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One month to go until inaugural RESPONSIBALL Forum on Refugees and Sport in LausanneOne month to go until inaugural RESPONSIBALL Forum on Refugees and Sport in Lausanne

“Smart Move” bears fruits at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires“Smart Move” bears fruits at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires

10.10.2018 “Smart Move” bears fruits at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires

The third edition of the Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, has just kicked off and academic excellence from the region is on the spot to support the educational programme for the 4,000 young athletes. The project is a tangible outcome of Smart Move, the multi-disciplinary network of academic and research entities in the Lausanne region which was launched earlier this year. It aims to provide interdisciplinary answers to complex problems in sport.


Save the Date for the second edition of THE SPOT!Save the Date for the second edition of THE SPOT!

04.10.2018 Save the Date for the second edition of THE SPOT!

Following the success of the inaugural edition in May, THE SPOT will be back next year from 28 to 29 May 2019 in Lausanne. Once again, the SwissTech Convention Center will transform into an open space with a dynamic atmosphere, where participants will be exposed to a wide range of content and experiences all happening at the same time. In a modern and industrial setting, delegates will be able to draw inspiration from many innovative people, ideas, products and best practices in the fields of sport and technology. 


Sport industry leaders debate latest trends and issues at Lausanne SummitSport industry leaders debate latest trends and issues at Lausanne Summit

26.09.2018 Sport industry leaders debate latest trends and issues at Lausanne Summit

Some of the industry’s leading federations, broadcasters and rights holders gathered in the Olympic Museum on 25 September 2018 for iSportconnect’s Lausanne Summit. The event, powered by PwC, in association with ThinkSport, brought together top-level speakers and high-ranking delegates from across the globe to discuss various issues, opportunities and trends currently impacting the sport business industry.


Warm up for Lausanne in Motion!Warm up for Lausanne in Motion!

18.09.2018 Warm up for Lausanne in Motion!

On the occasion of the International Day of University Sport (IDUS), celebrated worldwide on 20 September 2018, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) will once again organise a fun sports festival in Lausanne. It is about inviting all citizens to do some physical exercise and bring university sport outside the campus into public spaces. The festival “Lausanne in Motion”, will take place on 22 September, the Saturday directly following the IDUS. Organisers expect more than 1500 participants who can try out for free a big variety of activities, such as Breakdance, Parkour, Mixed Martial Arts and deepWORK®, to name just a few. Festival participants will also have the opportunity to interact with internationally renowned athletes, including rising ski cross star Zoé Cheli, decorated swimmer Noémi Girardet and Olympic rower Augustin Maillefer.

Start-up competition for smart stadium concept in MadridStart-up competition for smart stadium concept in Madrid

12.09.2018 Start-up competition for smart stadium concept in Madrid

Start-ups from around the world still have until 21 September 2018 to come up with innovative ideas on how to convert the Anoeta stadium, located in San Sebastian, into a smart venue. The Madrid based Global Sports Innovation Center is running a start-up competition for technology-based companies and solutions which can help improve fan experience, security and sustainability of the stadium. The venue is currently under reconstruction.


S-GE invites you to become part of the Swiss Pavilion at ISPO 2019S-GE invites you to become part of the Swiss Pavilion at ISPO 2019

10.09.2018 S-GE invites you to become part of the Swiss Pavilion at ISPO 2019

If you are a company based in Switzerland and are keen to expose you products and services at the largest trade fair for sports business, you may want to consider to become part of the Swiss Pavilion at ISPO from 3 to 6 February 2019 in Munich. The event will gather more than 2,800 exhibitors who will be presenting their latest sports products from segments such as snow sports, outdoor, health and fitness, urban and team sports.


Upcoming Impulse Summit designed by ambitious Swiss student organisationUpcoming Impulse Summit designed by ambitious Swiss student organisation

06.09.2018 Upcoming Impulse Summit designed by ambitious Swiss student organisation

The University of St. Gallen in Switzerland will host the inaugural edition of Impulse Summit, a non-profit discussion platform for debates between hundreds of decision-makers and carefully selected international students in and around the sports ecosystem. The event, which will take place from 30 to 31 October 2018, is the brainchild of a dedicated group of students of the university’s Sports Business Club. It is aimed at addressing the main challenges in the shifting environment of sports and society in order to define new winning strategies.


Alibaba, FIA & ABB confirmed as Speakers at 2018 Lausanne SummitAlibaba, FIA & ABB confirmed as Speakers at 2018 Lausanne Summit

Move for a good cause – “Décrochons la Lune” to kick off soonMove for a good cause – “Décrochons la Lune” to kick off soon

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