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Sharing the expertise of the local sport ecosystem abroad: AISTS launches 5-day event organisation seminar in Asia

The rich sport ecosystem in Lausanne and Switzerland is constantly exchanging fresh ideas and knowledge with other experts across the globe. Latest example is the AISTS (International Academy of Sports Science and Technology) which has just launched a five-day event in Singapore: the Sport Event Management & Organisation  Seminar (SEMOS™).

Featuring five days of learning from sport’s highly respected event organisers – including the Lausanne based International Olympic Committee (IOC) – the event will take place at the Singapore Sports Hub from 5 to 9November 2019. 

SEMOS™ has traditionally been held in Lausanne, where it is now in its 18thyear. However, with the ever-growing Asian sports market, 2019 is the first time the event will be held in both Lausanne and Asia.

Alongside hosting the Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo next year and the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing in 2022, the Asia region has the Asian Beach Games in 2020, the Asian Youth Games in 2021, and the Asian Games in 2022 all on the horizon. 

“The appetite for education around major sport event organisation in Asia is growing significantly,” says Claude Stricker, AISTS executive director. “We are excited to take SEMOS™ to Asia for the first time and provide valuable education on all facets of event management, as well as learning more about the Asian market and region.”

The SEMOS™ Asia program will include 15+ sessions with experts from across every aspect of the sports event sector, from ticketing to security and sponsorship to media. 

Confirmed speakers include:   

  • Gavin McAlpine – IOC Head of Games Delivery, Tokyo 2020
  • Paul Williamson – Head of Ticketing, Rugby World Cup Japan
  • Li Neo Tay – Head of Accreditation & Sport Entries, Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games

For more information visit Or, if you’re interested in joining SEMOS™ Lausanne (7 – 11 October 2019), please visit

About the AISTS

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology (AISTS) was founded in 2000 by the IOC and leading Swiss institutions and universities. A not-for-profit foundation, the AISTS is committed to professionalising sports management through continuing education, applied research and an engaging platform for industry connections. Their flagship program is the postgraduate Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Sport Administration and Technology – educating aspiring sport managers from all over the world since 2003. Each year, the AISTS delivers over 900 hours of continuing education, workshops, seminars and projects, bringing together over 100 international sports experts in the sciences of Management, Technology, Law, Medicine, and Sociology – all in the efforts of building a better world through sport. AISTS is also a member of ThinkSport and participant in the international sport and innovation event THE SPOT, held annually in Lausanne.