published at Thursday 12 March 2015

WISE, the International Convention for Careers in Sports, releases its outstanding programme

Forum, dedicated workshops and two gala nights

Lausanne, Switzerland, March 12, 2015 – WISE – Work In Sports Exhibition is very pleased to unveil its final programme of conferences and workshops for the Convention’s second edition to be held in Lausanne, Switzerland, on 6-7 May 2015.

Split once again over two days, an attractive list of activities with more than 70 well-known speakers, 24 sessions and 18 workshops has been revealed. Discussions include trending topics such as :
• “The Rights Holder and Agency Relationship : A Case Study on the UEFA Euro Qualifiers”,
• “State of the Sports Industry : Where We Are Now and Where Are We Going?”,
• “Digital Media : the Two-Way Road for Sport and Consumers”,
• “The Essence of the Most Essential Part of Sport : Sporting Goods Sector and its Opportunities”,
• “Medallist Today, Leader Tomorrow : Athletes Transition and Retired Athletes”,
• “Sport Academy : Connecting Sport and Education through MOOCs”,
• “Work for Multi-Sport Games”,
• “Communication/Branding Through Sport : Avoiding Visual Overload”,
• “Beyond Business as Usual : CSR Trends in Sport”,
and many more…

The full Forum, dedicated workshops and networking sessions’ programme can be found here : Programme

On the evening of May 5, there will be this year again an opening night presented by CIES (International Centre for Sports Studies) including sport industry celebrities as well as local politicians. The conference will be related to “The Olympic Agenda 2020”, with an outstanding panel of speakers. The full programme and speakers’ list will be released next week.

Also following last year’s success, a second edition of the “Wednesday WISE Fever” gala night will be organised on May 6. The evening will include once again the presentation of awards in different categories such as best postgraduate course, best sport manager, best event organiser, etc. The gala will be followed by music and drinks in a format and location that will be launched soon.


In addition to this, it is also possible to register for two exclusive academic seminars, organised in conjunction with ISSUL (Institute of Sports Sciences of the University of Lausanne) : Seminar for leaders of sports organisations and Seminar for elite athletes.

For more information on the seminars and to register Seminars


To sum up, the attractive package to attend WISE 2015 includes :

- A full 2-day programme of conferences; - Extended contact opportunities with leaders of the sports industry through dedicated networking sessions;

- Participation to a series of Workshops focused on networking and athletes in career transition topics;

- Access to the exhibition area and outstanding companies with an interest in the development of sports professions present there;

- Participation to the two gala evenings/opening ceremony on May 5 and 6.

Online registration is open here

It is still possible to book a booth here Exhibitors

WISE is the International Convention for Careers in Sports. It offers a 360° sharing platform to leaders of today and tomorrow, as well as active and former athletes entering the business world. The first edition in 2014 gathered ca. 900 participants from 40 countries, 40 exhibitors, 100 speakers and 3 ambassadors over 2 days.