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Wed. 15 May 2019

Round table: “Putting Innovation on the Pitch: VAR and Video Technology in Sport” in Lausanne, Switzerland, 28th May, 2019

In an attempt to discuss this question of fundamental importance for 21st century football, an exceptional round table entitled “Putting Innovation on the Pitch: VAR and Video Technology in Sport” has been organized by the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES). This special event is part of “THE SPOT 2019", which runs from 28th to 29th May 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Centre in Lausanne.

Our line-up of leading speakers will include:

  • Zvonimir Boban, Deputy Secretary General, FIFA 
  • Massimo Busacca, Director of FIFA Refereeing, FIFA
  • Vincent Gaillard, CEO-Director General, EPCR
  • Professor Denis Müller, Honorary Professor of Ethics, UNIGE
  • Alexandra Willis, Head of Communications, Content & Digital, AELTC

Moderators: David Eades, BBC World and Rob Eades, So-Creative

Date: Tuesday, 28th May 2019, from 4pm until 5:10pm, followed by an aperitif in the city centre of Lausanne

Location: SwissTech Convention Centre, (Northern District of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)), Route Louis-Favre 2, 1024 Ecublens, Switzerland

Entrance: Free of charge (doors open at 3pm)

For more information, please download the event-flyer here or contact CIES at [email protected].

Entrance to “THE SPOT 2019” is free of charge on Tuesday, 28th May 2019, from 3pm, but only for members of the public attending the round table.

Please note that the number of places available for the round table are limited. Therefore, it is imperative to register in advance via this link.

For further information on "THE SPOT 2019" and to register for the full event from 28 - 29 May 2019, please visit

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