator currently being developed by ThinkSport, the Canton of Vaud, the City of Lausanne, UNIL and EPFL.
Anna Hellman, Director of ThinkSport, said: “We are really happy with the first edition of THE SPOT and received positive feedback. It was great to see how everybody embraced the spirit of the event and we will build on these positive vibes. For the second edition we are developing new exciting out-of-the-box experiences with a number of strong partners and we will allow a larger number of innovative minds to join in our adventure.”