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THE SPOT 2022 Kicks Off With A Fresh Format, Exceptional Speakers, And Endless Networking Opportunities

May 18, 2022

The third edition of THE SPOT, taking place on 17 and 18 May in Lausanne, Switzerland, opened last  night with a networking event and high energy levels at the Olympic Museum. ThinkSport’s international sport and innovation flagship event provides for one and a half days of unparalleled  discovery, learning and network acceleration, inviting the participants to explore and understand the  latest trends and solutions; connect with experts who can advise on innovative undertakings; and  learn from other sectors. 

ThinkSport President Andrea Traverso said: “THE SPOT 2022 comes back in a fresh and compact  format, fully packed with expert presentations, interactive workshop discussions, an exhibition space  featuring innovative solutions for the sports world and much more. Most importantly though, the  sport and innovation community can get together again in person, be curious and spontaneous,  share and learn from each other. We have all missed that in the last two years and are confident that  today’s conversations at THE SPOT will initiate exciting new ideas, projects, partnerships, and many  other opportunities.” 

The delegates got a taste of what to expect during last night’s networking event which also featured  a highly interactive fireside chat. Meagan Loyst, youngest investor at Lerer Hippeau and Founder of  Gen Z VCs, Aneesh Madani, Head of Digital Partnerships and Social Media at the International  Olympic Committee, and Charles Frémont, Innovation Hub Manager at UEFA talked TikTok, GenZ and  how to engage younger audiences, and took several questions from the attentive crowd. 

Today, the official conference programme resumes in the SwissTech Convention Center on the EPFL  Campus. A line-up of exceptional speakers from different sectors will share their insights on stage  and in workshops on the following pressing topics: 

• Shaping and retaining the workforce of the future 

• The future of fan engagement 

• New technology and digital revolution 

• Activity and social impact 

• Investment trends in sport 

• Air quality and its impact on sport 

• Adaptive sports 

Consult here the full programme and discover the speakers. 

The SPOT 2022 is co-organised by ThinkSport, the SwissTech Convention Center, the Swiss Federal  Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Canton of  Vaud.

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