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THE SPOT 2023: Innovation in action for sustainable futures

Preparations for THE SPOT 2023 are coming together nicely and more programme details have just been revealed on Under the overarching theme of “Innovation for sustainable futures”, sustainable business transformation and innovating with purpose will take centre stage at this year’s edition to drive progress in sport.

Experts from various fields will come to Lausanne (Switzerland) on 8 and 9 May to share their approaches, perspectives, and solutions for sustainable transformation. The aim: to inspire, accelerate progress, and empower everyone in sport to take forward new, promising, and practical ideas for profound change.

Bearing in mind that sustainability has turned into a business imperative and is increasingly the measure by which partners, customers, investors, and participants will judge activities, discussions at THE SPOT 2023 will be structured around the following three pillars:

  1. Mindset and future consumer behaviour

Sustainability is at the heart of a necessary mind shift in how we approach the future.
Sustainable thinking must influence how we change behaviours and adapt our lifestyles for a more durable approach. How will businesses, individuals and technologies need to adapt to influence future consumer behaviour or meet existing consumer demand?

  1. Human capital and the future success of sport

Talents and certain skills are key components to creating a sustainable future. How can sport ensure it has the capability through the people working in it to stay relevant and compete for attention among consumers of the future? What is missing, what are the challenges, where are the opportunities and what strategies can sport explore to boost its human capital and create sustainable success?

  1. Innovation and best practice in sustainability

Tech innovation plays a central role in sustainable practices across various industries.
How can sport find the right pathways and harness technologies to achieve impactful, positive change? What is the role of sport in influencing and driving societal change and action when it comes to sustainability? Discover best practice and how to manage relevant insights in times of uncertainty.


THE SPOT 2023 will take place at the SwissTech Convention Center and feature inspiring panels, new perspectives and case studies, all of which will identify enablers for sustainable futures. In addition, participants will be able to present and delve into new products and solutions at the Marketplace and the Demo Zone; see selected smart companies and organisations go toe-to-toe in the final pitch session of the Sports for Nature Challenge powered by Sails of Change; and network, network, and network, harnessing new opportunities for cross-sector partnerships and projects.

Didn’t get your ticket, yet? Be quick - last year’s event was sold out and the early bird rate of CHF 350 will expire on 15 March. Go to to learn more and sign up.

More details about event highlights and speakers at THE SPOT 2023 to follow soon. Stay tuned!