The world’s largest sports industry trade show, ISPO Munich, celebrates its 50th year with the 2020 edition from January 26-29, 2020, and nearly 3,000 exhibitors and over 80,000 business delegates from around the world will be on hand for the occasion.
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iWorkinSport, the organiser of an international job fair for the sports industry, has announced the launch of a new digital event, designed to allow everybody interested in pursuing a career in sport to digitally connect and interact with a number of sports management postgraduate programmes across the world.
In less than two months’ time, the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games (YOG) will kick off in Lausanne and the region. From 9 to 22 January, more than 1800 talented young athletes, aged 15 to 18 from approximately 70 countries, will compete at the highest level in 8 sports, 16 disciplines and 81 sporting events.
Thought Leader Profile of Simon Ward, CEO of iFLY
“We live in an experiential age. What people experience, they want to experience further.”
That observation by Simon Ward, who heads iFLY, the world’s biggest group in the indoor skydiving business, goes a long way to summing up the continuing transformation of the sport and leisure sector.
A new, free App by SPOBI (Sports Being Intelligent) aims to support the sporting spirit of grassroots athletes, teams, sports clubs and coaches by covering their practical needs and pushing their motivation. SPOBI is a sport-tech and marketing company and also a member of ThinkSport.
As part of its commitment to using technology and innovation to stay ahead of the game and following the recent Start-Up Challenge, launched by UEFA's Innovation Hub in partnership with ThinkSport, three start-ups have been given the opportunity to see how they can help European football's governing body shape the future of football.
A major provider of sports data and content based in Switzerland, Sportradar announced last week that it has acquired the award-winning omnichannel sports betting and gaming platform Optima, effective immediately.
The University of Lausanne (UNIL) is offering a new Certificate of Advanced Studies on the Regulation of Global Sport (CAS ReGS) course, starting in February 2020. The global sports ecosystem is becoming increasingly complex and requires an in-depth understanding of both its legal and geopolitical dimensions and its inherent multi-faceted challenges.
Are you an innovative entrepreneur, based in the Lausanne Region and looking for some visibility and recognition of your business idea?
Involved in a startup and need some inspiration on how to grow your business faster? Then check out this clip about ThinkSport member and startup Archinisis, which specialises in video and sensor-based sport performance analysis, all with a view to optimising athlete training. Archinisis software records and analyses every move athletes make in sports such as cross-country and alpine skiing. This young company presented its innovative products at the first and second editions of THE SPOT.