The 1st edition of the Sports Innovation Conference took place on March 08, 2016, at Thomas More in Turnhout, Belgium. The event included workshops and parallel sessions covering a variety of topics related to sports innovation.
The conference was successful, attracting over 60 international delegates, and provided great intellectual and social interaction for the participants.
International leading speakers from Microsoft, Thomas More Kempen, University of Leuven, European Platform for Sport Innovation (EPSI), The Danish Institute for Sports Studies, Mobilab, Sport eXperience, SICS Swedish ICT, Videobserver, Flemish Football Association, RS Print™ Powered by Materialise, JOHAN Sports, Wackitball, SAP and AAA-LUX provided brilliant insights into key areas of interest.
Who should attend the next edition?
The conference is mainly addressed to:
- Owners, operators and investors in sports infrastructure
- Marketing / Business development / Brand managers
- Sports Federations, Clubs
- City Councils/ Municipalities/ Regional Agencies
- Trainers / Coaches
- Manufacturers of Sports products and services
- Research & Development organisations / institutions
- …but is open and of interest to anyone who sees potential in sports innovation!
Before the event, the registered participants will receive a list with all the attendees at the conference.
Fast Facts on the Importance of Sports Innovation
|The sports industry is a multi-billion euro sector that continues expanding at accelerated pace. In order for this growth to maintain sustainable, innovation is needed.
Massive changes like wearable technology, mobile fitness, quantified self movement and big data are opening up a range of new possibilities and innovations in a very short time span. Accordingly, modern sport businesses need innovative and effective management practices to meet the changing expectations of the current fast-moving society.
The Sports Innovation Conference will address these aspects, from different angles of view.