Following the success of its two previous editions, on the 2-3 May 2018 the Sustainable Innovation in Sport Forum brought together leaders within the global sports scene; sports leagues and clubs, federations, sports venues, broadcasters, Governments, UN, private entities, and NGOs, among others, to discuss how the sports industry can inspire and encourage action for the fight against climate change.
I was incredibly encouraged to be in the room with high profile sports experts who all have the same focus on sustainability. I liked not being surrounded by sales professionals who constantly vie for your business but rather surrounded by like-minded business professionals. I also appreciated the scale of knowledge, from scientific to hands on. Very cool!
With sustainability high on the agenda for the IOC, the 2017 Sustainable Innovation in Sport event was very informative and a great opportunity for networking and peer discussion. Congratulations to everyone involved for organising and conducting a very well-run and, more importantly, relevant event.