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THE SPOT 2022 kicks off with a fresh format, exceptional speakers, and endless networking opportunities

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 is back in a new format offering 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, 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 create the basis for new innovative initiatives. Being at the Swiss Tech Convention Centre of the EPFL in Lausanne, the Olympic capital, is a unique privilege and shall serve as an impulse to foster new cooperations, ideas, research 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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Based in the heart of the Olympic Capital Lausanne, ThinkSport is a catalyst to develop sport and physical activity in Switzerland and beyond. The non-for-profit association serves the needs of its diverse stakeholders at local, national, and international level. Its purpose is to drive progress within the sport’s world by initiating and accompanying a unique innovation journey.

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