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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.
Anna Hellman, Director of ThinkSport says: “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.”
Registration for the event will open at th end of this year.
A sold-out crowd of 700 delegates from over 25 countries and 350 organisations and companies attended the first edition of THE SPOT. Visitors included over 100 employees from International Sport Federations and the International Olympic Committee, more than 45 start-ups and over 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.
Lausanne 2020, the organisers of the third edition of the Winter Youth Olympic Games, will also join THE SPOT to explore and present innovative solutions for what will be the next major sports event in the region.
In addition, the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) has once again confirmed its participation.