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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 200 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.

Clemens Kürten, Founder and President of the Sports Business Club at the University of St. Gallen, explains: “As a student driven initiative, we have the uniqueness to be fully independent and stand for fair play, sustainability and the importance of integrating the next generation in discussions about future challenges. With Impulse Summit, we aim to bridge the gap between academic knowledge, practical experience in sports business and the next generation of potential leaders in sport.”

The event has an excellent line-up of speakers who will present and discuss their insights on the following topics:

  • enhancing the role of sport in a fast changing society;
  • managing innovation in the world of sports;
  • investing in a global sports ecosystem;
  • developing the future of sports governance.

Impulse Summit also offers a number of interesting side events, including a Blockchain Forum organised by ESB and a Challenger Day, which will offer the opportunity to business partners to work and spend time with selected students on company issues and to present themselves as potential employers.

With Impulse Summit being another demonstration of Switzerland’s strong sport ecosystem, ThinkSport is a supporting partner of the event. ThinkSport members can benefit from advantageous rates. Please write to to learn more.

Click here to check out details about the event, #shapingtheshift, and to register.