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Practical Information


SwissTech Convention Center,  EPFL Campus (map)
Lausanne, Switzerland

The location is easily accessible both by public transport and by car. However, the number of available parking places is limited and we strongly encourage you to use public transport.

By Metro:
Lausanne station (gare) or from Lausanne Flon to the SwissTech Convention Center. Learn more about this option here.

 By Taxi:
Taking a taxi will cost approximately 35-40 CHF from the Lausanne station (gare).

Event details
conference programme

All the details for our two-day event can be found in our PROGRAMME

Tuesday 28 May
On the first day, doors will open at 8h00 a.m. You can first pick up your accreditation at the registration desk and then start the morning with a croissant and a coffee.
Please bring an Identity Document (ID) with you.

At the end of Day 1 we hope you will join us for our social event at the roof top of the HOOKAH bar (Rue des Côtes-de-Montbenon 20, 1003 Lausanne), as of 7h00 p.m. We will take the metro together from the conference centre to the Flon station.  

Wednesday 29 May
Doors will open at 8h00 a.m.

Start-up Battle

On Day 1 starting at 10h15 a.m., 40 innovative young companies will go head to head in a Start-up Battle where investors, experts from International Sports Federations, and business leaders will be on hand as scrutineers for each 3-minute pitch.

There will be four preliminary rounds before the final. The final is scheduled on Day 2, 29 May from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. A novelty this year will be an additional discovery competition on 29 May, inviting twenty extra stage start-ups to present their innovative ideas to an expert audience.


THE SPOT is all about networking and exchanging fresh ideas. We hope you will get to know the many other curious minds at THE SPOT, coming from a variety of sectors.
Use our Delegate App to find out more about the other participants and to pre-schedule meetings.


The App will also provide an overview of all the amazing speakers at THE SPOT.


Free morning coffee and croissants, lunch and free beverages will be available to keep you well-fuelled on both days.


WIFI is available in the venue. Access code are provide in the Delegate App or directly on your badge.

Dress code

Great ideas do not need a dress code! Let’s enjoy being out of the box for two days.

Need help?

Should you be stuck somewhere or need to reach us urgently, you can call our Help Desk at +41 21 692 63 77 or contact us by e-mail at info@thespot2019.org for two days.